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Ten Steps to Cut Calories
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 04 December 2014
      Step 1. Switch to low-fat or non-fat dairy products: The best source of calcium is found in milk and milk products. Calcium is needed to keep bones strong.  However, these products can ... read more >>
HIV/AIDS Activists Push for More Funding to Address HIV/AIDS Stigma
Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 28 November 2014
 Douglas Brooks, the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House, delivers his keynote address at the International Conference on Stigma in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA) WASHINGTON ... read more >>
Dealing with Overactive Bladder
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 27 November 2014
Latrice Cowell tells her story about not being embarrassed of her OAB diagnosis 50 year-old Latrice Cowell has dealt with overactive bladder for two decades.(Courtesy of Latrice Cowel) Overactive Bladder ... read more >>
Eating to Live
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 06 November 2014
       The greatest population growth in the United States is people over the age 90. Currently, medical research is focusing on this population to try to determine what factors cause people 90 ... read more >>
HIV testing at Taste of Soul
Written by Charlene Muhammad, Contributing Writer 31 October 2014
Aids Healthcare Foundation came out to support the 9th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival  Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate Blacks account for almost half ... read more >>
3rd Annual Compton Walk for a Cure
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
In this photo, Chanel, CUSD Vice President Satra Zurita, Armani, Councilwoman Emeritus Delores Zurita and First District Councilwoman Janna Zurita who collectively have over 85 years of service to the ... read more >>
County Healthcare Workers Prepare for Ebola
Written by City News Service (CNS) 23 October 2014
As health care workers at UCLA and other hospitals prepare for the possibility of treating a patient infected with Ebola, the state issued a series of workplace guidelines recently aimed at preventing ... read more >>
VIDEO: Sabriya's Castle Blood Drive Recap
Written by Aaron Brumfield 10 October 2014
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VIDEO: Helping Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 11 September 2014
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VIDEO: Tony Cornelius hosts National Suicide Prevention Week Kick Off event
Written by Zon D'Amour 10 September 2014
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A Bridge of Hope
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 08 September 2014
Misty Williams Marshall started the Misty Melony Sickle Cell Disease Foundation, a non-profit, to help those suffering with sickle cell. Sickle cell organization aims to make sure patients continue ... read more >>
We are all healers!
Written by Dr. David Martins, CDU 25 July 2014
  CDU’s Dr. David M. Martins Advocates Healing Disease with Compassion   Dr. David Martins, well known in the Los Angeles area for his work at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and ... read more >>
World-Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Keith L. Black Warns of Alzheimer’s “Tsunami”
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2014
Elder Patton and Cynthia Davis/CDU with Dr. Keith Black Offers prevention tips for higher risk African American community Your mom forgets her keys—more often than you care to remember. ... read more >>
Charles R. Drew University Trained Cardiologist Dr. George Marks Shares Tips for a Healthy Heart
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 February 2014
  Dr. George Marks “On my mother’s side, we have longevity,” said Dr. George L. Marks, Jr., Lead Physician in the Division of Cardiology at the Martin Luther King Multi-service Ambulatory Care ... read more >>
2014 Health Challenge: Diet and Health Part 5
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 30 January 2014
DIET and HEALTH PART 5 BE TRUE TO YOURSELF There I was enjoying a party when a reader approached me to complain about the one week diet plan. The complaint was that she tried the plan and gained 3 ... read more >>
"Pamper Me Day" for Transitional Men and Women
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 29 January 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY "Pamper Me Day" for Transitional Men and Women Women of Color Entrepreneur Directory (W.O.C.E.D.) is hosting "Pamper Me Day" for local homeless men and women that are currently living ... read more >>
Top Ten For Fighting The Bug
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 23 January 2014
Here are some simple ways you can keep the sickness away or at least hurt it really bad. Well, unfortunately, as with every year, we’re in the cold and flu season and you probably know a few people ... read more >>
Healthcare Insurance Enrollment and Wellness Fair
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 16 January 2014
Health and Wellness Centers will be holding a fair to help improve health and enroll the community in health plans. On Saturday, January 25, from 9am-2pm, To Help Everyone Health and Wellness Centers ... read more >>
HEALTH GUIDELINES for 2014
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 09 January 2014
DIET and HEALTH PART 3   This time of year is a great time to focus on your health.  Your choice of diet is the most important choice you can make. Scientific studies have confirmed the benefits ... read more >>
Health Maintenance for 2014
Written by Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D. Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 09 January 2014
Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D.     Do you recall how you felt when you purchased your first new car?  Each time you walked toward it in the parking lot, the excitement and awe-inspired sensation ... read more >>
Autism Clinic For South LA
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Intern 10 October 2013
Areva Martin (Courtesy of the Special Needs Network)  About 1 in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with Autism.  A complex neurological disorder that causes difficulty in social interaction, ... read more >>
Charles Drew University, here for us Body & Soul
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 September 2013
Dr. David M. Carlisle, President of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Assistant Professor and Director, HIV Mobile Outreach Project   While Charles Drew University (CDU) may ... read more >>
Plastic Can Make You Sick
Written by Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 19 August 2013
    Dr. Gerald Deas   What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food. If it wasn’t for plastic shower curtains, ... read more >>
Massage: Cellulite’s Worst Enemy
Written by Valecia Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times 06 August 2013
  Who would have ever thought that dimples not only belong in the cheek of the face, but also on the other “cheeks” or the thigh?  Unfortunately, cellulite can cause those annoying dimples in various ... read more >>
Why Are You Always Tired?
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender 29 July 2013
  Are you always asking “Why am I so tired?” Are you having trouble staying awake during watching your evening TV shows? Most of us know what it’s like to be tired, especially when we have a ... read more >>
Fast Food Proximity Harmful to Minority Kids, Says Study
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Winston-Salem Chronicle 11 June 2013
    When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according ... read more >>
Recognizing the Signs of Problem Drinking
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner 06 June 2013
There has been increased attention in recent years to the problems associated with excesses in alcohol consumption. From college binge drinking to the often-tragic results of drunk-driving incidents, ... read more >>
A COMPUTER CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H 14 March 2013
    Dr. Donald Henderson M.D., M.P.H   A COMPUTER CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE The sum of human information as to how to diagnose or treat an illness changes and expands every day. It’s impossible for ... read more >>
Health is Wealth
Written by Dr. Bill Releford 14 March 2013
Dr. Bill Releford   Just 43 percent of Americans eat at the dinner table every day – and we’re a fatter, unhealthier nation because of it.   Instead of gathering together for healthful, home-cooked ... read more >>
How to Live a Longer & Happier Life: A Roadmap to Good Health Dr. Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 March 2013
Dr. Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.   MONEY and YOUR HEALTH: TOO MUCH BAD INFORMATION     While watching television for one hour, I counted as many as 4 adds suggesting that certain products ... read more >>
What the Health Law Means to African-Americans
Written by By George Davis, Interim State President, AARP California 04 March 2013
By George Davis, Interim State President, AARP California   Tasha Jones, a 50-year-old African-American woman from Missouri, wants to overcome the pattern of diabetes and heart disease in her family.  “I ... read more >>
Health is Wealth: Make Love, Not Heart Disease
Written by Dr. Bill Releford 04 March 2013
       Health is Wealth     Make Love, Not Heart Disease   Want to reduce your risk of heart disease? Have sex twice a week!   Nobody wants to have a heart attack, but taking the steps ... read more >>
Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured
Written by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press 04 March 2013
  This image released by the University of Mississippi Medical Center shows Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, Friday, March 1, 2013. A baby born with the ... read more >>
Vegetable of the Month
Written by Dr. Releford 04 March 2013
    HEALTH IS WEALTH   Vegetable of the Month   Have you heard the saying “kale is the new beef”? It’s all over the Internet, and has even made it on to T-shirts.   But this is no ... read more >>
THE hCG DIET---WHAT ARE THE FACTS?
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 28 February 2013
  There is a world of difference between the little (h) and the big (H) Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced during pregnancy. Males also produce hCG in the brain in the pituitary ... read more >>
Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people
Written by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press 22 February 2013
    Bottles of adjuvants for use with the Pandemrix H1N1 flu vaccine are seen lined up during a vaccination programme in Schiedam in this November 23, 2009 photo. Photo By: REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/Files   ATLANTA ... read more >>
Walk, jog and climb your way to a better you!
