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A grieving father set out to create a system that might prevent other lives from being lost at the hands of a drug-dazed driver. Ten years later, he's still waiting for the system he created to be fully realized.

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What does it take for a doctor to lose his license to practice permanently? A patient dead from "therapeutic misadventure?" A formal finding of unprofessional conduct? Advanced age? Maybe not.

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It’s a Medicare reform idea that seems pretty straightforward, and for proponents on both sides of the political aisle, a fair-minded approach to solving the entitlement program’s funding woes -- make more financially well-heeled Medicare beneficiaries foot more of the bill for their care....

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The most common inherited form of intellectual disability and autism, Fragile X Syndrome still isn't familiar enough to the general public -- or to pediatricians -- says one Southern California doctor. He urges all parents of children with autism to have them tested.

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African Health Dialogues is a weekly health care discussion on AV radio about awareness, progress and gaps, costs and accessibility of medical /pharmaceutical products and services within the African and African Diaspora communities Worldwide. 

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Depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal allergies, insomnia and gastro reflux disease (GERD) are just some of the "diseases" that tripled and quadrupled in the population thanks to direct-to-consumer drug advertising that began in the 1990s.

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Medical experts meeting at the NIH over the next three days are going to try to reach a consensus on whether to shift to a different testing method for gestational diabetes. If they decide to make the shift, the prevalence of gestational diabetes in U.S. pregnancies can be expected to double. 

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Working as a team for NBC4 Southern California my colleague Melissa Pamer and I will take on and humanize a hot topic as part of our 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship: childhood obesity.

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When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.

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Good health is almost always associated with wealth and education, and yet low-income, newly arrived Latinos with neither of these are generally healthier than whites by a number of measures - what's known as the “Latino Health Paradox.” But within decades of their arrival, their health declines.

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