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It might cause a snicker or two from many Angelenos, but last week, I took a tour of the Los Angeles River.

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Los Angeles County awarded five grants to Southern California cities in 2008 to encourage more effective transportation planning and healthier living.

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Two researchers are calling for removal of severely obese kids from their homes to “protective custody” in the foster care system. There's a better solution.

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Tracy Wood reports on why parks are so scarce in one half of California's Orange County, but not the other half.

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Supermarket design and obesity, Mitt Romney walks the healthcare tightrope, and a promising HIV/AIDS study, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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In Los Angeles, five communities were awarded money to encourage healthier lifestyles that include bicycling and walking. Have these grants improved public health? Damien Newton will investigate.

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Although Doctors Behaving Badly tends to focus on exactly what you would expect, its mission is to make people aware of the many ways that patients are left unprotected.

There are nearly 1 million licensed, practicing physicians nationwide. Antidote has no ability to count how many are “behaving badly,” but it is safe to say that only a slim minority are tainting the reputation of the medical community. Doctors who abuse, injure or kill patients are the surrogate markers for an illness in the physician discipline system. They are not the illness.

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Kazue Shibata has been in the community health care field for two decades. She is one of the founders and the first chief executive officer of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc., a federally fundedcommunity health center in east Hollywood that provides primary health care and health education services to Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Japanese, Pillion, Chinese, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, andSpanish-speaking immigrants. Born and reared in Japan, Ms.

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