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South LA clinic 'a microcosm' of nation's anxieties

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| A group of Muslim-American doctors started the UMMA clinic. Staff say many patients are worried about losing their access to health care and possible deportation.

More people are dying on California's roads

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A new report says traffic fatalities increased last year in the U.S., while the number of people dying on California’s roads rose at a faster rate.

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Study: Higher workplace injury rates for blacks, Latino immigrants

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A new study out of USC and Boston University found that Latino immigrants and African-Americans are more likely to work in jobs with a greater risk of injury.

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Study: Air pollution tied to increased diabetes risk

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The USC study of overweight Latino children in Los Angeles finds exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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SoCal lawmakers introduce bills to reform toxics agency

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The author of one bill pointed to the now-shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon to argue why the legislation is needed.

3 CA counties have higher death rate from testicular cancer

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A study finds the rate has been dropping throughout California, but it's gone up somewhat in San Bernardino, Imperial and Stanislaus counties.

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Syphilis cases up 400 percent in the OC

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The number of Californians diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases continues to increase, but one Orange County has seen a particularly big jump.

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Planned Parenthood California braces for loss of federal funding

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The group's California branch projects it would lose about 80 percent of its annual budget. Patients might need to seek care at other clinics, which are already struggling to meet demand.

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