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Brown Signs Package of Assisted-Living Reform Bills

September 30, 2014 | 3:05 pm

Brown Signs Package of Assisted-Living Reform Bills

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It includes a 100-fold increase in the top fine for violations of regulations at homes for the elderly.

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Shining Light on the Cost of Diabetes Test Strips

September 29, 2014 | 11:05 am

Shining Light on the Cost of Diabetes Test Strips

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Test strips, the white strip seen above, vary dramatically both in cash price and in insurance coverage.

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Governor Signs Bill Giving $3 Million to Doctors Medical Center

September 29, 2014 | 7:00 am

Governor Signs Bill Giving $3 Million to Doctors Medical Center

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Help for financially troubled San Pablo facility that serves as lifeline for low-income population.

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Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32 Percent: ‘Should I Freak Out?’

September 26, 2014 | 11:31 am

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32 Percent: ‘Should I Freak Out?’

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Statewide, there has been a dramatic increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children.

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Marijuana Legalization Move Begins (Again) in California

September 25, 2014 | 11:21 am

Marijuana Legalization Move Begins (Again) in California

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A national advocacy group took the first formal steps Wednesday toward a 2016 ballot initiative.

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Oakland Kids to be Offered Free Flu Shots Right at Their Schools

September 23, 2014 | 7:00 am

Oakland Kids to be Offered Free Flu Shots Right at Their Schools

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The Shoo the Flu mascot is helping spread the word among kids on the upcoming school flu shot campaign.

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State Health Officials Say Enterovirus Now Sickening Children in California

September 19, 2014 | 9:00 am

State Health Officials Say Enterovirus Now Sickening Children in California

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State health officials confirm a strain of virus causing respiratory illness in kids is spreading.

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San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking HIV Preventive Drug

September 17, 2014 | 5:23 pm

San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking HIV Preventive Drug

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Supervisor Scott Wiener says he started taking Truvada to prevent HIV infection earlier this year.

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Covered California Launches 2015 Outreach Campaign

September 16, 2014 | 8:12 am

Covered California Launches 2015 Outreach Campaign

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The state’s health insurance exchange hopes to sign up 500,000 new people in 2015.

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Stanford Terminates Anthem’s Contract; Anthem Uses KQED Data to Cite Stanford’s Cost

September 8, 2014 | 12:41 pm

Stanford Terminates Anthem’s Contract; Anthem Uses KQED Data to Cite Stanford’s Cost

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Dispute appears to center on how long a new contract should last.

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