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.
The California Senate held two hearings today as part of special legislative sessions ordered by Governor Jerry Brown. The sessions will deal with infrastructure and health financing. But some lawmakers wonder what they will accomplish.
Advocates for the developmentally disabled are furious after being left out of this year’s California budget deal. They held a tense rally at the Capitol Wednesday.
In Reno and around the country, community paramedics are providing more primary and preventive care and taking non-emergency patients to facilities other than emergency rooms.
Pro-choice lawmakers are backing a bill in the California Assembly that seeks to ensure pregnant women know they have access to abortions.
The California health exchange has set monthly limits on prices consumers will pay for specialty prescription drugs.