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IV hydrogen peroxide: Unproven and possibly dangerous

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| Naturopathic doctors claim the therapy can help with everything from sinus infections to cancer. Experts say it's never been studied and shouldn't be used.

A bill to help those with complex conditions if insurer leaves the market

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The bill would ensure that Californians with complex conditions could keep their providers, even if they're not in the new insurer's network.

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Pediatricians urged to study up on herbs, supplements, yoga

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises doctors on how to talk with parents about using evidence-based "complementary therapies" on their kids.

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California public health agency opposes superbug tracking bill

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The Department of Public Health says a bill designed to increase superbug tracking in California would not provide an accurate picture of the scope of infections.

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Is your doctor drug tested? That depends on where he works

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What are hospitals' drug policies for the doctors who work on their campuses? Some conduct drug tests, some don't. It can get complicated.

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After rating brunch spots, you can Yelp a maternity ward

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Yelp is known for reviews of restaurants, car mechanics and hair stylists, but now it has C-section data on hospital maternity wards in California.

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Overworked OBs in Riverside deliver huge number of babies

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Experts say there’s a serious shortage of obstetricians in the U.S. A study of 50 cities found that Riverside and L.A. are near the top of the list.

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LA to test an approach to more quickly help stroke victims

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The pilot program will deploy a specialized ambulance outfitted with a CT scanner to test and treat stroke victims in the crucial first hour after a stroke occurs.

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