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Disney measles outbreak has parents scrambling to vaccinate kids

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| Local pediatricians say a lot of anxious parents are checking on their kids' vaccination status, and deciding to no longer delay vaccinations.

Calif. lawmakers introduce assisted suicide bill

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The bill would give a patient with six months or less to live the right to end his life with prescription medications. At least one disability rights group is opposed.

First Person: Bill Brown's 32-year love affair with dance

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Brown teaches everything from jazz dance to ballet. His studio also hosts fencing and Ashtanga yoga. Some of the students are octogenarians.

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One woman's challenge: Lower cholesterol in 3 months, without meds

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Karen Perea Gannon's doctor wanted to prescribe her cholesterol medication. She knew that if she immediately went on the drugs, she might never change her lifestyle.

How do you turn a tagger into an entrepreneur?

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Santa Monica-based Streetcraft L.A. shows taggers and other troubled youth how to turn their artistic talent into a source of legitimate income.

Alcohol poisoning kills 6 Americans every day, CDC says

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Alcohol poisoning is mainly caused by binge drinking, which is often associated with young people. But most of those killed by alcohol poisoning are middle-aged white men.

Supporters, opponents clash over proposed sale of nonprofit hospitals

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Hundreds attended a public hearing in Lynwood Monday on the pending sale of the six Daughters of Charity hospitals to Ontario-based Prime Healthcare.

Lots of responsibility, no required training, for in-home caregivers

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The lack of instruction even in CPR and first aid in California's IHSS program puts clients at risk, according to experts, advocates and some caregivers.

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