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Sacramento Police Searching for At-Risk Missing Senior

Police are asking the public to help find a Sacramento senior who is missing and could be in danger.

11/24/2013

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Stats Show Health Exchanges Slow To Attract Young, Healthy Americans

Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul wouldn’t attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states.

11/15/2013

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Local Herbal Supplement Vendor Agrees With Study Alleging Widespread Mislabeling

A scathing new study on herbal supplements is ripping through the industry. There are 30,000 herbal products sold per year in North America, totaling $5 billion in sales. But some of those bottles in your cabinet contain nothing more than rice, soybean and wheat.

11/05/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 10 Secrets for Your Suitcase

Follow Bethenny Frankel’s tips for packing light so that your luggage doesn’t slow you down on your next trip.

10/04/2013

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State Senate Approves Bill Barring Pro Athletes On Non-Calif. Teams From Collecting Calif. Worker Comp Benefits

Professional athletes who spent most of their careers with teams in other states but played some games in California would be prohibited from filing state workers’ compensation claims under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.

09/06/2013

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Proposed State Bill Would Let Non-Physicians Perform Abortions

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion is one step away from the governor.

08/26/2013

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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Non-Nurse Trained School Employees Can Administer Insulin

Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.

08/12/2013

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Temperatures Top 100 Degrees For 7th Straight Day

Temperatures are rocketing into the triple digits for the seventh straight day Thursday – a sizzling setting for 4th of July parades, picnics and backyard barbecues!

07/04/2013

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$50,000 Prisoner Prescription: Inmates Get Expensive Hepatitis C Treatment

Hepatitis C is one of the most common diseases and can carry a death sentence. The cost of fighting it runs into the tens-of-thousands of dollars. But with tight budgets there’s debate on whether prison inmates be given the most expensive, top-of-the-line medications?

05/13/2013

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Sacramento Nurse Sees Informatics As Vital For Today’s Health Providers

Kathleen Guiney believes informatics can help revolutionize the health industry.

05/13/2013

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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Cities, Counties Can Ban Pot Shops

California cities and counties can ban pot shops, the state’s highest court ruled Monday in a unanimous opinion likely to further diminish California’s once-robust medical marijuana industry.

05/06/2013

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Lawmakers Approve Health Insurance Protections

State lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of consumer protection bills Monday that prevent health insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and limit how much more insurers can charge older residents.

04/29/2013

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