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3D printed hands today, maybe organs tomorrow

Mark Suarkeo, UCLA Rehabilitation Services
| 3D printers are changing the medical device industry and giving researchers a powerful tool in efforts to grow organs.

Assisted suicide would have stolen mom's 'best week,' daughter says


Teressa Syta is glad her terminally ill mother Jeanne Nau didn't have the option of physician-assisted suicide. Nau's depression lifted, leading to the "best week" of her life.

A new shelter in East LA provides sanctuary for homeless women


A Boyle Heights nonprofit opened the women-only shelter. Advocates say homeless women are particularly vulnerable because of the possibility of sexual violence.

A special program helps pregnant women combat depression


The founder of the L.A. County-USC Medical Center program says untreated mental health problems can lead to preterm delivery, stillbirth and miscarriage.

First Person: Jack Moreau wants a more connected Arroyo Seco


The "pedestrian advocate" asks why there are chain-link fences severing the Arroyo Seco from the parks, soccer fields and tennis courts that run alongside it.

State launches ad campaign against e-cigarettes


State public health officials began airing TV ads on Monday, and will also buy space on billboards and online warning against e-cigarette use.


LA emergency rooms get tough on opioid pain meds


Seventy-five public and private hospital emergency departments agree to rules designed to prevent over prescription of hydrocodone, oxycodone and other drugs.

Why don't hospitals have to report all 'superbug' infections?


The California public health department says it's because there's no consensus definition of what the superbug is. A congressman wants to require full reporting.