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A push to get more minorities into clinical trials

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| The California Medical Association Foundation's campaign will try to reverse the historically low rate of minority participation in scientific studies.

Eye exam bill provokes sharp split among specialists

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California's Board of Optometry backs comprehensive eye exams for some school kids, rather than basic vision screening. A national ophthalmologists' group is opposed.

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Paramount metal firm sues, and gets sued, over chromium 6

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Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. has sued the AQMD over the accuracy of an agency air monitor. Some residents have sued Aerocraft and other firms over the pollutant.

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Worried about losing insurance, people stockpile medications

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Obamacare was a relief for people with chronic diseases who once had trouble getting insurance. The possibility of losing coverage has led some to stockpile drugs.

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All California children would get lead screening under new bill

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It would cover kids from ages 6 months to 6 years. Current law only mandates testing for children on government aid programs or living in pre-1978 buildings.

California mulls allowing safe spaces for IV drug users

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Assemblywoman Susan Eggman's bill would make California the first state to give local governments the authority to set up supervised areas for drug users.

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Our wet winter could be bad news for pollen allergies

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Spring is almost here. It looks like a good one for flowers and, unfortunately, for hay fever.

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Families wary of enrolling undocumented kids in Medi-Cal

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Many fear deportation by the Trump administration. An L.A. agency that has enrolled thousands is telling parents to keep their kids in the program.

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