At age 21, Magaly Mendez has battled more challenges than most people ever will. The fourth year sociology student at UC Irvine grew up poor in west Los Angeles, the daughter of an overworked and undocumented single mom.
UCLA student Jack Lam feared he’d never find acceptance in his conservative culture as a young, queer-identified man.
Across Southern California and nationwide, unprecedented numbers of college students are seeking counseling for mental and emotional difficulties.
Riley didn’t receive an autism diagnosis until just after her third birthday. By then, she had become increasingly agitated and aggressive, her mother said.
While you can’t prevent all accidents and health emergencies, you can improve your odds of avoiding them.
As senior population soars, hospitals’ emergency departments try to provide more care focused on older patients.
Karen Wadsack, 68, talks about losing her teeth while losing the battle over her Denti-Cal coverage.
Physicians anticipate the rate of diabetes among the elderly will increase sharply in the coming years. About 45 percent of all adults in California have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes.
Organizations are striving to tackle a growing and frequently unrecognized problem among seniors: loneliness and social isolation.
Old-fashioned home visits may be the key to prolonging seniors’ independence.