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Health Officials Warn Travelers, Pregnant Women of Zika Danger

County health officials Tuesday urged travelers to Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, especially pregnant women, to take precautions to protect themselves... Read more »

County Confirms First Flu Season Deaths

Public health officials confirmed Wednesday the first two flu-related deaths of the 2015-16 flu season in Los Angeles County, noting that both patients had “significant”... Read more »

USC Study Looks at Cancer Risk in Latinos

In what is billed as a first study of its kind, USC researchers announced Monday that they have found that colorectal cancer risk in Latinos throughout California... Read more »

The Medical Minute: Holidays Often a Challenge for People with Eating Disorders

With food everywhere you look, difficult relatives and pressure to create perfect memories, the holidays can be a tough time for those who struggle with eating disorders. People... Read more »

Alcohol Aromatherapy Eases Nausea in the ER

Nauseated patients in the emergency department who sniffed pads saturated with isopropyl alcohol were twice as likely to obtain relief from their symptoms as nauseated... Read more »

‘Meatless Monday’ With Eastside Flavor

The smell of tacos and chili filled the air at the East Los Angeles Library Monday where library patrons put down their books only to be surprised that some of their... Read more »

Surviving the Holidays With Diabetes

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends. It’s also a season to indulge in all of your favorite holiday foods and drink. For people living with... Read more »

First Infant Death From Flu Confirmed

State health officials today confirmed that an infant in Stanislaus County had dies from the flu. California Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said it’s the... Read more »

Signature Gathering Approved For Attempt to Overturn Aid-in-Dying Law

Opponents of the recently signed “Aid-in-Dying” law received permission Monday to begin gathering signatures to qualify a referendum to overturn it, Secretary... Read more »

Local Students Breathing Easier

Students at Murchison Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights are breathing cleaner air thanks to a new air filtration system provided through the South Coast... Read more »

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