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“The bottom line is really that loneliness and isolation are bad for our health,” said UCSF geriatrician Dr. Carla Perissinotto.
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Four siblings living in a converted garage struggle to learn — with spotty WiFi and no headphones.
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Social and bureaucratic hurdles have caused unnecessary delays in obtaining what can be a lifesaving antiretroviral medication.
By Dr. Kelly Callahan and Dr. ChrisAnna Mink
“This decline in calls is unprecedented for Los Angeles County,” said one county official. “We are seeing similar trends across the state of California.”
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Why parachuting into these communities when it's editorially convenient is not an accurate representation of how they're coping with regular physical and verbal attacks against them.
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Leaders on the front lines of the campaign to eradicate homelessness in L.A. are cautiously celebrating the rewards of the health-driven policy known as “housing first.”
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Four years after the city of Los Angeles expanded its domestic abuse response team program to all 21 divisions in the Los Angeles Police Department, a report says the program falls short of its target due to low levels of implementation by patrol officers.
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The first 72 hours after a person is booked into jail is when they’re at the highest risk of death, according to the director of health care for Los Angeles County’s jails.
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Taking financial, emotional and physical abuse together, allegations of mistreatment have more than doubled in L.A. and Riverside counties since 2005. In Orange and Ventura counties, that number has nearly tripled over the same time period.
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"They come in welled up with emotion, they’re crying and there’s no way they can concentrate on the lesson at hand," says a teacher at Dymally High School in South Los Angeles.

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