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Sip wine, chat about postponing motherhood at an 'egg social'

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| First, there were Tupperware parties. Then Mary Kay soirees. Now, you might be sipping cocktails at an egg-freezing fête for women considering postponing motherhood.

Hospitals scramble to deal with a shortage of saline drip bags

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Hurricane Maria disrupted the operations of a leading manufacturer of saline IV bags — leading to a shortage that has affected California.

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Special Assembly committee begins hearings on health insurance

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The select committeeheld the first in a series of hearings Monday on California’s health system. Lawmakers will hear proposed fixes in coming weeks.

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Here’s how Trump’s health care order affects California

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The executive order on health care President Donald Trump signed Thursday seeks to do away with many requirements under Obamacare. California officials vow to fight.

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Ask Emily: On Medi-Cal and shut out of nursing homes? Here's how to claim your bed.

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It can be extremely difficult for people on Medi-Cal to snag a spot in a nursing home, especially if they’re transferring from home or an assisted living facility.

To fight superbugs, FDA approves scope with a disposable part

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Trying to prevent future outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the FDA approves the scope with a disposable cap. Some experts question whether it will help.

This gift voucher might just get you a kidney

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It could be called a delayed kidney swap: Donate a kidney, and receive a voucher that gives you priority to receive a live donor kidney.

What are California's options to get universal health care?

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Advocates want state lawmakers to adopt a single-payer health care system. But that's not the only way to reach universal coverage. Here are the primary models.

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