Quality of Health Care |

First Person: Leah Gallegos brings yoga to East LA

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| At People's Yoga young Chicanas practice alongside elderly Japanese women. They may speak different languages, but they are "creating a community together."

To help protect infants from whooping cough, vaccinate during pregnancy

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The state health department faces an uphill battle persuading obstetricians to start vaccinating pregnant women against whooping cough.

Selling the spine: Doctors profit in the OR, but at whose expense?

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California has seen a rapid growth in what are called Physician Owned Distributorships in the spinal device business. Critics argue they create a financial incentive to do more and at times unnecessary surgeries.

North Hills VA under review due to scheduling 'confusion'

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A spokesman says the national VA will take a closer look at the North Hills facility's scheduling practices, but stressed that a national audit found no evidence of wrongdoing.

Strange bedfellows: the health care union and the hospital association

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SEIU-UHW and the California Hospital Association's deal to work together has gotten mixed reviews.

Senate passes bill simplifying health plan search by drug coverage

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SB 1052 fixes a problem that anyone taking a drug for a chronic condition may have encountered: It was nearly impossible to shop for an insurance plan by drug.

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.

A young vet's frustration with long wait times at SoCal's VA's

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An Apple store "genius," Lance MacNiven can solve vexing technological problems. But he can’t solve a problem in his own life: long wait times at VA medical centers.