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Yellow Fever Mosquitoes arrive in LA County

James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
| The aggressive new mosquito can carry tropical disease viruses and is a daytime biter.

Doctors struggle with 'the talk'... about vaccines


With so much misinformation swirling around about vaccinations, doctors are trying various tactics to persuade skeptical parents.

Some fall through gaps in state's dental program for the poor


The state eliminated low-income adult dental coverage in 2009, then restored it earlier this year. But not all procedures are covered.


Double mastectomy: New information, tough choices


A study of nearly 200,000 California women with cancer in one breast finds no increased rate of survival for those who choose a double mastectomy.

Questions raised about when to choose double mastectomy


A study finds that more women with early stage cancer in one breast are choosing double mastectomy, but they are not improving their chances of surviving the cancer.

Enterovirus D68 now has 14 victims in California


Health officials say all of the cases involve children 15 or younger. All are said to be in various stages of recovery. Officials expect more cases.

LA County launches health care program for uninsured immigrants


Immigrants in the country illegally are ineligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning Wednesday, a new L.A. county program will offer them free care.

Billboard confronts parents of black gays with HIV


The nonprofit responsible for the billboard wants African-American parents to talk to their gay sons about the risk of HIV.