Community Meeting to Address TB Outbreak at Grant High School

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DEL PASO HEIGHTS — A community meeting to address the Tuberculosis outbreak at Grant High School will be at Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 24. Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Public Health Officer for Sacramento County, will attend, provide information, and answer questions for the public at the […]

Report Reveals Characteristics of Uninsured Minorities

Despite advances made by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that everyone in the United States obtain health insurance, African-American males and Latinos still represent the highest proportion of the uninsured population in the country. (Courtesy photo)

WASHINGTON – Randy Wheeling, Curtis Washington and Frankie Rossi each signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. For Wheeling, a cable technician who lives in Northeast, signing up meant that he could finally breathe easier when making appointments with a primary care physician. “The co-pay was $50, it’s now $20, and I […]

African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus–the destination, healthier living. The African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program hosts its Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour and Picnic on Saturday, August 2 and is now taking signups for those who want to participate. Join AAWHL from 10:00 […]

Feds: Covered California Failed to Verify of Information and Resolve Discrepancies

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SACRAMENTO — California’s marketplace for buying individual health insurance often failed to verify important personal information and resolve discrepancies in applications, a critical process in determining if people are eligible for taxpayer subsidies, a federal watchdog said Tuesday. Covered California did not resolve inconsistencies in data, failed to verify citizenship and legal residence, and entered […]

University of California Tackles Hunger, Nutrition

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BERKELEY — University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to leverage the state’s role in agriculture and research to tackle one of the world’s most pressing problems: food. The former Homeland Security secretary is unveiling an initiative Tuesday that she says will deepen the university’s commitment to eradicating hunger and improving nutrition at home and […]

California Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Cuts

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SACRAMENTO – California has been praised for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion. But the new budget has raised questions about the state’s commitment to getting its poorest residents into doctors’ offices and dentists’ chairs. The spending plan signed Friday provides extra money for more low-income residents enrolling in Medi-Cal, the state’s […]

Uncovering The Truth Behind Nutritional Studies

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ATLANTA –  Do you often feel confused by the multitude of sensational nutrition studies in the media? When it comes to feeding your family, being able to break down the scientific research process to make informed nutrition choices is essential. Conflicting information It’s only natural to wonder about nutrition studies mentioned in headlines. One moment […]

Seniors Need Extra Care to Beat the Heat

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WASHINGTON – Summer is fast approaching. The days will be long. Your grandchildren will be out of school. You will want to spend time outdoors enjoying barbecues and other activities that are part of this season. You should have a wonderful time. But you also need to be careful. Daytime summer high temperatures are often […]

Insufficient Vitamin D Linked to Prostrate Cancer in Blacks

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WASHINGTON — The relationship between melanin and vitamin D—the nutrient that sunlight provides—may explain why African American, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study. The study by a team of researchers at Northwestern University, which appears in this month’s […]

HealthCorps Hosts Highway to Health Fair

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SACRAMENTO – A national organization is helping locals make the journey to good health. HealthCorps hosts its Highway to Health Fair at the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday, March 29. The free interactive health fair is scheduled to run from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Activities may include fitness demonstrations and competitions; cooking demonstrations and nutritious […]