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer 20 February 2013
 The stair climb to the top of the overlook is a heart-throbber sure to get anyone in shape.   The trails at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook offer a casual stroll while toning muscles and burning ... read more >>
In the Meantime Group Rally’s Against Homophobia
Written by Jennifer Bihm 19 February 2013
  Members of In the Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. will celebrate the 13th annual National Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day by hosting a series of events from February 5 through 10 including the launching ... read more >>
Glaucoma Cases Among African Americans To Increase 66 Percent by 2030
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 January 2013
As you and your loved ones watch the dawning of 2013, everyone is hopeful of what the new year will bring—reunions, graduations, marriages, and other fun family occasions. January is Glaucoma ... read more >>
Congresswoman Laura Richardson Announces Grant of $500,000 Awarded to the Children’s Clinic in Long Beach
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2012
Congresswoman Laura Richardson Announces Grant of $500,000 Awarded to the Children’s Clinic in Long Beach Congresswoman Laura Richardson   Congresswoman Laura Richardson recently announced ... read more >>
The Importance of Sickle Cell Awareness
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 September 2012
  A healthy red blood cell (left) and a sickle blood cell (right)   Acknowledging the threat of sickle cell anemia is the first step to victory over this disease.   Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is ... read more >>
Knowledge is Power – Know Your Health Options
Written by Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H 05 September 2012
    Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.   Knowledge is Power – Know Your Health Options Let’s face the truth, given the status of the US and global economy, your chances of living longer will increasingly ... read more >>
How to Live a Longer & Happier Life: A Roadmap to Good Health
Written by Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H 28 August 2012
How to Live a Longer & Happier Life:  A Roadmap to Good Health   Donald Henderson, M.D., M.P.H    I am often puzzled by patients who report that they hardly eat anything yet they continue ... read more >>
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita, East San Gabriel, and West San Fernando Valleys
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2012
  AIR QUALITY ADVISORY: Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita, East San Gabriel, and West San Fernando Valleys   LOS ANGELES - According to the South Coast Air ... read more >>
Consumers Warned Not to Eat Gold Plum Candy Imported From Taiwan
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2012
  SACRAMENTO – Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers not to eat Gold Plum candy imported from Taiwan after ... read more >>
Black Men & Prostate Cancer
Written by Dianne Anderson (Special to the NNPA) 18 June 2012
Black Men & Prostate CancerBy Dianne AndersonSpecial to the NNPA from the Precinct ReporterSince only Black men are dying from prostate cancer earlier and at twice the rate over every other racial ... read more >>
November is Recognized as Diabetes Month
Written by Cheryl Tillman Lee (Family Editor) 18 November 2011
Statistics proves a compelling relationship between a proper diet and good healthBy Cheryl Tillman LeeFamily EditorNovember is Diabetes Month. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although ... read more >>
Ports of L.A. and L.B. announce clean air award winners
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 August 2011
 PORTS OF LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH ANNOUNCE CLEAN AIR AWARD WINNERSLocal Companies Recognized for Going Beyond Requirements to Reduce Emissions  The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected ... read more >>
GCC is FDA Approved
Written by Cherly Tillman Lee (Family Editor) 22 July 2011
Global Cardio Care clinic is the largest free standing medical and wellness clinic in the world managing deliverance of FDA approved enhanced external counterpulsation known as (EECP). Simply put, EECP ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces $1m in Grants for Local Schools Bases Health Centers
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2011
Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) Announces Nearly $1M in Affordable Care Act Grants for Local School Based Health Centers in Watts and Long Beach WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congresswoman Laura Richardson ... read more >>
GLACVDC Confirms Two West Nile Positive Dead Birds
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed its first West Nile virus (WNV) positive dead birds for the year. The two dead American Crows were collected in Cerritos (zip ... read more >>
Saving Ourselves Sisters Workshop
Written by Lady Cage - Barile 01 July 2011
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC. / Los Angeles View Park Section, Saving Ourselves Sisters (SOS) Workshop Graduates of May 21, 2011 ClassNCNW-L.A. View Park Section Presents Saving Ourselves Sisters ... read more >>
Special Needs Network, Inc. Summer Inclusion Camp Attracts Major Community Support
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2011
SNN President Areva Martin with camp kids Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN) summer camp program, Camp J-Pac receives the support of local elected officials State Senator Curren Price, Jr., Assemblymembers ... read more >>
High-risk minority groups being screened for diabetes
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 June 2011
Even for patients with insurance, screening is below desired levels Although people from certain ethnic groups are at high risk for getting diabetes and should be screened, a new study suggests that such ... read more >>
Celebrating 102 Years: Mitchell McNair
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2011
Born to Molly Scot and James McNair in Thornton, Arkansas, the now 102-year-old Mitchell McNair is still planting his garden of tomatoes, green beans, and squash, and is looking forward to next year's ... read more >>
Golf Club Check to Benefit Heart Assoc.
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
Doris LaCour and Jennifer HopsonRecently, 'Tee Divas and Tee Dudes Golf Club' presented a check for $10,000 to Jennifer Hopson, director of African American Health Equity of the American Heart Association ... read more >>
Coronary Health Improvement Project Helped 80 Families
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 May 2011
CHIP (CORONARY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT) HELPED 80 FAMILIES IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH In 2010 CHIP, an educationally intensive lifestyle intervention program with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide, has ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson to Observe May as Women’s Health Month
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 May 2011
WASHINGTON DC--Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D CA37) today announced that she is joining all Californians in observing May as Women's Health Month and welcomes the constituents of the 37th Congressional ... read more >>
Linda Burnes Bolton Named One of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 April 2011
Modern Healthcare Magazine  names Cedars-Sinai Chief Nursing OfficerModern Healthcare Magazine has named Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, vice president and chief nursing officer of Cedars-Sinai Health ... read more >>
Get ticked off from head to toe
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 April 2011
Whenwarmer spring temperatures beckon kids outdoors, parents should remember to check them for ticks to avoid Lyme disease. Dr. Greg DeMuri, an infectious disease specialist at American Family Children's ... read more >>
Ancient Prostate Cure Makes a Comeback in L.A.
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 April 2011
(LOS ANGELES)-A powerful but little known cure for men with prostate troubles who cannot take prescription drugs has taken root in Los Angeles. It is called prostate massage, a therapy used for centuries ... read more >>
Air Treatment Facilities will Reduce Odor Complaints in L.A. Sentinel Wire Service
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 April 2011
Two new Air Treatment Facilities (ATFs) were opened recently in Los Angeles, city council members announced. In full partnership with the Odor Advisory Board and other local community groups, the ATFs ... read more >>
Fitness Expert Continues Fights Against Obesity
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 17 March 2011
By Jennifer Bihm Sentinel Contributing writer"It starts at home," said Thomas Miles, aka Nephew Tommy of The Steve Harvey Morning Show fame. "Who's shopping and cooking for the kids when they're not at ... read more >>
Tamoxifen: A Cancer Treatment Drug
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 February 2011
Tamoxifen is a drug taken as a pill that decreases the activity of estrogen, a female hormone. Estrogen can cause some forms of breast cancer cells to grow. Tamoxifen is used when breast cancer has been ... read more >>
National Children’s Study Spanning First 21 Years of Child’s Life Rolls Out in L.A. County
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 February 2011
Largest study of children's health ever done in the Unites Statesgathers data on how genetics and environment affects developmental healthCreated to better understand the causes of important childhood ... read more >>
Ovarian Cancer
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2011
In the United States, the fifth most common cancer among women is ovarian cancer. It is the leading cause of death of cancers of the female reproductive organs. It is estimated that approximately 21,880 ... read more >>
Free Seminar on New Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 February 2011
A free seminar on new treatment for acid reflux disease will be held Monday, February 21, at 5:30 p.m.  at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Thalians Auditorium, 8730 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Validated ... read more >>
The Man with a Special Mission
Written by Janet Alston Jackson 10 February 2011
By Janet Alston Jackson, Contributing writer for the Sentinelwww.sportingtherightattitude.comOlympic Gold Medalist, Rafer Johnson is continuously collecting awards honoring his tireless work for the group ... read more >>
Repealing the Health Care Law Would be Costly for African – Americans
Written by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius 10 February 2011
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human ServicesBy Secretary Kathleen SebeliusOn Tuesday, President Obama outlined his vision for how the United States can win the future through ... read more >>
Kenny G Not Only Has Heart, But Clearly Has Soul
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 January 2011
Tony Wafford and Kenny G One Woman Can and AHF Partner to Provide Free Concert Tickets and HIV TestsIn a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist ... read more >>
Tour to Give L.A. Residents Free Health Screenings and Services
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 January 2011
Tour Celebrates National Urban League's 100 Years of Service For a fourth consecutive year, National Urban League and Walgreens are partnering to provide six free health screenings to Los Angeles residents ... read more >>
Traditional Medicine for the 21st Century: Community Altruism Alive and Well
Written by Dr. Valinda Gueye 14 January 2011
Dr. Gueye, Improving the Lives of Others By Cheryl Tillman LeeFamily EditorNatural Medicine has been documented and practiced for over 5000 years. It is comprised of medical knowledge systems that developed ... read more >>
Keeping Fit In The New Year
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 13 January 2011
Exercise Eating smarterPositive OutlookBy Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterWell, here we are, at the beginning of a new year and some of us are carrying extra pounds from the holidays. Everybody has ... read more >>
The Help Group and Music for Autism Premiere CA. Music filled Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2011
The Help Group and Music for Autism are proud to be hosting a musical performance featuring violinist Seami Park and Sarah Thornblade, associate principal second violin, both from the Los Angeles Chamber ... read more >>
The Safety of Natural Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2011
By Dr. Valinda GueyeNatural Health is an eclectic self-care system of natural therapies that build and restore health and wellness. Natural health does this by working with the natural recuperative powers ... read more >>
