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Health Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat
During summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Residents using the centers should bring their own books, puzzles or games to pass the time. Water and snacks will be provided.
Health Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies (Video)
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
Health Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
Health Analysts: Health law repeal would increase deficit, boost economy Analysts: Health law repeal would increase deficit, boost economy
Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, according to a nonpartisan government study.
Health California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care
In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.
Health San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.
Health FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.