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'Toughest' race barred from Death Valley takes tougher route

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| The 135-mile Badwater ultramarathon adopts a new route after the National Park Service halted permits for extreme sporting events in Death Valley.

As screening advice changes, should we re-name the annual exam?


If women don’t need pelvic exams, Pap smears and mammograms yearly, then do we still need the annual exam? One doctor says yes, just call it a "visit."

$100M gift for Loma Linda Medical Center expansion


Loma Linda University Health announces a $100 million gift to jump-start a $1.2 billion expansion of its Inland Empire facility.

House partially funds quake warning system


An early warning earthquake system could get money from Congress.

State health department warns of phone scammers


Men with "heavy foreign accents" are primarily targeting women, saying they are with the health department and trying to obtain financial and other personal information.

Are you stressed out? You're not alone


A poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds many Americans are dealing with serious stress.

Few of Exide's neighbors have gotten blood tests for lead


The county sent a notice about the tests to 30,000 homes, but so far only 150 people have had their blood tested, and only one has had an elevated lead level.

In CA, a 'significant and concerning' climb in some STDs


Gonorrhea and primary and secondary syphilis rates jumped in 2013 compared with 2012, according to the state health department.