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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.

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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As California's stroke death rate climbs, here's how to spot the signs

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The rate started rising from 2013 through 2015 after more than a decade of decline. The CDC says most strokes are preventable, so it's critical to spot the signs.

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