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Family Meals Do More Than Put Food on the Table

Make mealtime a family time. If you can get together for meals even a few times a week, family meals mean healthier eating – and more. For National Nutrition Month®,... Read more »

More Funding for Health Centers Improves Access to Care

Increased federal funding for community health centers since 2000 has helped low-income adults get access to primary care and dental care, according to a new study... Read more »

Lara Pushes Access for Undocumented to CA Health Insurance

Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens has unveiled the Health For All Act, which is aimed at expanding access to health care coverage for all Californians, regardless... Read more »

Health Alert Issued For Tainted Cactus, ‘Nopales’ from Mexico

State health officials warned against eating certain cactus because it was sprayed with dangerous pesticides in Mexico. A batch of cactus pads, or “nopales,”... Read more »

Many Patients Have Trouble ID’ing Their Medications

People who identify their blood pressure medications by shape, size and color instead of by name may risk poor blood pressure control and increase their risk of... Read more »

Getting Medicare Information Online

As 2014 gets under way, I wanted to give you a quick overview of the Medicare information you can now get online. Our website is, and it has a wealth... Read more »

Over-The-Counter Pills Left Out of FDA Acetaminophen Limits

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged health care providers to stop writing prescriptions for pain relievers containing more than 325 milligrams... Read more »

H1N1 Flu On the Rise, Warn Health Officials

State health officials are warning Californians that many California counties, and other states, are reporting a rise in the number of patients who are critically... Read more »

Ho Hum Holidays? Ten Tips to Make the Season Joyful

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That’s a tall order for some people during the holidays who may envision a time filled with too much to do, interactions with unpleasant... Read more »

County’s Mortality Rate Decline Outpaces Nation

A 50 percent drop in death rates for AIDS, and drops in death rates for strokes and heart disease, helped Los Angeles County outpace the rest of country in reducing... Read more »

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