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Soumya Karlamangla

Soumya Karlamangla covers health care in California. She was part of the team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack. Before joining the Times in 2013, she worked for the Oregonian, San Francisco Chronicle, Nation magazine in D.C., and Thomson Reuters in London. She was raised in Thousand Oaks and graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in biology and English literature.
Long before City Hall rats, L.A. has struggled with the rise of typhus

Cases have been increasing in California for more than a decade. A total of 167 people were diagnosed with typhus last year, compared with 13 in 2008. Almost all of the cases were in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

L.A. doctor who prescribed marijuana for a 4-year-old could lose his license

The medical board did not find faul with Dr. William Eidelman for recommending marijuana to a child. Rather, it focused on the child's misdiagnosis.

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