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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.

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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Change in Exide cleanup testing could de-prioritize some homes

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Regulators have changed how they assess which homes around the closed battery recycler need lead removed - a move that could leave many off of a priority cleanup list.

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What you need to know about the proposed changes to Medicaid

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The Republicans' health care bill would change how the federal government pays for the Medicaid program in at least two significant ways.

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An 'explosion' of newborns with syphilis in Central Valley

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The region has seen an unprecedented spike over the past few years. It’s part of an overall rise in syphilis and other STD's across California and the nation.