The Invisible Burden: COVID-19 and Emotional Wellness

In the wake of COVID-19, a second, more insidious public health crisis has swept the country. An alarming trend. The emotional fallout of COVID-19 has been explored in tandem with the pandemic by scientists and health professionals worldwide—and perhaps to no surprise, anxiety, and depression are skyrocketing. The CDC found that 41% of survey respondents […]

Behind the Scenes of COVID-19 Testing

Over the past ten months, you’ve probably heard a lot about COVID-19 tests—how many are available, what the testing rate is across various regions, where you can get one in your area. You may have even had one yourself. But do you know how they really work? And what exactly does a “negative” or “positive” […]

It’s Movember: Should you get screened for prostate cancer?

“Movember” If you’re seeing more whiskers on the faces around you this month, you’re not imagining things. “Movember” is the movement to bring awareness and funds for men’s health, most famously with the annual moustache charity event in support of the most pressing concerns for men’s health from suicide prevention to cancer. Prostate cancer is […]

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes affects over 30 million people—and that number is growing every day, edging closer and closer to 10% of the U.S. population. Even more startling, nearly 1 in 4 adults have diabetes and don’t know it. Even more adults are prediabetic and unaware. Could you be one of them? What is Diabetes? Diabetes occurs when […]

Not Your Mother’s Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know Now

An estimated one in eight women will confront a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime. One in eight. Think of your closest female friends and relatives, and you can probably come up with eight easily. It’s a sobering frame of reference for the fact that breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetics have increased health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Know the Warning Signs and Get Scanned! Diabetic retinopathy is caused by diabetes and high blood sugar damaging the many blood vessels inside the retina, which can negatively affect vision and lead to blindness. No Early Symptoms Only regular testing can detect diabetic retinopathy. Managing Risk Diabetics have increased health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Your Best “Shot” at Staying Flu-Free This Year

What’s the easiest way to reduce doctor visits, missed school days and work days, and your chances of getting sick this winter? The flu vaccine and wearing a mask! As leaves change and fall arrives, so does the seasonal influenza (flu). The flu shot is an easy way to protect yourself from this extremely contagious […]

Understanding Cholesterol During Times of COVID-19

Understanding Cholesterol Cholesterol. A word you’ve probably heard many times before. You know it’s an important factor in your overall health, but what exactly is it? And why should you care? Just the facts Cholesterol is not fat. It is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in your body and in many foods. There […]

Answering Your Questions About COVID-19 and Routine Immunizations

National Immunization Awareness Month Every August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the topic of vaccines is generating more buzz than ever lately. It seems like the race to find a viable treatment for COVID-19 is matched only by the rapid spread of virus itself. But it would be a mistake to let that fervor […]

GRANT HELPS LA HEALTH NON-PROFIT WITH COVID-19 TESTING FOR LA COMMUNITY

QueensCare Health Centers Receives $187K Grant from Direct Relief and Abbott Laboratories to Setup and Provide Series of COVID-19 Testing LOS ANGELES, August 19, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the national and local economy to a halt, with the only hope of less people impacted by the dangerous virus. As part of the […]