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Encephalitis the Latest Mosquito Danger

As if West Nile virus wasn’t enough, county officials said Wednesday they discovered mosquitoes in Whittier carrying Saint Louis Encephalitis, something that hasn’t... Read more »

Many U.S. Black and Hispanic Children Lack Mental Health Care

New America Media – Black and Hispanic children and young adults with mental health issues are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental... Read more »

‘Hispanic Paradox’: Latinos Live Longer Than Other Races, UCLA Says

Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups, despite having a higher susceptibility to some diseases, according to a UCLA study released Tuesday. The findings,... Read more »

West Nile Spreading Across L.A. County

West Nile virus is continuing to spread across the Southland, with vector-control officials announcing Monday that the virus was detected for the first time this... Read more »

How to Get Kids to Drink More Water

A new study offers a simple solution for getting kids to drink more water in schools or child-care settings: Make it more convenient. Researchers from the University... Read more »

Law to Fight Doctor-Shopping in CA Takes Effect

As of July 1, all doctors in California must be registered for access to the state’s prescription database. It’s part of an effort to stop drug-addicted patients... Read more »

California Set to Be First State to Allow Undocumented Residents to Buy Health Coverage on Online Marketplace

New America Media – As early as next year, undocumented immigrants will be able to buy health insurance on Covered California, the state’s online marketplace.... Read more »

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches—Simplified Approach Shows Good Results

Newswise – A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to an “Ideas and... Read more »

Pregnancy Clinics Warned to Follow ‘Choice’ Law

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said Monday he has taken steps to enforce a new state law that requires pregnancy centers and clinics to provide clients with... Read more »

CA Sen. Lara Urges Undocumented Parents to Sign Kids Up For Health Care

New America Media – Kicking off his statewide tour to promote California’s Health for All Kids program, the new law’s author, State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell... Read more »

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