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Beware: Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Found in Commerce, Pico Rivera

Yellow fever mosquitoes, a tropical and subtropical insect capable of spreading disease, were found in Commerce and Pico Rivera last week, the first discovery of... Read more »

UCLA Med Center to Hold Mock Ebola Response

Staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center plan to hold a “big exercise” Friday on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms, according to UCLA’s... Read more »

L.A. County Health Officials Prepared To Protect Against Ebola Virus

Local health officials told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that they are fully prepared to protect Los Angeles County residents from the Ebola virus, but do not... Read more »

Asking Parents Smart Questions Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Preventing childhood obesity may begin at home, but there’s plenty nurses can do to help parents embrace healthy lifestyle choices, says Rita John, DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC,... Read more »

L.A. County Funds Diversion for Mentally Ill Criminal Offenders

The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside $20 million for diversion programs designed to treat, rather than jail, mentally ill offenders. The allocation... Read more »

Sexual Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Youth Vary by Language, Place of Birth

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that the sexual risk behaviors of young Hispanic people living in the U.S. vary considerably with their degree... Read more »

98,000 Families at Risk of Losing Health Coverage

Failure to provide proof of being in the U.S. lawfully could trigger the loss of health coverage for close to 100 thousand families in California, according to Covered... Read more »

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings... Read more »

Are Young People Losing the Ability to Read Emotions?

UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better at... Read more »

What It’s Like to Lose Your Best Friend to Suicide

I was probably seven years old when we first met. My mom and my aunt were both in charge of a group at church. My aunt was in charge of the grown-ups while my mother... Read more »

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