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LA opening up all city sites for no-appointment coronavirus vaccines

Starting Monday, May 9, Los Angeles will offer appointment-free COVID-19 vaccinations at all of its city-run sites and open two additional night clinics in a new effort to expand vaccine access, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday. The city is prepared to administer over a quarter million vaccinations for the second week in a row. “We stand at a critical juncture in our fight to end this pandemic, and our city will keep doing everything possible to knock down barriers to vaccine access and deliver d...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Cdc, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Disneyland, Eric Garcetti, South Los Angeles, LA County


The human-focused startups of the hellfire

Disasters may not always be man-made, but they are always responded to by humans. There’s a whole panoply of skills and professions required today to respond to even the tiniest emergency, and that doesn’t even include the needs during pre-disaster planning and post-disaster recovery. It’s not a very remunerative industry for most and the mental health effects from stress can linger for decades, but the mission at the core of this work — to help people in the time of their greatest need — is wha...
Tags: Health, Texas, Enterprise, Education, Stanford, Government, Disaster, Tech, Earth, Policy, Commission, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, EC, Duolingo


A student’s volunteer experience at a mobile outreach clinic

In my junior year of high school, I applied for and went on an educational mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Being the son of Uruguayan immigrants, I felt at home in the rural setting while my many classmates marveled at their first view of a culture different from theirs. On that trip, my ability […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA, Dominican Republic Being


LA County inches toward 24,000 coronavirus deaths; 20 more reported Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 415 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths on Saturday, May 8, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals ticked up a bit. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,422 cases and 23,995 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 400 people hospitalized with the virus as of Saturday in Los Angeles County, up from 379 on Friday. The numbe...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Disneyland, Orange County, Black, Southern California


LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations dip to lowest level of pandemic

With case numbers falling and vaccinations rising, Los Angeles County’s average number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest point since the onset of the pandemic, health officials said today. According to the Department of Public Health, the county’s five-day average daily number of people hospitalized due to COVID was 389 as of Friday. County health and elected officials have been touting vaccinations as the key to keeping hospital beds empty, noting that inoculated r...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Pfizer, Biden, Orange County, Black, Southern California


A transformative year for GME recruitment: How the process has changed forever

The 2020-2021 GME recruitment season was transformative. While it was full of new and old challenges for stakeholders, the impact of the first-ever entirely virtual recruitment season will be substantial and long-lasting. Before COVID-19, the long-standing process of in-person interviews was considered “sacred” by many. But this system was simply not possible during a global […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, GME, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, Education, Congress, Government, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, SEIU, City Council


LA County’s mammoth vaccine centers will remain open despite drop in demand

Despite a recent sharp decline in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, Los Angeles County plans to continue operating its large-scale vaccination sites while also stepping up outreach efforts in communities where the inoculations have lagged, the county’s public health director said today. Health officials in Orange County announced Thursday that they will be closing mass-vaccination facilities due to dropping demand. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that while L.A. sites w...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, India, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Orange County, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Beautiful 19th-Century Indian Drawings Show Hatha Yoga Poses Before They Reached the West

Yoga as an athletic series of postures for physical health came into being only about 100 years ago, part of a wave of gymnastics and calisthenics that spread around the Western world in the 1920s and made its way to India, combining with classical Indian spirituality and asanas, a word which translates to “seat.”  Yoga, of course, had existed as a classical spiritual discipline in India for thousands of years. (The word is first found in the Rig Veda), but it had little to do with fitness, as ...
Tags: Health, Art, Facebook, Books, College, India, Religion, West, Pali, East, Henry David Thoreau, Swami Vivekananda, Singleton, Public Domain Review, Feuerstein, Mark Singleton


LA County Mental Health Department to hold free programs on art’s healing power

LOS ANGELES >> May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is hosting a monthlong series of free community programs and events to highlight the healing power of art and connection for residents of all ages. The initiative, in its fourth year, is called WE RISE. Dr. Jonathan Sherin, who heads the Department of Mental Health underscored the importance of reaching out to others. “Connectedness is vital to mental health and wellbeing, more so now than ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, Sherin, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


LA City Council weighs legislation to combat perinatal depression

Four Los Angeles City Council members on Tuesday, May 4, introduced a legislation package aimed at helping pregnant women and new mothers who are struggling with depression and other mental health issues. The package introduced by Council President Nury Martinez, Councilman Paul Koretz and Councilwomen Nithya Raman and Monica Rodriguez includes two resolutions and a motion in an effort to raise awareness, destigmatize and support women who suffer from perinatal depression and other mental health...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Terry, Sierra, Assembly, Martinez, Joanna, Rodriguez, Raman, Reseda


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Caltech, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District, Ferrer


LA County posts 500 new coronavirus cases, but lowest positivity rate

The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contri...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, Disneyland, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


