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A UCLA professor's call to root our racism in research

| In the latest issue of the journal "Ethnicity & Disease," Chandra Ford calls out the public health field and challenges researchers to recognizes bias.

LA takes first step to cleaner Compton and Willowbrook water

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LA County planning commission voted unanimously to dissolve Sativa water district after months of brown tap water in Compton and Willowbrook.

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Poor air quality follows Fourth of July fireworks

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Fourth of July celebrations brought lots of smoke to L.A County. Add the heat wave trapping that smoke, and L.A. on Thursday saw some of its worst air of 2018. But these local amateur basketball players said the thick air wouldn't drive them indoors.

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Could cannabis help keep seniors in pain off opioids?

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The Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis Collective has more than 800 members on the books, a sign that seniors are open to using pot for chronic pain and other issues. The community has had a high rate of opioid overdose deaths.

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Is the crackdown on opioids failing patients?

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Many chronic pain patients are middle-aged and older adults, who are among the highest users of prescription opioids. Some have been stranded by well-intentioned policies designed to curb abuse.

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Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

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A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.

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The flu is back — with a vengeance

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This flu season has been worse than usual, and the influx of sickies is testing the capacity of clinics and hospitals.

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How teens are teaching each other the meaning of consent

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Los Angeles high schoolers in The Talk Project lead workshops for fellow teens about how to understand and deal with sexual harassment and assault.

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