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Food ads, sugary drinks leave you craving more, study says

Images of high-calorie foods, like bacon cheeseburgers, stimulate the “craving” part of the brain, according to new research from the University of Southern California.Hannamariah/Shutterstock You've seen billboards showing a triple-stacked hamburger, dripping with cheese, laced with bacon and nestled in a light, fluffy bun. And you've seen the commercials highlighting the delectable fudge swirls churned into a

Jul 2, 2012
Decoding Prime

Hospital owner’s charity may have avoided taxes

A foundation controlled by Dr. Prem Reddy, the driving force behind Southern California’s fast-growing Prime Healthcare Services hospital chain, may have avoided hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal taxes through a questionable charitable gift, tax experts said.

Aug 16, 2011
Health Care

State doing little to track hospitals with severe earthquake safety risks

State authorities and hospital officials have discovered serious structural weaknesses at more than a dozen hospital buildings, but they have taken few steps to notify the public about the facilities nor have they required a detailed inventory of hundreds of other potentially dangerous sites. READ FULL STORY | DATA | FAQ | CALIFORNIA WATCH

Nov 6, 2010
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