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Several public health officials endorse using a federal law to slash hepatitis C drug prices in Louisiana and avoid drug bills that could cripple the state budget.
California lawmakers consider a bill to use state money to help homeless Medi-Cal patients pay rent — shifting their focus from sheer survival to wellness. The move could save taxpayers millions, advocates say.
Local health officials in California and elsewhere are bracing for the potential impact of a Trump administration policy that would stop federal funding to jurisdictions that don’t enforce federal immigration laws.
La dura posición del gobierno de Trump sobre inmigración podría estimular recortes en la financiación federal y complicar una amplia variedad de programas de salud en estas ciudades.
Diabetics can lose sensation in their feet and not notice a small injury. The wound could stay open, eventually becoming infected.
The 58 pages of draft rules provide insight into the massive job ahead as the state also moves toward regulating recreational use.
California has reported more than 500 travel-related Zika infections, and five babies have been born in the state with birth defects related to the mosquito-borne disease.
The risk of serious problems varies widely among bariatric surgery centers, a new study finds. In California, however, there’s surprisingly little data on these centers and the procedures they perform.
Water board officials want to limit TCP, a former pesticide ingredient and human carcinogen that has contaminated water supplies. Groundwater in other states is contaminated as well.
A program designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural and poor urban areas could be in peril unless Congress acts.