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Heart Attack at 21?
Cal State Long Beach communications major Emily Taylor in Long Beach started suffering from chest palpitations, panic attacks, crying spells and weight loss.
She’s Creating Her Own Therapy, Helping Herself by Helping Others
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.
Students in Crisis: Sex and Culture Can Add to Campus Stress
UCLA student Jack Lam feared he’d never find acceptance in his conservative culture as a young, queer-identified man.
California Colleges, Like USC, Are in the Midst of a Mental Health Care Crisis. Can Help Come Fast Enough?
Across Southern California and nationwide, unprecedented numbers of college students are seeking counseling for mental and emotional difficulties.
Worried Parents: What’s Wrong with My Child?
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.
How Seniors Can Avoid the Emergency Room—and What to Do if They End Up There
While you can’t prevent all accidents and health emergencies, you can improve your odds of avoiding them.
Hospitals Focus on Baby Boomers and Elderly, But Will It Boost Patients’ Health and Save Money?
As senior population soars, hospitals’ emergency departments try to provide more care focused on older patients.
She Keeps Her Teeth in a Box—Evidence of a System That Failed Her
Karen Wadsack, 68, talks about losing her teeth while losing the battle over her Denti-Cal coverage.
Diabetes Crisis Grips Southern California
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.
Seniors Find Lifeline in Phone Support Groups
Organizations are striving to tackle a growing and frequently unrecognized problem among seniors: loneliness and social isolation.