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HEALTH

More than half the state’s health care budget will be spent on just 5 percent of its patients—and they’re not the sickest people. Officials are staging an intervention.

State Controller Betty Yee and her husband were unfortunate victims of California’s lax attitude toward pot.

California's new budget includes $12 million for research into Jordan’s Syndrome—named after the daughter of a powerful lobbyist who persuaded lawmakers to spend state dollars seeking a cure for Jordan…

Diabetes afflicts millions of Californians, and thousands suffer amputations as a result. The state is launching a program to rein in the disease.

Advancing legislation would make California the first in the nation to require that abortion pills be available at student health centers on all California State University and University of California…

A pilot project uses diet to improve the health of people with congestive heart failure—and save the state millions of dollars. Taxpayers foot the health care bill for about a…

California is testing programs to promote healthy living, prevent disease and lower the cost of care for people in Medi-Cal, the publicly funded health system that covers a third of…

California has been a national leader in the effort to expand health care coverage, but some advocates say this year’s state budget marks a step backward in the quest to…

A bill advancing in the Capitol would require restaurants to offer only water or milk with meals marketed for children.

Even middle-class families can be driven into poverty, and onto the public payroll, by the cost of elder care. For people with dementia who don't need a nursing home but…

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