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The price tag on universal health care is in, and it’s bigger than California’s budget

The cost for California to create publicly funded, single-payer, universal health care is $400 billion a year, $200 billion of which would be new revenue, according to legislative analysis.

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One family's struggle with chickenpox

One mom tells the story of how her son, Adam, contracted a serious case of chickenpox that led to complications. Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases recorded the stories of 8 families affected by vaccine-preventable illness.

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Preparation is key for allergy season

Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.

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Why it's so hard to break an opioid addiction

More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on opioids.

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How holiday music may help your health

This time of year, the songs of the season are everywhere: at the mall, in elevators, on TV and in the earbuds of many personal audio devices. Why is holiday music so beloved? Mayo Clinic experts say music can benefit your health physically and emotionally.

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How does an officer recognize a stoned driver?

After California's passage of the Proposition 64 recreational marijuana initiative, authorities are on guard for impaired drivers for alcohol, pot, prescription drugs or all of the above. Highway Patrol training supervisor explains the challenges.

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Healthy pregnancy tips from the CDC

Taking care of yourself, working with your doctor, and getting your home ready are a few ways you can prepare for a healthy pregnancy. You should also get vaccinated against whooping cough and the flu during each pregnancy. Vaccines are an important part of every pregnancy because they help protect you and your baby from preventable diseases. Talk to your doctor about how vaccination during pregnancy can keep you and your developing baby safe.

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One family's struggle with chickenpox

One mom tells the story of how her son, Adam, contracted a serious case of chickenpox that led to complications. Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases recorded the stories of 8 families affected by vaccine-preventable illness.
Centers for Disease Control
One family's struggle with chickenpox 1:04

One family's struggle with chickenpox

Preparation is key for allergy season 1:26

Preparation is key for allergy season

Preparation is key for allergy season 1:26

Preparation is key for allergy season

Vaccines by the Numbers: A public health achievement 0:46

Vaccines by the Numbers: A public health achievement