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Health Kern County adopts 'Laura's Law' for mentally ill Kern County adopts 'Laura's Law' for mentally ill (Video)
Kern on Tuesday became the ninth county in California to adopt the law, which grants greater authority to health departments to treat patients who have a history of refusing help for their illness.
Health Congress, officials respond to Planned Parenthood 'fetus-selling' video Congress, officials respond to Planned Parenthood 'fetus-selling' video
Planned Parenthood released a video Thursday in which organization President Cecile Richards defends its fetal tissue donation programs but apologizes for the way a staff member talked about them in a secretly-recorded video posted online earlier this week.
Health Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies
Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater.