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Bill fighting doctor shopping on Gov. Brown's desk

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| The measure would require doctors to check a patient's drug history before prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.

Clinic for people with sickle cell disease opens in LA

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The L.A. County clinic will provide comprehensive care to people with the inherited blood disorder, which mostly affects African-Americans.

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Experts unsure why gay men at higher risk for meningitis

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Twelve L.A. County residents have contracted meningitis in the past two months; seven of them have been gay or bisexual men.

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LA settles 'patient dumping' case with Good Samaritan for $450k

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This is the fourth case involving the alleged dumping of homeless patients that City Attorney Mike Feuer has settled with local hospitals.

Kids in US illegally eligible for Medi-Cal in May

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State health officials estimate that about 170,000 children under 19 without legal status will be eligible when a new law takes effect next month.

Exide: Nearly every home testing positive for lead

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About 23 percent of the contaminated yards have lead levels at or above 1,000 parts per million. They will get cleaned first. The rest must wait their turn.

Kaiser's new medical school will be in Pasadena

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Kaiser will tear down one of its office buildings to make way for the school. The company chose Pasadena because it's a culturally diverse, "livable city."

A last-minute push in Inglewood for health insurance signups

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Covered California teams are in low-enrollment areas throughout the state putting out the word that Sunday is the deadline to sign up for a 2016 health plan.