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Little oversight for in-home caregivers can lead to abuse

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| Some convicted felons can be approved as caregivers, social workers miss abuse, and most counties aren't reporting it, a Kaiser Health News investigation finds.

First Person: Amir's Garden is Kristin Sabo's labor of love

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Sabo took over the job more than 10 years ago after Amir Dialameh, the garden's founder, passed away. "If you see a need, go take care of it," she says.

On New Years Day, avoid walking intoxicated

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More pedestrians die on New Year's Day than other days, according to a Mother Jones analysis. Fifty-nine percent of pedestrians killed on New Year's Day were drunk.

FDA calls for end of ban on gay men donating blood

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The agency's proposed rule change would still require men who have sex with men to wait one year "since the last sexual contact" to donate blood.

Teens using e-cigs more than cigarettes, study finds

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A national survey finds nearly 9 percent of middle schoolers had tried an e-cigarette in the past month, while 4 percent had smoked a tobacco cigarette.

LA County to add nearly 200 staff to help the mentally ill

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County supervisors voted to accept a $31 million state grant to create special teams to connect mentally ill people with mental health, medical and other services.

Has your doctor prescribed exercise or vegetables?

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Some doctors are prescribing exercise and healthy diets for chronic health problems, and studies show they're having some success.

Feds find many errors in Medicaid provider lists

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Half of the doctors on Medicaid provider lists were either not practicing at the listed location or not seeing new patients.