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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 »

As Climate Changes, Human Health Could Decline

Heat-related illnesses and deaths due to rising temperatures will likely increase, as will the number of people suffering from asthma and respiratory diseases due... Read more »

Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health,... Read more »

Arroyo vista Family Health Center Back to School Health Fair

Aug. 9 10am-3pm—Get the family ready for the new school year with free health screenings for diabetes, asthma, obesity, blood pressure, vision, dental and more.... Read more »

Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health,... Read more »

What Happens When the Doctor Says ‘Hospice’ and You Understand ‘Poorhouse’?

PRI’s The World in Words - The Spanish-language pages of Medicare and the National Institutes of Health translate hospice as hospicio. To Los Angeles resident... Read more »

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