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Change in Exide cleanup testing could de-prioritize some homes

Elizabeth Aguilera/CALmatters
| 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.

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.

For 3rd time, Paramount firm's chromium 6 operations halted

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The AQMD ordered Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. to suspend operations that emit the carcinogen because its emissions exceeded an agreed upon threshold.

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California fires contractor blamed for troubles in AIDS program

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The public health department acts following a report that low-income patients in the AIDS Drug-Assistance Program couldn't get needed drugs or timely care.

Pediatricians' group: Talk to youth about pot's dangers

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With California and other states legalizing recreational pot, the American Academy of Pediatrics says education about its potential for harm is even more important.

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South LA clinic 'a microcosm' of nation's anxieties

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A group of Muslim-American doctors started the UMMA clinic. Staff say many patients are worried about losing their access to health care and possible deportation.

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More people are dying on California's roads

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A new report says traffic fatalities increased last year in the U.S., while the number of people dying on California’s roads rose at a faster rate.

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