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California expands mental health services for students

Breanna Reeves In an effort to expand student access to mental health services, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 483 which will improve the process...

Black individuals face disparities in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment

Marla A. Matime | Contributor Lung cancer is a pervasive and deadly disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is the second most common...

Winter respiratory viruses expected to increase, CDC warns

Breanna Reeves With the holidays approaching and temperatures beginning to drop, health officials continue to monitor upticks in seasonal respiratory viruses. Similar to previous years, COVID-19,...

Syphilis cases in newborns rise tenfold in 10 years

Breanna Reeves Cases of syphilis in newborns in the U.S. continue to rise, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease...

California Passes Bill Allowing 5 Days of Leave After Reproductive Loss

Trigger warning: This article discusses reproductive loss. Breanna Reeves | Starting Jan. 1, 2024, employees will be allowed to take up to five days off following...

Riverside County Urges Awareness of Lead Dangers for Children

Staff Riverside County health officials are urging parents and others to be aware of the dangers present in some everyday items that contain lead and...

Black women at higher risk for breast cancer, study suggests

Breanna Reeves For women in the U.S., breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. According to the...

Morehouse School of Medicine Partners with CHMC for Family Residency Program

BVN Staff California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) has announced a new partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine seeking to expand and diversify the health care...

California requires fentanyl testing strips on college campuses

Breanna Reeves In the first five months of 2023, there were 208 “unintentional” overdoses due to fentanyl in Riverside County, according to Riverside County Overdose...

Maternity Care Providers and Hospitals Need to Address Racial Discrimination

Sarah Kwon | CaliforniaHealthline When Selam Solomon Caldwell and her husband learned she was pregnant last year, the stakes for finding the right OB-GYN felt...

Surgeon General warns of social media’s impact on youth mental health

Asante-Ra In a critical move, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued a stark warning about the impact of social media on the mental...

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