New Law Requires Immunization for Middle and High School Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2011
Under a new law that takes effect in 2011, California middle and high school students must be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough). Beginning July 1, 2011, all students entering 7th through 12th ... read more >>
How choosing you benefits everyone
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2010
Can putting yourself first be considered an unselfish decision? When it comes to your health, the answer is yes. By putting your health first, you're not only staying well for you, but also for your loved ... read more >>
Think You’re Not at Risk for Flu? You Might be Dead Wrong
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 December 2010
African Americans are more likely to have certain long-term health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease than other racial groups. What many might not know is that having these illnesses ... read more >>
State's Latest Tobacco Ads Debut
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kimberly Belshé and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton today premiered a series of new anti-tobacco television ... read more >>
Sun Chlorella, Going Green from the Inside Out
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
A Call to Action on Earth Day: How to Detoxify the Body from Environmental ToxinsIn recent years, we have seen society embrace the concept of "going green" dedicating more time to finding solutions for ... read more >>
Canine Companion for Independence Hosts Open House
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2010
Service Dog Organization Invites Public to Los Angeles OfficeCanine Companions for Independence will host a special open house at its Los Angeles office at 2312 Westwood Boulevard on Sunday, December 12, ... read more >>
I Choose Life, National Action Network, ACT Against AIDS Leadership Partner for Day
Written by Elizabeth Harris 09 December 2010
By Elizabeth Harris Tony Wafford and his I Choose Life Initiative has run a consistent, passionate awareness and testing campaign to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Black community, and on ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Praises Implementation of New Consumer Protections
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2010
Congresswoman Richardson Praises Implementation of New Consumer Protections Ensuring Families Get More For Their Health Insurance Premiums Another Example of How Health Reform Is Holding Insurance Companies ... read more >>
CDPH Issues a Privacy Breach Fines to 7 California Health Facilities
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 November 2010
SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that six California hospitals and one nursing home have been assessed administrative penalties and fines totaling $792,500 after ... read more >>
An Understanding of Allopathic Medicine
Written by Dr. Valinda P. Gueye 19 November 2010
By Dr. Valinda P. GueyeIt is very common for any culture to assign a linear role to time and progress. There seems to be no culture in which this is truer than the culture of the United States, where anything ... read more >>
New Fitness Center is busting the bulge!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 November 2010
 The Aerobics Room is the new one-stop exercise, nutrition and info center in the neighborhood. By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterYour health is your wealth and the sooner we realize that, the ... read more >>
Commissions to Meet Nov. 22 on Clean Air Plan Update
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 November 2010
Air quality strategy sets higher goals for San Pedro Bay portsThe Los Angeles and Long Beach boards of Harbor Commissioners will reconvene on November 22, to consider approval of the 2010 San Pedro Bay ... read more >>
To fight with courage...
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 October 2010
Jerryl Patrice, aka Jay, J.P.J.P. "Jay' Powe gave cancer the fight of a lifetime and left spiritual inspiration for us all.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterWhen a loved one becomes sick with a ... read more >>
CDPH Warns Consumers on Frozen Mamey Fruit Bars
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 September 2010
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Consume Two Brands of Frozen Mamey Fruit BarsDr. Mark Horton, Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat Fruiti Pops or ... read more >>
Mandatory HIV Testing of Inmates: What Do We Say?
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 September 2010
The mandatory HIV testing of inmates was the hot topic at the African American Cultural Center’s (Us) forum in Los Angeles on August 22 where HIV/AIDS activists, scholars, and concerned community residents ... read more >>
Nat'l Immunization Awareness Month: The Debate Continues
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 August 2010
 Depending on who you talk to, immunizations are critical for the health of a society and individual children or they can cause serious health problems. The debate over the benefits and risks of vaccinations ... read more >>
An Ultimate Transformation Moment: Obesity
Written by Erich “Coach E” Nall 28 August 2010
 Erich “Coach E” NallBy Erich "Coach E" NallWe are facing a tremendous problem in our country today. This problem is even more prevalent in our African American and Latino communities. The problem ... read more >>
Free Fibroid Informational Seminar
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2010
Learn How to Maintain Your Fertility, While Getting Rid Of Uterine Fibroids Bruce McLucas, M.D., founder of the Los Angeles-based Fibroid Treatment Collective and an expert on fibroids, will host a free ... read more >>
Findings Represent Additional Clues
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2010
Findings represent additional clues to help predict vulnerability to drug abuseA regulatory protein best known for its role in a rare genetic brain disorder also may play a critical role in cocaine addiction, ... read more >>
Get a Handle on Your Nutrition!
Written by Erich “Coach E” Nall 21 August 2010
 Erich 'Coach E' NallAn Ultimate Transformation MomentBy Erich 'Coach E' NallWhen I sit down with a client and talk to them about their nutrition and how they're eating, nine out of ten times, the reply ... read more >>
Residents Lose for Good to Benefit Earnest Smith Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2010
Community Food Garden Marks Start of Annual Weight Watchers Campaign Weight Watchers kicks-off its third annual Lose for Good campaign by breaking ground on a new "Good Food Garden" September 8, at the ... read more >>
Didi Hirsch to Hold 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 August 2010
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 12th annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 26. A "Kiddie-K" (1K) will follow the 5K, just north of LAX at West ... read more >>
Is That Fried Chicken Wing Worth It?
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 August 2010
 Dr. Sharon Allison-OtteyDr. Sharon’s book “Is That Fried Chicken Wing Worth It?”Dr. Sharon Brings Her Health Message to the Yolanda Adams Health & Wellness TourMedical doctor, lecturer, novelist ... read more >>
An Ultimate Transformation Moment: Walking – The Foundation to Fitness
Written by Erich “Coach E” Nall 12 August 2010
 By Erich "Coach E" NallThis week's Ultimate Transformation Moment highlights walking. Walking is the most basic foundation to fitness. Walking is a gentle and low impact exercise that can gradually ease ... read more >>
On Energy and Our Environment
Written by Jeffrey Richardson 06 August 2010
 Jeffrey RichardsonCOLUMN: On Energy and Our EnvironmentBy Jeffrey Richardson(I look forward to sharing information with you through this column On Energy and Our Environment and offer my thanks to the ... read more >>
Summer Child Safety
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2010
Summer activities are a favorite among young children, from playing on swings to swimming in cool water. But spending more time outside near garages, pools, lakes, and playground equipment can increase ... read more >>
Whooping Cough Epidemic Grows
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2010
Health Officials Urge Vaccination and Timely DiagnosisCalifornia's epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough) shows no signs of slowing, Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health ... read more >>
The Mathematics Behind Weight Loss
Written by Erich “Coach E” Nall 06 August 2010
An Ultimate Transformation MomentThis week's Ultimate Transformation Moment takes a look at weight loss and the mathematics behind weight loss. By Erich "Coach E" NallAs a society, people are constantly ... read more >>
Let’s Get Your Move On at Fit Family Fun Fest
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2010
Judge Hatchett's 'ParentPowerNow!' and the Aetna kick off Functional Fitness with the support of actress Tichina Arnold Aetna and Judge Glenda Hatchett, judicial powerhouse and celebrity personality, ... read more >>
The link between Weed and Schizophrenia
Written by Tony R. Wafford 06 August 2010
There is Nothing Wrong with Smoking a Little Weed, if you're Cool with a Life of Schizophrenia!By Tony R. WaffordEvery since I can remember, I've heard people saying, "It is okay to smoke reefer, weed, ... read more >>
An Ultimate Transformations Moment with Coach Erich Nall
Written by Erich Nall 29 July 2010
 Erich “Coach E” NallAn Ultimate Transformations Moment : Get a Handle on Your Nutrition!By Erich "Coach E" NallWhen I sit down with a client and talk to them about their nutrition and how they're ... read more >>
Broadway Federal Bank Hosts Genealogy Seminar
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2010
 Virgil Roberts, Broadway Federal Bank Board Member; Tony Burroughs, Speaker; Elbert T. Hudson, Chairman Emeritus (Photo courtesy of Malcolm D. Ali)"Black Roots: Tracing the Family Tree" Led by Author, ... read more >>
L.A. County Board Observes 20th Anniversary of American with Disabilities Act
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2010
 Nathaniel Ayers, the SoloistHonors Nathaniel Ayers Whose Moving Story was Basis of 'The Soloist'Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Board observed the 20-year anniversary of the signing of the Americans ... read more >>
National Action Network Joins L.A. Black Pride, at the Beach Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
 Tony R. Wafford, Health and Wellness Director for the National Action Network and the Project Coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative, ... read more >>
World No Tobacco Day focuses on gender and tobacco
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
World No Tobacco Day focuses on gender and tobaccoEmphasis on marketing to women. Make this the day you stop smoking for good!The CDC joins its tobacco control partners to celebrate World No Tobacco Day ... read more >>
Doctors Urged to Screen Youngsters for Alcohol Use
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
 Doctors Urged to Screen Youngsters for Alcohol Use Children as young as middle-schoolers should be screened on their use of alcohol, according to Dr. Patricia Kokotailo, director of adolescent medicine ... read more >>
Mix Up Your Beverages and Drink Moderate Amounts
Written by Super User 08 July 2010
 Mix Up Your Beverages and Drink Moderate Amounts "Drink your liquids" is not just a summertime mantra. What you drink and in what quantity has a huge effect on your kidneys and other organs, year-round, ... read more >>
Moms Need Vaccinations Too
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
Moms Need Vaccinations Too Vaccinations don't end at childhood. Mothers-to-be or new mothers should remember to get booster vaccinations to prevent whooping cough in their babies. That's the advice of ... read more >>
Learning about Burning
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
Learning about Burning The next time you are sitting around the campfire for s'mores or flipping hamburgers at a family cookout, make sure the kids are kept out of harm's way. "Fire is a mysterious attraction ... read more >>
The Three Anti-Aging Ingredients That REALLY Work
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
The Three Anti-Aging Ingredients That REALLY WorkYou don't need a chemistry degree to figure out what skin-care products are right for you. "Between all the ads that claim the latest skin-care miracles, ... read more >>
"Outsmarting Brain Tumors"
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 July 2010
"Outsmarting Brain Tumors""Outsmarting Brain Tumors," a free conference on brain tumors for patients, families and caregivers" will offer up-to-date information on the most recent advances in the diagnosis ... read more >>
Weight-Loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really know?
