May 1, 2013
By Chris Richard
As city planners consider lifting a five-year-old ban on new fast-food vendors in South Los Angeles, urban gardening activists say it's especially important to promote healthy eating habits by planting publicly available produce gardens on front lawns and city parkways.
April 30, 2013
By Suzanne Potter
Toxic waste dumps. Poor air quality. And the slow death of the Salton Sea. The Eastern Coachella Valley has serious environmental problems – and now locals are getting involved.
April 19, 2013
By Heather Tirado Gilligan
Drastic government spending cuts in times of financial crisis may be bad for public health, a new study by Greek and American researchers suggests.
April 4, 2013
By Rosa Ramirez
When people from Mexico and other parts of Latin America migrate north for work in California’s bountiful agriculture industry, they hope for upward mobility. But the reality for many toiling in the $44.3 billion industry is another. Poor pay, which characterizes the farmworker labor force, has left many struggling to find adequate and safe housing.
April 3, 2013
By Rosa Ramirez
Ana Rosa Perez wanted a better life when she emigrated from central Mexico to work in Oxnard's strawberry fields. Instead, she can barely pay her rent. Her son wants a different life - and that's one reason why California may soon be facing a farmworker shortage.
July 28, 2010
Latino and African American children in Medicaid have high rates of tooth decay but visit dentists less often than children with private insurance, according to a new article in the journal Health Affairs. But the racial and ethnic disparities go beyond economic status. Latino and African American children with private insurance are less likely than white children to see a dentist, and they go longer between visits. And Latino and African American children in Medicaid are more likely than white children in Medicaid to go longer between trips to the dentist.