Medical records can help prove eligibility for such things as Medi-Cal, but people have to pay to get copies of their records. A bill in Sacramento would do away with those fees.
The California Medical Association Foundation's campaign will try to reverse the historically low rate of minority participation in scientific studies.
California's Board of Optometry backs comprehensive eye exams for some school kids, rather than basic vision screening. A national ophthalmologists' group is opposed.
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.
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.
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.
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.