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April 22, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watching through itchy, watery eyes for signs that the hay fever season is about to end? Well, don't hold your breath. Medical experts say Los Angeles County's recent drought-ending rains have prompted the worst hay fever outbreak in a decade. And the wheezing and scratching could continue through June. The wet winter produced a bumper crop of spring weeds, grasses and tree buds. The recent warm weather ignited an explosion of blooms that are flinging billions of pollen particles into the air.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Cancer risks from breathing toxic air pollution are excessive throughout the Southland, but residents of southeastern and central Los Angeles County face the worst threat, according to a report to be released today by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fern Seizer has no illusions about what will happen at the Venice Family Clinic, which she runs, and other private medical clinics if Los Angeles County carries out plans to drastically cut health services to the poor. "It's awful, just awful," Seizer gasped Tuesday. "We see 169 patients a day, six days a week, and we already are turning away about 60 people a day."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fern Seizer has no illusions about what will happen at the Venice Family Clinic, which she runs, and other private medical clinics if Los Angeles County carries out plans to drastically cut health services to the poor. "It's awful, just awful," Seizer gasped Tuesday. "We see 169 patients a day, six days a week, and we already are turning away about 60 people a day."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | Research: Tracy Thomas
Patient characteristics for L.A. County AIDS cases reported in April: Adults and Adolescents Males Females Total Apr. Year Apr. Year Apr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1992 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advice to swimmers this summer: Stay away from Santa Monica Pier, parts of Malibu and the benign-sounding Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey. Avoid flowing storm drains. Stay out of the water during rainstorms, and do not venture back for at least three days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Cancer risks from breathing toxic air pollution are excessive throughout the Southland, but residents of southeastern and central Los Angeles County face the worst threat, according to a report to be released today by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City of Industry and South El Monte officials and community residents will square off during the next two weeks over whether a proposed $378-million Los Angeles County hospital will be built in one of the two cities. But the winner will not be the one getting the proposed East Valley Medical Center. Instead, the battle is to keep the hospital out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A 60-year-old Los Angeles County woman became the 11th Californian to die from the West Nile virus, officials said Friday. The woman, who lived in the eastern portion of the county, died in late July, but authorities did not confirm the cause of death until additional tests were completed in August, according to Jonathan Fielding, director of public health for Los Angeles County's Department of Health Services. The woman's name and place of residence were not disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1988
Times science writer Lee Dye's excellent presentation ("San Andreas Fault Theories Shaken Up by New Studies," Part I, March 7) describes geological stress and its impacts upon earthquake potential. Concern and support for reliable earthquake prediction methods are increased by our awareness of the intense stress and emotional effects (short and long term) produced by an earthquake experience. Persistent symptoms in children or adults such as sleep difficulty, nightmares, impaired appetite, unusual anxiety or fears, impaired social or work capability, depression, unprovoked or uncontrollable recollections of earthquake experience may be significant and warrant help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | Research: Tracy Thomas
Patient characteristics for L.A. County AIDS cases reported in April: Adults and Adolescents Males Females Total Apr. Year Apr. Year Apr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1992 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advice to swimmers this summer: Stay away from Santa Monica Pier, parts of Malibu and the benign-sounding Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey. Avoid flowing storm drains. Stay out of the water during rainstorms, and do not venture back for at least three days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watching through itchy, watery eyes for signs that the hay fever season is about to end? Well, don't hold your breath. Medical experts say Los Angeles County's recent drought-ending rains have prompted the worst hay fever outbreak in a decade. And the wheezing and scratching could continue through June. The wet winter produced a bumper crop of spring weeds, grasses and tree buds. The recent warm weather ignited an explosion of blooms that are flinging billions of pollen particles into the air.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City of Industry and South El Monte officials and community residents will square off during the next two weeks over whether a proposed $378-million Los Angeles County hospital will be built in one of the two cities. But the winner will not be the one getting the proposed East Valley Medical Center. Instead, the battle is to keep the hospital out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988
In response to Karl Fleming's column, "The Case for Hospitalizing the Mentally Ill" (Op-Ed Page, Nov. 15): Fleming sensitively presents problems and issues affecting our community in relationship to homeless people who are afflicted with mental illness. One very important piece of information deserves correction and understanding. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health continues to provide effective and humane service (within the budgetary constraints placed upon us)
HEALTH
August 15, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At a time when foodborne outbreaks are in the headlines, a restaurant's health score may seem even more important than its reviews. A big C on the front door won't exactly whet the appetite, but an A gives you a sense of security. Cleanliness matters. A single rag dripping with E. coli bacteria could ruin a beef Wellington, and it only takes one unwashed hand to turn pasta primavera into a norovirus surprise. Restaurant inspections have definitely helped prevent outbreaks across the country, says food safety expert Margaret Binkley, an assistant professor in the department of consumer sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus.
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