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A garden in Pasadena's "food desert" may help battle diabetes

The deck is stacked against many young Californians when it comes to diabetes. Their families are poor. They live in neighborhoods with plenty of...

A singer's Obamacare lament

When we last spoke with leukemia patient Carol Kroger, she had resolved to apply for the state-run health reform exchange Covered California, hoping...

Is another epidemic coming?

Is another infectious disease about to run rampant in California? A year ago the state Department of Public Health had reported 3 cases of measles;...

A "Dreamers" chance at Obamacare

Despite persistent claims that Obamacare provides health insurance to undocumented immigrants, an estimated 1 million of them in California...

California Assembly favors better dental care for poor children -- and something else

The California Assembly last month voted overwhelmingly to support the Virtual Dental Home. The bill is now in Senate committee. What kind of program...

Journalism steps up

It’s not often that I yearn to see our state Legislature in action, but I was drawn to tune in to cable Tuesday morning to watch the Human...

Can young invincibles clear Obamacare's hurdles?

Cody Drabble, 28, initially considered himself one of the “young invincibles,” a member in good standing of the younger generation who...

Lead paint’s harm: A judge’s ruling may benefit thousands of poor children

It took 13 years and far too much paint licked by youngsters like Antonio for mitigation monies to be ordered, but this week a judge potentially...

Paradox: Latinos like Obamacare, but enrollment lags

A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll last month noted that California’s Latinos overwhelmingly favor Obamacare Not surprising news....

Watch Out for the Cliff in the Affordable Care Act

For the 38 million Americans aged 55 to 64, there is much to like about the Affordable Care Act. But there is also a trap door that could cost some...
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Prescription for Success: Caring

When pharmacist Steve Chen first saw him, Mike Metcalfe was straight out of a hospital ward following an eight-day diabetic coma.  He was 50,...

Increased responsibility pays health dividends

Dr. Sarah Ma goes over medications and dosages with diabetes patient Joe Navarro. Photo Credit: Anacleto Rapping This article originally...

More time to avoid the Obamacare tax penalty

In my last column, I warned you that March 31 was your last chance to sign up for a health plan from Covered California or the private market if you...
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