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Spots in California are registering, by one measurement, the most polluted air on earth. If this is the “new abnormal” of wildfires, health advocates say the state will need to…

One of four California gun owners bought their firearms without undergoing background checks, researchers at UC Davis’ Violence Prevention Research Program reported Sunday. State laws dating back decades require background checks…

Yes, California leads the nation in highest number of mass shooting deaths, but that ranking belies the fact that California has one of the nation’s lowest overall gun deaths per…

Now that California voters have given Gavin Newsom the job he has sought for eight years, he is about to discover that winning was the easy part. Here's his plans…

Anti-smoking crusade dating back decades has resulted in fewer deaths, more savings. Fresh data reveals new cigarette tax reducing smoking.

California healthcare workers union leader Dave Regan has used initiatives and threats of initiatives in the past in negotiations on behalf of his 100,000-member union. That Proposition 8 opponents are…

California has the nation's third-highest rate of congenital syphilis. That's "a failure of the public health system," said one expert.

An interactive game to figure out how you may want to vote on all 11 of California's ballot measures for the 2018 election.

Experts say a drier climate means more dust storms, which carry the fungus that causes the disease. New laws and money address the issue. Is that enough?

State officials hope to improve dental care for low-income residents by signing up more dentists, paying them better and emphasizing prevention.

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