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Election Buzz: A Look At Brain Science As 5 States Vote On Legalizing Pot

Five states — including California — are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don’t know — about marijuana’s effect on the brain. 1,093 more words

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New California Law Allows Organizations to Buy EpiPens For Emergencies, But Will They?

Justine Saffir, director at the Sunnymont-Westside nursery school in San Jose, keeps in her classroom a spare EpiPen to treat potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, even though she is not allowed to use it. 896 more words

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Two Normas

Three Normas, in fact, if you count the ENO one earlier this year.  I’ve been a fan of the opera for a while and been frustrated at the lack of performances it gets these days.  1,931 more words

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In Arizona, Health Law’s Gains And Losses Play In Presidential Race

TEMPE, Ariz. — Just weeks before the presidential election, Josephine has spent nearly every morning worrying as she drives to her breast cancer treatments, waits for her doctor and comes back home. 1,227 more words


Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure Would Fund Health Care For California’s Poor — But How?

At first blush, the tobacco tax measure on California’s November ballot looks pretty straightforward.

Proposition 56 would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes by $2 and tax e-cigarettes for the first time. 972 more words

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Remember The ‘Public Option'? Insurance Commissioner Wants To Try It In California

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s insurance commissioner said he supports a public option at the state level that could bolster competition and potentially serve as a test for the controversial idea nationwide. 908 more words


It’s Not Just For Kids: Medicare EpiPen Spending Up 1,100 Percent

Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for patients in Medicare, sending spending by the program skyrocketing nearly 1,100 percent from 2007 to 2014, a… 1,073 more words