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Dr. Nnannaya Omerigbo, Pediatric Physician, treats a patient at one of T.H.E.'s health centers in Los Angeles.

Through Medi-Cal, More Than 1 Million 
Black Californians Sign Up for Health Insurance

By McKenzie Jackson/California Black Media   As far as Ronail “Stretch” Shelton knows, his health is great. Strong, athletic and fit, the Los Angeles-based personal trainer is one of hundreds of thousands of Californians of [...]
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Male RNs Make Thousands More in Salary Than Female Counterparts

By Scott Maier, UCSF News Male registered nurses (RNs) make more than $5,000 per year than their female counterparts across most settings, specialty areas and positions, according to a UCSF-led study, and this earnings gap [...]
Porchia Dees was born HIV positive and today is open and upfront about her status, engaging and educating youth. Photo by Jesse Brooks.

Without Sex Education, Youth Face HIV Threat

Sixty three percent of young people will have sex before they graduate high school, and 95 percent will have sex before they are married. For young people to make healthy discussions about sex, we need [...]
Arnold Perkins, former director of the Alameda County Department of Health, spoke Monday at a press conference calling on Sutter corporation to fund Thunder Road, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers.

RNs Rally to Save Thunder Road, Alameda County’s Residential Teen Rehab Center

Registered nurses are calling on the wealthy Sutter corporation to keep open an endangered residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Oakland for teenagers, including those from low-income families.
Malcolm X Elementary School students are getting ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Malcolm X Elementary Wins Grant to Support School Garden

Students at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley are gaining some important life lessons, learning the elements of getting their hands dirty in a garden and then producing healthy food.
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Dr. David Tom Cooke, Oakland Native, Receives Cal Alumni Excellence Award

Dr. David Tom Cooke, a graduate of the Oakland Unified School District and the son of two former principals in the district, is a winner of this year’s Cal Alumni Association’s Excellence in Achievement Award.
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“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry’s Role in 1970s Dental Program

By Kristen Bole, UCSF News A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and 1970s to develop a federal research [...]