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Study: Women Have Better Memory Than Men As They Age

In a win for women in the battle of the sexes, researchers have found that women have better memories than men as they age.

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California & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Blue Shield Of California Loses State Tax Exemption

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

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Utah Gonorrhea Infections Up 714 Percent Among Women, 296 Percent Among Men

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Infection rates for a common sexually transmitted disease have skyrocketed in Utah since 2011, according to a report released by the Utah Department of Health. From 2011 to 2014, the […]

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Health Officials Warning Of Incidents Of Ocular Syphilis Along West Coast

Los Angeles County health officials are warning doctors to be on the lookout for patients reporting unusual vision problems, after clusters of syphilis that cause blindness have been reported on the West Coast.

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

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California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread

Luis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.

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UC Davis Student Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease

A UC Davis student is being treated at a local hospital after being diagnosed with having meningococcal disease.

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Covered California Enrollment Deadline Extended Until April 30

California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren’t aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured.

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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?