LAUSD teachers oppose adding 10 days to school year, union says

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, right, and State Senator Henry Stern observe teacher Bruce Newborn at Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District returned to the classroom for the first time in more than a year this week. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Students check in before entering Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unifi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner


LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccine site to close by end of May

Much smaller numbers of people getting vaccinated at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodger Stadium reopened on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for distribution of the second dose of the Modern vaccine. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, drivers wait in long lines at a COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The number of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Times, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Usc


Fewer LA County residents are getting vaccinated – and Ferrer calls this ‘worrisome’

In a trend described as “very worrisome,” the number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination at Los Angeles County sites dropped significantly over the past week, marking the first such drop and leading to more calls today for people get the shots and propel the county toward a return to normalcy. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer didn’t have exact number of how many appointments went unfilled over the past week, but said county-operated vaccination sites saw sharp drops in...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, East, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, East Los Angeles, LA County


LA County officials push plummeting coronavirus rate at nursing homes as reason to get vaccinated

Again pointing to plummeting COVID-19 case numbers among skilled nursing facility residents and staff — who were among the hardest hit in the early days of the pandemic and then were the first to get vaccinated — Los Angeles County health officials said on Wednesday, April 28, that the facilities are a case study on the effectiveness of the inoculations. “Where we see high rates of vaccination, we are seeing transmission of COVID-19 plummet,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Southern California


Best practices in virtual residency interviewing

The 2021 residency match “capstoned” the inaugural virtual interview season. Interviews may likely continue to incorporate some virtual aspects given the realized efficiencies. But these efficiencies come at a cost: limiting the applicant’s ability to get a feel of the programs and adding virtual fatigue to the inevitable stress of interviews. As two medical students […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Residency, PA NP, CRNA


If coronavirus stats hold firm for a week, LA County can move to less-restrictive yellow tier

Los Angeles County’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell low enough — barely — on Tuesday, April 27, to qualify for a move to the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, but the county must meet the threshold for another week before it can actually advance. For now, the county remains in the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs restrictions on businesses and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statist...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Tens of thousands in LA County are overdue for second COVID-19 shot

While Los Angeles County continues to show progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, figures released on Monday, April 26 showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot is enough. As of last week, more than 4.4 million people in the county have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly 2.6 million had received a second dose, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. But...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community


Medicine is very much like driving. But don’t be a passive driver.

Medicine is very much like driving. As an emergency physician, when you see a patient, you ask the same questions, “What brought you in today? What’s bothering you?” and go through the normal flow of the history and physical. You order the same labs and imaging reflexively. When you’re driving to a location that you’ve […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


More coronavirus vaccinations available without appointments; LA County numbers still improving

Los Angeles County reported 443 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths on Saturday, April 24, as health officials prepared to resume administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after a pause due to concerns over rare instances of blood clots. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 453 to 444, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care fell from 106 to 101. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,231,...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Simon, Carter


Fears Covid anxiety syndrome could stop people reintegrating

Exclusive: compulsive hygiene habits and fear of public places could remain for some after lockdown lifted, researchers sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have expressed concern that residual anxiety over coronavirus may have led some people to develop compulsive hygiene habits that could prevent them from reintegrating into the outside world, even though Covid hospitalisations and deaths in the UK are coming down.The concept of “Covid anxiety syndrome” was...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Education, Research, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Anxiety, Higher Education, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Kingston University, London South Bank University, Coronavirus, Covid Continue


With federal hurdle cleared, LA County plans to restart Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon

Los Angeles County could be ready within 1-2 days to again administer Johnson & Johnson vaccines now that the CDC and FDA have given the official green light to resume those shots, Paul Simon, the county’s chief science officer said Friday, April 23. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended resumption of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with warning labels. The decision clears the way for states to resume vaccination. The agency, along with the Food and Dr...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Education, Cdc, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer


Here’s what LA County is doing about the vaccine hesitant

With close to half of Los Angeles County adults now with at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine in their arms, health officials have become more confident the county will succeed in vaccinating enough people to prevent another massive surge in cases possibly taking place again like it did this winter. But while the county has made great strides so far in vaccinating workers and residents, there is a recognition that getting the second half of adults inoculated will not be as easy because they ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fda, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson


LAUSD’S outgoing superintendent offers to ‘be around’ to help with transition

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not renew his contract when it ends in June. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not re...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, La, Stanford, Government, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Local News, Clinton


Applying to medical school in the post-COVID-19 era: What has changed?

The spike in medical school applications during the 2020-2021 cycle surprised most people involved with medical school admissions. COVID-19 erupted full force in the spring of 2020, right in the middle of the admission season for the medical school class of 2024 and the testing season for the medical school class of 2025. Taking a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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