Health

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Health Care Exchange Sign-Ups Exceeding Last Year

More than 144,000 residents have selected Covered California plans this year on the marketplace, which was created as part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

12/17/2014

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers In Los Angeles

Not sure what to get for your favorite fitness fanatics for a holiday gift? Chances are, health is at the top of their lists, and we’ve got a few ideas from some of our favorite […]

12/09/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

Clayton Stoner #3 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on September 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Stoner Is Latest Ducks Player With Possible Mumps

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner will not play Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes because of a possible case of mumps.

11/23/2014

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Covered California Bus Tour Continues As Obamacare Enrollment Opens

As open enrollment for Obamacare started on Saturday, Covered California leaders continued their bus tour of spreading the word to educate people about how they can get health care.

11/15/2014

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LAPD Officer Seeks To Raise Awareness After Wife, Fellow Officer Dies From Rare Disease

An LAPD officer is working to raise awareness about a rare disease that killed his wife, who was also an LAPD officer.

11/14/2014

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Woman Says Glendale Pharmacist’s Mistake Led To Mother’s Death

“She was very feisty and full of life,” but Katheryn Barton said her mother’s life was cut short, the day after she turned 90, after she was given the wrong prescription medication.

11/07/2014

Claire Wineland has cystic fibrosis and helps raise money to help other families cope with the disease. (credit: CBS)

Redondo Beach Teen Works To Help Families Deal With Cystic Fibrosis

“Since she was born, the doctors were telling us, she won’t live to be 10. She will never be a teenager,” says her mom Melissa Nordquist.

10/31/2014

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LA County Health Workers Call For Tougher Ebola Protocols

County health officials and health care providers Thursday called on the federal government to step up protection protocols in response to the Ebola crisis.

10/16/2014

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

CBS2 Investigation: Public Documents Show Hazardous Waste From Exide Plant Spilled Onto Highways, Into Storm Drains

Toxic contamination caused by a Vernon battery recycling plant may extend as far as Bakersfield, new documents show.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/14/2014

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Huntington Beach Students Expected To Resume Classes Thursday With Asbestos Abatement Underway

Affected schools in Ocean View School District have been shut down for the last seven days after an asbestos fiber was found in a wipe test at Hope View Elementary.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/14/2014

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Local Health Officials On Alert Due To Ebola Scare

At the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, the head of infectious disease control acknowledges keeping health workers safe from the virus requires a difficult and complicated protocol.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/13/2014

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Probe Sought In Award Of No-Bid Health Care Deals

California’s health insurance exchange faced calls Monday for a state investigation of its contracting practices.

10/13/2014

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AP: California Gives No-Bid Health Pacts

California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government.

10/12/2014

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