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Do You Know You’ll Be Fined for Going Without Health Insurance This Year?
January 17, 2020
According to results of a recent survey, 56 percent of uninsured Californians are unaware of the new mandate. The study, conducted by Covered California – the state’s independent government insurance exchange – also “found that avoiding the penalty motivates those with health insurance to keep their coverage and encourages the uninsured to sign up.” ... read more »
State Plans to Relax Cannabis Rules, Roll Licensing Into One Agency
January 17, 2020
New plans to consolidate licensing in the state for cannabis-related businesses may lower entry barriers to the potentially lucrative industry for interested entrepreneurs. ... read more »
HPV Vaccination Provides Best Protection Against Cervical Cancer
January 16, 2020
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month ... read more »
Breastfeeding Support Groups Launch in South Los Angeles
January 9, 2020
Soul Food for Your Baby (SFYB) in partnership with the Black Infant Health Program (BIH) at The Children’s Collective, Inc. (TCCI), will launch breastfeeding support groups for African American families starting Monday, January 13th. The groups will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on the second Monday of the month through June 2020 and possibly beyond at TCCI, 3701 Stocker Street, Suite 302 Los Angeles, CA 90008. ... read more »
California Attempts to Revive Compassionate Cannabis Programs
January 3, 2020
For years, Richard Manning knew what he needed to cope with his physical pain, rage and PTSD — much of which he traced to a career-ending knee injury he suffered while on a domestic security detail with the Marines. ... read more »
Family of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing
January 3, 2020
Dr. Herbert Oye is a Board Certified Endovascular and Vascular Surgeon, specializing in invasive and non-invasive treatment of vascular diseases. ... read more »
As Opioid Crisis Hits Home, Black Media Outlets Step Up to Get Word Out
January 3, 2020
By the late 1970s, drug traffickers were shipping so much cocaine to the United States that the street price of the powdered stimulant dealers cook to make crack – the smokable rock form of the stimulant - dropped by nearly 80 percent, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). ... read more »
Red Cross Empowers Communities of Faith Through Preparedness at Charles R. Drew University in South L.A.
January 2, 2020
Luncheon focused on building resiliency through diversity in blood ... read more »
The Eating Season Episode 1
December 19, 2019
Confessions of a Food Addict ... read more »
Special Needs Network Hosts 11th Annual Christmas Care Exchange
December 19, 2019
Nation’s Premier Autism Awareness Organization Provides Toys, Family Resources & Photos with Santa to LA County’s Most Vulnerable ... read more »
Amid a Surge in Enrollment Last Week, Covered California Extends Deadline for Jan. 1 Coverage Through Friday
December 19, 2019
Beginning late last week, Covered California saw tens of thousands of people sign up for coverage on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ... read more »
State Dropping $15 M on Sickle Cell Care Helps Blacks, Others Living With Blood Disorder
December 19, 2019
The state will also use the funding to staff up on SCD specialists as well as to train clinicians to recognize and treat SCD complications experienced by patients of the debilitating genetic disorder. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Gathered for a Public Hearing to Discuss The Ban of Flavored Tobacco, Menthol and Hookah Across The City
December 13, 2019
Reports of illnesses and deaths caused by vaping, many states and health officials have taken a stance on products and the dangers of their consumption. Los Angeles City Council faced the rising issue during a controversial public hearing regarding a city-wide ban of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes and hookah. ... read more »
CDU and APLA Health Host Rare ‘Indoor Ground Breaking’ On New Health Facility
December 12, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and APLA Health (APLA) officially announced plans to move forward on a new building located on the CDU campus that would house a new CDU Wellness Center and an APLA clinic during a symbolic “indoor ground breaking” ceremony on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Plans for the upcoming 10,000 square-foot facility were formalized with a signed agreement between the two organizations in February 2019. ... read more »
Dimas-Peinado and Wellnest Address Emotional Health Needs in South L.A.
November 21, 2019
The 95-year-old agency offers an array of mental health resources for children, young adults and families. ... read more »
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