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Mother’s Pizza Fare Seeks Slice of Gluten-Free Pie

FOOD: Gail Becker credits launch of Caulipower to her quest to feed her two sons.Caulipower’s Gail Becker pursues healthy sales with her gluten-free pizza offerings.

YogaWorks Prepping $75 Million Initial Public Offering

YogaWorks Inc. is preparing for a $74.8 million initial public offering, according to documents filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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UCLA, Miller Children’s Hospitals Partner to Expand Child Health Services

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach announced the formation of a strategic alliance on Thursday.

Avery Dennison Corp. Acquires Irish Medical Supplier

Avery Dennison Corp. of Glendale announced on Monday that it had acquired Finesse Medical, an Irish medical supply manufacturer, for an undisclosed amount.

Soon-Shiong Plans Nant IPO

BIOTECH: Venture would roll up several pharma units.

Patrick Soon-Shiong will continue to nurse his presence in the sector by forming the NantBio entity.

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Medical Centers Seek Healthy Boost

Cedars-Sinai, Torrance Memorial forge partnership in which both will operate under parent entity.

HEALTH CARE: Cedars-Sinai and Torrance Memorial like the prognosis for a joint medical center entity.

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Cedars-Sinai and Torrance Memorial Form Partnership

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center are forming an affiliation to share facilities and resources, the two institutions announced Wednesday.

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Puma Biotechnology Stock Slumps as Regulatory VP Departs Before FDA Review

Puma Biotechnology Inc.’s stock took a dive last week after its regulatory executive resigned less than three weeks before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel is scheduled to review the public company’s breast cancer drug Neratinib.

NantHealth President Robert Watson Steps Down

NantHealth Inc. announced Monday that President Robert Watson will step down and become a consultant for the company.

El Segundo Medical Firm Radiology Partners Raises $200 Million

Specialized medical firm Radiology Partners raised $200 million for an undisclosed stake from a group of new and old investors, the privately held El Segundo company announced this week.

Investor At Home in Medical Buildings, Senior Housing

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors bolstered its medical building and senior housing holdings last week, acquiring real estate investment trust Sentio Healthcare Properties of Orlando, Fla., for $825 million.

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Molina Healthcare Board Removes J. Mario, John Molina from Top Posts

The board of Molina Healthcare Inc. has removed the sons of the company’s founder from its top executive positions following disappointing financial results.

Museum Aims to Come Alive With Cadaver Show

NONPROFIT: Center hopes new ‘Body Worlds’ exhibit can live up to run in 2004.

California Science Center seeks lively attendance with the return of “Body Worlds” cadavers.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Patient Focus, Growth

It all began with two small hospitals in the early 1900s that had the goal of caring for the sick in L.A.’s Jewish community.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Shot in Arm For Children

In its first year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treated 14 patients in a house in Chinatown known as “the little house on Castelar Street.”

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Food Company Bowls Over Salad Maker as Healthy Target

French multinational food company Bonduelle acquired Irwindale prepackaged salad maker Ready Pac Foods Inc. last week for $409 million.

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