Researchers writing in JAMA Pediatrics noted that junk food ads can contribute to a poor diet among children and teenagers.
Minority children appear to be less likely to see doctors who specialize in the brain, the mind or the digestive system, says a new report in Pediatrics.
As KPCC’s Stephanie O’Neill tells us, California still faces challenges in implementing the law, including some that are unique to the Golden State.
California’s insurance commissioner wants to exclude Anthem Blue Cross from the state’s new health exchange for small businesses, saying it’s made excessive rate hikes.
The study called the U.S. rate of primary care doctor production "abysmal." Many health centers in South L.A. can't afford a doctor, which is one reason why so much care falls to nurses and physician assistants.
Women and teenagers should soon be able to buy emergency contraception with no age restrictions, according to a federal district judge's memorandum.
"I'm happy. I've not been this happy. I've had a great life. Bob Tur needs to die now. And he'll be dead within three to four months." —Bob Tur, soon to be Zoey Tur
According to the behavioral health director of a South L.A. clinic, there's "a lot of shame" and stigma that comes with being the target of domestic violence.
Emergency contraception is a "way of chipping away" at South L.A.'s high teen pregnancy rates, said the CEO of a local community clinic.
With about 80 percent of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students qualifying for free or reduced price meals at school, the summer can leave a hole in their daily diet.
As he told Off-Ramp, "It would be perfectly normal dinner party conversation to talk about your colonoscopy, but you talk about mental illness and people get freaked out."
Compare the costs of the 100 most frequently billed procedures paid under Medicare in 2011, which you can view by hospital or as a statewide average.
The dental chief of Watts Health Clinic described its patients' need as "overwhelming," and said tooth decay is the most common problem, from childhood to adulthood.
The state public health department fines ten California hospitals, including three in LA and Ventura counties, for jeopardizing patients..