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3 LA pregnancy centers are violating the law

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| L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer has notified the centers that they have 30 days to post notification about abortion services or they will face a civil penalty.

USC's role in the 'Cancer Moonshot' program

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One initiative seeks to create a global "cancer map" using data provided by patients around the world. The goal is to help patients make better treatment decisions.

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Fight against opioid abuse spreads to LA urgent care clinics

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Eighty clinics adopt opioid prescribing guidelines, following the lead of L.A. County's emergency departments. Officials plan to reach out to dentists next.

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An inside look at the world of drug presentations

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Drug makers paid Dr. Jason Kellogg $355,000 in 2014, mostly in speaking fees. He defends the practice against critics, calling it an effective way to educate providers.

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How many doctors at your hospital take drug makers' money?

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A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in how many of its doctors take industry payments.

Water polo a big concussion risk, according to survey

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In a UC Irvine survey of about 1,500 water polo players, just over one out of three reported getting at least one concussion while playing the sport.

LA hospital, partner seek to jump start health care innovators

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Cedars-Sinai and accelerator startup Techstars are investing money and providing space and numerous mentors to help firms develop new products.

Pacifica Hospital to pay $1M to settle 'patient dumping' case

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This is Pacifica Hospital of the Valley's second settlement with the city of LA. In 2014, it paid $500,000 and adopted homeless discharge protocols.