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Stay Home for the Holidays: Gov Tightens COVID-19 Rules 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  As COVID-19 case numbers climb, California has imposed tighter restrictions and ordered a ordered a statewide mask mandate, while advising residents to stay home. Out of the 58 California counties, 41 are now at the state’s most restrictive, or purple, tier, includi…
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As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  Californians can rest easy. With a little over two months to go until the state’s open enrollment period for 2021 ends on Jan. 31, 2021, expect no new restrictions to your health care coverage options.  It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affor…
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As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  Californians can rest easy. With a little over two months to go until the state’s open enrollment period for 2021 ends on Jan. 31, 2021, expect no new restrictions to your health care coverage options.  It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affor…
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L.A. County takes first steps toward new youth justice department

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, ‘care-first’ model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025….

New Report Recommends Colon Screening at age 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine—is officially recommending that the screening for colorectal cancer be lowered from 50 to 45 to reduce the risk of colon cancer deaths.       Colorectal c…
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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Invests $335 Million in New Behavioral Health Center

Staff The original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building is now the Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center, a new and innovative healthcare facility. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in collaboration with county partners to celebrate the state’s first ever licensed B…
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New Program Provides Laundry Services for Unhoused Angelenos

Staff SoCalGas has partnered with The Laundry Truck LA (TLTLA) to provide free laundry services for unhoused L.A. residents. The initiative will consist of a mobile trailer fully equipped with five sets of washers and dryers, a folding station, and a water heater. With the addition of the new trailer, TLTLA is e…
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Dialyses Nurses: Prop 23 Poses Grave Threat to Black Patients

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media    Ahead of the November election, a group of dialysis nurses and patients have come out in strong opposition to Proposition 23.   If passed, Proposition 23 would require all kidney dialysis clinics to have a …
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State Offers New Rape, Assault Protections for Health Care Workers

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media    California is expanding aid and protections to health care workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues through two new laws and an executive order.  Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that orders …
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Overweight Individuals at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Contraction, according to CDC

Dianne Lugo, Staff Writer Newly expanded guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now suggest that three-quarters of Americans are likely at increased risk of contracting a severe case COVID-19.  In June, the CDC had advised that obese Americans, those with a body-mass index of 30 o…


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