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How Mindfulness Saved My Life During COVID-19
February 25, 2021
Of all the symptoms he experienced, he says the worst one was the virus' effect on his mental health. ... read more »
California State Governor Gavin Newsom Visits Kendren Hospital
February 18, 2021
California State Governor Gavin Newsom visited the vaccine distribution center found at the Kendren Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Observing their protocols, the governor highlighted its success and stated that there should be hundreds more replicated, but in the current vulnerability of the state, every county is facing a different saturation of challenges that Newsom is looking to face head on. ... read more »
SoCal: COVID-19 Testing Is Coming to a Black Church Near You
February 18, 2021
The Tabernacle Community Development Corporation (TCDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Services has launched a new program to expand access to free community-based COVID-19 testing in the Black community.  ... read more »
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African Americans Urged to Enroll in Health Plans
February 18, 2021
Due to COVID-19, Covered California’s special enrollment on now through May 15 for anyone without health coverage ... read more »
First Responders Encourage Vaccinations in Black Community
February 18, 2021
An online conference organized by Ethnics Media Services (EMS) and LA County COVID-19 Joint Information Center gathered doctors from the LA County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in that each doctor shared extensive data as well as a quality perspective. ... read more »
Schools Re-Open for In-Class Instruction, Public Urged to Stay Vigilant About Guidelines
February 18, 2021
Public health officials are asking the public to continue practicing safety as schools submit their safety plans in order to open. ... read more »
New Plan Moves People with Disabilities to Front of COVID Vaccine Line
February 18, 2021
Health officials announced that people suffering from COVID-19 co-morbidities or who are at higher risk of dying from the disease because of other medical conditions will be eligible for vaccination in March. ... read more »
Plant-Based Diet Offers Strong Medicine for a Healthy Heart
February 18, 2021
With February recognized as American Heart Month, a Kaiser Permanente cardiologist explains how a plant-based diet combats heart disease and leads to better health ... read more »
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IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, CALIFORNIA LAUNCHES ‘COVID-19 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS’
February 18, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, the state of California in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation has launched a “COVID-19 Community Champions” campaign to recognize COVID-19 warriors who have made significant contributions in their communities. ... read more / view gallery »
Michael Jordan gives $10M for North Carolina health clinics
February 15, 2021
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Basketball legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina, ... read more »
The Vaccines: Will Black People be at the end of the Line?
February 12, 2021
During this Covid-19 watch, it seems that there is a tremendous amount of excitement in the news as vaccines move toward federal approval and all the different states racing and running to create plans for who should get the first doses and how the vaccines will be distributed. State and federal health officials have all agreed that front-line healthcare workers who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients should be the first vaccinated, which makes all the sense in the world. Then the conversation seems to be vaccinating seniors in nursing home facilities and those patients in long-term care facilities; and that also makes sense to me. ... read more »
Health Officials Urging Holiday Celebrations Stay Within Households, Warn of COVID-19 Variants
February 11, 2021
Avoiding holiday celebrations with those outside the household helps slow COVID-19. ... read more »
Preventing Heart Disease Among African Americans
February 11, 2021
With February being American Heart Month, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles offers the following lifestyle tips to help maintain good health and a strong heart ... read more »
Maxine Waters Provides Solutions at COVID-19 (Telephone) Town Hall
February 11, 2021
A town hall held via telephone, provided vital information regarding pandemic policy changes, finances of community projects, as well as COVID-19 vaccination efforts and updates across Los Angeles. Director of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, and staff directors at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Charla Ouertatani and Kristofor Erickson, were among the participating speakers. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Receives $500,000 BOFA Grant to Train and Hire More Healthcare Professionals in South L.A.
February 11, 2021
To help meet the increased demand for highly-trained nurses and essential healthcare workers in medically-underserved areas like South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) announced it has received a half million dollar grant from Bank of America to expand its healthcare worker career programs.  ... read more »
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