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Tips To Spotting Deadly Form Of Nail Cancer

An unusual-looking stripe under your nail can be just as dangerous as a shape-shifting mole — doctors say both could be signs of cancer.

04/09/2014

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Possible 2nd Case Of Tuberculosis Reported At Vista Murrieta High

Vista Murrieta High School may have its second case of tuberculosis in less than six months.

CBS Los Angeles–04/09/2014

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Many Gay Men Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

Health officials this week announced a cluster of cases of invasive meningococcal disease that sickened eight people in the LA area. Among those who fell ill, half were gay or bisexual, including the three who died. Two of the victims were HIV-positive.

04/05/2014

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Eastern Approach Helps Western Kids Cope With Pain Management At Children’s Hospital

The pain management team — known as the Heart Touch Project — consists of doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, massage therapists, physical therapists and acupuncturists.

04/04/2014

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Officials Say Meningitis Kills 3 LA County Residents, Poses Higher Risk For Gay Community

LA County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died — and all three had sex with other men.

04/03/2014

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Residents Who Live Near Battery Recycling Plant Urged To Sign-Up For Free Blood Tests

Exide has agreed to pay for 30,000 tests for people who live within a 2-mile radius.

04/03/2014

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Covered California Announces Enrollment Exceeded Expectations Of 1.2 Million

“We do have something to celebrate, but it’s really a starting line,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said.

04/03/2014

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LA-Based Doctor, Activists Protest Release Of New Painkiller

A Los Angeles-based doctor, along with several activist groups, protested the recent release of the painkiller Zohydro ER in front of the Food and Drug Administration building in Irvine.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2014

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40K Free Condoms Will Be Available To 1,700 Students At Whittier College

More than a dozen condom machines are being installed in residence halls on the campus of Whittier College this week.

CBS Los Angeles–04/03/2014

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LA County Urges Vaccinations After Spike In Meningitis Cases Among Gay Men

Public health officials issued new vaccination guidelines Wednesday after a reported jump in the number of meningitis cases this year among gay men in Los Angeles.

04/02/2014

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Health Coverage Sign-Up Deadline Extended 2 Weeks

Consumers who were unable to create an account or start their application because of technical problems have until midnight on April 15 to finish their applications.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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California Sees Late Surge In Health Enrollment

California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week’s deadline — and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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CDC Reports 30 Percent Increase In Autism Diagnoses

New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now show one in 68 children in the U.S. have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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Director Of Public Health Jonathan Fielding To Step Down, Return To UCLA

Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Jonathan Fielding announced Thursday that he will be stepping down.

CBS Los Angeles–03/27/2014

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Health Watch: OC Leading Nation In New Cases Of Measles

Concern is growing, and rapidly, about the outbreak.

03/26/2014