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HEALTH

As the Capitol passes the halfway point for making new laws this year, the progressive policies that are advancing amount to less of a torrent than a trickle.

A clock is ticking: The state is required to adopt a budget this month, and the Democrats who control Sacramento are divided between two options. Both inch the state closer…

A physician, an advocate, a public health specialist, a suicide-attempt survivor and a California state lawmaker gathered in downtown Sacramento today to offer their diagnosis of the state’s mental health…

As legislation to outlaw the sale of flavored-tobacco products flounders in the California Legislature, health advocates blame the influence the tobacco industry has with key state lawmakers. Vaping has skyrocketed…

Some of the most controversial ideas California lawmakers were considering this year were set aside as the Legislature culled hundreds of bills in a fast-and-furious annual procedural ritual.

In a decade roughly 1 in every 5 people will be 65 or older—a group more racially and ethnically diverse, and more likely to be single and childless. The growing…

With fresh political attention on mental health, advocates are hoping California embraces humane and effective ways of averting some problems and solving others.

California is getting old. Within a decade, more than 20% of the state’s residents will be seniors -- a higher proportion than currently resides in Florida, a state famous for…

The question in the Capitol now: Is it time to restore several health benefits the state took from Medi-Cal recipients a decade ago, including the clearer vision that eyeglasses provide?

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