Stanford's Dr. Keith Van Haren says about 20 cases have been identified in California in the past year and a half and they're the only ones in the U.S.
Van Haren says the five cases he studied had been vaccinated against polio. He plans to talk to the media about the illness Monday evening from Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
Dr. Jane Seward of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions that the research is still underway in California, and there are a variety of infectious diseases that can cause childhood paralysis.
(AP) - A California bill to replace health insurance companies with universal government-funded care is advancing to a vote in the full Senate.
The vote was 217-213. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to undergo intense debate and significant revision.
After a series of proposals and changes, including one to create federal high-risk pools, the Republicans' health care plan is headed back to the House floor for a vote on Thursday.
California lawmakers are considering an audacious proposal that would substantially remake the state's health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.
The University of California says nearly $12 million has been stolen in a health care fraud scheme that targeted students through their health plans.