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LACO Settles With Eatery Over Alleged Outdoor Dining Ban Snub
October 25, 2021
Los Angeles County reached a settlement with one of two restaurants sued earlier this year for allegedly disregarding the outdoor dining ban put in place last November to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ... read more »
COVID Outbreak Among Students Forces Closure of LA School
October 22, 2021
Students at View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School were expected to undergo a new round of COVID-19 testing today, after a sudden spike in cases among students last week prompted the school to return to remote learning -- the first known virus-related campus closure in the county since schools welcomed students back. ... read more »
FDA Update on COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE
October 20, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. ... read more »
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COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
Black residents also had the highest hospitalization rates among both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, with a rate of 62 hospitalizations for every 100,000 unvaccinated people ... read more »
Five LA County Employees Sue Over Vaccine Mandate
October 5, 2021
Five Los Angeles County employees are suing their employer, alleging the vaccine mandate for county workers issued by executive order in August and ratified by the Board of Supervisors is unconstitutional. ... read more »
Ex-NBA Coach Spreads the Word About Rare Heart Disease Affecting Blacks
May 13, 2021
ATTR-CM) is an underdiagnosed and potentially fatal disease, according to the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 11, 2021
This year’s celebration of Black History Month II: Women’s Focus comes at a time of the pandemic COVID-19 and the continuing pathology of oppression. It is also a time of resistance, rising up and raising the battle cries: Black Women Rising; Black Men Rising; Black People Rising; No Justice, No Peace; and Liberation’s Coming From A Black and Beautiful Thing. ... read more »
Plant-Based Diet Offers Strong Medicine for a Healthy Heart
February 18, 2021
With February recognized as American Heart Month, a Kaiser Permanente cardiologist explains how a plant-based diet combats heart disease and leads to better health ... read more »
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Preventing Heart Disease Among African Americans
February 11, 2021
With February being American Heart Month, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles offers the following lifestyle tips to help maintain good health and a strong heart ... read more »
NBA Great Don Chaney Opens Up About his Journey With ATTR-CM
January 21, 2021
Heart-related issues are a huge threat to African Americans, it can sometimes give people an array of unlikely symptoms. Having an irregular heartbeat along with carpel tunnel and fatigue might be a rare disease called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy or ATTR-CM. ... read more »
Dr. Anthony Fauci Discusses the Impact and Severity of COVID-19 Disparities in African Americans
August 6, 2020
Addressing the disparities surrounding COVID-19 and other illnesses, Dr. Fauci pointed to many African Americans, Latinx, and Native Americans occupying essential jobs that provide employees with little — or no — protection. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Appeals Court Ruling that a Provision of Obamacare is Unconstitutional
January 3, 2020
“I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to support the Republicans in their relentless campaign to repeal Obamacare and strip away its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  This case is further evidence that Republicans will stop at nothing to strike down Obamacare and take away health coverage from millions of Americans. ... read more »
Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body
September 5, 2019
Recently I received a call and was asked if I knew someone who wanted to join the team of some of the best and brightest people working on a research project in the area of HIV/AIDS. The project was entitled, “Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body”. It’s not too often to be presented with an opportunity to work with both friends and people you admire. So, when Dr. Gail Wyatt asked if I knew of a person, in particular a man, that wanted to work on this project with her and her team, I said “I’ve got just the right guy for you—ME!” ... read more »
Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership
May 9, 2019
The multi-year partnership was established to raise awareness of health disparities and solutions, and to provide access to vital healthcare and wellness information ... read more »
How data and evidence can help us solve the problem of African American maternal mortality
April 18, 2019
I’m a doctor and a scientist.  When we’re looking to solve a problem, we’re a lot like detectives. We follow the evidence. ... read more »
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