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Most in CA Think Nurse Practitioners Should Have Full Practice Authority

One in four Californians supports the right of nurse practitioners to function as primary-care providers instead of having to work under the supervision of a doctor,... Read more »

Board Backs Wider Access to HIV Prevention Pill In County

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a plan to make a daily pill designed to reduce the risk of HIV infection broadly available to at-risk residents. Supervisor... Read more »

That Summer Glow? It’s Not So Healthy

We’re at the end of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but really just now heading into the time of year when people everywhere start working on getting their “healthy”... Read more »

Beverage Companies Back Plan to ‘Cut Sugar’ Consumption in Eastide

The soda industry and an anti-obesity nonprofit are joining forces to help people in four Los Angeles neighborhoods cut back on the amount of calories they consume... Read more »

For One Mother, Autism Workshop Gets Personal

Three years ago when EGP first interviewed Josefina Nieves, she was overwhelmed with worry about what would become of her autistic son who was about to graduate... Read more »

Many Who Qualify for ‘Food Stamps’ Not Applying

You may qualify for “CalFresh” – food stamps – and not even know it. About 41 percent of eligible people don’t participate in the anti-hunger drive,... Read more »

Health For All Bill Passes Senate Committee

New America Media – After hearing heart-rending testimonials from three young undocumented immigrants who have seen first hand the havoc caused by not having access... Read more »

Study: Doctor Shortage for Booming Latino Population in CA, US

Over the past 30 years, the Latino population in the United States has risen by 243 percent. But during that same period, according to a UCLA study of census data,... Read more »

CA Health Officials Declares Measles Outbreak Over

The measles outbreak that state health officials traced to Disneyland and that affected 131 Californians was declared over Fridday. “We are pleased this outbreak... Read more »

Benefits of Exercise Outweigh Risks for Older Athletes

Middle-aged athletes are at low risk for having a sudden cardiac arrest while playing sports; and those who do have a greater chance of surviving the condition,... Read more »

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