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HEALTH

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…

An influential union wants the state to limit profits on privately owned dialysis clinics, where kidney patients receive life-sustaining treatment. Dialysis companies are fighting back.

A Democratic bid to extend government health coverage to all undocumented, low-income adults in California has been put on hold. Lawmakers now hope to cover at least the seniors and…

State lawmakers are considering ways to monitor unlicensed group homes for recovering addicts. Some are rife with the drug use they're supposed to prevent.

California's Democratic lawmakers are pondering ways to lay the groundwork for a single-payer health care system in the state. Supporters say such a system would cover everyone, streamline an unwieldy…

Organized labor, consumer advocates and several Democratic lawmakers offered a new prescription for California's ailing health care system in the form a package of bills intended to rein in health…

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