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The makers of popular drugs like Advair, Cymbalta, Viagra and Zoloft have physicians, psychiatrists, and medical school faculty members across California on their payrolls. Does this influence prescribing patterns?

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Hospitals across the country are using near-total discretion in the way they disclose infections that occur as a result of surgeries, cause over 8,000 deaths annually in the U.S., and cost an additional $10 billion per year to the healthcare system, a new study underscoring the need for public reporting standards has found.

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One of the biggest obstacles to revitalizing the Los Angeles River is convincing the people who live all around that it even exists and that it is a "real" river.

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Health apps, birth control, hunger stikes and mental health in today's Daily Briefing.

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A father who lost his 11-year-old son to leukemia last year is one of five plaintiffs in a suit filed Feb. 15 in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., challenging a 1984 federal ban on compensation for donors of bone marrow.

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This may be the biggest children’s study you’ve barely heard of: a massive, $2.7 billion examination of 100,000 American children’s health and development. Did I mention it’s supposed to last 25 years?

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Just when you thought you had gotten a handle on genomics, here’s an emerging branch of bioscience that should be on your radar screen: epigenetics.

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United by a common mission, they work to raise awareness about saving people's lives through a selfless act: the donation of human organs. And, true to their name in Spanish, they have become the ambassadors for organ and tissue donation to the Latino community of Los Angeles.

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This feature story describes how the effort to better inform Latinos about organ donation is being carried out.

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Dozens of organ and tissue donors will be honored on a float sponsored by Donate Life America in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade.

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