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by Staff | Dec 3, 2013 2:23 pm | Comments (1)
Men between the ages of 55 and 70, take note: Free prostate screenings and blood tests (to assess risk of prostate cancer) will be offered on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 19, 2013 8:15 am | Comments (23)
The city won’t save $2 million in health care costs after all—now that two lawmakers’ crusade has run aground amid union opposition and unforeseen complications.
by Kendra Baker | Nov 18, 2013 11:59 am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shares George Jepsen’s concerns about electronic cigarettes—and plans to step in to regulate them.
by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2013 3:12 pm | Comments (16)
A last-minute limo ride to the polls on Election Day has potentially landed a West Hills drug- and alcohol-treatment center in trouble with two state agencies.
by Gilad Edelman | Nov 15, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments (1)
At Raymond Rice’s latest checkup, doctors recommended a new glucometer, lower insulin, and a home nurse. Rice appreciated the advice. He appreciated the doctors even more.
“If I hadn’t found them,” he said, “I’d probably be thinking about killing myself again.”
by Diana Li | Nov 15, 2013 8:05 am | Comments (2)
After 83 arrests and 66 convictions, Tonier “Neen” Cain finally found one place with people willing to listen to her, believe in her, and help her deal with her trauma.
by Gilad Edelman | Nov 13, 2013 12:09 pm
HIV/AIDS patients found a reason to clap and cheer Tuesday night—a zoning decision that will allow them to keep a roof over their heads.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 11, 2013 8:13 am
More than three months after the city agreed on a new labor contract with managerial staff, two final kinks have been ironed out involving health coverage for retired workers.
by Melissa Bailey | Oct 28, 2013 12:06 pm | Comments (3)
Kids at Leila Day returned to their play space to find a new mound of dirt and a heap of leaves—the first signs of an experiment to reinvent what “playground” means.
by Kendra Baker | Oct 28, 2013 7:13 am
A new take on combating drug abuse is taking place this week at Southern—encouraging people to bringing unused medicines that can end up misused on the street or polluting the water.