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Senate GOP Unveils Health Care Plan; Medicaid Expansion, Individual Mandate On Chopping BlockVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders say the Republican Senate health care proposal is the "most harmful" piece of legislation he has ever seen.
Officials: Flu Vaccine Didn't Do Its Job For People 65 And Older Last WinterThe flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.
Regulations Coming To Cannabis Industry In CaliforniaThe head of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation says the finalized regulations will be ready by the January 1st deadline.  
Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming To CaliforniaIn 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population.
Texas Law Would Restrict When Children Could Get VaccinationsVaccination critics are trying to build a foothold in Texas, and the state's Republican-controlled House has now signed off on prohibiting doctors from administering any immediate immunizations- other than for tetanus - for children newly taken into state custody.
Gas Station Nacho Cheese Sauce Linked To Botulism Outbreak This week four more people have become sick. And now, a 10th person is being tested after showing similar symptoms related to the rare and potentially fatal illness.
Running Opens New Paths For Sacramento Autistic Man John Almeda’s world has opened up and we’ve been proud to be along for his journey.
Court Strikes Down Stricter Chromium-6 Limits In California Drinking WaterThe cancer-causing element is naturally occurring in some communities across California, including those in Solano County.
Eating Full-Fat Cheese Won't Raise Chance Of Heart Attack, Study FindsA long term study found that consuming dairy products does not raise the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Energy Drinks Put Consumers With Heart Condition At Risk, Study FindsAccording to study, researchers found that energy drinks can trigger a potentially fatal heart condition for those who consume.
5 People Sent To Hospital In Botulism OutbreakSacramento County Public Health officials have issued a warning about a botulism outbreak that sent five people to the hospital over the past two weeks.
White House Budget Would Slash Funds For Fighting Opioid EpidemicThe proposed $364 million cut would leave a budget of just $24 million for the office and would eliminate its two major grant programs.

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