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MT @LATerynbrown: California Medi-Cal backlog falls to 600,000, officials say; that's too many, advocates say lat.ms/1mp78Du
RT @LATerynbrown California still faces challenges completing Medi-Cal enrollments; advocates asking for answers #ACA lat.ms/TRroRG
DNA sequencing, microbiome research & powerful computers may help medical sleuths solve cold cases: lat.ms/1mLuKMI
Stem cell snafu: “It has become increasingly difficult to call the STAP phenomenon even a promising hypothesis” lat.ms/1oa3Fp5
Cold Case, Medical Edition: @NIH awards $43 mil to solve nagging medical mysteries. via @LATMelissaHealy lat.ms/1mLuKMI
People in Tibet can thank the extinct Denisovans for the gene that allows them to thrive at high altitudes. lat.ms/1o2MEMc
For the first time in a decade, @CDCgov sees prescription painkiller deaths moving in the right direction, FAST: lat.ms/1pUPbuC
Expert panel from @RANDCorporation, @UCLA & @BostonChildrens finds no link between vaccines & autism or leukemia: lat.ms/1iW3sZ0
Once again, medical experts confirm that the benefits of childhood vaccines far outweigh the risks: lat.ms/1iW3sZ0
Sun protection is a fashion statement.ow.ly/yFrf6
Headaches anyone? This won't be news to many of my friends: ow.ly/yxFGu
From drunk-driving accidents to liver disease to breast cancer, excessive drinking causes ~88,000 US deaths/yr. lat.ms/1pnll5O
More bad news for victims of traumatic brain injuries: Large study of veterans links TBI & dementia, Alzheimer's: lat.ms/1lSJddM
New data from @CDCgov reminds us that binge drinking can be hazardous to your health. VERY hazardous: lat.ms/1pnll5O
Were some Neanderthals vegetarians? Unlikely, but new poop analysis suggests it's possible. lat.ms/1qJJR0F
New (less graphic) anti-smoking ads highlight health problems that are often overlooked, @DrFriedenCDC says lat.ms/1lPN5h7
Reefer madness? DNA study suggests "madness reefer" may be more accurate. lat.ms/1jfXRrh
"We now have a better mammogram," says leader of new study in @JAMA_current. via @LATMelissaHealy lat.ms/1rw3kQ2
Reading to young kids -- including infants -- helps them develop healthy brains, new @AmerAcadPeds policy says. lat.ms/1q6Ebh9
The @CDCgov's newest anti-smoking ads feature tales of preemie babies, toothless adults #TipsFromFormerSmokers lat.ms/1lPN5h7
Parents, are you reading to your kids EVERY DAY? Here's why @AmerAcadPeds says you should: lat.ms/1q6Ebh9
Be ready to sweat. Seriously sweat: ow.ly/ypBl7
An untreatable virus is spreading in the Caribbean lat.ms/1ipuVSN
About 75 @CDCgov staffers in Atlanta were possibly exposed to anthrax lat.ms/1pNFRvN