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Senate passes bill simplifying health plan search by drug coverage

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| SB 1052 fixes a problem that anyone taking a drug for a chronic condition may have encountered: It was nearly impossible to shop for an insurance plan by drug.

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.

A young vet's frustration with long wait times at SoCal's VA's


An Apple store "genius," Lance MacNiven can solve vexing technological problems. But he can’t solve a problem in his own life: long wait times at VA medical centers.

The most important conversation you're not having


Eighty percent of Californians say they'd like to have a conversation with their physicians about advanced care planning, but only seven percent have, an expert says.

What's your experience with the VA medical centers?


Have you or someone you know received care at the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Southern California? We want to hear from you.

Breakthrough reported in fight against deadly lung disease


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, kills most of its victims within five years. Two drugs have greatly slowed the disease's progression during trials.

SEC fines two SoCal docs for insider trading


Two San Bernardino doctors pay more than $100,000 in fines to settle charges that they dumped a drug stock after learning the FDA shut down a trial.

Study: More doctors adopting electronic record keeping


New data show doctors have made strides in shifting to electronic record keeping. About one in four is fully on board and many more are well on their way.