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 >>