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Los Angeles health officials urges measles vaccinations before domestic and international travel

In the midst of national and international measles outbreaks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is advising anyone who has not been immunized against measles to get vaccinated. Health officials warn spring travel and attending large-scale events, particularly in places where there are ongoing outbreaks, can increase the chances of exposure to measles. “With 90 percent effectiveness, the measles immunization is the best way to keep from getting and spreading measles,” said Dr. Mu...
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Will undocumented immigrants avoid new state health benefits?

By Virginia Gaglianone and Yesenia Amaro, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative More than anything else, Claudia Navarro wanted health insurance for her children when she arrived in the United States. Navarro’s daughter has spina bifida — a congenital condition her doctors in Mexico said would kill the girl within a year. But Navarro didn’t give up on her baby. Instead, she brought her two young children to the U.S. to seek medical help. She obtained limited Medi-Cal benefits for he...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Department Of Homeland Security, Medicaid, Ana, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Univision, Arthur

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 15-22

  Homelessness panel discussion on April 18 at Platt Branch Library on Victory Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 15, and Mondays. Wendy’s Restaurant, 22611 Ventura Blvd....
Tags: Health, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Homeless, Book Club, Osborne, Local News, Wendy, MPR, Rotary Club, Tarzana, Woodland Hills

Increase in measles cases nationally has doctors, public health officials on alert

An uptick in measles cases in California and other parts of the country, coupled with resistance to vaccines, has physicians and public health officials concerned that a potentially fatal disease, which was declared eradicated in the United States nearly two decades ago, might create a public health crisis. As of Wednesday, April 10, 21 measles cases have been reported in California including one in Los Angeles County. On Wednesday, Long Beach health officials announced that a person recently tr...
Tags: Health, New York, News, California, Mexico, New York City, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Judaism, Long Beach, Bill De Blasio, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, New York State

New health care bills before California Legislature aim for better access and affordability

Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, chats with patient Teressa Silver, 60, at the Huntington Beach office on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. About 20 percent of the patients who visit this clinic are uninsured, Mahoney said.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Mahoney said about 20 percent of the patients who visit the clinic don’t have health ins...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Orange County, Wood, Gavin Newsom, Univision, Huntington Beach, Legislature, California Legislature, Department of Finance

California’s first surgeon general prioritizes children and addressing health disparities

Addressing the adverse physical and mental repercussions of childhood trauma has been the highlight of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s career as a pediatrician. And it’s an issue that will take center stage during her tenure as California’s first-ever surgeon general. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Burke Harris in January soon after he unveiled several health initiatives during his inaugural address, including expanding health care coverage and lowering prescription drug costs. Only three other states — ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Stanford, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Arkansas, Michigan, Orange County, Orange, Gavin Newsom, KINGSTON Jamaica, Palo Alto She, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health

20 Southern California hospitals make Newsweek’s list of world’s top 1,000

Twenty Southern California hospitals have been named among the top 1,000 in the world, across 11 countries, in a list compiled for the first time by Newsweek in collaboration with Statista Inc., a global marketing research and consumer data company. Three of those area hospitals — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica — are ranked among the top 100 globally. Newsweek and Statista evaluated hospitals using data charting hospital rec...
Tags: Health, News, California, Boston, Massachusetts, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ronald Reagan, Baltimore, Southern California, Santa Monica, Newsweek, Statista, UCLA Medical Center, Rochester Minn

Senior Living: 10 steps to turn around unhealthy habits

By Bruce Horovitz Contributing writer, Kaiser Health News It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one — particularly for folks over 60. Most baby boomers approach retirement age unwilling to follow basic healthy lifestyle goals established by the American Heart Association, said Dr. Dana King, professor and chairman of the department of family medicine at West Virginia University, referencing his university’s 2017 study comparing the healthy lifestyle rates of retired late-mid...
Tags: Health, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, West Virginia University, Local News, Kaiser Health News, American Heart Association, Dick Clark, Kaiser Family Foundation, Rosenblatt, KHN, Senior Living, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma

By KEN MILLER and GEOFF MULVIHILL OKLAHOMA CITY — The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. It is the first settlement to come out of the recent coast-to-coast wave of nearly 2,000 lawsuits against Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma that threaten to push the company into bank...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, London, News, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United States, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Guggenheim Museum, Hunter, State

Fewer LA Marathon runners sought medical treatment, but 9 were hospitalized in life-threatening condition

A handful of participants in the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon were sent to the hospital in life-threatening condition on Sunday, but far fewer people requested medical treatment compared to last year, emergency officials said. Paramedics treated 21 marathon participants out of about 24,000 total who trekked the grueling, 26.2-mile race from Dodgers Stadium to Santa Monica. That was significantly less than the 86 who were treated while running the race in 2018. The nine people Sunday who were being ...
Tags: Health, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Public Safety, Los Angeles Fire Department, Dodgers Stadium, LA Marathon, Top Stories LADN, Capt Branden Silverman, Los Angeles Marathon, Crime + Public Safety, Santa Monica That

