One in eight women in the country will develop breast cancer. Yet from narrow provider networks to cultural and linguistic obstacles, serious barriers exist for women seeking breast cancer treatment in California.
‘health disparities’ Archive
Jan. 12 legislative briefing in Sacramento: “Breaking the Barriers to Breast Cancer Care: Exploring Policy Options”Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Renters living in approximately 780,000 privately owned rental units remain unprotected from secondhand smoke in the city of Los Angeles, despite the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement that public housing developments in the U.S. will be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.
Many older African-Americans and other ethnic and racial minorities go without flu shots, cancer screenings and other preventive health tests for a variety of reasons, from lack of access to those services to a strong belief that some of them could be harmful, said Peggy Toy, project director of the Center’s Healthy Aging Partnerships … [ Read full post ]
“The free market doesn’t work for health care,” said Nadereh Pourat, Center Director of Research, in a Los Angeles Times column about the extreme price gap for a rabies shot that cost under $20 in Thailand and more than $5,000 in Torrance. “With health care, there’s no price transparency.”
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First came the feeling of irritation to her throat, nose and eyes. Then came the nausea, dizziness and headaches. Carolina Lopez, a resident of a Mid-City apartment building in Central Los Angeles, had a new neighbor and a new problem: secondhand smoke.
Lopez, who is allergic to smoke, asked the neighbor to stop smoking … [ Read full post ]