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L.A. County Expands Mobile Shower Program
August 16, 2018
New locations for the showers have yet to be identified, but may include sites near Metro stations. ... read more »
Taraji P. Henson Launches The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation To Eradicate Stigma Around Mental Health Issues In The African-American Community
August 16, 2018
Taraji’s Boutique of Hope fundraising launch event to take place in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 22 ... read more »
Los Angeles County to Expand Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts
August 14, 2018
Prescription opioid overdose hospitalizations increased from 601 in 2006 to 765 in 2016. In 2017, 488 individuals in Los Angeles County died from an opioid overdose. In response to this growing epidemic, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will streamline prevention efforts and expand Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid users throughout the County. ... read more »
Heat Centers
The heat can be very dangerous, especially for our elders and young folks. Please keep yourself cool and safe by visiting one of the heat centers across the District. They include all of our recreation centers, senior centers, and libraries. ... read more / view event »
Local Specialist, Dr. Lorenzo Brown Makes Patient Care a Priority 
August 9, 2018
“I’ve worked especially hard to become a respected member of the medical community,” said otolaryngologist (or ear, nose and throat specialist) Dr. Lorenzo Brown.   ... read more »
JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change Their Habits
August 9, 2018
Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use. ... read more »
Howard U. President Talks about Living with Sickle Cell Disease
August 9, 2018
It has been over 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered in the United States. ... read more »
Dr. Payne’s House Calls
A Healthcare Informational Forum August 18, 2018 1pm-3pm Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008 RSVP: (323)903-5452 ... ... read more / view event »
Mothers In Action to Host 20th Anniversary of Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 2, 2018
Summer is coming to an end and school is almost back in session. Help prepare your child for school by attending the 20th Anniversary of Mothers In Action’s Annual Back to School Health and Family Festival on August 4, 2018 ... read more »
Scarred and Battle Tested from Heart Disease, but Still Fighting
August 2, 2018
I became a WomenHeart Champion in 2007 and it changed my life. ... read more »
Kelli Bernard approved as LAHSA Commission Chair 
August 2, 2018
Kelli Bernard has been approved unanimously by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission to serve as commission chair for the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioner Sarah Dusseault has been approved as the commission’s vice chair.  ... read more »
‘Come Feel the Love’ at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival   
August 2, 2018
Taste of Soul (TOS) is back! For the past 12 years, the Taste of Soul Family Festival has been known for bringing out the best the community has to offer by acting as a primary example that beautiful things can and do come from the depths of the South Los Angeles community. ... read more »
  Los Angeles County Swears in New Health Officer 
August 2, 2018
A family medicine specialist who earned his medical degree from UCLA and practiced extensively in urban and rural primary care and urgent care clinics in Northern and Southern California was sworn in today as Los Angeles County's health officer.  ... read more »
SCAQMD Extends Smoke Advisory Due to Cranston Fire
July 27, 2018
A wildfire, named the Cranston Fire, is burning to the east of Hemet in Riverside County within the San Bernardino National Forest.  The burn area was last reported at 11,500 acres with three percent containment.  A second fire, called the Ribbon Fire, is burning to the west of Pinyon in Riverside County.  Southerly winds this morning will transition to an onshore flow this afternoon with predicted gusts up to 25 mph.  Winds will then transition to a northwesterly wind during the evening and overnight hours.  During the overnight and early morning hours, downslope winds might bring smoke into the valleys west of the fire.  ... read more »
Ask Dr. Jeanette, Success On “The Way” : Chicago’s Law Abiding Folks
July 26, 2018
Remember my article from last week? The little girl did not steal new doll clothes to replace the worn, tattered dolly clothes; she made a wise decision by learning to sew and be self sufficient! ... read more »
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