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COVID-19 among African Americans in LA County
May 14, 2020
COVID-19 is shedding a disturbing light on existing health disparities among African Americans in the County of Los Angeles; disparities rooted in a history of limited access to affordable housing, nutritious foods, and primary health care. Living under such conditions can make it harder to prevent and control chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease and diabetes, which increases our risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. And our seniors 65 years and older, especially those who live in nursing homes, are particularly at risk from this virus.   ... read more »
WATCH: BlackPressUSA LIVESTREAM – Accessing COVID-19 Testing & Availability
May 13, 2020
NNPA Sr. Correspondent Stacy Brown is joined by Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Dept of Emergency Medicine and Reggie Swift, Founder of Rubix Life Sciences for a wide-reaching discussion on COVID-19 testing, treatment and impact. ... read more / watch video »
State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
April 6, 2020
Facility to treat expected surge of patients with COVID-19 in LA region  Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19. ... read more »
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L.A. Officials deliver update on COVID-19 for the Los Angeles Region
March 19, 2020
There has been city issued orders to close public placements, that includes restaurants, movie theaters, and bars. Health inspectors are out assuring exposed environments are compliant with social distancing guidelines. Barbara closed by showing gratitude to all essential service workers which include; grocery store employees, hospitals, pharmacist, first responders, public safety, and public health agencies, she recognized these groups are the foundation to maintaining the city’s infrastructure. ... read more »
Nearly 80% of CDU’s College of Medicine Class of 2019 Will Train—and Likely Practice—in California  
March 21, 2019
Statistics show that the majority of physician residents remain in the area where they train  ... read more »
L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment
January 25, 2019
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured.  ... read more »
New Approach to Treating Emphysema Significantly Improves Patient Breathing and Quality of Life According to New Published Study
June 1, 2018
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/LA BioMed Was One of Several Centers Worldwide Studying the Technology. ... read more »
MAKE YOUR 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR; “A HEALTHY NEW YEAR”
January 11, 2017
I can walk to Freedom, But only if I have a Healthy Body - Martin Luther King Jr. ... read more »
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Nursing Pioneer Linda Burnes Bolton  
December 21, 2016
Named Inaugural Recipient of James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing  ... read more »
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Celebrates Completion of Seismic Retrofit Project
June 28, 2016
Centinela Hospital Medical Center celebrated the completion of it’s over $55 million seismic retrofit project on Wednesday, June 22 with a gala ribbon cutting, awards presentation and hospital tour. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to Host 4th Annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala
March 30, 2016
Gala Will Recognize Lifelong South Los Angeles Activist Nola Carter and CDU Trustee Emeritus Robert Tranquada, MD ... read more »
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