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Why is California not doing more to stop lead poisoning?

California Assembly Bill 2963, which is to be heard this week by the Senate Health Committee, aims to ensure there are no more cases like Exide or Mangan Park.
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Solving the mystery of Room 106

A Philadelphia classroom is filled with dangerous levels of lead and asbestos while the unresponsive school district is missing in action.
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Southern California ERs look for answers to the crush of newly insured patients at their doors

One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
Venancio Martinez is completely blind from his right eye.

'I feel like a prisoner' says man who lost his sight due to diabetes

No one in Venancio Martinez’s family had ever had the disease. He remembers feeling relatively good in its early stages and did not feel the need to go to the doctor to check himself regularly.

The Children of Central City

For the young boys on the New Orleans' Davis Park football team, it’s not a matter of if they’ve been exposed to violence — it’s how often.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Look here for health intern, writer & editor positions around the country

The Buffalo News seeks a reporter to cover how the health care industry is reshaping Western New York. See details of that and more in this week's round-up.

A football coach haunted by the deaths of 28 former players fights to save the next generation

Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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Diabetes to dialysis, a life-threatening progression

Latinos are 50 percent more likely to develop kidney problems, studies show.


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