Health Care Disparities |

Got sugar? Sweet drink warning bill clears state senate

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| The state senate approved a bill Thursday to mandate warning labels for sugary drinks to warn consumes about diabetes. Up next: the assembly.

Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center to open in south LA

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center will offer greatly expanded services on the campus of the old King/Drew Medical Center.

'Health for All Act' stalls; drug formulary bill advances

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The state senate appropriations committee delays action on the 'Health for All Act' until the summer. It sends a drug formulary disclosure bill to the full senate.

Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M

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The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.

In LA, CDC recommendation to take HIV prevention pill gets mixed reviews

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The CDC has recommended an HIV prevention pill for people at high risk of contracting the disease. In L.A., reaction among AIDS activists is mixed.

Why do black infants die so much more often than white infants?

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The elevated rate of infant mortality for black babies has been well documented but poorly understood. Researchers are developing new theories.