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The budget includes $8 million for research and outreach into the disease, caused by inhaling spores that grow in arid soil.
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As Gov. Jerry Brown struck a budget deal Tuesday that would offer healthcare to children in the country illegally, Sacramento County supervisors — sitting less than a mile away — also agreed to provide medical care for county residents who lack papers.

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A grieving father set out to create a system that might prevent other lives from being lost at the hands of a drug-dazed driver. Ten years later, he's still waiting for the system he created to be fully realized.

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The Asian Pacific American community includes more than 100 languages/dialects and some 45 different ethnic subgroups, complicating the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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A commutation of sentence for grandmother Shirley Ree Smith has brought the medical debate around shaken baby syndrome back into the news.

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Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

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Is a bad cop better than no cop at all? The elimination this month of the California Board of Registered Nurses raises the question.

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A grim future for California's adult day health centers, Groupon's move into health care, colon cancer deaths on the decline and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Big health policy changes amid California budget woes, ob-gyns refuse overweight patients, and news on Morgellons, more from our Daily Briefing.

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Should the California Medical Board make a public case for more money? Yes, William Heisel says, noting that it costs doctors more to protect the few bad doctors in their midst from punishment than it does to help maintain the state’s system of medical rules and guidelines.

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