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Mother and son at Children's Hospital Central California

Heidi Mosier cuddles her 6-week-old son, Brauhner, at Children's Hospital Central California, where he was being treated for a milk allergy after two hospitals in Bakersfield weren't equipped to care for him. In roughly the last decade, more than 800 pediatric beds have been lost statewide.
Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
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