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  • Consumer groups want federal investigation of insurers' medical spending

     
    Consumer advocates urged the Obama administration Thursday to investigate what they called an effort by large for-profit insurance companies to slash spending on medical care even as they raise premiums. In a letter to Health and Human Services...
  • Do you know how to protect yourself from cancer (and wrinkles) this weekend?

     
    Over the long Memorial Day weekend, thousands of Southern Californians will be heading into the great outdoors, beckoned by our beautiful beaches, parks, campgrounds, back yards and, of course, gorgeous weather. Nothing to do but kick back and relax,...
  • Clinic used by porn actors is subject of federal probe

     
    Federal officials are investigating whether a clinic that tests adult film performers for sexually transmitted diseases violated their privacy by requiring them to sign overly broad disclosure agreements. The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation,...
  • Rise in measles prompts concern

    The United States is on track to report its highest incidence of measles cases since 2001, exacerbated by a rise in outbreaks worldwide and by clusters of people who are opting out of the vaccine because of religious beliefs or fears of a purported link...
  • Runner-up 3

    "Dodger Stadium?" the gray-haired cabbie said. "The freeways are gonna be packed." "Use Sunset," Palmieri said. "It'll take us straight down." Palmieri had never heard of a cabbie complain about taking the scenic route on the Strip. It was time to dial...
  • Culture War 2.0

    Welcome back, Kulturkampf. We just didn't want to live without you. It's been almost 15 exciting years since Republican National Convention speaker Pat Buchanan announced, "There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a...
  • Obama channels FDR in defending public option on healthcare (text here)

     
    Since a flurry of television interviews several days ago, President Obama has been relatively quiet about the healthcare debate. Even as a key Senate committee shot down the public option, sending a message that Democrats did not have the 60......
  • Weekly remarks: GOP Sen. George LeMieux and President Obama debate healthcare

     
    New Republican senator from Florida and the freshman president argue over healthcare again still....
  • Find a flu shot near you with Google Maps

     
    Not content to merely offer free airport Wi-Fi to holiday travelers, Google has developed a new tool (using Google Maps) to help the public find flu shot providers near them. Although the project has just launched and more information is being added every...
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wades into the mammogram fray

     
    The reaction to this week's U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against regular mammograms for women under 50 was swift, emotional and highly public. Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius weighed in, pointing out...
  • L.A. County awarded $32 million to fight chronic diseases

     
    Los Angeles County has received a $32-million grant from the federal government to pay for projects that tackle chronic diseases, health officials said Friday. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for........