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Category: Health

California Law Now Provides Workers ‘Paid Sick Leave’

California will be requiring most employers to provide millions of workers to have three “sick days” each year according to a legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
categories BusinessHealthPolitics

98,000 Families at Risk of Losing Health Coverage

Covered California sets Sept. 30 deadline to prove ‘lawful residence.’
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthImmigration

Immigration Reform Stalled, But CA’s ‘Health For All’ Bill on Its Way Back

Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) is renewing his pledge to extend health coverage to undocumented immigrants in California.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthImmigrationPolitics

Breast Cancer Awareness and Hispanic Heritage Month

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthRace/Ethnic Relations

Advocates: Confusing Calif. Care Program Calls for Better HIV Outreach

Low-income people with HIV are among Californians who can gain from a new care plan. But they need to get educated on often confusing choices.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealth

UC Student Looks to Fill Medical Gap in Central Valley

For UC Merced junior Benny Escobedo, opportunities to practice medicine in the Central Valley are only going to expand.
categories EducationHealthNeighborhoodsYouth

San Gabriel Valley Beneficiaries Face Language and Cultural Barriers in Cal Mediconnect Roll Out

L.A. County residents who qualify for MediCal and Medicare can enroll in an improved health plan. But in the SGV, some find a lack of cultural and language sensitivity in the roll out confusing.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthNeighborhoodsRace/Ethnic Relations

Kids’ Health Suffers When Parents Go To Jail

A new UC Irvine study found significant health and behavioral problems in children of incarcerated parents.
categories HealthJusticeYouth

Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign Comes to an End

"Know Your Digits " Month raised awareness among African Americans and Latinos about high blood pressure.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealth

Study on Homeless Use of Emergency Rooms

LA City & County service agencies, area non-profits convened at Town Hall to address key findings & develop action plan.
categories HealthPoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations
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