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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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LA emergency rooms get tough on opioid pain meds

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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?

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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.