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In CA, a 'significant and concerning' climb in some STDs

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| Gonorrhea and primary and secondary syphilis rates jumped in 2013 compared with 2012, according to the state health department.

First Person: Leah Gallegos brings yoga to East LA

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At People's Yoga young Chicanas practice alongside elderly Japanese women. They may speak different languages, but they are "creating a community together."

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Tony Gwynn still helping fight smokeless tobacco

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Baseball great Tony Gwynn will appear in a film about the dangers of using smokeless tobacco.

It's official: a whooping cough epidemic in California

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State health officials had been warning for weeks that this might be the first pertussis epidemic since 2010.

How much maternity or paternity leave did you get?

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Given how common pregnancy is, it's surprising that it's so challenging to determine how much time off – and pay – parents should get to care for their babies.

Could 'Great Streets' lead to a healthier Boyle Heights?

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Local residents talk about navigating cracked sidewalks and having no bike lanes.

California teen birth rate continues to fall

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The teen birth rate fell 9 percent from 2011 to 2012. Latinas still have the state's highest rate.

Got sugar? Sweet drink warning bill clears state senate

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The state senate approved a bill Thursday to mandate warning labels for sugary drinks to warn consumes about diabetes. Up next: the assembly.