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Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

California Healthline – California’s decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize,... Read more »

State Senate’s Health Chairman Vows To Defend California Coverage Gains

A key state health care figure vowed Thursday to defend the coverage gains California has seen under the Affordable Care Act in the face of widely expected efforts... Read more »

California Faces Major Reversal If Trump, Congress Scrap Health Law

California has a lot to lose if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare. The Golden State... Read more »

In A Diverse State, California’s Latino Doctors Push For More Of Their Own

California Healthline – Earlier this year, Dr. Joaquin Arambula, an emergency room physician from Selma, became the first Latino physician to serve in the... Read more »

In For A Shock: Exchange Customers Get Glimpse Of Painful Rate Hikes

Healthline/Kaiser Health News – Covered California’s big 2017 rate hikes are starting to hit home for consumers. The state health insurance exchange began mailing... Read more »

Get Flu Shot Now, Urge Health Officials

State health officials Monday renewed their call urging Californians to get a flu shot, and to do it now. Citing the confirmed death of an elderly person in San... Read more »

Study: Alzheimer Among Latinos Expected to Grow

Barring a medical breakthrough, the incidence and cost of Alzheimer’s disease on U.S. Latinos will grow exponentially by 2060, according to a report released Wednesday... Read more »

Newly Covered By Medi-Cal, Undocumented Children Also Seek Dental Care

Eight-year-old Erika Andalon recently started treatment for six cavities at an AltaMed dental clinic in eastern Los Angeles near her home. She hadn’t been to a... Read more »

School’s In Session: Time to Head Off Head Lice

It’s every parent’s nightmare and a year-round problem, and according to says Patricia Brown, M.D., a dermatologist at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),... Read more »

Encephalitis the Latest Mosquito Danger

As if West Nile virus wasn’t enough, county officials said Wednesday they discovered mosquitoes in Whittier carrying Saint Louis Encephalitis, something that hasn’t... Read more »

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