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African American Leaders Join Efforts to Push Anti-Smoking Initiative
September 28, 2016
The initiative proposes that a $2.00 tax be added to cigarettes and vaping products ... read more »
Black Women Physicians Celebrate 35 Years and Salute Two ‘Amazing’ Honorees
September 28, 2016
On October 1, the Association of Black Women Physicians invites everyone to celebrate their 35th Anniversary of community giving and health education ... read more »
Pro Child, Pro Family, Pro Choice: Experts Fight to Bring Hyde Amendment Era to an End  
September 21, 2016
After 40 years of women of color primarily being affected by the decision to remove abortion from Medicaid, new polling data shows “battleground” voters are in 76 percent agreement that the Hyde Amendment needs to be overturned. ... read more »
#GivingBloodMatters—It Truly Makes A Difference
September 21, 2016
 Join Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation for a day of saving lives by giving a little bit of love ... read more »
Assm. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas hosts telephone Town Hall on Zika Virus
September 14, 2016
“The spread of Zika has been classified as an international health emergency by the World Health Organization because of the progressive spread across the globe." ... read more »
Holden’s Bill 1696 Clears the Way for Low Income Smokers to get Better Help
September 12, 2016
State Assemblyman Chris Holden’s bill 1696, which cleared the Senate Appropriation Committee last month, will make it easier for California’s low income residents to quit smoking. ... read more »
Black Physicians – The Searing Journey
September 8, 2016
LACMAHeals and the National Medical Association hosted the roundtable discussion, “African American Physicians - The Searing Journey” roundtable discussion at the Los Angeles County Medical Association Headquarters downtown on Aug. 31. ... read more »
Local Professional Fitness Trainer Goes To Rio Olympics
September 7, 2016
Professional fitness trainer Jason Estrada, owner of EstradaFitness Clubs in El Segundo, returned home from the 2016 Rio Olympics with his own golden experience as a professional strength and conditioning coach for both the USA men’s and women’s basketball teams. ... read more »
No Better Gift Than the Gift of Blood
September 7, 2016
Blood is an essential part of the body that is often overlooked and underappreciated ... read more »
Clinton Rolls Out Mental Health Plan
September 7, 2016
About 18 percent of adults in the country experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias ... read more »
Cedars-Sinai Resident Neurosurgeon Accepted Into Prestigious White House Fellows Program
September 1, 2016
, Lindsey Ross will spend the next year in Washington working in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ... read more »
Tobacco Companies Put Up a Fight against Prop 56
August 31, 2016
Initiative will raise tobacco tax by $2.00, a hardship for Tobacco’s target audience: minorities and low income kids ... read more »
Tobacco Companies Put Up a Fight against Prop 56
August 30, 2016
Officials for a state campaign aimed at ending tobacco use among California’s children are supporting a tobacco tax increase initiative for the November ballot that will raise the price of cigarettes and vaping products but giant tobacco companies are doing everything they can to stop it, they said. ... read more »
Better Mental Health
August 24, 2016
“When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again. ... read more »
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