Breast cancer among young women increasing

Breast cancer among young women increasing

Rebecca Johnson was 27 years old and had just graduated from medical school when she got the diagnosis: breast cancer. She thought she was a rare case, but then a few of her friends got it too. So did some friends of friends.

Healthcare overhaul may threaten California's safety net

Healthcare overhaul may threaten California's safety net

Millions of uninsured Californians will gain medical coverage under the national healthcare overhaul beginning in January, but Guadalupe Luna won't be one of them.

Coordinated healthcare could save California $110 billion, group says

Coordinated healthcare could save California $110 billion, group says

California could cut $110 billion in healthcare spending over the next decade, saving the average household $800 a year, by quickly moving away from conventional fee-for-service medicine and embracing more coordinated care, a new report says.

Genetically modified foods: Who has to tell?

Genetically modified foods: Who has to tell?

Consumers who believe they have a right to know whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients are pressing lawmakers, regulators and voters to require labels on altered foods. But even if they succeed, experts say there's no...

Anti-HIV drug effort in South Africa yields dramatic results

Anti-HIV drug effort in South Africa yields dramatic results

An intensive campaign to combat HIV/AIDS with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research.

 
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Persistent strain of TB claims victims on L.A.'s skid row

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CalPERS plans 85% rate hike for long-term-care insurance

CalPERS plans 85% rate hike for long-term-care insurance

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Brown may forge alliance with GOP governors on health plan

Brown may forge alliance with GOP governors on health plan

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Study disputes long-term medical savings from bariatric surgery

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Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area waterfowl viewing

Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area waterfowl viewing

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5 Questions: Dr. Dean Ornish on the power of mindful choices

5 Questions: Dr. Dean Ornish on the power of mindful choices

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