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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 »

Mental Health Tips for Parents of Teens and Young Adults

If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older... Read more »

California’s ‘Health For All’ Bill Moves Forward

(New America Media) – Irma Montoya, 53, had to wait for three years to get her hip replaced. Her severe pain finally triumphed over her fear of deportation and... Read more »

No Room for Autism Treatment in Self-Funded Health Plans

Eight years ago, Shannon Penrod and her husband were struggling to raise their 2-year-old son, Jem. The toddler threw frequent tantrums, bit and kicked people, lost... Read more »

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