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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 »
Dorsey Football Legend Shows Disparities in Justice, Mental Health System Part 2
November 21, 2019
Former Dorsey Football star Antonio Carrion was once considered to be the best wide receiver in southern California and the nation. His battle with Bipolar Paranoid Schizophrenia led him to homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, showing the lack of institutional resources put in place for people living with mental illness.  ... read more »
Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee on the Passing of Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente
November 14, 2019
"He truly ‘walked the talk’ in his concern for making health care not just a right, but something that is affordable and centered on the great diversity of patients." ... read more »
Californians Need Mental Health Care Now More Than Ever. Now is Not the Time to Abandon Them.
November 8, 2019
As California deals with raging wildfires and unprecedented power shut-offs, residents are grappling with the roller coaster of emotions that often come with personal loss and an uncertain future. The reality is many residents who have been displaced will need mental health and other support services as they try to piece their lives back together.  ... read more »
Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs
November 7, 2019
Researchers in the NYU study noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teens from all demographics. ... read more »
Flavor Bans Multiply, But Menthol Continues to Divide
November 7, 2019
As states and communities ban the sale of flavored tobacco products linked to vaping, anti-smoking activists are piggybacking on the momentum to target menthol cigarettes. But some African Americans say menthol cigarette bans will lead to discrimination. ... read more »
Private, Online Therapy Could Be Best Choice When Help is Needed
November 7, 2019
Shameka Mitchell Williams, who is the owner of The Chrysalis Center, LLC, is one of 300 licensed therapists in Louisiana who offers online video counseling according to the ... read more »
Council President Asks Cannabis Head to Suspend Special Retail Applications
November 1, 2019
Amid questions about the fairness of the process and potential problems with the online application system, City Council President Herb Wesson announced today he has asked the Department of Cannabis Regulation to suspend processing of requests for specialized marijuana retail licenses. ... read more »
Falling Back in Time: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend
November 1, 2019
Many people are looking forward to an extra hour of sleep this weekend when Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends. This is especially important when considering several studies show up to one-third of Americans are sleep-deprived. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
November 1, 2019
“I’m proud to join my colleagues, health professionals, and millions of concerned Americans in recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. It can strike anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or economic background. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 245,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. I am proud to express my strong support for those engaged in the ongoing fight against breast cancer, which remains the most common cancer among women in our country. ... read more »
Deadly and Dangerous — Healthcare in America
October 31, 2019
But, not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that does not have a form of universal health care that covers all of its population. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Teach Health and Wellness to Female Veterans
October 31, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks is committed to help women veterans through their campaign “Spark the True You,” even after the WNBA season is over. The Sparks recently hosted the event “Where the Heart is,” an event that brings awareness to the everyday issues that homeless female veterans face. ... read more »
A Simpler, More Affordable Health Care System is Within Our Reach
October 31, 2019
We have such a system for some of our citizens today: It’s called Medicare. Now imagine the same choices and transparency available to all. ... read more »
Shaq Promotes Heart Health at Spirit of the Heart Gala
October 24, 2019
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) recently hosted its 10th Annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Gala. Their special guest and honorary chair was NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. ... read more »
Residents Demand Greater Restrictions from City on Oil, Gas Drilling
October 18, 2019
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee today asked for additional information before moving ahead with a proposal requiring more buffer space between oil- and gas-drilling sites and sensitive areas and restricting new extraction sites. ... read more »
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