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Health State retiree health care gap reaches $72 billion
California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent in the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion.
Health California battles whooping cough epidemic California battles whooping cough epidemic
California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
Health CDC: Brace for bad flu season CDC: Brace for bad flu season (Video)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a recent report that suggests we may be in for a severe flu season, making it even more important to get your flu shot.
Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Vet with cancer thinks VA doctors could have given him earlier diagnosis Vet with cancer thinks VA doctors could have given him earlier diagnosis (Video)
Veteran Roger Hatcher said he’s seen the entire country of Iraq. His house is decorated with memories from his time as a Marine: hats, pictures, and even the flag he carried when soldiers found Saddam Hussein. Now his battle with cancer is way tougher than anything he faced overseas.