Health Care Disparities |

Experts unsure why gay men at higher risk for meningitis

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| Twelve L.A. County residents have contracted meningitis in the past two months; seven of them have been gay or bisexual men.

LA settles 'patient dumping' case with Good Samaritan for $450k


This is the fourth case involving the alleged dumping of homeless patients that City Attorney Mike Feuer has settled with local hospitals.

Kids in US illegally eligible for Medi-Cal in May


State health officials estimate that about 170,000 children under 19 without legal status will be eligible when a new law takes effect next month.

Exide: Nearly every home testing positive for lead


About 23 percent of the contaminated yards have lead levels at or above 1,000 parts per million. They will get cleaned first. The rest must wait their turn.

Kaiser's new medical school will be in Pasadena


Kaiser will tear down one of its office buildings to make way for the school. The company chose Pasadena because it's a culturally diverse, "livable city."

A last-minute push in Inglewood for health insurance signups


Covered California teams are in low-enrollment areas throughout the state putting out the word that Sunday is the deadline to sign up for a 2016 health plan.

Advocates train Korean pastors to combat domestic violence


An agency addressing domestic violence in SoCal's Korean immigrant community turned to a key group for help: church pastors.

Glendale paramedics make house calls to cut readmissions


Under the pilot program, paramedics make house calls to people with congestive heart failure within 72 hours of their hospital discharge.