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Kamala Harris to review Daughters of Charity bailout deal

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| The BlueMountain investment firm would give the nonprofit $250 million and run Daughters of Charity's six hospitals, including St. Vincent and St. Francis in L.A.

Doctors 'supervise,' but most nurse practitioners work independently

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Amid a fight in Sacramento over a bill that would let an N.P. operate without a doctor's oversight, nurse practitioners are already operating fairly independently.

Anti-vax referendum: Voters’ inclination to vote 'No' could undo mandatory vaccines

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Opponents of mandatory vaccination have started collecting petition signatures for a referendum that would appear on the November 2016 ballot.

New MLK Hospital pairs an advocate with every patient

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In an effort to reduce return visits, MLK has expanded the traditional role of "care managers" - they now help patients throughout treatment and beyond.

County health officials respond to rise in congenital syphilis

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The public health department is expanding outreach and education for health care providers and patients.

New MLK hospital opens in South LA

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The private, nonprofit hospital fills the void that was left following the 2007 closure of the county-run King/Drew Medical Center.

Is there a vaping culture, and how are American kids interacting with it?

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The future of smoking is here, and it comes in a variety of different flavors. ‘Vaping,’ as it’s often called, is the new way to smoke without the smell or taste of a regular cigarette.

First Person: Tim Mann uses running to help the homeless

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The program director of Back on My Feet LA says the early morning running program "is not for everybody," but it can help the homeless turn their lives around.