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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing statements in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pan have agreed to limit the role of public health officials in approving doctors' vaccine decisions. But the health officials will increase their oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions. Sen. Richard Pan announced the changes Tuesday, June 18 after Newsom said he had doubts about giving state public health officials instead of local doctors the authority to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 18, 2019 - 11:32 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down...
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In this Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in an effort to crack down on youth vaping. The plan would ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes, as well as prohibit e-cigarette manufacturing on city property. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado)
June 17, 2019 - 10:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering Tuesday whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes as part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors will weigh a ban on the sale and distribution of e...
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A beach in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
June 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Santa Cruz county officials are doing what they can to get the upper hand on discarded syringes from drug users.
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Calstar responders handle a medical emergency on the Mendocino County coast.
Calstar Air Medical Services.
Jeffrey Schaub
June 12, 2019 - 11:10 pm
Operators who fly helicopters to remote parts of Sonoma and Mendocino counties and other parts of California for medical emergencies warn that they may have to cut services if the state doesn't continue providing Medi-Cal reimbursments.
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The documentary "5B" covers the creation of the first hospital ward for AIDS patients in San Francisco.
5B Facebook page
Jenna Lane
June 10, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The story of a pioneering group of nurses is being told on the big screen nearly 40 years after they set up the first ward for AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital.
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Alice Rainwater (C) get her blood pressure checked by licensed vocational nursing student Alisa Humphrey (R) as part of a free health care service at the Care Harbor clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on September 27, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Matt Bigler
June 10, 2019 - 12:00 am
A plan to have California taxpayers cover the health care costs of young adults in the country illegally is being met with mixed reactions in the Bay Area.
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June 09, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state in the country to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump's administration. Democrats in the state...
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump hosts a law enforcement roundtable on MS-13 at The White House in Washington, DC, February 06, 2018. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Pool/Sipa USA)
President Donald J. Trump (Photo credit: Chris Kleponis/Pool/Sipa USA)
Jenna Lane
June 06, 2019 - 12:26 pm
UCSF researchers, who for 30 years have used federal funding to conduct experiments using fetal tissue, will look for alternatives now that the Trump Administration has discontinued such grants.
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019 photo a vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a cannabis marketplace in Los Angeles. Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday, June 4, 2019, to decriminalize the possession and use of entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 05, 2019 - 10:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of people shared how psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use...
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