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State makes plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

By Barbara Feder Ostrov and Ana B. Ibarra CalMatters California is in the throes of another COVID-19 surge — cases are skyrocketing and hospital beds are filling...

COVID-19 may contribute to the diabetes epidemic

Rx REPORT By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer November, known for the Thanksgiving holiday feasts and Black Friday sales, also is designated as National Diabetes Awareness Month....

County orders restaurants to quit dine-in service

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Spurred by a weeklong spike in COVID-19 cases, Los Angeles County health officials plan to again prohibit in-person restaurant...

COVID-19 worsens health disparities on reservations

Rx REPORT By Marie Lemelle Contributing Writer Katherine GeeBah Footracer is a Navajo Indian and a physician assistant certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician...

County to use schools for coronavirus vaccinations

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — As the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19 takes shape, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Nov....

Virtual appointments provide access to health care

RX Report By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer Don’t be surprised when your medical provider prefers to manage your routine appointment or fill prescriptions using a video...

Coronavirus surge could bring more restrictions

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — After two straight days of coronavirus case numbers exceeding 3,000, county health officials are weighing possible new restrictions —...

Covered California kicks off enrollment drive

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined state health officials Nov. 9 to kick off the Covered California health insurance open enrollment...

COVID-19 and post-traumatic stress disorder

Rx REPORT By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer Post-traumatic stress disorder is a growing mental health problem. In the U.S., more than 7 million people over 18...

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