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Health Care

California Foster Children Overprescribed Psychotropic Drugs

August 24, 2016 | Ja'Nel Johnson

California's state auditor says the state and counties have failed to adequately monitor the prescribing of psychotropic drugs in foster children.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Boxing Becomes Therapeutic Approach To People With Parkinson's Disease

August 24, 2016

Melissa Tafoya coaches athletes at her gym, Rock Steady Boxing Sacramento, but some of her trainees there are battling with the early stages of Parkinson's Disease. Tafoya and a physical therapist tell us how boxing benefits people with the disorder.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'The Born Again Runner' Author Recalls His Sure-Footed Ascent From Substance Abuse To Running

August 23, 2016

Pete Magill is an author, coach and runner, but before all that, he was a victim of substance abuse. After needing to go to ER at the age of 38, Magill rebuilt his life into the running world. He'll talk about his reincarnation and his new book.

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State Government

How A Broken, $1 Billion State Program Leaves Californians With Cavities

August 22, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Most California dentists refuse to participate in the Denti-Cal program, leaving patients with impossible wait times that lead to lost teeth, horror stories and expensive health consequences.

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Travelers Still Need To Prevent Zika Infections After Coming Home

August 22, 2016 | Ja'Nel Johnson

The California Department of Public Health says residents returning to the state from Zika-affected areas still need to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Environment

Study: Chemicals From Firefighting Foam In Drinking Water

August 9, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new study shows fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation's military bases, airports and industrial sites.

Environment

California Agencies Warn Of Harmful Algal Blooms Across State

August 4, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, occur every summer in California. But this year the drought has made it worse.

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