California’s patchwork of care for the undocumented: Where you live matters

By Sammy Caiola, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative In the outpatient waiting room at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Spanish and Chinese chatter spills from pharmacy windows as other patients doze on chairs or play on their phones. When the overhead speaker beckons, they step forward with stacks of paperwork and walk out with brown paper prescription bags. The room is bustling with patients using Healthy San Francisco, one of California’s most comprehensive county hea...
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Hey, LA Marathon first-timers! Here’s how to survive — and maybe enjoy — the journey

So, you’re running your first marathon Sunday in Los Angeles? Congrats! And, ahem, what were you thinking? Luckily, we’ve got you covered. For first-timers taking the plunge, we asked a couple of veteran runners and coaches what you should know ahead of the big day to succeed. (And by that we mean finishing the darn thing.) Pat Connelly, 81, of Sherman Oaks is a retired LAPD cop who has run 50 marathons in his life – and has been a runners’ coach for as many years. He even founded the official L...
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LA County health officials ID 2nd measles case involving LAX Passenger

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday they have confirmed another case of measles involving a passenger who arrived aboard a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. The newest case was a passenger on United Airlines flight 240 that arrived at the airport on March 5 and may have been in the area of Gate 76A at Terminal 7 between 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The person also visited an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location at 1719 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica the following day s...
Tags: Health, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lax, Santa Monica, Los Angeles International Airport, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Los Angeles County, LA County, Wilshire Blvd, China Eastern

Providence St. Joseph announces co-ownership deal with Cedars-Sinai at Tarzana hospital

Cedars-Sinai healthcare will join the current owner of Tarzana hospital Providence St. Joseph Health to form the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, the two healthcare organizations announced Tuesday. In the joint venture, Providence will hold controlling interest of the longstanding San Fernando Valley Hospital and the center will retain its Catholic identity, officials said. Cedars-Sinai is investing in the center for an undisclosed amount as Providence redevelops its Tarzana campu...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, West Hollywood, Providence, San Bernardino, Healthgrades, Tarzana, San Fernando Valley, Providence Health Services, Cedars Sinai

Calling all angels: Inspired by their own experience, siblings launch nonprofit to support families battling melanoma

Tyler and Tricia Halstead grew up quickly, in a home centered around a mother who spent her last decade dying of melanoma. “We did not have what you would call a normal childhood,” said Tricia, 27, now an attorney living in Huntington Beach. “But our mom made it as normal as possible by developing a support group to take care of us when she couldn’t.” Her parents, Travis and Cindy Halstead, called the posse their “angel network.” Siblings Tricia and Tyler Halstead in Huntington Beach, CA, on F...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Jesus, Local News, Orange, University Of Illinois, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County, La Mirada, Cindy, Tyler, Travis

Health: How to wrap your head – and your internal clock – around springing forward for Daylight Saving Time

By Dennis Hwang, MD Contributing writer March 10, 2019 is Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time normally signals the incoming spring season, extra sunshine in the evenings for those late walks, but for some, like parents with young children, you’re dreading the hour of sleep we are all going to lose on Sunday – and the effects can be noticeable. Dennis Hwang, MD (Courtesy of Kaiser Permanente) We are living in a time where numerous studies are showing that 1/3 of Americans are sleep dep...
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Senior Living: Families facing early Alzheimer’s disease are not alone

By David W. Hart, Ph.D. Contributing writer One of the questions that I receive most frequently goes something like this: why are there so many more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias today compared to two or three generations ago? The simple answer is that more of us are living longer today than ever before and age is the number one risk factor for developing dementia. In fact, about 40 percent of individuals over the age of 80 have some form of cognitive ...
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Pacific Coast Highway, Hart, Santa Clarita, South Bay, Torrance, Redondo, Senior Living, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Life for a child with a rare disease is a grueling roller coaster ride: A mom explains

Three years ago, I wrote about my daughter Sarah being diagnosed with a connective tissue disease known as hyper-mobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, one of 13 variations of this rare condition. Sarah Rightmire works on school work while waiting for a doctor, Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sarah Rightmire tries to distract herself while doing a GI motility test at CHOC, June 7, 2018. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sarah Righmtire falls aslee...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Obamacare, California, Sport, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Newcastle, Local News, Orange County, Baltimore, Ducks, Sarah, Southern California, Anaheim

Chicken-killing Newcastle disease prompts widespread quarantines in Southern California

With virulent Newcastle disease killing a growing number of Southern California chickens, state Veterinarian Annette Jones announced Wednesday a poultry quarantine for all of Los Angeles County and large portions of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The highly contagious respiratory virus is nearly always fatal for all poultry and has most affected chickens in the current outbreak. Though the number of infections went down for several months after the disease was identified, in May, the num...
Tags: Health, News, California, Environment, Uncategorized, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Jones, Southern California, Ontario, Compton, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County

Using DNA tests, Dwight Manley found his birth father: L.A. politician Mike Antonovich

