COVID WATCH - Stop me if this sounds familiar.
LA’s Proof of Vaccine Mandate Deserves to Be Watched
COVID MANDATE - Like most COVID-related safety measures, the city of Los Angeles’ newest proof-of-vaccine mandate can be analyzed to the point of disorientation.
LA's Homebound and Vulnerable Overlooked in Covid Crisis. LA Mishandled.
WELLNESS - This is the story of a group of citizens' advocating for major change with one of the largest governmental bodies in the State of California.
Another COVID Holiday: Is California In A Better Place This Year?
COVID WATCH - The holidays are here and people are ready to gather, hug and feast. But is California in a better place this year when it comes to COVID-19?
The Corporate Plan to Murder Medicare Runs Through Medicare Advantage
HEALTH INSURANCE - In 2003, George W Bush set up the destruction and privatization of Medicare.
Surprise, Surprise. The COVID Vaccine Mandates Are Working
VACCINE MANDATES - In San Francisco earlier this month, a 17-year veteran of the city’s police force died while on leave from his job.
Woman Cured Her Own HIV Without Medications Or Therapy
WELLNESS - A 30-year-old mother in Argentina has become the second known person in the world to be cured of HIV just by her own immune system.
Why California’s Lettuce Lands Are Unlikely Vaccination Leaders
WELLNESS - If demographics and geography really were COVID destiny, then Gonzales—a small, working-class town with a young, overwhelmingly Latino population in rural California—would be a pandemic disaster.
Wealthy Americans Get Paid Leave. Shouldn’t the Rest?
WELLNESS - For Ruth Martin, the fight for paid leave is both professional and personal.
The Cost of COVID Hospitalization Is on the Rise
COVID WATCH - In California and across the country, the effort to contain COVID-19’s lethal spread has relied upon two cornerstones: accessibility and affordability of the tools to combat the virus.
Holiday Fundraiser To Send Transgender Youth To Free Camp
The Laurel Foundation has been providing mental health and social support programs free of charge to transgender/gender diverse youth and youth affected by HIV/AIDS for over 29 years, changing the lives of thousands of youth.
Disparities in California’s Tap Water Quality Persist, New Data Shows
ENVIRONMENT - People living in underserved communities, especially those with higher Black or Latino populations, likely run a greater collective risk of chronic illness from contaminated drinking water than people in other communities, a newly updated national tap-water database shows.
Systemic Failure: Why Can't I Get An In-home Flu Shot For My Elderly Mom?
WELLNESS - It is flu season, and medical professionals in governments and private medical practices are recommending we get our shot.
Child Care Workers in California Aren’t Coming Back
WELLNESS - For Tonya Muhammad, who runs Lil Critters Family Daycare in Hawthorne, spring of 2020 was, in a word, “horrible.”
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery ‘Experts’: Can We Really Trust Them?
WELLNESS - It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. ~ Upton Sinclair
How to Achieve a Work-Life Balance?
WELLNESS-Some people are having a hard time balancing their private life and work obligations.
Medicare Advantage Is a For-Profit Scam. Time to End It.
WELLNESS - Over 100 Democratic lawmakers last week introduced legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60. There is one small problem that needs fixing, though: so-called "Medicare Advantage."
Although I Am Vaccine-Hesitant, I Got My First COVID-19 Jab
VOICES - The COVID-19 vaccines have turned an already-divisive America into a ramped-up battle of blame, shame, hatred, distrust, skepticism, and partisan name-calling.
Shuttering of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Day Care ‘Devastating’ for L.A. Families
HEALTH CARE - When Betzabel Estudillo got word last month that the Good Samaritan Hospital Child Care Center in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood was closing for good, the news “devastated” her.
How Sneaker Culture Continues to Thrive Despite the Pandemic
FEELING GOOD--The pandemic has altered most people's relationships with consumer goods. One of the most interesting and notable trends that took place over the past year is how people treat fashion, especially with the shift to the e-commerce landscape.
Fake News Hits Pets!
PANDEMIC PETS - Trend towards MORE pet adoptions is good news for those fighting depression.
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WELLNESS--Over the past few months I have been using an FDA approved, homeopathic, transdermal, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) gel. Like many people, I am always on the lookout for the next breakthrough product that will help me remain healthy, young, and vital.
WELLNESS--I’ve been taking a social media vacation. I needed a break. The more people I speak with, it seems that I am not alone.
WELLNESS--Have you ever noticed that even when you’re doing well, life seems to test you?
WELLNESS--We have been having record breaking heat in Southern California and with the planet continuing to warm up, there’s a good chance we have not seen the end of it.
This past week Los Angeles and San Diego have felt more like Arizona with temperatures reaching 117 in some places. Heat records all over southern California were toppled and at one point in Los Angeles alone there were over 32,000 residents without power.
WELLNESS--For starters, the all or nothing attitude towards exercise is not the mindset we want to hold.
WELLNESS--Last week two high profile celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their own lives.
WELLNESS--There is a drug that has taken the psychiatric world by storm and it’s called Ketamine.