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 >>