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Health Panel: Millions of U.S. Kids Should Get Hepatitis Shot
7/4/2019 11:59:01 AM

A scientific panel is recommending that more than 2 million U.S. kids get vaccinated against hepatitis A. Thirteen years ago, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended hepatitis A shots for all U.S. children at age 1. On Thursday, the panel said the shots should be given to older children who weren't vaccinated earlier, including 14- to 18-year-olds who turned 1 before the recommendation was made. The panel also recommended the shots for every person with HIV. About 1.1 million Americans are estimated to have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. People with HIV tend...

'Michael Jackson Drug' still prompts curiosity from patients By Carla K. Johnson
6/27/2019 10:15:33 AM

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get “the Michael Jackson drug” before an operation. And most of them will. Jackson died 10 years ago at his Los Angeles home after receiving a lethal dose of the drug intended for use only during surgery and other medical procedures—not for insomnia. As Jackson rehearsed for his comeback tour, he struggled to sleep. Prosecutors said...

New Parents and a Newborn with Sickle Cell Disease: What Now? By Dr. Kevin Williams
6/27/2019 10:14:11 AM

Chief Medical Officer for Rare Disease at Pfizer   The “Ask Dr. Kevin” series is brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease.      Dr. Kevin Williams is the Chief Medical Officer for Rare Disease at Pfizer where he leads a Medical Affairs organization of approximately 150 medical colleagues around the globe. He pursued medicine after being inspired by his father’s work as a general practitioner in his hometown of Baton Rouge,...

Two new measles cases connected to West Los Angeles
6/27/2019 10:11:47 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Los Angeles County health officials are trying to identify anyone who may have been exposed to two residents who recently traveled and became ill with measles shortly after returning to the U.S. Potential exposure locations and times were between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on June 7 at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., and June 8 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Toscana Restaurant-Brentwood, 11633 San Vincente Blvd., according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Officials added there was no known current risk related to measles at either venue at...

Dave Bartholomew, Co-Wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," Dies at 100 By Hillie Italie and Rebecca Santana
6/27/2019 10:08:30 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as “Ain't That a Shame,” “I'm Walkin”' and “Let the Four Winds Blow,” has died. He was 100 years old. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Sunday in a hospital in a New Orleans suburb, his eldest son Dave Bartholomew Jr. told The Associated Press. “His body simply broke down. Daddy was 100 years and six months old. It was...

Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records  By Lauren Victoria Burke
6/27/2019 10:06:49 AM

“When They See Us” has been the most-watched series on Netflix in the U.S. every day since it premiered on May 31,” according to Netflix’s Twitter account on June 12. Though Netflix does not release specific viewership numbers, the internet channel is a worldwide portal for content that has over 145 million paid subscribers. “When They See Us” relays the jarring miscarriage of justice against five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were convicted of assault, rape, and attempted murder....

BET Awards honor Nipsey Hussle, Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry By Mesfin Fekadu
6/27/2019 10:02:52 AM

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles who was shot to death on March 31, posthumously earned the Humanitarian Award on Sunday night. His family, including his mother, father, grandmother, children and fiancee, actress Lauren London, accepted the honor on his...

Man Arrested After Crashing Pickup Truck During Chase by Deputies
6/27/2019 9:59:53 AM

  COMPTON (CNS)—A man was arrested Monday after leading deputies on a brief chase in a pickup truck—reportedly stolen—that crashed into another vehicle in Compton, leaving the suspect and the other motorist injured. The crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. near Long Beach and Compton boulevards, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau. Deputies had tried to stop the vehicle after discovering that it had been reported stolen, but the motorist sped off. The patrol vehicle was not involved in the crash, Schrader said. The...

Dodgers to Extend Netting
6/27/2019 9:57:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today they will extend the netting at Dodger Stadium after a study is completed about how it could be configured to provide better protection for fans. “Fan safety is of the utmost importance to the Dodgers and during the offseason, we began the process of studying how the netting at Dodger Stadium could be configured to provide better protection for our fans,” the statement said. “Once this study is completed, the team will implement the recommended changes and extend the netting at Dodger Stadium. The team...

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Nile Rodgers & CHIC
6/27/2019 9:56:05 AM

Legendary hitmakers Nile Rodgers and CHIC team up with the LA Phil for a three-night celebration. The concert begins with star-spangled American favorites by the orchestra. Then, Nile Rodgers & CHIC set things off with “Le Freak” and “Good Times,” plus some of Nile’s hits as a producer – including “I’m Coming Out,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Get Lucky.” Every night before the concert the boggie down happens in the Hollywood Bowl Plaza with DJ’s, disco dance lessons and more. At 6:15 DRUMLine Live...