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LA accelerator jump starts health care startups

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| Techstars has teamed up with Cedars-Sinai to help health care entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.

Chronic pain sufferers using opioids: Don't stigmatize us

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Opioids are designed to treat short-term acute pain, but experts say in certain cases they can be used long term. Two patients tell their stories.

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3 LA pregnancy centers are violating the law

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L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer has notified the centers that they have 30 days to post notification about abortion services or they will face a civil penalty.

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USC's role in the 'Cancer Moonshot' program

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One initiative seeks to create a global "cancer map" using data provided by patients around the world. The goal is to help patients make better treatment decisions.

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Fight against opioid abuse spreads to LA urgent care clinics

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Eighty clinics adopt opioid prescribing guidelines, following the lead of L.A. County's emergency departments. Officials plan to reach out to dentists next.

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An inside look at the world of drug presentations

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Drug makers paid Dr. Jason Kellogg $355,000 in 2014, mostly in speaking fees. He defends the practice against critics, calling it an effective way to educate providers.

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How many doctors at your hospital take drug makers' money?

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A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in how many of its doctors take industry payments.

Water polo a big concussion risk, according to survey

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In a UC Irvine survey of about 1,500 water polo players, just over one out of three reported getting at least one concussion while playing the sport.