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Woman Who Sued Kaiser Over Lost Leg Awarded $28.2M

An L.A. jury has awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanent doctors cost her a leg.

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California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Actress Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventive Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes

Actress Angelina Jolie announced Monday she has had another preventive surgery after a doctors found a small benign tumor on one of her ovaries.

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SoCal Lawmaker Targets Scope Maker At Center Of ‘Superbug’ Issues

A Southland lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several “superbug” bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals

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Organic Food Company Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Spinach Products Over Listeria Fears

Organic food company Amy’s Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach over listeria concerns.

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Lawsuit Demands Malibu Schools Remove Contaminated Caulk

Parents and teachers at a California school district where celebrities including Cindy Crawford have removed their children over fears about PCBs filed a lawsuit Monday demanding all caulk containing elevated levels of the contaminant be removed.

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List Of Wines Cited In Lawsuit As Having High Arsenic Levels

The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as merlot, chardonnay, burgundy, rose, etc.

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Lawsuit Alleges Wineries Failed To Warn Consumers Of Arsenic-Tainted Wine

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges consumers face a serious health threat from dozens of California wineries due to extremely elevated levels of poisonous inorganic arsenic.

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Victims Of Shoulder Injuries From Flu Shot Eligible For Cash Compensation

While doctors say a little soreness after a flu shot is perfectly normal, these victims developed serious orthopedic injuries.

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California Strips Blue Shield Of Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

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KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: RomneyCare

The Affordable Care Act is often compared to RomneyCare in Massachusetts.

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KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: Pharmacists

Your local pharmacy could be playing a much larger role in your life under ObamaCare.

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KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: Smokers

In some states, smokers will face up to a 50 percent increase in their insurance premiums under ObamaCare .

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KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: Undocumented Immigrants

The Affordable Care Act is not for everybody.

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KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: Medi-Cal

The new system will enroll more people in Medi-Cal, but that could cause huge challenges.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.