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2010
Weight-Loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really know? Myth: Fad diets work for permanent weight loss.Fact: Fad diets are not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Fad diets often promise ... read more >>
'SOUTH BAY CONNECT DAY' BRINGS TOGETHER SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH THOSE IN NEED
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2010
'SOUTH BAY CONNECT DAY' BRINGS TOGETHER SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH THOSE IN NEED"South Bay Connect Day" is a health and resource fair providing - in one place - help and information for needy and homeless ... read more >>
Home Care Solution
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 June 2010
 Home Care SolutionCalifornia families caring for aging loved ones now have a free resource to help them navigate the complicated maze of care options."The Home Care Solution: A Guide to the Best Choices ... read more >>
HIV/AIDS Prevention Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 June 2010
 SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS – Participants at the Knock at Midnight HIV/AIDS Prevention Summit were (from left): Shavon L. Arline, national health deputy of the NAACP; Mario J. Pérez,, director Los ... read more >>
Truth, Honesty and OUR Reality!!
Written by Tony Wafford 17 June 2010
 (Left to right) Dr. Maulana Karenga, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Jr. and Tony Wafford.By Tony WaffordMany people think that Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of ... read more >>
Congresswoman Richardson Announces Help is on the Way
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
Congresswoman Richardson Announces Help is on the Way For Seniors on How the New Healthcare Law Will Impact MedicareCongresswoman Laura Richardson announced that Medicare beneficiaries should start receiving ... read more >>
Calorie listings at your favorite drive-through?
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
Calorie listings at your favorite drive-through?Americans can soon expect to see more restaurants posting nutrition information.Since New York City's menu law went into effect in July 2008, California ... read more >>
Help your child cope with the "agony of defeat"
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
Help your child cope with the "agony of defeat"Summer sports competitions mean lots of children will have to wrestle with the disappointment of defeat in sports.Parents can help by acknowledging the child's ... read more >>
You Can Hide Your Fryin' Eyes
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
You Can Hide your Fryin' Eyes Much to their painful surprise, people learn every year that it is possible to burn the cornea of their eyes from too much ultraviolet light.Dr. Janet Cushing, an optometrist ... read more >>
DriveHealthy Campaign and CAP program clears the air
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 April 2010
DriveHealthy Campaign and CAP program clears the airThe Bureau of Automotive Repairs CAP program saves the earth and your wallet.By Brian W. CarterSentinel Staff WriterAccording to the World Health Organization, ... read more >>
Marc Moore Named Man of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Marc Moore, Facilities Manager for Southern California Gas Company was named "Man of The Year" by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Greater Los Angeles Chapter. MARC MOORE NAMED MAN OF THE YEAR BY THE ... read more >>
NAN Welcomes Kathleen Sebelius
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Kathleen Sebelius and Tony WaffordNATIONAL ACTION NETWORK WELCOME U.S. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES KATHLEEN SEBELIUS Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, joined ... read more >>
Howard University Alumni Run L.A.
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 March 2010
Howard University Alumni Run Los AngelesThe Howard University Alumni Club (HUAC) of Greater Los Angeles participated in last weekend's L.A. Marathon's 5k run/walk. Twenty TEAM HUAC members raced through ... read more >>
Race for Cure Attracts 15,000
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 March 2010
AKA member supporters of the Race for the Cure event Race for the Cure Attracts 15,000By Francis TaylorSentinel Staff Writer The 14th Annual Susan G. Koman Los Angeles County Race for the Cure, held ... read more >>
Practical and Effective Programs For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 March 2010
Developing an ABA Curriculum:Practical and Effective Programs For Children with Autism Spectrum DisorderDesigning the most effective communication, social and play program is critical in helping parents ... read more >>
Clinical Trial at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 March 2010
Clinical Trial at Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterPatients who suffer from carotid artery obstruction caused by plaque buildup, but are not considered good candidates for open surgery, may be eligible to participate ... read more >>
Don't be Semi-Interested in Your Colon
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 March 2010
Don't be Semi-Interested in Your ColonAmerican Cancer Society Encourages Everyone 50 and Older to Get Tested for Colon Cancer This March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging men and women 50 and ... read more >>
Toothaches and Other Vacation Wreckers
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 March 2010
Toothaches and Other Vacation WreckersBeing prepared isn't just for the Boy Scout motto, but sound advice for a healthy vacation.Nurse practitioner and travel consultant Elaine Rosenblatt says people get ... read more >>
Switching Pills for Profit
Written by By Tony Wafford (Contributing Writer) 18 March 2010
It came to my attention that sometimes when we go to the doctor and he or she gives us our prescriptions, and we go to the pharmacy to get it filled, we aren’t always given what our doctor prescribed. ... read more >>
Plastic Surgery Gaining Acceptance the African-American Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2010
Plastic Surgery Gaining Acceptance the African-American CommunityAleesa MannSpecial to the NNPA from the Howard University News ServiceA woman pokes and pinches her face in front of a mirror, wondering ... read more >>
California Health Insurance Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 March 2010
California Health Insurance Report CNS--Nearly one in four Californians under age 65 had no health insurance last year, according to a new report.The state's uninsured population jumped to 8.2 million ... read more >>
Dr. Bruce McLucas Hosts "A Fibroid Seminar"
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2010
Dr. Bruce McLucas Hosts "A Fibroid Seminar": An Educational Evening on the Latest Innovations in Fibroid Treatment Bruce McLucas, M.D., founder of the Los Angeles-based Fibroid Treatment Collective and ... read more >>
Drink This, Not That!
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2010
Drink This, Not That! The human body is composed of about 70 percent water.Take that as a hint.Water is at the top of the list of things you should be drinking plenty of, says Dr. Kristina Penniston, ... read more >>
Immunity Need a Boost?
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2010
Immunity Need a Boost?Whooping cough is becoming more common in infants - and a big part of the solution is for women to get a booster vaccination before they become pregnant or right after they give birth.Also ... read more >>
Despite Overall Progress, Blacks Still Suffer Cancer Disparities
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2010
Despite Overall Progress, Blacks Still Suffer Cancer DisparitiesBy the National Cancer InstituteNNPA Special Commentary(NNPA) - Every year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) collaborates with other organizations ... read more >>
Dr. Sandra Bruce Nichols named Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthCare West Region
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2010
Dr. Sandra Bruce Nichols Dr. Sandra Bruce Nichols named Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthCare West Region CYPRESS, Calif. – UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, has named ... read more >>
Mammograms
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2009
MammogramsEds: Carolyn Ramsay for Councilman Tom LaBonge can be reached at (213) 473-2342.LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor, spoke out ... read more >>
HIV/AIDS: We Cannot Rest on Our Laurels
Written by C. Virginia Fields (NNPA Special Commentary) 17 December 2009
HIV/AIDS: We Cannot Rest on Our LaurelsBy C. Virginia FieldsNNPA Special CommentaryIt was encouraging to hear former president Bill Clinton say recently that Americans have become complacent about AIDS. ... read more >>
Will the Senate Act Now to Ensure that Children are Better Not Worse Off After Health Reform?
Written by Marian Wright Edelman, President (Children\'s Defense Fund) 17 December 2009
Will the Senate Act Now to Ensure that Children are Better Not Worse Off After Health Reform? If the Senate doesn't take a stand for children in the next days or weeks, our worst fears could clearly come ... read more >>
What's the Little-Known Story Handel and Bach Share?
