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1 of 2 South LA firms agrees to chromium 6 reduction plan

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| Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. has agreed to stop operations involving chromium if its chromium 6 emissions exceed a certain threshold.

Growing up in California in 2016: Here's how kids fare

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A new report takes a look at the state of children's well-being in California, and it's not great news. Poverty and poor educational outcomes persist for the state's kids.

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State launches campaign to reduce HIV infections, AIDS deaths

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State and local health officials hope to cut new HIV infections at least in half, and AIDS-related deaths by more than one-third, by 2021.

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In shift, LA County to give hepatitis C treatment to IV drug users

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The shift comes two months after KPCC reported that L.A. County's refusal to approve treatment for active IV drug users did not align with Medi-Cal's policy.

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Transgender man's suit is latest clash over hospital chain's Catholic ethics

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The Dignity Health hospital chain, "rooted in the Catholic tradition," won't cover a transgender Arizona employee's transition-related care.

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A call for more nurse practitioners in county jails

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L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis suggests beefing up the nurse practitioner ranks in the jails by helping up to 20 registered nurses get advanced degrees.

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Bill fighting doctor shopping on Gov. Brown's desk

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The measure would require doctors to check a patient's drug history before prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.

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Clinic for people with sickle cell disease opens in LA

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The L.A. County clinic will provide comprehensive care to people with the inherited blood disorder, which mostly affects African-Americans.

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