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Nationwide, about four percent of grandchildren are in the care of their grandparents, a figure that jumps upwards of seven percent in states such as Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Most of the people who contract valley fever live in California or in Arizona. But concerns about the disease are starting to spread -- with journalists reporting on it from other parts of the country.

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Los Angeles Times health reporter Anna Gorman believes first person health stories can be appropriate. That's why she shared about her deeply personal decision too undergo breast and ovarian surgeries to dramatically lower her own cancer risk.

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With all the media coverage of health reform, there has been surprisingly little reporting about community health centers. Their story is an important one -- and can be told from anywhere in the U.S. I started with many ideas, but quickly set them aside and let the reporting dictate the stories.

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After his two children were killed by a driver high on painkillers, Bob Pack worked with California's existing database of prescriptions to create what he called "a built-in red flag system" to help identify prescription drug abuse.

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The Los Angeles Times found that in four Southern California counties there was more than one death every day from drugs that a doctor prescribed. Can doctors be disciplined for their patients' overdosing?

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Whooping cough resurgence, a better way of assessing body fat, the counterfeit Avastin saga and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Regulations fail to protect miners' health, the Cambodian disease identified, a vote on Obamacare and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Consumers are not so much interested in the political implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, as they are in knowing how it affects them directly and what insurance will cost.

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Cartoon reforms, refunds from insurance companies, partisan wrangling, putting the poor in the path of pollution and more from our Daily Briefing.

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