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  • Sacramento Area Resident Tests Negative For Measles

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    Public health officials announced Friday that lab tests have confirmed a Sacramento County man who was treated recently at an urgent care center and hospital in Placer County did not have the measles.

  • California Lawmakers: Time Is Right For "End Of Life Option" Law

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    California lawmakers say public opinion has changed since the last time “right to die” legislation has been proposed in the state. That may explain why a group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced the “End of Life Option Act.”

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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.


Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.


Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.

The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.


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