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Keck Medicine of USC Hospitals earn LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation
August 23, 2019
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) Health Equality Index (HEI) designated Keck Medicine of USC’s hospitals as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders. Both Keck Medical Center — which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital — and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital received the maximum score of 100 points. ... read more »
New Electronic Timesheet Requirements for In-Home Supportive Services
August 22, 2019
Did you know that In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) recipients and care providers in Los Angeles County will soon be required by law to use electronic or telephonic timesheets? ... read more »
Heidi Duckler Dance Brings Inspiring Dance to Mlk Hospital
August 22, 2019
This project will continue through 2021 thanks to the support of the California Arts Council. ... read more »
Ending HIV Only Happens if Black America Leads
August 16, 2019
In 2011, Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the concept of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By combining effective treatment for people living with HIV with simple and easy biomedical prevention for people at risk of HIV infection we can eliminate HIV transmission and HIV acquisition, thereby breaking the back of the epidemic. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Spotlight: BREATHE California of Los Angeles County
August 15, 2019
The organization will be educating Taste of Soul Nation on the importance of lung health. ... read more »
Understanding the Importance of Vaccinating Your Child
August 15, 2019
Separating fact from fiction is critically important as vaccine hesitancy has become a global concern! ... read more »
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Brings Community Art Therapy to South Los Angeles Youth
August 15, 2019
The 8-week Blue Shield Promise Community Art Therapy program was held in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Challengers Clubhouseand Wellnest(formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic). The project helps local youth deal with everyday trauma they face by using their creativity to help design a mural based on their hopes and aspirations. ... read more »
Addressing the Challenges in Breastfeeding: Advice Every Mom Should Know
August 8, 2019
With August recognized as National Breastfeeding Month, it is important for new moms to understand how to overcome common barriers to breastfeeding, and what to expect when preparing to breastfeed for the first time. ... read more »
We must approach ending Alzheimer’s with the urgency it deserves
July 25, 2019
Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43), Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, attends the Annual Alzheimer’s International Conference (AAIC) in Los Angeles and discusses new technology and scientific breakthroughs in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.  ... read more »
Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In as the American Medical Association’s First Black Female President
July 25, 2019
"And I hope to be tangible evidence for young girls and young boys and girls from communities of color that you can aspire to be a physician. Not only that, you can aspire to be a leader in organized medicine,” said Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). ... read more »
Empire Star Taraji Henson Speaks on Suicide and Mental Health on Capitol Hill
July 25, 2019
"It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death, I just...I'm sorry. That one is tough for me. So, I'm here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of kids going into bathrooms, cutting themselves, you're supposed to feel safe in school,” Henson told the members of Congress and those in the audience in a hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 23, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 23, 2019
On this day, July 23, 1891, Dr. Louis Tompkins Wright, the first African American NYPD police surgeon, was born in LaGrange, Georgia. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women
July 19, 2019
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women, and an estimated 33,840 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. An estimated 6,540 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among black women in 2019. ... read more »
Tree of Life Church Goes Beyond the Walls to Practice Innovative Ministry
July 19, 2019
Ministry takes different shapes at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church.  Under the leadership of Pastor Marcus Murchinson, the Watts congregation goes beyond the church walls to provide services to benefit the local community. ... read more »
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