Food Challenge Tests When Children Outgrow Food Allergy

(NNPA) – Starting kindergarten marked new beginnings for Joy Haire and her parents, Will and Lisa Haire. Just before the school year started, through a Food Challenge, Joy’s doctor determined she outgrew the serious and potentially life-threatening dairy allergy that surfaced a few weeks before her first birthday. Food allergy is an immune system response. The […]

California Targets African Americans And Latinos In New Round Of “Obamacare”

(CBM) – Covered California still faces major challenges in enrolling African Americans and Latinos as the state’s health insurance exchange launched its third open enrollment period Nov. 1. “We know we’ve come up short in who’s enrolled today,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said at a recent media briefing on the exchange’s marketing and […]

Leader Sharing Mission Toward Health Equity

SACRAMENTO – He tweets under the name “#ebonygenius” and while he doesn’t claim to have all the answers, members of the community are taking notice of Jahmal Miller’s knowledge and efforts to address core issues impacting their health and well-being. Miller, who serves as Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity (OHE) at the […]

Ancient Medicine May Offer a New Hope

(NNPA) – The Meridian System, a foundation principle of ancient and traditional Chinese medicine; and, the essence of Acupuncture therapy, seems to have earned its place as a credible and important concept in western medicine. Ancient Chinese believed the Meridian System runs throughout the human body carrying energy (QI). It is this system that Acupuncturists […]

Straight Black Men Sidelined in AIDS Fight

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community. One in 16 Black men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, compared to 1 in 102 […]

Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

(NNPA) – Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills. The study, published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal, revealed that oral contraceptive use for approximately five years can significantly impact the health of women as they age and become […]

Marketing Aggravates Obesity in Black Children

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping. “We see more of this [marketing] in our community in general…in the placement […]

U.S. Congressman’s Statement Questions Science Cited to Support School Vaccine Bill (Video)

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – New information coming out of Washington, D.C., is confirming the worst fears of Californians who opposed the state’s new “School Vaccine Bill.” On the flip side, it is also arming them with the strongest argument yet against mandating vaccination for all school-aged children — with exemptions only for medical conditions — across […]

Kamala Harris to review video targeting Planned Parenthood

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood’s procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws were broken. Harris announced the move in a letter to four Democratic members of Congress who […]

Former NBA Star Introduces his invention for chronic pain sufferers at local event

SACRAMENTO – After his career was benched by several knee injuries, former NBA star Jonathan Bender is scoring points off the court, inventing a training and rehabilitation device for other chronic pain sufferers. Bender will introduce his invention, the JBit MedPro, to locals on Saturday, July 18. The MedPro Mobile Clinic will be held at […]