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Obesity Is a Major Obstacle for Disabled Americans

Obesity and its related health problems impacts far more people with a disability than previously reported, according to new research in the American Journal of... Read more »

Significant Others Can Influence Extreme Dieting

Women who are frequently encouraged by their significant others to lose weight are more likely to resort to unhealthy measures to do so, according to new research... Read more »

Public Meetings to Explain Affordable Health Care Act

A coalition of organizations will offer free seminars in Los Angeles to inform the Hispanic community, especially low-income residents, about the new health law... Read more »

CA Farm Workers Seek Pesticide Protection

California farm workers want Congress to do more to protect them from hazardous pesticides. More than a dozen workers from California and other states are on Capitol... Read more »

California Ranks Among 10 Worst States for Children’s Well-Being

California came in at 41st in a nationwide ranking of children’s well-being, according to a report released late last month. The state ranked just ahead of Texas,... Read more »

Report: CA Shows No Improvement in Children’s Well-Being

OAKLAND, Calif. – California is showing no improvement for overall children’s well-being. For the second consecutive year, the Golden State ranks 41st in... Read more »

New Research Suggests Possible Direction for Autism Treatment

Newswise — WASHINGTON-In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented... Read more »

Montebello Joins List of Cities Where West Nile Virus Found

The City of Montebello is one of 13 areas where public health officials last week confirmed the West Nile Virus to be present. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector... Read more »

Unauthorized Immigrants Account for Only 1.4 Percent of U.S. Medical Spending

Newswise — A study by a University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher revealed that unauthorized immigrants have lower health care expenditures compared to... Read more »

Governor’s Budget Deprives Vital Care to Autistic Kids on Medi-Cal

Low-income parents who have children with autism are angry that state lawmakers have passed a budget that will deprive their offspring of vital services to treat... Read more »

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