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First 2015 West Nile Death Reported

California State health officials Monday reported the first California death of the year caused by the unpredictable West Nile virus. The victim was an elderly resident... Read more »

Report: California 38th in Nation in Kids’ Well-Being

California is ranked 38th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the Kids Count Data Book, released last week by the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers... Read more »

Syphilis Cases More than Double in County

The number of congenital syphilis cases in California more than tripled over the past two years, with Los Angeles County and the Central Valley responsible for the... Read more »

MLK Hospital Leaves Troubled Past Behind

The long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital opened its doors Tuesday, offering medical care to an area that has been without a full-service medical... Read more »

Gov. Brown Signs Law Mandating Vaccinations

Almost all school children in the Southland and across California will be required to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles and whooping cough under legislation... Read more »

Most in CA Think Nurse Practitioners Should Have Full Practice Authority

One in four Californians supports the right of nurse practitioners to function as primary-care providers instead of having to work under the supervision of a doctor,... Read more »

Board Backs Wider Access to HIV Prevention Pill In County

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a plan to make a daily pill designed to reduce the risk of HIV infection broadly available to at-risk residents. Supervisor... Read more »

That Summer Glow? It’s Not So Healthy

We’re at the end of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but really just now heading into the time of year when people everywhere start working on getting their “healthy”... Read more »

Beverage Companies Back Plan to ‘Cut Sugar’ Consumption in Eastide

The soda industry and an anti-obesity nonprofit are joining forces to help people in four Los Angeles neighborhoods cut back on the amount of calories they consume... Read more »

For One Mother, Autism Workshop Gets Personal

Three years ago when EGP first interviewed Josefina Nieves, she was overwhelmed with worry about what would become of her autistic son who was about to graduate... Read more »

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