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DTSC Accused of ‘Environmental Racism’

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Vernon last week to call for the closure of Exide Techonologoes, an embattled lead-acid battery recycler in the city. “Stand... Read more »

Report Links Affordable Housing to Health

The lack of quality affordable housing in Los Angeles County is linked to serious health problems, according to a report released Tuesday by the county. Roughly... Read more »

Measles Outbreak Renews Calls to Vaccinate Children

Los Angeles County’s interim health officer urged residents Wednesday to ensure they are vaccinated for measles, and assured parents that vaccinating their children... Read more »

Measles Risk Not Over

Los Angeles County’s top health officer said today 15 cases of measles have been confirmed in the county, with 14 of them linked to the outbreak traced to Disneyland,... Read more »

More Cases of Measles Confirmed

Local public health officials have confirmed 59 cases of measles in California residents since the end of December 2014, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California... Read more »

Proposed Merger of County Health Services Decried

A proposal to consolidate the county’s public health, mental health and health services departments drew fire from mental health advocates and others Tuesday. Supervisor... Read more »

Measles Outbreak Tied to Disneyland

Nine people who visited Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim in mid-December have contracted measles, the state Department of Public Health... Read more »

The Dementia that is NOT Alzheimer’s Disease

Lewy body dementia (LBD) — a complex, challenging and surprisingly common brain disease — is often misdiagnosed as its “cousin,” Alzheimer’s disease. And... Read more »

Healthy for the Holidays: Tips for Reducing Stress and Staying Well Throughout the Season

The holiday season can be a mixed blessing. While many look forward to the glittering lights, festive music, decadent treats, jovial office parties and family gatherings,... Read more »

Life in America: Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health?

America is a nation of immigrants drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for... Read more »

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