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Small Businesses Hard-Hit by the Pandemic in South L.A. Receive Much Needed Assistance
October 14, 2021
Cary Jordan Jr. has experienced first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on small businesses. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon
October 12, 2021
More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic. Kaiser, one of the nation’s largest health care providers, has proposed a two-tiered wage and benefits system that would give newer employees lower pay and fewer health protections. The unions want Kaiser to abandon that plan. They also want 4% raises for each of the next three years and a commitment to hire more nurses to relieve staffing shortages. Kaiser has offered 1% a year, with additional lump sums, and says it must reduce labor costs to remain competitive. ... read more »
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Black Community Urged to Get the Flu Vaccine This Year as They are Traditionally Under-Vaccinated, Putting Them at Risk of Acquiring Other Diseases, Including COVID-19
September 23, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans are a vulnerable population with low flu vaccination rates who experience disproportionately higher rates of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart diseases and obesity. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
September 9, 2021
American Heart Association Award Recognizes Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care ... read more »
Where You Live May Affect Your Long-Term Survival After a Heart Attack
August 26, 2021
Kaiser Permanente study finds Black heart attack survivors from disadvantaged neighborhoods face higher risk of death within five years than those from wealthier area.  ... read more »
1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway
August 19, 2021
Mothers In Action’s highly anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  ... read more / view gallery »
“We’re Back!” –All Nine LACCD Colleges Hosting First-Ever
August 6, 2021
We’re back!  We’re Open!  We’re ready for You!  For the first time in the history of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), all nine LACCD colleges are hosting simultaneous, in-person Open House Registration Fairs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021. ... read more »
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COVID-19 and Race-Based Traumatic Stress Result in Major Mental Health Concerns Among Black Population
August 5, 2021
Pandemic, racial bias can and do have long-lasting negative psychological impact ... read more »
An Indie Artist’s Plea to Look Beyond Algorithms and Curated Playlists
April 8, 2021
But cut off from family, friends and other nearby musicians, Bond devised a way to bring together out-of-work musicians from around the world ... read more »
Upcoming Daylight-Saving Time Change Poses Challenges
March 11, 2021
Sleep expert offers simple advice on how to cope with initial loss of sleep ... 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 »
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 »
Kaiser Permanente Commits $1 Million to Promote Racial Equity in Southern California
February 4, 2021
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, today announced it has awarded $8.15 million to support 40 nonprofit and community-based organizations across the nation. This includes $1 million for 10 organizations in Southern California and is part of a $25 million commitment Kaiser Permanente announced in June to promote health equity and break the cycle of racism-driven stresses that lead to poor health outcomes for its communities. Kaiser Permanente serves 4.7 million members in Southern California. ... read more »
Know the Differences Among the Common Cold, the Flu and COVID-19
October 22, 2020
Although there are common Symptoms, there are striking differences. ... read more »
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