Time for that colonoscopy? Probe your doc first on how the scopes are cleaned

By Emily Bazar After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn’t stand on her own.  That was on a Friday, and...
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Anxiety, fear of the future afflicting more young adults than ever

By Hugo Guzman Hub Staff Writer Gaby Cedeno was 17 when feelings of inadequacy and anxiety about the future began to take control of her life....

L.A. County announces plan to combat typhus among homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unveiled their plan to combat a Typhus outbreak that has gripped the Southland. The approved pilot program will...

Experts agree that summer sun poses serious risks

By Keith Scheuer Hub correspondent Dermatologists don't like sunshine. Neither do doctors who fight cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, "There is no safe...
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Vaccine-resistant flu outbreak continues throughout LA County

By Beige Luciano-Adams Hub Correspondent   As this year’s deadly flu outbreak – which arrived early in California but shows little sign of abatement – continues to creep across...

USC study says teens consuming multiple forms of pot

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Most teens who've tried marijuana have used the drug in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, eaten...

L.A. County confirms first West Nile death of 2018

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County health officials announced the first West Nile virus death of the year. 38 cases have been confirmed this year,...

Celebrity deaths ignite concern about rising suicide rate

By Liz Sabo Kaiser Health News Fashion designer Kate Spade's death on Tuesday, along with celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain's on Friday has reminded Americans...

Using drones and ditties to help hunt down disease-bearing mosquitoes

By Alex Leeds Matthews California Health Line As residents of California’s Coachella Valley escape the blazing heat this summer in air-conditioned living rooms, movie theaters and cars,...

Despite some improvements, L.A. smog continues to kill

Many Angelenos still remember the perpetual brown haze that hung over the city as recently as the late 90s. And although Southland air quality...