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Operation Tooth Fairy provides dental care to students

LOS ANGELES — Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will receive more than 50,000 toothbrushes through an oral health initiative called Operation Tooth Fairy, district officials announced June 9. LAUSD partnered with the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health to raise oral health awareness and distribute the toothbrushes while schools remain closed due Read More…

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Blacks face greater risk from COVID-19, health experts say

By Nigel Duara CalMatters LOS ANGELES — When he worked at a hospital in downtown Los Angeles, Dr. Gregory Taylor saw cases that reflected the community where he grew up: a host of underlying health conditions killing black patients. Taylor, an internist, called those conditions — diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory diseases — “a part Read More…