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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


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


Tony Gwynn still helping fight smokeless tobacco


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


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?


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?


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

California teen birth rate continues to fall


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


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