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2009
What's the Little-Known Story Handel and Bach Share?MADISON, Wis. -The beautiful strains of George Frideric Handel's Messiah and Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio evoke a very different picture ... read more >>
Community Leaders complete CDU Academic Boot Camp
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2009
                       Community Leaders complete CDU Academic Boot Camp  Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science congratulated ... read more >>
Master of My Fate, Captain of My Soul
Written by Phil Wilson 17 December 2009
Master of My Fate, Captain of My SoulPhil WilsonIn Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Invictus—Latin for “unconquered”—Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) gives a copy of William ... read more >>
Radiation Overdose
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2009
Radiation OverdoseThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has widened its investigation into radiation overdoses that patients have received from a type of brain scan, suggesting the problem may be nationwide, ... read more >>
Doctor Making a Difference in Honduras Health Care System
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 10 December 2009
Doctor Making a Difference in Honduras Health Care SystemDr. Luther Castillo Harry has a heart as large as his home country of Honduran, which is why he has put so much effort into the health care system ... read more >>
December 1st is Black HIV Awareness Day for me!
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 December 2009
December 1st is Black HIV Awareness Day for me!Tony WaffordBy Tony R. Wafford Twenty eight years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic and still today in the United States, HIV/AIDS is a health crisis in Black America.  ... read more >>
'Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat'
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 November 2009
'Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat'In her memoir, Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, (August, 2009, Independent Publishers Group) author Stephanie Covington-Armstrong vividly describes her struggle ... read more >>
About Not All Black Girls
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 November 2009
About Not All Black GirlsIn her memoir, Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, (August, 2009, Independent Publishers Group) author Stephanie Covington-Armstrong vividly describes her struggle as a black ... read more >>
Spread Joy, Not Germs, During Holidays
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 November 2009
Spread Joy, Not Germs, During HolidaysBefore you go over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house this holiday season, consider what a University of Wisconsin-Madison infectious-disease specialist ... read more >>
Local Healthcare Practice Helps Patients Quit Smoking
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 November 2009
Local Healthcare Practice Helps Patients Quit Smoking for $10 in honor of lung cancer awareness month  Free treatments on November 19th for the Great American Smokeout Elements Total Health is honoring ... read more >>
Barbershop Hosts Health Screenings
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 November 2009
Barbershop Hosts Health ScreeningsBy Jason LewisThe Diabetic Amputation Prevention (DAP) Foundation has come up with a very clever way to make sure that members of our community know what their health ... read more >>
Vitamin D deficiency in Prediabetes
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 November 2009
Vitamin D deficiency in Prediabetes Vitamin D is an important hormone that not only regulates calcium but has many other beneficial actions. Theodore Friedman, M.D, Ph.D., Chairman of Medicine and Chief ... read more >>
Lupus Patients Reduce Stress to Avoid Flare Ups
Written by Sandra Jordan (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) 05 November 2009
Lupus Patients Reduce Stress to Avoid Flare Ups By Sandra JordanSpecial to the NNPA from the St. Louis American(NNPA) - Sometimes the body's immune system can turn on itself, attacking its own tissues ... read more >>
5,000 Expected at Annual United Way Homewalk
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 November 2009
5,000 Expected at Annual United Way Homewalk City officials to Kick Off Event to End Homelessness in LA CountyPart of United Way's campaign to end poverty in LA County, HomeWalk is a 5k walk to raise public ... read more >>
"Aging-in-Place" is a Priority for Most Older Americans
Written by George Rowan (NNPA Special Commentary) 05 November 2009
"Aging-in-Place" is a Priority for Most Older AmericansBy George RowanNNPA Special Commentary (NNPA) - Wouldn't it be nice to be able to click your heels and get your wish? For most older Americans, ... read more >>
Your Health is Your Wealth
Written by Janette Robinson-Flint 22 October 2009
Black Women for Wellness Your Health is Your Wealth  Opening the Dialogue: Black Women and Sexually Transmitted DiseasesFor a myriad of reasons, our community seems to have a difficult time talking ... read more >>
U.S. EPA settles for $15,600 with Behr Process for selling an unregistered pesticide
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 October 2009
U.S. EPA settles for $15,600 with Behr Process for selling an unregistered pesticide The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement for $15,600 with Behr Process Corporation for the ... read more >>
Therapeutic Substitution Widens Existing Health Disparities in the Underserved
Written by Tish Bridges Hill, M.D., M.B.A. 22 October 2009
Therapeutic Substitution Widens Existing Health Disparities in the UnderservedBy: Tish Bridges Hill, M.D., M.B.A.Studies have clearly and definitively delineated the existence of racial and ethnic health ... read more >>
Social Media Reinforces Teens' Belief that 'Everybody's Doing It'
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 October 2009
Wisconsin Study: Social Media Reinforces Teens' Belief that 'Everybody's Doing It'Parents have long believed - and research bears out - that teenagers are more apt to pursue risky behavior if they believe ... read more >>
Counting Common Colds Viruses
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 October 2009
Counting Common Colds Viruses  Bad news for the immune system: new research has boosted the number of likely common-cold viruses waiting to make you miserable from the long-accepted 100 to perhaps ... read more >>
First Delivery of H1N1 Vaccine Expected Next Week for LA County
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2009
First Delivery of H1N1 Vaccine Expected Next Week for LA CountyInitial doses will be in FluMist(r) Nasal Spray formFirst supplies of the pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine arrived around October 9th-10th in some ... read more >>
Alliance of Diabetes Experts
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2009
Alliance of Diabetes Experts Created to Raise Awareness in Los Angeles of Best Practices in Treatment The Diabetes National Alliance of Health Care Professionals to Help Meet Needs of Growing Diabetes ... read more >>
Hatchi Series to Feature Four Elements Cuisine
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2009
Hatchi Series to Feature Four Elements Cuisine  As part of its Hatchi Series, Angelenos will be able to enjoy an evening of healthy fine dining with Chef Eda Vesterman MS, Dietitian at the Breadbar ... read more >>
Natural Disaster Preparedness: Train-The-Facilitator
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2009
Natural Disaster Preparedness: Train-The-FacilitatorPrincipal Investigator:            Fred Dominguez, MD, MPHMailing Address:        Charles Drew ... read more >>
Living with ALS can be easier
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 October 2009
Living with ALS can be easier While a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is extremely frightening for patients, there is ongoing research, new technology and medications ... read more >>
Swine Flu Update: One Dose Vaccine Can Protect You
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Richmond Press 24 September 2009
Clenching his fists and boldly watching, 8-year-old Jovonte Whiters of Richmond, Va., gets an injection of swine flu vaccine from nurse Kate Gartland at VCU Medical Center. From left, Ahlaysia Barrett, ... read more >>
Invest in Yourself and Your Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 September 2009
Invest in Yourself and Your Community Hunger is a growing problem globally and the United States is not immune. Nearly 12 million American children have limited access to the nutritious foods they need ... read more >>
Love energy drinks? How to choose a crash-free option
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 September 2009
Love energy drinks? How to choose a crash-free option Since the first can charged onto the market in 1997, energy drinks have become a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. But when you ... read more >>
Discrimination Claimed by Doctors in Detroit Area Hospitals
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 September 2009
Discrimination Claimed by Doctors in Detroit Area Hospitals By Eric T. CampbellSpecial to the NNPA from the Michigan Citizen Newspaper Ending disparity in health care is one aspect of President Obama's ... read more >>
‘Heart to Heart’
Written by Cheryl Tillman Lee (Family Editor) 17 September 2009
‘Heart to Heart’  Global Cardio Care clinic is the largest free standing medical and wellness clinic in the world managing deliverance of FDA approved enhanced external counterpulsation ... read more >>
The Secret Cancer
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 September 2009
The Secret CancerA young mother wants other women to be aware of a little-known, but aggressive, form of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer."I never heard of it. I was shocked at the diagnosis," ... read more >>
Seven Easy Tips for Healthy Aging
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 September 2009
Seven Easy Tips for Healthy AgingSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, an annual observance designed to raise awareness on the positive aspects of growing older. The health and wellness specialists at ACTS ... read more >>
Health Today: What You Need to Know About Swine Flu
Written by Jacques Williams – Pascal, M.D., FACEP 10 September 2009
Jacques Williams-Pascal   Health Today What You Need to Know About "Swine Flu" By Jacques Williams-Pascal, M.D., FACEPHealthcare seems to be on everyone's mind these days. Your morning coffee ... read more >>
Successful Eating, Sleeping and Toileting with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 September 2009
Successful Eating, Sleeping and Toileting with Autism Spectrum DisorderConquering the "big three" makes lives so much easier!  Dr. Ronald Leaf, a renowned expert in the field of autism, will discuss ... read more >>
Sereni Tea Says 'It's Tea Time'
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 10 September 2009
Sereni Tea Says 'It's Tea Time'Revolutionary concentrated tea packets produced by Lois Smith  is a game changer in an industry that keeps growing and growingBy Kenneth MillerSentinel Managing EditorLois ... read more >>
Putting the Runs on the Run
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 September 2009
Putting the Runs on the RunParents who want to stop the distress of infantile diarrhea might have a simple solution. Dr. Steven Koslov, a pediatrician and clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin ... read more >>
Students Kick Off New School Year with BBQ Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 September 2009
Students Kick Off New School Year with BBQ Event Harry Lennix, star of the mega hit, "The Matrix", and FOX TV's "Dollhouse", joined a huge throng of students and their families at an exciting back to school ... read more >>
Charles Drew University Settles Lawsuit Against L.A. County
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 September 2009
Charles Drew University Settles Lawsuit Against L.A. County Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science has settled a lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles-a decision that opens the way for the ... read more >>
Driving With a Cast is on Shaky Footing
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 September 2009
