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  • H5N1 Bird Flu, Current Situation

    Jul 11, 2024

    • H5N1 bird flu is widespread in wild birds worldwide and is causing outbreaks in poultry and U.S. dairy cows with four recent human cases in U.S. dairy workers. • While the current public health risk is low, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is watching the situation carefully and working with states to monitor people with animal exposures. • CDC is using its flu surveillance systems to monitor for H5N1 activity in people. CDC and state and local health departments monitor people expos...

  • Researchers discover a new neural biomarker for OCD

    Jul 11, 2024

    A recent study from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital has identified a specific neural activity pattern as a novel biomarker to accurately predict and monitor the clinical status of individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS), a rapidly emerging therapeutic approach for severe psychiatric disorders. The study, led by led by Drs. Sameer Sheth and Wayne Goodman along with co-lead authors, Drs. Nicole Provenza, Sandy...

  • Walk with us this Saturday

    Jul 4, 2024

    Be good to your heart and join to join other members of The Culver City EverWalk Walking Club this Saturday, July 6, for a 1-hour walk from 9-10 AM! The Culver City EverWalk Walking Club (CCEWWC) will have a 1-hour "First Saturday" walk the first Saturday of each month. The walk begins at Coombs Park, 4442 Coombs Ave, Culver City, they meet on or before 8:59 AM by the wooden park sign, we leave promptly at 9:00 AM! For more info (or to be put on our e-mail list): E-mail me Laura Peterson...

  • Public Health Monitors Small Signs of Increasing COVID-19 Transmission

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reminds residents to take common-sense precautions to avoid becoming ill with COVID-19 as data shows small increases in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, virus concentrations in wastewater and the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests for the past four weeks. With traveling and gatherings increasing during summer, protection from COVID-19 infection remains important as a new group of variants has begun to circulate nationwide. The so called “FLiRT” variants, including KP.2 and KP.3 var...

  • Public Health Monitors Small Signs of Increasing COVID-19 Transmission

    Jun 13, 2024

    he Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reminds residents to take common-sense precautions to avoid becoming ill with COVID-19 as data shows small increases in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, virus concentrations in wastewater and the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests for the past four weeks. With traveling and gatherings increasing during summer, protection from COVID-19 infection remains important as a new group of variants has begun to circulate nationwide. The so called...

  • Don't Let The Heat Irritate Your Skin This Summer

    May 30, 2024

    If you're spending lots of time being active this summer, you might also be encountering skin problems as a result of heat and friction. Dr. Vicky Zhen Ren, associate professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, offers tips on how to help your skin beat the problems caused by the summer heat. "There are two types of contact dermatitis: allergic and irritant," said Ren. "Irritant contact dermatitis is commonly caused by bodily fluids, such as sweat, and is common during the hotter...

  • Public Health Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak

    May 16, 2024

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A infections. Public Health has identified five cases among people experiencing homelessness since mid-March 2024. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that can be spread from person-to-person even before they feel sick. The infection is caused by the hepatitis A virus, which is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Individuals that are unhoused are at higher risk for...

  • Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

    May 2, 2024

    BEACH AREA WARNINGS: · Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms. · Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro The entire swim area. · Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps. · Malibu Pier in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the pier. · Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach 100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps. · Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach...

  • Baylor College of Medicine Health Brief

    Apr 18, 2024

    While we love having furry friends inside our homes, it's important to know the risks they can bring in from outside environments, including some that can make us sick. Before bringing a pet home, it's best to consider if having one is right for you. Dr. Stacey Rose, an associate professor of infectious diseases and internal medicine, says that people with a weakened immune system should be more cautious about potential exposures introduced by pets. "There is not necessarily a category of pets...

  • Public Health Confirms Measles Case in Los Angeles County Health Officials Identify Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

    Apr 18, 2024

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified by the California Department of Public Health of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled throughout Los Angeles County from Saturday, March 30, 2024, to Monday, April 1, 2024. Individuals who were at the following locations during the dates and times below may be at risk of developing measles within 21 days from the exposure date. Saturday, 3/30/24 Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym - 6101 W. Century...

  • Healthcare in Action Begins Services in Culver City

    Apr 18, 2024

    Culver City is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Healthcare in Action (HIA), a street-based medical group that provides comprehensive healthcare services for behavioral health and substance use disorders, as well as housing navigation and care management support for individuals experiencing homelessness. Through this partnership, Culver City aims to address the healthcare needs of its unhoused residents by implementing HIA's groundbreaking "street medicine" model. "Our agreement with...

  • Total Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

    Apr 4, 2024

    On Monday April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of North America, passing over the United States, Mexico and Canada. Whether you will be in the path of totality or viewing a partial eclipse, it is crucial to take precautions to prevent damage to the eyes. A Baylor College of Medicine ophthalmologist provides tips for how to safely look at the eclipse. "Watching the eclipse without proper eye protection – even for a short amount of time – can lead to permanent vision los...

  • Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

    Jan 18, 2024

    BEACH AREA WARNINGS: Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach 100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms. Walnut Creek at Paradise Cove The entire swim area. Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu. The entire swim area. Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach The entire swim area. Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon. Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica 100 yards up and down the coast from the pier. Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey The entire swim area....

