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UCLA Study Shows Women Who Breastfeed Perform Better on Cognitive Tests
October 25, 2021
Women over 50 who breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who never breastfed a new study led by researchers at UCLA Health revealed. ... read more »
Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) Presents 40th Annual Gala
October 21, 2021
ABWP is committed to the improvement of public health and welfare, through the advancement of knowledge concerning women and the community health. ... read more »
Research Exposes Continued Student Trauma As Schools Reopen
October 21, 2021
In California we had a crisis with lack of student mental health support long before the pandemic. Now it is even worse. It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has created more stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues for our children. ... read more »
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Lee Headlines 10th District Health and Wellness Seminar
October 14, 2021
Dr. Cherilyn Lee, a certified natural healthcare professional, will headline the annual Health and Wellness Seminar hosted by the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee on Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Lee will share techniques to prevent heart attacks and strokes, reduce the percentage of plaque in your body, understand your autonomic nervous system and more information to improve your health. ... read more »
Senator Kamlager-Dove’s C.R.I.S.E.S. Act, Supporting Local Solutions to Community Emergencies, Signed into Law by Governor Newsom
October 14, 2021
This week, Senator Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove’s (D - Los Angeles) bill, AB 118: CRISES Act: Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon
October 12, 2021
More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic. Kaiser, one of the nation’s largest health care providers, has proposed a two-tiered wage and benefits system that would give newer employees lower pay and fewer health protections. The unions want Kaiser to abandon that plan. They also want 4% raises for each of the next three years and a commitment to hire more nurses to relieve staffing shortages. Kaiser has offered 1% a year, with additional lump sums, and says it must reduce labor costs to remain competitive. ... read more »
COVID Vaccine/Test Mandate at Large LACo Outdoor Events Taking Effect
October 7, 2021
A new county health order will take effect late tonight requiring anyone aged 12 and over attending a large-scale outdoor event in Los Angeles County with 10,000 people or more -- such as college and pro football games -- to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test taken within 72 hours. ... read more »
Public Health Sees COVID-19 Outbreaks at Correctional Facilities
October 7, 2021
Health officials are making sure staff and eligible recipients receive vaccines and boosters. ... read more »
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Study: Racism Plays Role in Premature Birth Among Black Americans
October 7, 2021
The tipping point for Dr. Paula Braveman came when a longtime patient of hers at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District slipped past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. He wouldn’t be coming to the clinic anymore, he told her, because he could no longer afford it. ... read more »
Black Educators Take on Hesitancy as Gov. Newsom Issues COVID Vaccination Mandate
October 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on with Black Californians still lagging behind on getting fully vaccinated, leaders in the state, including Gov. Newsom, are taking steps to push more people to get the shot. It is the most effective way, public health experts say, we will end the global public health crisis. ... read more »
LA City Council Votes to Require Vaccination to Enter Many Indoor Spaces
October 6, 2021
Patronizing indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues and personal care establishments in the city of Los Angeles will soon require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination under an ordinance approved today by the City Council. ... read more »
Five LA County Employees Sue Over Vaccine Mandate
October 5, 2021
Five Los Angeles County employees are suing their employer, alleging the vaccine mandate for county workers issued by executive order in August and ratified by the Board of Supervisors is unconstitutional. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom’s New $15 Million Climate Change Program Includes Grants for Communities
September 30, 2021
Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a historic $15 billion climate change package. The initiative has funds in it to combat the state’s current environmental crisis as well as to help communities prepare for and prevent any disasters that may result from shifting weather patterns and changing global temperatures. ... read more »
LAUSD Enrollment Falls By 27,216 Students in 2021
September 28, 2021
The district has 439,013 students in preschool through 12th grade, compared to 466,229 last year at this time, according to the Los Angeles Times, which cited an annual count known as ``norm day,'' made on the fifth Friday of every new school year. ... read more »
Black Community Urged to Get the Flu Vaccine This Year as They are Traditionally Under-Vaccinated, Putting Them at Risk of Acquiring Other Diseases, Including COVID-19
September 23, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans are a vulnerable population with low flu vaccination rates who experience disproportionately higher rates of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart diseases and obesity. ... read more »
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