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State health department warns of phone scammers

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| 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.

First Person: Leah Gallegos brings yoga to East LA


At People's Yoga young Chicanas practice alongside elderly Japanese women. They may speak different languages, but they are "creating a community together."


Tony Gwynn still helping fight smokeless tobacco


Baseball great Tony Gwynn will appear in a film about the dangers of using smokeless tobacco.

It's official: a whooping cough epidemic in California


State health officials had been warning for weeks that this might be the first pertussis epidemic since 2010.

How much maternity or paternity leave did you get?


Given how common pregnancy is, it's surprising that it's so challenging to determine how much time off – and pay – parents should get to care for their babies.