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Kedren Health Promotes Black and Korean Unity
July 29, 2021
The latest vaccination clinic hosted by Kedren Health Center served as a unifying event between the Black and Korean communities in Los Angeles. ... read more »
COVID – Delta Variant On Rise Throughout Black Community
July 15, 2021
Los Angeles County, has issued a recent warning that COVID-19 cases, and in particular the Delta variant, throughout the county are on the rise.   African Americans in particular are suffering the effects of the virus more than other communities at an alarming rate and are encouraged to get vaccinated. Dr. Elaine Batchlor, president and CEO of MLKCH said, “If you’ve been waiting to get your COVID vaccine, now is the time to stop waiting and do it." ... read more »
Black children have high rates of tooth decay, but experts say it is easily preventable
July 15, 2021
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s 2020 Smile Survey, almost half of children have experienced tooth decay. ... read more »
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New Strain of Covid Proving Fatal to Unvaccinated People
July 15, 2021
According to medical doctors, the United States is currently dealing with a new strain of the virus, the Delta variant, which is more lethal and virulent than previous strains. The Delta variant originated in India towards the end of last year and was first identified in America in March.  ... read more »
Bearing the Brunt
July 8, 2021
We are the least vaccinated segment of the population, with less than 40% having received at least one dose. ... read more »
“THANK GOD, THAT I HAD ECZEMA GROWING UP,” SAYS the CEO of UI GLOBAL BRANDS — PSYCHE TERRY
June 17, 2021
Urban Hydration was born out of a real need and driven by a commitment to community and giving back ... read more »
State to Award $50,000 Prizes Today to 15 More Vaccinated Residents
June 11, 2021
State officials will award $50,000 prizes today to another 15 vaccinated residents as part of a continuing financial-incentive program to encourage inoculations against COVID-19. ... read more »
Migraine is a Health Disparity for People of Color Act Now to Support a Congressional Resolution on Health Equity
June 10, 2021
Research confirms inequities and an ongoing lack of quality research on BIPOC with migraine means there is still much that is unknown or poorly understood. ... read more »
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Let’s Build on What We’ve Learned from Covid
June 10, 2021
On June 15, the State of California will officially reopen. It’s a time when we can all exhale and give thanks for what we hope will mark the end of a terrible pandemic.  ... read more »
UCLA Releases Model to Guide Which Areas Should Be Given Vaccine Priority 
June 4, 2021
 A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents' risks of COVID-19.  ... read more »
Californians Can Claim COVID-Related Sick Leave for Four More Months
June 3, 2021
Thanks to the state’s 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law, SB 95, which went into effect in March and was introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) in December last year. But eligiblilty for that compensation will continue for only four more months. ... read more »
Senate Confirms Chiquita Brooks-LaSure — First Black Woman to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
June 3, 2021
TThe United States Senate has confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The 55 to 44 vote makes Brooks-LaSure the first Black woman to lead CMS in its nearly six-decade history. ... read more »
FAQ: What You Need to Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Adolescents 12 to 15
June 3, 2021
As a vaccines advocate, I am excited The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to ages 12 to 15 and that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccine safety review panel and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended that the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting this age group against severe illness, hospitalization and death. The Pfizer vaccine has already been safely administered to millions of California adults, including more than 30 percent of 16–17-year-olds.  ... read more »
A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES
June 2, 2021
A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County What are the chances the vaccine has any long-term side effects on my health After you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, ... read more »
Dr. Kevin Williams Issues Caution to African Americans About Rare Heart Disease
May 27, 2021
With the most recent collaboration between Pfizer Rare Disease and the Black Press, the organizations embarked on a mission to educate and raise awareness to transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy – or ATTR-CM. “ATTR-CM is a rare, life-threatening, underrecognized, and underdiagnosed type of amyloidosis that affects the heart and it is associated with heart failure,” Dr. Kevin Williams, Pfizer’s chief medical officer, told the NNPA in a live interview. ... read more »
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