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As two journalists spoke to seniors throughout some of L.A.'s most ethnically diverse communities, no other issue bubbled up as often and as urgently as the lack of affordable housing.
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Recently, the Governor and HHS Director announced a pilot project to provide Medicaid services at Walmart retail clinics. Many physician groups, including our own Academy, have raised concerns about retail health clinics, warning that they undermine the medical home concept.

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There is a Facebook group that I belong to called Favorite Run. It is an open forum for runners, mostly new runners, to ask whatever questions they have about running and get answers from the running community. About a month or so ago, a woman posted an article on the forum and asked if the article

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In 2011, when the U.S. Congress commissioned the Institute of Medicine Committee and opened a dialogue about the chronic pain problem, the conclusion was clear: it is undermanaged.

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Regulators are currently weighing a merger proposal from two major health care providers in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Reporter Alex Kacik has tracked the story closely, and offers tip for others covering the consolidation trend.
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California has a lot to lose if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare....
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California's Prop 61 faces strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry, which has poured at least $109 million into defeating it.
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One woman’s wrong diagnosis spotlights the severity of health threats.

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In the largely rural Central San Joaquin Valley, a reporter tracking efforts to expand access to health care in the wake of Obamacare finds that "many of the most effective outreach tools at play involve very little technology."
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An outlasted medical device that can’t be replaced by any other...

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