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  • Hantavirus in Yosemite: Ninth case reported in another visitor

     
    Another person was sickened by hantavirus traced to Yosemite National Park, the latest in a now nine-case outbreak that has killed three visitors since mid-June....
  • Yosemite hantavirus: More cases, new worries

     
    Concerns over the hantavirus at Yosemite National Park heightened on Thursday. Two more cases of hantavirus infection were reported, one fatal and the other believed to have originated in the park's high country, marking the first time the outbreak has...
  • Yosemite hantavirus warning expands to 39 countries

     
    U.S. health officials have notified 39 other countries whose citizens they say may be at risk for hantavirus after recently traveling to Yosemite National Park, where a deadly outbreak of the rare, rodent-borne disease has been traced....
  • State Senate leader backs Medi-Cal expansion

     
    Sen. Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic leader of the state Senate, urged Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state's public health system as part of the implementation of the federal healthcare overhaul....
  • For the record

    Sheriff's official: In the Dec. 13 LATExtra section, a brief news item said that a Los Angeles County sheriff's official who had been blamed for failing to raise alarms about deputy abuse of inmates would be resigning. The item should have included a...
  • Mortgage lender uses fear as a sales pitch

    Mortgage lender uses fear as a sales pitch
    State and federal authorities may have cracked down on unscrupulous mortgage lenders to avoid a repeat of the housing market meltdown, but there are still plenty of companies that are eager to dupe people into taking out bad loans. Exhibit A:...
  • Time Warner Cable socks Internet customers with new modem fee

    Time Warner Cable is seeing growth in its broadband Internet business but steady losses in TV viewers. So how is the company responding? With a hefty new fee for Internet cable modems, of course. The dominant cable provider in Southern California is...
  • CVS Caremark prescription refills under scrutiny, source says

    CVS Caremark prescription refills under scrutiny, source says
    Medicare is investigating reports that CVS Caremark Corp., the country's second-largest drugstore chain, has refilled prescriptions and submitted insurance claims without patients' approval, according to an official with knowledge of the matter. The...
  • U.S. investigating CVS prescription refills

    U.S. investigating CVS prescription refills
    The U.S. Justice Department's civil fraud division is investigating claims that CVS Caremark wrongly refilled prescriptions and billed insurers without the knowledge or the approval of its customers. The probe will focus primarily on allegations of...
  • House investigators seek files related to troubled BioWatch

    WASHINGTON -- Leaders of a House committee probing BioWatch, the nation's troubled system for detecting biological attacks, complained Thursday that administration officials had blocked them from seeing documents held by two senior federal scientists...
  • CVS' Medicare drug program causing headaches for enrollees

    CVS' Medicare drug program causing headaches for enrollees
    Deborah Shapiro decided a few months ago to switch her prescription drug coverage from her former employer's plan to Medicare. The Medicare literature made clear that she could save hundreds of dollars on the various drugs she and her husband required....