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CDPH Issues Penalties to Eight Hospitals

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 10 penalties today to eight California hospitals along with fines totaling $775,000 after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry releases first set of data from National ALS Registry

Washington, DC - About 4 in 100,000 people live with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States, according to the first data summary released today by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Newly Discovered Gut Virus Lives in Half the World’s Population

San Diego, California - Odds are, there’s a virus living inside your gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University has found that more than half the world’s population is host to a newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes. This phylum of bacteria is thought to be connected with obesity, diabetes and other gut-related diseases.

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To Boost Your Health, Consider Your Glycemic Response

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - While most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response. The glycemic response is used as a way to classify foods based on their potential to increase blood glucose (blood sugar), as the glycemic response is the measure of the impact of a particular food on blood sugar.

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Peel Away The Years For Younger-Looking Skin

Palm Springs, California (NAPSI) - If you’re looking for clear, smooth, glowing skin but don’t want to do anything that involves needles and scalpels, your dermatologist may have a solution.

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California Health Care Facility Resumes Medical Admissions

Stockton, California - The California Health Care Facility (CHCF) will reopen to medical admissions today.

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Personalized approach enhances communication skills in children with autism

Los Angeles, California - A UCLA-led study has found that the communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved through personalized interventions that are combined with the use of computer tablets.

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Men with prostate cancer and depression have lower survival rates than those who aren't depressed

Los Angeles, California - Depressed men with localized prostate cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive cancer, receive less effective treatments and survive for shorter times than prostate cancer patients who are not depressed, a UCLA study has found.

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