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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

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California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

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FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.

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Experimental UC Davis Therapy Treats Depression With Magnets To Head

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation sends magnetic waves through your brain, targeting areas that cause problems such as obesity, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.

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Income Checks Knocking Californians From Health Care Plans To Medi-Cal

Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state’s insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor that fewer doctors and providers accept.

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Income Verification Throwing Some Californians Off Health Plans

Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state’s insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for the poor.

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CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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Algae Taking Over San Joaquin County Delta Waterways Could Pose Health Risk

It’s green and smelly, and now health officials say it’s also toxic. San Joaquin County’s algae problem is so bad the health department issued a warning today.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?