It only takes one look to spot their likeness. It’s there in the eyes. Blue. But the kind that can look green at certain times, the father and son say almost simultaneously. Blue is also both their favorite color. They only recently discovered that mutual personality trait. It hasn’t been a year since they learned of their relationship. A present given to Dwight Manley for Christmas 2017 unlocked the secret to his birth father. Now, they both get to celebrate Manley’s 53rd birthday this year. Th...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Nba, Mother, Republican Party, Chicago Bulls, Air Force, Orange County, Valencia

To shore up Obamacare in California, Newsom wants to try an individual mandate

By Sophia Bollag, Michael Finch II and Sammy Caiola, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative When Kate Green, calculated her health care costs last year, it just didn’t add up for her to stay insured. The 30-year-old worker in a real estate referral company had signed up for the lowest-cost plan possible, but it came with high out-of-pocket costs. Premiums ate up money Green had planned on spending to pay off car and college loans. The final straw: a $1,200 doctor bill for a minor kne...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Obamacare, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Green, Soccer, Medicare, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Irs

Senior Living: Here’s the deal on degenerative joint diseases

By Dr. Thomas LaGrelius Contributing writer While enjoying a Super Bowl party – at least the wings and the halftime show – a woman volunteered how much she enjoyed my column. Her thumb hurt though. She asked me to write on arthritis. Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius I looked at her hand. She had obvious “osteoarthritis”, OA for short, (wear and tear arthritis) of the joint at the base of her thumb, a common condition. Interestingly, her other thumb was fine and none of her other joints bothered her. ...
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Public schools should offer more vegan menus, this San Fernando Valley assemblyman says

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a plant-based entree and plant-based milk at meals. Under AB 479, the Healthy Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving the vegan options, which Nazarian said would be healthier and more climate-friendly. The bill would also provide state support for staff trai...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Nazarian, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles City Hall, Paul Koretz, Top Stories LADN, Hans Gutknecht, Top Stories OCR

Romance and…Medicare? Hilarious #healthpolicyvalentines poems are trending on Twitter

This year, Valentine’s Day on social media is inspiring many different messages: professing love for that special someone, angry threads about being single, and….clever poems confessing a love/hate relationship with health policy? From Medicare services to out-of-network fees, Twitter users from all over the country came up with witty rhymes and declarations for all things medical around the hashtag #healthpolicyvalentines. Here in California, state lawmakers hope to provide more health insuranc...
Tags: Health, News, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Medicare, Venezuela, Medicaid, San Pedro, Jonathan Cohn, Martha Carter, Patrick Ross, Jennifer Kent, LA City

Deputy LA City Attorney in San Pedro goes public with typhus bout, prompting City Hall to take notice

Two months after she came down with typhus and called on City Hall for action, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Elizabeth Greenwood must feel she’s finally being heard. After the media picked up on her story in recent days, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson this week called for the city to consider removing old carpeting and taking other steps in light of the diagnosis and what has been an ongoing issue with the presence of rats in city buildings. More needs to be done, said Greenwo...
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Pasadena, Local News, San Marino, City Hall, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Greenwood, Wesson, Department of Public Health

Venezuela’s political fight could snarl rush to ship aid in

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CUCUTA, Colombia — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can’t come soon enough. She’s watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over the past few years due to inadequate care. Only a quarter of the dialysis machines where she receives treatment at a government-run clinic in Caracas still work. And la...
Tags: Health, News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Canada, Soccer, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Red Cross, Bolton, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Trump

Senior Living: How to choose cooking oils that are heart healthy

By Emily Burritt, MS, RD, CNSC Contributing writer In honor of February’s American Heart Month, let’s discuss how to choose cooking oils that are heart healthy. The type of fat we eat impacts our blood cholesterol levels and risk of developing heart disease. Cooking with heart healthy fat is very important for heart health. The type of fat we eat impacts our blood cholesterol levels and risk of developing heart disease. Eating plant-based oils (i.e. unsaturated fats) lowers blood cholesterol and...
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California could insure many more people – but it will come at a price

By Michael Finch II and Sammy Caiola, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative State lawmakers are expected to receive a first look Friday at the costs tied to an ambitious plan to provide health insurance for more California residents. The report represents California’s response to the Trump administration’s retreat on the Affordable Care Act, analyzing how to provide more generous consumer subsidies to pay for costly health insurance, subsidies for insurance companies and a state pen...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Green, Soccer, Glendale, ACA, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Bay, Trump

ICE is force-feeding immigrant detainees on hunger strike

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that’s gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food, some for more than 30 days. Detainees who reached the AP, along with a relative and an attorney representing hunger strikers, said nearly...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Guantanamo Bay, California, India, Immigration, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, Tokyo, Michigan, Associated Press

Calabasas and Glendale earn A grades in effort to control tobacco use

The American Lung Association praised Dana Point for its efforts to control tobacco use and promote lung health. Above, Rick Erkeneff’s showed a jug filled with more than 3,000 cigarette butts at the Dana Point City Council meeting, to support the passing of a smoking ban on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Just 10 Los Angeles County cities received overall A grades in the American Lung Association’s annual assessment of tobacco-control...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Orange County, Los Angeles County, American Lung Association, Dana Point, Calabasas, South Pasadena, Lung Association, Top Stories LADN

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