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In A Diverse State, California’s Latino Doctors Push For More Of Their Own

California Healthline – Earlier this year, Dr. Joaquin Arambula, an emergency room physician from Selma, became the first Latino physician to serve in the... Read more »

In For A Shock: Exchange Customers Get Glimpse Of Painful Rate Hikes

Healthline/Kaiser Health News – Covered California’s big 2017 rate hikes are starting to hit home for consumers. The state health insurance exchange began mailing... Read more »

Get Flu Shot Now, Urge Health Officials

State health officials Monday renewed their call urging Californians to get a flu shot, and to do it now. Citing the confirmed death of an elderly person in San... Read more »

Study: Alzheimer Among Latinos Expected to Grow

Barring a medical breakthrough, the incidence and cost of Alzheimer’s disease on U.S. Latinos will grow exponentially by 2060, according to a report released Wednesday... Read more »

Newly Covered By Medi-Cal, Undocumented Children Also Seek Dental Care

Eight-year-old Erika Andalon recently started treatment for six cavities at an AltaMed dental clinic in eastern Los Angeles near her home. She hadn’t been to a... Read more »

School’s In Session: Time to Head Off Head Lice

It’s every parent’s nightmare and a year-round problem, and according to says Patricia Brown, M.D., a dermatologist at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),... Read more »

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 »

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