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Harbor Freight Mogul Gives $50M to Cedars-Sinai for Heart Research

The owner of Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc. and his foundation gave $50 million to Cedars-Sinai to advance cardiovascular research and innovation.

City Attorney Sentences Woman for Practicing Dentistry Without License

A Pico-Union woman has pleaded no contest to practicing dentistry without a license from her living room, which resulted in a serious injury from a botched root canal, the City Attorney announced Feb. 20.

Defunct Chinatown Hospital Could be Replaced by 24-Hour Urgent Care

The shuttered Pacific Alliance Medical Center in Chinatown could be replaced by a 24-hour urgent care center, according to a recent bid to buy the site.

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Adventist Health to Shift Nearly 1,200 IT and Other Workers to Cerner Corp.

A state report lists nearly 1,200 pending layoffs at Adventist Health hospitals across the state, including hundreds at Adventist Health Glendale and White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights. Only none of the workers will actually lose their jobs, according to the Roseville-based health system.

Former Los Angeles Banker Gives $1 Million to City of Hope to Train Docs

A Seattle-based foundation has donated $1 million to City of Hope to train clinicians in meeting the mental, social and spiritual needs of cancer patients.

Keck Aims to Address Brain Surgeon Burnout

Program lets class of 19 new neurosurgery residents pick mentors, assigns backups

Combating brain-surgeon burnout.

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Family of City of Hope Dynamo Gives $1 Million to Spur CART Cancer Therapy

The family of an executive who turned City of Hope from a country sanatorium for tuberculosis into a world renowned cancer center has donated $1 million for research in his name.

Kaiser Permanente Gives $3.1M to Encourage Kids’ Healthy Habits

Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated health system in the U.S., donated $3.1 million to a program to promote healthy habits for kids in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.

Fourth-Quarter Results Contribute to Molina Health’s $500M Loss in 2017

Troubled insurance giant Molina Health Care Inc. on Feb. 12 reported a more than $500 million loss last year, with more than half occurring in the fourth quarter.

Harbor-UCLA Med Center Opens First Psychiatric ER for Adolescents in California

The overcrowded psychiatric emergency room at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance was officially replaced on Feb. 7 with the opening of a $7.3 million expansion project that includes a space specially designed for teens.

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Soon-Shiong Reportedly to Buy L.A. Times, San Diego Union-Tribune

Los Angeles biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is buying the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, according to the news reports.

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Children’s Hospital L.A. Joins Study Using Stem Cells to Treat Rare Heart Defect in Kids

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has joined the first national study to employ stem cells to stave off heart failure in kids born with half a heart.

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ApolloMed to Manage 100,000 Patients at 17 Former Molina Healthcare Clinics

Apollo Medical Holdings Inc., a health care management firm based in Glendale, struck a deal with a newly founded Golden Shore Medical Group to manage 100,000 patients in California, the company announced Feb. 5.

CUSTOM CONTENT: CPAP Store USA announces expansion of 22 locations across the United States.

Today, one of the top ResMed, Respironics Apex, Fisher & Paykle, and Transcend CPAP authorized dealers, has announced that CPAPstoreUSA.com, is planning to accelerate the opening of 22 additional CPAP Stores across the country. Since their launch in 2001, they are currently in several of the top markets such as Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles & Agoura Hills, CA; and Dallas Forth Worth, TX.

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Children’s Hospital L.A. CEO to Chair State Children’s Hospital Association

Paul Viviano, chief executive of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been named chair of a state association for children’s hospitals to lead initiatives intended to help boost pediatric health.

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