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Banning Menthol Cigarettes Will Have ‘Unintended Consequences’, Coalition Says 
October 19, 2017
A ban on menthol flavored cigarettes beginning to sweep the nation will have unintended negative consequences, especially for African Americans according to a coalition that advocates for equity in the implementation of policies. ... read more »
Better Health Begins With Trust
October 19, 2017
In just a few minutes of screening, you can find out three important health basics ... read more »
Taste of Soul Has Your Medical, Safety, and Informational Plan Covered   
October 12, 2017
The Taste of Soul (TOS) Family Festival is just one week away! As the TOS Nation counts down the days till Los Angeles’ largest street festival, local safety and medical providers are working tirelessly to ensure that Taste of Soul remains one of safest places to be in the city!  ... read more »
Advance Care Planning
October 5, 2017
Research shows that African Americans and Latinos have lower rates of advance care planning than the general population ... read more »
City Council Declares October 4 Russell Simmons Day of Meditation in Los Angeles 
October 5, 2017
About fifty people joined City Council members in Council chambers on September 27, to celebrate the designation of October 4 as Russell Simmons Day of Meditation, to honor his efforts to unite Los Angeles through the practice of meditation.   ... read more »
Large Percentage of Angelenos Suffer Food Insecurity 
October 5, 2017
More than a half-million households in Los Angeles County earning less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level suffer from food insecurity, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Public Health.  ... read more »
Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Repeal Bill, A Devastation for Blacks 
September 28, 2017
In an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), what is widely known as Obamacare, Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have drafted a bill that would eliminate and or alter major sections of the health care law. ... read more »
Community-driven Movement Aims to Reduce Rate of STDs
September 28, 2017
However, in light of the still-rising numbers, WeCanStopSTDsLA released an updated Pocket Guide to Sexual Health Services and Clinics in South L.A. on Sept. 20. ... read more »
Heroes in the Struggle: Taraji P. Henson, Gina Brown, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard and more Honored in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
September 28, 2017
Gina Brown was pregnant with her daughter when she received the news that she was HIV positive on April Fool’s Day in 1994. ... read more »
AARP launches Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit for African-American Clergy and Lay Leaders
September 24, 2017
The survey also implied that as adults aged, they became less involved in religious/spiritual activities. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
September 21, 2017
The new medical facility was welcomed by elected officials, Kaiser Permanente staff and community members.  ... read more »
The Affordable Care Act and South L.A.
September 21, 2017
It’s looking increasingly likely that Congress will fail in their last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare ... read more »
UC Health Forms Cancer Consortium
September 14, 2017
This year, 176,000 state residents will be diagnosed with cancer and nearly 60,000 will die from it, according to UC ... read more »
Dr. La Tanya R. Hines Plans On Making A Difference At Kaiser Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw 
September 14, 2017
“You can make better decisions when you know more about what’s happening with your health,” says La Tanya R. Hines, M.D. of Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical.  ... read more »
Could Alzheimer’s disease be prevented one day with a vaccine? 
September 12, 2017
That is the tantalizing promise of a body of scientific research that points to microbes, including the ubiquitous herpes virus, as a possible cause of the disease. ... read more »
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