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LA teams up with texting-based crisis counseling service

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| The city will promote Crisis Text Line, which helps people dealing with everything from suicidal thoughts to sexual assault, in return for data on the kinds of challenges users face.

Regulators crack down on nasty odors in parts of east LA

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District passed a rule to cut down on noxious odors from five rendering facilities that dispose of and recycle animal remains.

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Is SoCal's diversity one reason the opioid epidemic isn't as bad here?

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A public health official cites research showing Asians and Latinos are less likely to turn to pills for pain relief.

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LA County looks deeper as WHO raises the alarm on superbugs

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The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant infections. California is taking steps to prevent their spread.

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A 'potentially powerful model' for treating sickle cell

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A sickle cell clinic in South L.A. is believed to be the first of its kind: It brings primary and specialty care providers under one roof to treat the disease.

Breathing LA air may increase your risk of kidney disease

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The culprit is particulate matter 1/25th the size of a human hair that enters the bloodstream and wreaks havoc on critical organs.

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Solis calls for cleaning parkways, inside homes near Exide

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Supervisor Hilda Solis says the state toxic department's effort will be incomplete unless it does a thorough internal and external cleaning of homes near Exide.

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DACA fight is also about people working in health care

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More than 70 medical groups have asked Congress to provide DACA recipients with legal status, noting that some work in health care, or want to.

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