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Health officials concerned about winter ‘tripledemic’

By Maxim Elaramsisy Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Physicians and public health officials are raising alarms about a “tripledemic” happening as the holiday travel season...

West Hollywood partners with UCLA for homeless health care

Wave Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city is partnering with UCLA Health Homeless Healthcare Collaborative to bring UCLA’s mobile health care clinic to West Hollywood on...

Barriers keep Black, brown women from mental health care

By Janice Hayes Kyser Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Access, affordability, racism and cultural competence are among the barriers preventing Black and brown women in California...

COVID-19 has killed 3,000 Blacks in L.A., report says

Wave Staff Report LOS ANGELES — More than 3,000 Black people have died from COVID-19 complications since the pandemic began in 2020 members of Black...

County reports new surge in COVID-19 cases

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals is back on the rise amid growing concerns about...

Black Maternal Health Center combats infant mortality rates

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Dr. Brandi Desjolais and Bita Amani have long understood the perils facing pregnant Black women in South...

COVID booster eligibility extended to children 5 and older

By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media SACRAMENTO — State officials have announced eligibility for the updated Moderna COVID-19 booster and the Pfizer-BioNTech booster has been...

County launches mobile health clinics for homeless

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County has launched a fleet of mobile medical clinics to make daily stops at encampments throughout the...

Survivor says there’s hope for women with breast cancer

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one of the women sharing their stories this month to offer...

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