Health Care Disparities |

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.

Advocates push LA County to insure more unauthorized immigrants


After a bill stalls at the state level, immigrant advocates pin their hopes on expanding an L.A. County program that provides healthcare to immigrants in the US illegally.

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center to open in south LA


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center will offer greatly expanded services on the campus of the old King/Drew Medical Center.

'Health for All Act' stalls; drug formulary bill advances


The state senate appropriations committee delays action on the 'Health for All Act' until the summer. It sends a drug formulary disclosure bill to the full senate.

Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M


The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.

In LA, CDC recommendation to take HIV prevention pill gets mixed reviews


The CDC has recommended an HIV prevention pill for people at high risk of contracting the disease. In L.A., reaction among AIDS activists is mixed.

Why do black infants die so much more often than white infants?


The elevated rate of infant mortality for black babies has been well documented but poorly understood. Researchers are developing new theories.