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UC Irvine lands $40m gift to open nursing school

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| UC Irvine will the fourth institution in the UC system to launch a nursing school. It's expected to nearly double the school's number of nursing students.

Calif. women waiting longer to have their first child


As fewer teens become parents, more adult women are choosing to delay pregnancy. And the federal health law has improved access to birth control.

Few younger stroke victims know the signs, study says


A UCLA survey suggests that most of those under 45 with stroke symptoms fail to seek treatment in a timely way, risking more severe brain damage.

Advocates train Korean pastors to combat domestic violence


An agency addressing domestic violence in SoCal's Korean immigrant community turned to a key group for help: church pastors.

Glendale paramedics make house calls to cut readmissions


Under the pilot program, paramedics make house calls to people with congestive heart failure within 72 hours of their hospital discharge.


Pregnancy centers must comply with abortion information law, courts rule


Judges recently rejected anti-abortion pregnancy centers' efforts to stop a law requiring them to inform women about their care options, including abortion.

Activists claim Latinos on Medi-Cal suffer civil rights violations


A complaint asks the federal government to find that low reimbursement rates are tied to rising Latino enrollment in Medi-Cal.

State, Quemetco strike compromise over lead testing


After the lead battery recycler had rejected the scope of a state plan to test for contamination around its City of Industry plant, the two sides negotiated a deal.