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Insight With Beth Ruyak

What You Need To Know About Meningitis

May 25, 2016

Sacramento County Health officials worked with Vista Del Lago High School this week to inform families about meningitis, its symptoms and treatment, after a student was hospitalized Dr. Dean Blumberg joins Insight to talk about the disease.

Stock / Capital Public Radio

ER Doctor: Bike Safely, Wear A Helmet

May 17, 2016 | Steve Milne

This being National Bike Month, a lot more people are peddling out on the roads. And doctors are warning bicyclists to wear helmets.

 Tatsuo Yamashita/Flickr

State Government

Thursday Bill Round-Up: Fitbits, Emissions Fines, And Rape Kits

May 12, 2016 | Ben Bradford

The Assembly passed measures on Thursday to protect health information, increase data about rape kits, and crack down on polluters after the Volkswagen scandal.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California Counts

Prop 30 Income Tax Increase Extension Likely Headed To Voters

May 11, 2016 | Ben Adler

Californians will likely decide this fall whether to extend the Proposition 30 income tax increases on the rich that voters approved in 2012.

File / Charles Rex Arbogast /AP

State Government

Brown Signs Five Anti-Tobacco Bills, Vetoes One

May 4, 2016 | Ben Adler

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that will raise the smoking age to 21 and regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products.

Denis Poroy / AP

State Government

Assembly Looks To Add Concussion Rules For Youth Sports

May 4, 2016 | Ben Bradford

A state Assembly committee heard from Dr. Bennet Omalu about head trauma Tuesday. Omalu, who was portrayed in a film by actor Will Smith, was the person who first linked brain disease with repeated hits to the head.

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