Driving With a Cast is on Shaky FootingIs it safe to drive while wearing a cast?A University of Wisconsin foot-and-ankle specialist who just completed a preliminary study of the question says the answer ... read more >>
Rep. Diane E. Watson Holds Healthcare Town Hall
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 September 2009
Rep. Diane E. Watson Holds Healthcare Town HallCongresswoman Diane E. Watson (D-33) hosted a Town Hall to discuss health care reform. Constituents were given the opportunity to get answers to H.R. 3200:  ... read more >>
Crenshaw Christian Center's Prescription For Long Life Health Expo
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 September 2009
Crenshaw Christian Center's Prescription For Long Life Health Expo Addresses Addiction To Prescription Drugs in the African American CommunityTBN's Dr. Don Colbert To Serve As Keynote SpeakerAs the world ... read more >>
Lynwood Opens Water-Efficient Neighborhood Park
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 September 2009
Lynwood Opens Water-Efficient Neighborhood Park Yvonne Burke - John D. Ham Park debuts Saturday, September 12 The City of Lynwood celebrates the grand opening of Yvonne Burke - John D. Ham Park Saturday, ... read more >>
2009-H1N1 National Preparedness and Response Overview
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 September 2009
2009-H1N1 National Preparedness and Response OverviewThe health and safety of the American people is the first priority of President Barack Obama. Since the novel 2009-H1N1 flu virus emerged in the United ... read more >>
Governor's Cutbacks Threatens In Home Supportive Services Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 September 2009
Governor's Cutbacks Threatens In Home Supportive Services ProgramReductions to Severely Impact Caregivers, Seniors and ChildrenAn 82-year-old man and his 77 year old wife rely daily on in home help. The ... read more >>
You're not alone
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
You're not alone - finding financial guidance during a life crisis Job loss, divorce, death of a spouse, serious illness or disability - it's hard to imagine experiencing a major life crisis. Unfortunately ... read more >>
California Black Women’s Health Project Honors Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
CALIFORNIA BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT HONORS ACTRESS SHERYL LEE RALPH AND OTHER "WOMEN WHO DARED" AT 15TH ANNIVERSARY BREAKFAST GALAThe California Black Women's Health Project (CABWHP) launched its 15th ... read more >>
Screen for Alzheimer's, Save Millions
Written by Denise Simpson 13 August 2009
Screen for Alzheimer's, Save MillionsAs the nation debates how to control costs as part of health-care reform, an Alzheimer's Disease researcher says early diagnosis and treatment of the disease could ... read more >>
Nutrients, Fats, Sugars and More
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
To determine the freshness of a fruit or vegetable, a person might squeeze, smell or even sneak a taste at the grocery store. However, when it comes to packaged foods, many Americans find it difficult ... read more >>
The Ultimate Gardening Workout
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
With all the bending, lifting and stretching involved, gardening can be a fun and effective workout--if you know how to make the most of it. Stacy Walters, registered kinesiotherapist, fitness director ... read more >>
14th Annual RACE FOR THE CURE at Iconic Dodger Stadium
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles County Affiliate Announces 14th Annual RACE FOR THE CURE at Iconic Dodger Stadium 2010 Race for the Cure and Kick-Off Events to Celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors ... read more >>
Aids Project L.A. to Challenge California Governor
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES TO CHALLENGE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR OVER UNCONSTITUTIONAL LINE-ITEM VETOESAgency, the state's hardest hit by "blue pencil" vetoes, contends governor violated constitutional authority; ... read more >>
AbilityFirst Brings Good Friends and New Friends Together
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Among those attending the event were (left-right) AbilityFirst Committee Member Lena Echols; AbilityFirst President and CEO Lori Gangemi; Sempra Regional Director of Community Partnership Kimberly Freeman; ... read more >>
Going to See The Good Doctor
Written by Special to the Sentinel 30 July 2009
Last week, I had the opportunity to get some empowering health insight and wisdom from Bariatrics Physician, Doctor Mignon Marquina. I caught up with her in the middle of her busy work day, in her Inglewood ... read more >>
L.A. County Launches Its Most Comprehensive Campaign Ever to Encourage HIV Testing
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
L.A. County Launches Its Most Comprehensive Campaign Ever to Encourage HIV TestingUp to 70 percent of new HIV infections are spread by those who do not know they have HIVThis week the Los Angeles County, ... read more >>
Morgan Stanley to Launch "Million Meal Summer" Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
Morgan Stanley to Launch "Million Meal Summer" ProgramCompany Partners with Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club Members to Provide 8,000 Meals at two Sites in South Los AngelesIn an effort to feed ... read more >>
Taking control of post-prostate cancer issues
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Prostate cancer affects more than 185,000 men in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society. About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, ... read more >>
5 tips to keep your home safe in an emergency
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Over the years, Americans have endured many different types of tragedies and crises -- from Hurricane Katrina and Sept. 11 to countless tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. During these ... read more >>
One Man’s Laughing Mission to Help Lift Spirits
Written by Janet Alston Jackson 16 July 2009
Sean Davis (top center) bringing on the laughs as the sole African American Clown featured in the “the Heavies” act of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. AFRICAN-AMERICAN CLOWN ... read more >>
What You Need to Know for a F.R.E.S.H. Balanced Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Mikki WadeWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR A F.R.E.S.H. BALANCED LIFE Do you believe a person set up for failure can be successful? Mikki Wade does... Born in Central Africa, Mikki's childhood was not an easy ... read more >>
Project Fatherhood: Supporting Men To Become Great Parents
Written by Janet Alston Jackson 25 June 2009
They greet one another with smiles, hugs, and brotherly salutes. There is a camaraderie and a strong sense of pride among the men who attended The Fatherhood Solution Conference just hours before Father's ... read more >>
Consumers advised not to ingest "Seven Color Crystal Bolls"
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is warning consumers about possible health hazards associated with "Seven Color Crystal Bolls", a product sold at many discount stores. This product contains multi-colored ... read more >>
Black Tie Gala Honors Leaders in African-American Community
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Guests and celebrities pay tribute to honorees and join March of Dimes fight against prematurityMarch of Dimes will host the 11th Annual Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures gala, sponsored by Farmers Insurance, ... read more >>
Easy Ways to Tap Olive Oil's Goodness
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2009
Pure, all-natural foods have been gaining in popularity. From choosing whole-wheat pastas over enriched pasta to brown rice over white rice, Americans are paying more attention to what they eat. And when ... read more >>
Nutrition Vital for Good Eyesight
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2009
Caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition, with recent studies showing a strong correlation between good nutrition and the prevention of age-related eye diseases. Approximately 43 million ... read more >>
Soul Cups to Host Free Cupcake Tasting
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2009
Say Cheese Cafe in Silverlake, Saturday, June 27On Saturday, June 27th, Soul Cups Cupcake and Catering owner and founder and Echo Park resident, Celeste Alleyne will showcase her cupcakes made with down ... read more >>
Strategies for Keeping the Peace in Your Relationship
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
In the revolutionary new book, How God Changes Your Brain, Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman share in an easy-to-read format, their latest research evidence how spiritual practices better your ... read more >>
How God Changes Your Brain
Written by Janet Alston Jackson (Contributing Writer) 04 June 2009
Listening to Mark Robert Waldman speak is mesmerizing. There is something about his voice that is alluring and calming. You're instantly transported back to childhood hearing your favorite bed-time story ... read more >>
Mom Demands Quality Affordable Health Care
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
As part of her 17 state, 8,500 mile, cross-country tour on a customized purple schoolbus, mother and healthcare advocate Kathie McClure visited Children's Bureau's Magnolia Place Family Center in Los Angeles ... read more >>
Women of Influence Step up in Support of Autism
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Holly Robinson-PeeteWomen of Influence from Business, Entertainment, Politics and Non-profits Come Together for Special Needs Network's "Pink Pump Affair" High Tea, Couture Fashion Show and Awards Gala ... read more >>
6th Annual 5K Walk for Women Cancer Survivors
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Healing Odyssey announces its 6th Annual Empowerment Walk. The Empowerment Walk will be held at the Huntington Beach Central Park on Saturday, May 16, from 8a.m. until noon. It is one of our largest annual ... read more >>
The 9th Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2009
The women of KJLH FM (102.3 FM) invite the public to it’s 9th annual free KJLH Women’s Health Forum, Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “Many women tell ... read more >>
Blacks Suffer from the Greatest Hate Crime in Human History: HIV/AIDS
Written by Tony R. Wafford (Contributing Writer) 30 April 2009
By I was sitting in my family room early one morning like always, having my morning cup of coffee and reading the paper, when I ran across a story talking about a recent hate crime. As I read the story, ... read more >>
Health, Fitness to Play a Key Role at BBX
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
Health education, stress relief and exercise will play a prominent role at the Black Business Expo's 20th Reunion, May 1, 2 and 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition to the exhibitors, food, ... read more >>
No Known Swine Flu Cases in Los Angeles Unified School District
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 April 2009
To reassure students, their parents and guardians as well as staff, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Ramon C. Cortines sent out on Monday memos, parent letters and telephone messages indicating ... read more >>
Ladera Heights Supports Sickle Cell
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2009
Sickle Cell is no stranger among African Americans. Many of our youth and adults have been diagnosed with this painful disease.The Ladera Heights Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc. works hard to ... read more >>
A Dream Maker Changing Lives
Written by Janet Alston Jackson 16 April 2009
 The single shots are of Richard LawsonThe multiple people in the shot are (Left to right:) Michele Blair Martin, Ryan Jackson, Richard Lawson, Jorge Ortiz, Taylor Hathorne and Austin JayeApril is Alcohol ... read more >>
Dermatologist, Psychiatrist Launch Web Blog
Written by Super User 09 April 2009
Dermatologist, Psychiatrist Authors of "The Beauty Prescription" Launch Weblog California-based dermatologist Debra Luftman, MD, and Florida-based psychiatrist Eva Ritvo, MD, have launched a weblog based ... read more >>
'No Turning Back': Teens Abuse HIV Drugs
Written by JIM SCIUTTO (Special to the Sentinel) 09 April 2009
Teens in South Africa Smoke Anti-Retroviral Drug Efavirenz for Cheap High  A drug intended to treat HIV and AIDS is sweeping the townships of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is cheap and powerfully ... read more >>
