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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 »

How to Get Kids to Drink More Water

A new study offers a simple solution for getting kids to drink more water in schools or child-care settings: Make it more convenient. Researchers from the University... Read more »

Law to Fight Doctor-Shopping in CA Takes Effect

As of July 1, all doctors in California must be registered for access to the state’s prescription database. It’s part of an effort to stop drug-addicted patients... Read more »

California Set to Be First State to Allow Undocumented Residents to Buy Health Coverage on Online Marketplace

New America Media – As early as next year, undocumented immigrants will be able to buy health insurance on Covered California, the state’s online marketplace.... Read more »

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