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Students Don’t Sugarcoat Why It’s Important to Rethink Their Drink

Not only do sugar-sweetened drinks, including soda, fruit punch, lemonade, and sports and energy drinks, contribute to poor diet and obesity, they are also associated with tooth decay and deteriorating bones. Hardly worth the extra 300 calories a day! So, students from Santee Education Complex and Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles wanted their […]

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Health Equity One Community at a Time

By the time a patient arrives at the doctor’s office or the emergency room complaining of shortness of breath or suffering from symptoms of diabetes, there has been a whole lifetime of influences that have contributed to this individual’s poor health. Sure, the doctor will test, diagnose and recommend a course of action based on […]

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An Upstreamist’s Wish for 2018

Maria is a single mom who lives in South Los Angeles. She has two beautiful boys.  Maria doesn’t have a car, but luckily, she has a job at a nursing home nearby.  After work one day she was extremely thirsty, urinating excessively, feeling very tired and having a hard time concentrating.  She packed up her […]

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NHF + YPAR + TPP = Innovative Youth-Driven Pregnancy Prevention Programming

National Health Foundation (NHF) has been providing teen pregnancy prevention programs through a partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District to under-resourced, diverse young men and women in South Los Angeles high schools for the past eight years. In working with these high-risk populations, NHF has gained an understanding of the target population and has […]