The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]
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San Quentin State Prison is taking emergency medical steps after six inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia, while dozens more are under observation.
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A Safe Place will launch a two-year faith and domestic violence project, “Speaking of Faith,” thanks to an $180,000 grant from The Blue Shield of California Foundation.
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By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
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What Keith Crawford remembers most of his late daughter Brittany is her caring, fearless spirit and zeal for life. Her presence would light up a room, he said.
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By Yael Levin, UCLA BRITE Center Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States often experience more sleep problems compared to whites, which poses a risk especially for individuals over [...]
By Gerard A. Turner If research has taught us anything in recent years, it is the ever-evolving relationship between the mind and body. Now as we began to more closely examine our own [...]
As hundreds rallied at Oakland City Hall Tuesday protesting possible coal shipments through the developing Oakland Army Base, health concerns were one of the key issues that people raised.
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By Gerard A. Turner Today, more than any other time throughout history, we see the importance of and the ease with which we can all realize and maintain better health.
In a sharp email exchange, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has blasted local developer Phil Tagami for moving ahead with a deal to export coal out of the former Oakland Army Base.
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