Untangling the Mysteries of the Brain
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2009
Scientists Tackle the Latest Frontier in Alzheimer's Disease Research By the year 2050, over 86 million people--or 21 percent of the total U.S. population--will be age 65 or older. Over that same ... read more >>
Colon Cancer Test Encouraged by American Cancer Society
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Prevention and Early Detection Can Save Lives. African Americans continue to have higher incidences and death rates than other populations   Despite overwhelming evidence that screening test ... read more >>
CDU Urgent Care Clinic Delivers High Quality Service
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
The Charles Drew University Urgent Care Clinic is delivering high quality and affordable health care for South Los Angeles residents. The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing ... read more >>
Fighting The Sickle Cell Anemia Stigma
Written by JR Perry (Special to Sentinel) 05 March 2009
There's quite a lot of stigma toward the whole subject of sickle cell anemia. People can feel guilty because they carry a gene and they choose not to talk about it. So they need to talk about ... read more >>
The Closeted Nature of Some Black Men
Written by Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D., MPH 05 March 2009
The American public has now heard of the term Men on the Down-Low. It has become the colloquial term to refer to Black men who are bi-sexual. The concept is not new, and there are been other terms ... read more >>
African American Men's Health and Empowerment Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Sherri Shepherd, Dick Gregory and Norm Nixon set to Participate The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Programs is excited to announce that Sherri Shepherd, co-host of ABC's Emmy nominated The ... read more >>
Fight Pediatric AIDS, Student-Run Largest Held on West Coast
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Students, Celebrities, Performers and Activist Unite at UCLA   The central motif of 2009 thus far has been hope - hope for change, hope for justice, hope for a newfound LOVE for fellow Americans ... read more >>
Top 5 Consequences to Bad Posture
Written by Dr. Damon Soraya 26 February 2009
We all live in a society where a huge emphasis is on looks. But one of the keys ways to maintain your looks that we often never think about is good posture. Remember, when your grandmother told you ... read more >>
Tony Wafford - the new National Director of Health and Wellness for the National Action Network
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
AIDS is a cold, hard pandemic - a cannon barreling throughout the African American community in record numbers. Thus, it mandates straightforward, honest dialogue about who can stop it and how. It ... read more >>
California Woman Receives Most Advanced (Non-Invasive) Upper Extremity Prosthetic Solution
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Bionic i-LIMB Hand and Innovative Interface System Increase Amputee's Functionality and Confidence Revolutionary new prosthetic technology has made life easier and more fulfilling for a California ... read more >>
The Hidden Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
Bitter cold weather can bring more than just frosty mornings and runny noses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the odorless predator--carbon monoxide, also known as CO--sends ... read more >>
Human Stem Cell Trials Win Approval
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
A therapy developed at UC Irvine that allowed paralyzed rats to walk again has won federal approval for clinical trials, making it the world's first embryonic stem cell treatment that will be tested ... read more >>
American Cancer Society Fights for Better Health Care
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 22 January 2009
Members of the American Cancer Society launched a program last year to "call attention to the urgent need for quality, affordable care for all Americans," they said. "As part of the initiative, ... read more >>
Climbing Fences: Obstacles to Diabetes Care in South L.A
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
The average American with type 2 diabetes who has access to a television, the internet, a radio, a library or any other media outlet knows that eating right, exercising, taking medications as prescribed ... read more >>
Courageous Rose Parade Rider
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
Jennie Henry of Compton was one of 14 Kaiser Permanente patients who were selected to ride on the healthcare provider's Rose Parade float on New Year's Day. She is shown here on parade day ... read more >>
Five Ways to Make 50-Plus the Best Years of Your Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
You're getting older, it's true. But it's how you get older that matters. Being afraid of it is like being afraid of getting more channels on your TV: It can be a little disorienting at ... read more >>
Getting Tested is Key to Saving Lives
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
The idea of HIV/ AIDS as a death sentence is a thing of the past, said Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan, medical director of the Oasis Clinic in Los Angeles, which helps HIV/ AIDS patients in the community regardless ... read more >>
Is Aging the Real Enemy to Staying Healthy and Strong?
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Vibrant, vital, happy and healthy--this is the ideal state of life that virtually everyone wants to achieve, regardless of age. It's doable, but the secret isn't a cosmetic quick-fix. Rather, ... read more >>
Deadly Passions: What's Done in the Dark Could Kill You
Written by Tuala Williams (Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner) 01 January 2009
The need to be loved is a strong desire. The longing to be wanted can be just as strong. It is the stuff that songs, books and movies are made of. In fact, the drive can become so strong and so dangerous ... read more >>
Racial Gap in Colon Cancer Deaths is Widening
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
The racial gap in colon cancer death rates is widening, a new report says, and experts partly blame Blacks' lower screening rates and poor access to quality care. Colon and rectal cancer death ... read more >>
Low Income Children More Obese
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
In California, children from low-income households are nearly three times more likely to be obese as children from affluent households, according to a report published by UCLA researchers recently. ... read more >>
California Failed to Comply with HIV Law, Judge Ruled
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that California failed to comply with a 2002 state law requiring it to extend Medi- Cal coverage to HIV-positive Californians, it was announced recently. ... read more >>
Air Quality has Negative Impact on Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Despite improvements over the past 30 years, Southern California has substandard air quality that has been linked to a host of negative impacts on infants and children, according to a UCLA ... read more >>
Some Doctors May Give Up Vaccines Because of Cost
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
About one in 10 doctors who vaccinate privately insured children are considering dropping that service largely because they are losing money when they do it, according to a new survey. A second survey ... read more >>
Nap Without Guilt: It Boots Sophisticated Memory
Written by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Just in time for the holidays, some medical advice most people will like: Take a nap. Interrupting sleep seriously disrupts memory-making, compelling new research suggests. But on the flip side, taking ... read more >>
Few Options Remain When Job Insurance Disappears
Written by Tom Murphy (AP) 06 November 2008
Leah Smith shells out more than $730 a month for health insurance but you won't hear her complaining. Among the jobless, Smith is one of the lucky few with solid health insurance that she can ... read more >>
AIDS-Hit Swaziland Promotes Circumcision
Written by Clare Nullis (AP) 06 November 2008
Nelson Mdlovu strides out of the small clinic with a spring in his step and a smile on his lips just minutes after being circumcised. Mdlovu swallowed his fears to line up with nine other equally ... read more >>
AIDS treatment should start sooner, study finds
Written by Marilynn Marchione Associated Press 30 October 2008
People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans. ... read more >>
Study Says Lack of African-Americans in Science Field Hurting Industry
Written by J. Coyden Palmer (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 25 September 2008
 A study that surveyed Fortune 1000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) executives representing leading science and technology companies in the United States, was released ... read more >>
Preventing the Unwelcome Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
A cancer diagnosis — whether it’s yours or a loved one’s — can be one of the most frightening moments in life. Most people faced with cancer feel anxiety and fear about the disease ... read more >>
FDA: Older Psych Drugs have Fatal Risks in Seniors
Written by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press 19 June 2008
The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Monday that prescribing a certain group of psychiatric drugs to seniors suffering from dementia can increase their risk of death. Antipsychotic drugs are ... read more >>
TV drug ads may have to zoom in on side effects
Written by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press 22 May 2008
The Food and Drug Administration is considering requiring TV drug advertisements to carry a toll-free number where patients can report serious problems with their medication. FDA consulted a panel of ... read more >>
What Everyone Should Know About Communicating with Teens
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 March 2008
Free Introduction Presentation Monday, March 17 Parents facing tensions and conflicts with their teens, can learn how to effectively communicate with their child to gain cooperation, become closer, ... read more >>
Faison And Faison Dental Clinic Receives Grant from L.A. Care
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2008
Los Angeles, CA - The Faison and Faison APDC has received a grant from L.A. Care Health Plan to provide comprehensive dental treatment to special needs children and adults, including those living in ... read more >>
Foundation Steps Up it’s Campaign Against Drugs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 February 2008
Kids at the Taste of Soul are very happy to have the Truth About Drugs booklets to learn more about the harms of drugs.The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is now offering training and also has free PSAs ... read more >>

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Halle Berry Hosts Celebrity Golf Classic to Benefit Jenesse Center
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
Silver Rose Weekend Set April 27 -28 As if she hasn’t already done enough during her years as chair of Jenesse Center’s annual fundraising gala, and more recently chair or its $2.5 million ... read more >>
Doctors Report Transplant Breakthrough
Written by Alicia Chang, Associated Press 31 January 2008
In what’s being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their ... read more >>
Organizations Gearing up for Black AIDS Day
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 31 January 2008
“Prevention is Power” is the theme for this year’s National Black AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, the mission- to build the capacity and increase awareness, participation and support ... read more >>
Hysterectomy Unnecessary with New Fibroid Treatment
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 24 January 2008
There is a safer, easier alternative to hysterectomy in the treatment of fibroids according to specialist Dr. Bruce McLucas founder of the UCLA- based Fibroid Treatment Collective. Emboliza-tion, a procedure ... read more >>
Los Angeles Welcomes 21st Century Hospital
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Awards $250,000 to Fund Innovative Community Agencies Representatives from all corners of Los Angeles will participate in the grand opening dedication ceremony of Kaiser ... read more >>
Black Barbershop Health Outreach: Black Men's Only Hope?
