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Solis calls for cleaning parkways, inside homes near Exide

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| Supervisor Hilda Solis says the state toxic department's effort will be incomplete unless it does a thorough internal and external cleaning of homes near Exide.

DACA fight is also about people working in health care

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More than 70 medical groups have asked Congress to provide DACA recipients with legal status, noting that some work in health care, or want to.

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As California's stroke death rate climbs, here's how to spot the signs

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The rate started rising from 2013 through 2015 after more than a decade of decline. The CDC says most strokes are preventable, so it's critical to spot the signs.

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For poor drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start

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Before this year, Medi-Cal covered only limited and episodic care. Now, it also pays for medications, inpatient beds, individual therapy and case managers.

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Could CA be the first state to legalize drug injection sites?

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The California legislature is closer than ever to approving a measure that would allow local governments to approve supervised drug use sites.

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Should movies with smoking get an 'R' rating?

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Seventeen public health and medical groups say yes. The MPAA declines to comment. The nation's top tobacco company says it's against smoking in youth-oriented films.

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Why do charter schools' vaccination rates lag so far behind?

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Behind the numbers in a KPCC data analysis that found students in public charter schools were less likely to be vaccinated than their peers in district-run schools.

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California public health agency opposes superbug tracking bill

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The Department of Public Health says a bill designed to increase superbug tracking in California would not provide an accurate picture of the scope of infections.

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