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UC Riverside pioneers program to 'grow' local doctors

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| The Inland Empire's severe doctor shortage is focus of new UC Riverside Medicine School. It recruits and builds residencies to ease the problem.

Play explores tragedy and healing in Santa Ana's immigrant community


The Long Road Today includes about 100 cast and crew, made up mostly of Santa Ana residents. Their stories are woven into the play's plot.

Gov. Brown signs bill to put overdose antidote in pharmacies


The new law will allow pharmacists to distribute Naloxone, an antidote to opiate overdoses, without a prescription.

Medi-Cal starts covering popular autism therapy


Under new state guidelines Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is now available to autistic kids on Medi-Cal.

Will the Apple Watch affect health and hearts?


The Watch could make wearable technology a mainstream accessory. As these devices become more common, will they transform health care?

High demand again for LA's annual free health clinic


Organizers of the fifth annual free clinic at the L.A. Sports Arena expect to treat 4,000 people over the four-day clinic, compared with 3,000 last year.

Enterovirus outbreak FAQ: Do you need to worry about it in Calif.?


The severe respiratory illness has hit several states. California health officials don't see signs of it yet. But they're prepared, and you can be, too.

Orange County delays spraying for West Nile Virus


Orange County had planned to start spraying four sections of Santa Ana on Tuesday. Large numbers of mosquitoes there are infected with West Nile.