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 20 December 2007
 State Assembly Member Curren Price participates in the health screening at the Black Barbershop Health Outreach.Let’s face it. Black men, already among the leaders in acquiring many preventable ... read more >>
Cancer Survivor Hopes to Inspire with New Book
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 December 2007
“I have been many things in my life... a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, student, poet and photographer,” wrote Debra Griffen, author of “A Journey to Wellness: ... read more >>
Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Surgery
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
A woman’s age and race can influence how quickly she receives surgery after a breast cancer diagnosis, U.S. researchers report. A team at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore also ... read more >>
Shoppers to Raise HIV Awareness, Funds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and rapper Ludacris will be among the millions of shoppers participating in a fundraising event for World AIDS Day, on December 1. Khiel, a beauty product ... read more >>
Nursing Homes to Receive Letter Grades
Written by City News Service 29 November 2007
CNS - Letter grades similar to those posted in restaurants may be used soon at nursing and convalescent homes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said. The board has approved a motion by Supervisor ... read more >>
Studies Continue to Link Red Wine to Heart Disease Prevention
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Women who drink wine have less inflammation in their blood vessels, a new study shows. The findings were released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers studied women after four weeks ... read more >>
4 Patients Get HIV From Organ Donor
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they’re ... read more >>
Diabetes Drug to Warn of Risk to Heart
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - The government slapped a prominent, though confusing, warning on the popular diabetes drug Avandia on Wednesday—telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks. ... read more >>
Thankful for a Second Chance
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
There’s no better gift than that of life, and to be given a second chance is an opportunity for which one Jacob Ramsey is absolutely thankful. After losing his wife, home and “mind” ... read more >>
Lack of Sleep May Lead to Fatter Kids
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - Here’s another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping ... read more >>
Centinela Hospital Changes Hands
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - An Inland Empire-based company has purchased the struggling Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, which has seen a sharp rise in emergency patients since Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor ... read more >>
Faster Heart Care: How One State Did It
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - In an ideal world, every heart attack would end like Willard “Ziggy” Hill’s. Within 90 minutes of arriving at a small community hospital in North Carolina, he was having a blocked ... read more >>
AIDS Project Los Angeles Elects Seven Community Leaders to Board of Directors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
New Members Include a Mayor, Judge, Clinic Director and Entertainment ExecutivesAIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) recently announced the election of seven new members to its board of directors, drawn from ... read more >>
Medical Researchers Urged to Speed Up Vaccine's Safety Investigations
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The Oral Cancer Foundation is urging medical researchers to speed up investigations on the safety of a vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus that it said causes cancer of the mouth.The foundation’s ... read more >>
Cold Medicines for Children Scrutinized
Written by Associated Press 25 October 2007
AP - A further shakeup in the marketplace for cold and cough medicines used billions of times each year in treating the youngest children is likely, as government health advisers weigh options from an ... read more >>
Health Deal Sought After Veto Upheld
Written by Associated Press 25 October 2007
AP - The Democratic-controlled House failed to override President Bush’s veto of a politically popular children’s health bill, and the White House instantly called for compromise talks on ... read more >>
Adolescent Medicine: Report from the National Medical Association
Written by Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D. 11 October 2007
The National Medical Association is the organization that represented the interests of the 35,000 Black physicians in the USA. It is over 100 years old, and was founded because there was a time when ... read more >>
Parks Brings Health Fair Services to Leimert Park
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 04 October 2007
Francis Taylor/Sentinel Photo Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade staff members Maybelline Saintjulien, Pat Bennett, and Will Harris were on-hand to provide information and screening for Hepatitis ... read more >>
"No Colostomy Bag for Me, Thank You!"
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 23 August 2007
Carolyn is an energetic, attractive, 50-something Black woman with two beautiful daughters, and one granddaughter. She enjoys a successful career as an administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School ... read more >>
The Mind Body Connection: Mental Health Disparities and African Americans
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 23 August 2007
“We want people to be aware that people of color are not being treated fairly when it comes to medical care,” said Linda Tyson, founder and CEO of the Kiamsha group, which is starting a series ... read more >>
Minorities are Majority on Transplant Waiting List
Written by SWS 09 August 2007
SWS - In observance of National Minority Donor Awareness Day, OneLegacy, the non-profit organ and tissue recovery agency serving the greater Los Angeles area, and Donate Life California, the administrators ... read more >>
University Offers Children Free Dental Check Ups
Written by City News Service 19 July 2007
CNS - With all incoming kindergartners and first graders now required by law to under go dental check ups, the USC School of Dentistry is preparing to offer free oral health assessments for children ... read more >>
Diabetes Drug Side Effect Reports Triple
Written by Associated Press 19 July 2007
AP - In the month after a surprising analysis revealed possible heart risks from the blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia, reports of side effects to federal regulators tripled.The sudden spike is a sign ... read more >>
Health Interview Survey Reveals California's State of Health Insurance
Written by City News Service 19 July 2007
CNS - Fewer Californians are receiving health insurance through their employers at a time when more children are being enrolled in public insurance programs, according to a UCLA study released July 11.Twenty ... read more >>
"WHY...Husbands Kill Their Wives..." Examines the Root Causes of Domestic Violence in America
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 13 June 2007
O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, Robert Blake.... all accused of murdering the women they vowed to love, cherish and protect. What causes this apparent epidemic of violence among couples in today’s ... read more >>
FDA Set to OK Period Suppression Pill
Written by Linda A. Johnson 23 May 2007
Women looking for a simple way to avoid their menstrual period could soon have access the first birth control pill designed to let women suppress monthly bleeding indefinitely.The U.S. Food and Drug ... read more >>
Sign up today for the 'Gift of Life Program' set for April 21
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 18 April 2007
Global Cardio Care’s founder Sara Soulati will hold a ‘Live Life’ seminar on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in Inglewood. This health for peace seminar promises to provide EECP, ... read more >>
Ninety-Year-Old Abused by L.A. County Guardians, Daughter Alleges
Written by By Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 05 April 2007
This year, January 31 was the last straw for Helen Henson Jr. That day her namesake- her 90-year-old mother Helen Henson Sr. was admitted to Little Company of Mary's emergency room in Torrance with ... read more >>
Road to Health Expo
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 March 2007
Tavis Smiley is saving lives. His “Road to Health” Expo and Tour, which hits Los Angeles this weekend helping communities of color develop healthier lifestyles, has made a big difference in ... read more >>
Key to Good Health is All in Your Head
Written by ARA 22 March 2007
Although exercise routines tend to focus on improving areas below the neck, studies have shown that activities we do to shrink our waistlines can be influential--or even detrimental--to the health and ... read more >>



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