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Omicron and Other Coronavirus Variants: What You Need to Know
December 2, 2021
Americans, already weary of a pandemic nearly two years long, were dealt a new blow during the long Thanksgiving weekend: the announcement that a new coronavirus variant had emerged. ... read more »
With Federal Covid Sick Leave Gone, Workers Feel Pressure to Show Up at Work
December 2, 2021
Economists and public health experts alike say paid sick leave is an essential tool — like testing, masks and vaccines — in the effort to prevent covid-19 infection and keep workplaces safe. Yet the U.S. is in the midst of another covid holiday season, and federal laws that offered covid-related paid sick leave to workers have expired. Colorado, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh are among a small number of places that have put in place their own covid protections, but many sick workers across the country must wrestle with difficult financial and ethical questions when deciding whether to stay home. ... read more »
New CDPH Program will reinforce disparities in healthcare for expectant California mothers
December 2, 2021
Many expectant mothers in California continue to face two simultaneous challenges: potential exposure to a virus that has already killed over 70,000 Californians, and inadequate access to the best maternal health care options. ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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