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More Black Infant Deaths Push up Indiana Newborn Death Rate
November 29, 2021
An increased infant mortality rate among Black newborn children contributed to what Indiana health officials found was a slightly higher overall infant mortality rate in the state during 2020. ... read more »
U.S. Advisory Panel to Consider Expanding Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
November 18, 2021
An influential U.S. advisory panel will discuss expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults Friday, a move that could make the shots available nationwide as early as this weekend. ... read more »
Costco Alerts Customers to Recall of Kool-Aid Mix Due to Possible Metal, Glass
November 16, 2021
Costco is warning its customers about a recall of Kool-Aid Tropical Punch drink mix that was sold in some of its business centers and warehouses in the Los Angles area. ... read more »
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Spotlight This Veterans Day
November 12, 2021
“For those veterans who are struggling with PTSD, they are often affected in many different ways,” said Dr. Luis Sandoval, a psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “They all have one thing in common, however. They often experience significant challenges when it comes to handling daily activities such as work, going to school or having healthy relationships with their spouse, children, friends and loved ones. That can often lead to shame, anxiety, social withdrawal, sleep disorders, or even suicide.” ... read more »
Fade Out HIV: New Program Helps Barbers and Health Care Providers Tackle HIV in the Black Community
November 11, 2021
DKBmed, LLC a medical education company; HIV expert William D. King, MD; Tony Wafford of I Choose Life Foundation; and Tyrik Jackson, an award-winning barber, teacher, and social media influencer are coming together to fight HIV in the Los Angeles Black community with Fade Out HIV: Barber and Clinician Outreach.   ... read more »
Young, Black Adults Had a Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Worse Hospital Outcomes
November 11, 2021
During a decade of study between 2007 and 2017, young, Black adults in the U.S. (mean age of 31 years) experienced increased cardiovascular disease risk factors and worsened hospital outcomes, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021 ... read more »
LA City Policy of Full Vax Proof at Many Indoor Spaces Begins Monday
November 11, 2021
Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings will technically need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 starting Nov. 4 -- though enforcement of the new law won't ... read more »
COVID-19 Cases Rise Slightly, Cases Among Healthcare Workers Have Decreased
November 4, 2021
COVID-19 cases have decreased nationally among healthcare workers from 257 at the beginning of October to 166 towards the end of the month. Out of the more recent cases, 78 cases were reported among vaccinated healthcare workers and 88 among unvaccinated workers. ... read more »
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Federal Regulators Approve Pfizer Vaccine for Children; Ages 5 to 11 Immediately Eligible for Shots
November 4, 2021
Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive vaccination against COVID-19. On Tuesday, November 2, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. ... read more »
COVID-19: As Winter Approaches, Gov. Newsom Focuses on ‘Waning Immunity’
November 4, 2021
The governor encouraged eligible Californians to get their booster shots as well, warning that initial COVID-19 shots required to be designated “fully vaccinated” might not be enough to inoculate individuals who are at a higher risk of getting the disease. ... read more »
CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
November 4, 2021
South L.A. residents lined up on October 29, at the field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. to apply for the BIG:LEAP - the Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Program. The citywide program, which accepts applications until November 7, will provide 3,000 recipients with $1,000 per month for 12 months with no-strings-attached or conditions on how the funds must be spent. ... read more »
Cal DOJ: Look Out for Illegal Cannabis Edibles Mimicking Popular Snacks, Candy
November 4, 2021
Last week California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a “consumer alert” warning Californians that cannabis-infused edibles are being packaged and sold as copycat versions of popular food and candy products.  ... read more »
Everyone Has A Story
November 4, 2021
Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Some have multiple stories about their lives and experiences and are only too happy to tell you all about them. There are other people who you have to coax every little thing out of them. They never share stories or talk about the past. But if you only knew the secrets locked up inside of them, about abuse, addiction, anger, abandonment, sexual violence, and the gut-wrenching pain of trauma, you would be amazed, scared, or give them the side-eye as you move far away as fast as you can.  ... read more »
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 »
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