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Citing Threat To Public Health From Schools That Don’t Satisfy Mandatory Vaccination Reporting Requirement, City Attorney Mike Feuer, La County Officials Direct Schools To Comply Or Face Possible Legal Action
June 21, 2019
In the wake of an unprecedented rise in the number of vaccine-preventable diseases including measles in California in 2019, City Attorney Mike Feuer today was joined by officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to announce they have put non-conforming schools with kindergartens on notice that they must report the number of students vaccinated, or face possible legal consequences. ... read more »
South LA Beauty Shops Become a Safe Haven for Reducing Depression for African American Women
June 20, 2019
Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression. ... read more »
Kidney Patients Rally For Their Lives
June 20, 2019
Californians rallied to “Protect Kidney Patients” on the steps of the State Capitol Building. California NAACP, organ donors, transplant recipients, leading advocates, medical professionals and dialysis patients alike joined to demand action from their State Senators to support patients living with kidney failure, and the individuals who offer lifesaving organ transplants by voting No on AB 290 (Wood) and Yes on AB 1223 (Arambula). ... read more »
Basking in the Sun? Prolonged Exposure Increases Chance of Skin Cancer
June 20, 2019
African Americans are at risk and should take steps to protect skin ... read more »
Assemblymember Mike Gipson Offers New Hope for Sickle Cell Disease in California – A Patient’s Story
June 19, 2019
At two years of age, my mother was worried because I cried almost constantly.  She noticed that my finger looked broken, which we would soon discover was a result of bone deterioration.  What she was about to discover after rushing me to the hospital shocked her.  She was told her two year old boy was suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.  It was 1988 and newborn screening only started in California in 1990. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente and City of Los Angeles Dive Into Summer With Operation Splash
June 13, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Southern California leaders joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday at South Park Pool in South Los Angeles to kick off the 2019 summer season of Operation Splash, which will offer low-income youth and adults free swimming lessons citywide. ... read more »
MLK Community Hospital Launches ‘Man Up Program’
June 13, 2019
Nine barbershops throughout L.A. County will help welcome the public to free health screenings, including for blood glucose and blood pressure. ... read more »
Health Benefits of California’s Paid Leave Policy Out of Reach for Black Women
June 13, 2019
Now is the time to include our experiences and our voices to improve upon the state’s policy. ... read more »
WATCH: Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health before the Congressional Black Caucus
June 12, 2019
Taraji P. Henson opening statement before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: “We, in the African American community, we don’t deal with mental health issues. ... read more / watch video »
John Legend John Legend on abortion law boycotts: ‘Money talks’
June 11, 2019
John Legend courtesy photo LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 3, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 3, 2019
  On this day June 3, 1904, Dr. Charles Drew, pioneering physician, surgeon, and medical researcher was born in Washington D.C. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
St. Francis Medical Center Offers Free Sidewalk CPR Classes to the Community as part of National CPR Week June 1-7
May 31, 2019
In support of National CPR Week June 1-7, St. Francis Medical Center is offering free “Hands-Only CPR” classes on Thursday, June 6, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency.  The classes will be held at St. Francis Medical Center located at 3630 E. Imperial Highway in Lynwood. ... read more »
Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Perdue Simply Smart Organics Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
May 31, 2019
Perdue Foods LLC., a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  ... read more »
High Blood Pressure is Major Cause of Concern in African American Community
May 31, 2019
That’s why it’s important for African Americans to better  understand this health condition, and know how to protect themselves. High blood pressure typically has no signs or symptoms, which makes it that much more dangerous. In fact, it’s for that reason that hypertension is often called a “Silent Killer.” ... read more »
California Couple Prevail in Third Roundup Cancer Lawsuit, Awarded $2 Billion
May 31, 2019
A California state jury issued a verdict in favor of a married couple, Alberta and Alva Pilliod, who—in a lawsuit against the Monsanto Company—attributed  their cancers to the use of Monsanto’s Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, and to the company’s failure to properly warn of the risks. The jury awarded the couple $2 billion. Monsanto was acquired last summer by the German agrochemical and drug giant Bayer. ... read more »
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