  • Avoid Water Contact Due to Rainfall

    Jan 4, 2024

    Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory: Advisory for all Los Angeles County Beaches in Effect Until Saturday, January 6, at 7:00 am Due to current rainfall, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advises beach users to avoid all water contact, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers due to potentially higher bacteria levels in these areas. This includes any runoff that may flow onto or pond on the beach sand. Ocean and bay recreational waters, especially near...

  • Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters: BEACH AREA WARNINGS: · Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon. · Malibu Pier in Malibu The entire swim area. · Bel Air Bay Club at Will Rogers State Beach 100 yards up and down the coast from the club border fence. · Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach. San...

  • Work Off Thanksgiving Calories With Fun Family Activities

    Nov 23, 2023

    Thanksgiving Day is traditionally centered around the holiday feast, but you can burn calories from the big meal by staying active. Dr. Stequita Jackson, a primary care physician at Baylor College of Medicine, offers tips on how the entire family can eat well and stay active this Thanksgiving. Many families like to kick off Thanksgiving Day by participating in a race like a Turkey Trot. Jackson recommends eating carbohydrates such as fruits and whole grains before big activities like a race to...

  • Los Angeles County Confirms First Flu Death Of 2023-24 Season

    Nov 23, 2023

    Los Angeles County has recorded its first flu death of the 2023-24 season, according to the Department of Public Health. The person who died was only identified as an "elderly resident with multiple underlying conditions," and they were not vaccinated against the flu, Public Health said in a press release. "Although most people recover from influenza without complications, this death is a reminder that influenza can be a serious illness," the press release said. "Pneumonia is the most common...

  • Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory: Advisory for all Los Angeles County Beaches

    Nov 16, 2023

    Due to current rainfall, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advises beach users to avoid all water contact, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers due to potentially higher bacteria levels in these areas. This includes any runoff that may flow onto or pond on the beach sand. Ocean and bay recreational waters, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers can be contaminated with bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health...

  • Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

    Nov 16, 2023

    BEACH AREA WARNINGS: · Arroyo Sequit Creek at Leo Carrillo State Beach 100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms. · Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach 100 yards up and down the coast from the public access. · Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro The entire swim area. · Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica 100 yards up and down the coast from the pier. · Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach. Near Will Rogers Tower 18 100 yards up and down the coast from the cree...

  • Los Angeles Chargers Bring the Fight Against Cancer to Monday Night Football

    Oct 12, 2023

    Bolts continue long-standing tradition of raising awareness about early detection and providing support to cancer survivors through Monday's "Crucial Catch" game presented by Hoag Health The Los Angeles Chargers – a trailblazer among sports teams for promoting early detection and the first NFL team in the nation to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering free mammograms to the community – will continue the organization's advocacy for cancer risk reduction this Monday when they fac...

  • Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

    Oct 12, 2023

    On October 14, a solar eclipse will be visible across North, Central and South America. No matter where you view it, it is crucial to take precautions to prevent damage to the eyes. Ophthalmologists at Baylor College of Medicine provide tips for how to safely look at the eclipse: Directly staring at the sun (even for a few seconds) can cause permanent damage to your eyes. The intense rays can cause damage to the retina, which could lead to blurred vision or blind spots. Protect yourself with...

  • Gateway LA Shows Off World-Class Cuisine

    Aug 17, 2023

    On Sunday, August 13, Gateway LA gave the community a taste of the incredible cuisine being served up every day at the hotels along Century Boulevard. The BID's annual Century Stroll – a progressive dinner fundraiser that supports the mental health efforts of Airport Marina Counseling Service – showcased the talents of Chefs Serge Devesa and Victor Miguel, who enjoyed cooking for a good cause. "Not everyone knows the kind of incredible food that is being served up by our local hotels, so the...

  • Covid Cases Climb in County

    Jul 27, 2023

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released increases in reported COVID-19 cases, virus concentrations in wastewater, and the percentage of positive COVID-19. Two thousand thirty four cases were reported for the week ending July 20 a thirty two percent increase from the prior week.. Health experts suspect that the rise in cases may be linked to factors such as Fourth of July festivities, summer travel, and the impact of unusually high temperature....

  • eat Advisory Extended - High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of Los Angeles Count

    Jul 27, 2023

    Hy The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: · Santa Susana Mountains:Tuesday, July 25, 2023, through Friday, July 28, 2023. · Calabasas/Agoura Hills: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, through Friday, July 28, 2023. · West Santa Monica Mountains: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, through Friday, July 28, 2023. · East Santa Monica Mountains: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, through Friday, July 28, 2023. · Santa Clarita Valley: Tues...

  • Long-Range Neuronal Connections Drive Glioblastoma Invasion

    Jun 29, 2023

    Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and lethal form of brain tumor. Despite treatment, GBM recurrence is inevitable and tends to occur outside surgical margins or in locations remote to the primary tumor, highlighting the central role played by tumor infiltration in this malicious disease. Little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms driving GBM infiltration, but in a new study published in the journal Nature, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine working with animal...

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