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California teen birth rate continues to fall

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| The teen birth rate fell 9 percent from 2011 to 2012. Latinas still have the state's highest rate.

Got sugar? Sweet drink warning bill clears state senate


The state senate approved a bill Thursday to mandate warning labels for sugary drinks to warn consumes about diabetes. Up next: the assembly.

Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center to open in south LA


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center will offer greatly expanded services on the campus of the old King/Drew Medical Center.

Bill to put warning label on sugary drinks advances in state senate


SB 1000 would require all sugary drinks to carry a label warning that they contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

'Health for All Act' stalls; drug formulary bill advances


The state senate appropriations committee delays action on the 'Health for All Act' until the summer. It sends a drug formulary disclosure bill to the full senate.

Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M


The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.

Advocates push for restoration of higher Medi-Cal reimbursement rates


Advocates for the poor want the state to restore an earlier 10 percent cut to the reimbursement rate for doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients.

First Person: LaVal Brewer uses play to improve kids' school performance


Brewer heads Playworks Southern California, which works at increasing play at schools, with the goal of improving overall behavior and academic performance.