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Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study Says

A new study from UC Davis released on Monday found that pregnant women living nearby fields where agricultural pesticides are used, have a higher risk of having a child with developmental delays.

06/23/2014

Hadi Alkhadra 'before' and 'after' surgery at  Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Palestinian Boy Walks For First Time After Stanford Surgeon Fixes His Feet

Hadi Alkhadra suffered from a condition known as ‘stuck joints’ and other orthopedic deformities that prevented him from walking. His feet were so deformed, they were upside down.

06/03/2014

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Salmonella Warning Issued For Products From Novato Natural Foods Company

The California Department of Public Health is warning the public not to eat three products from a Novato-based company that may be
contaminated with salmonella.

05/29/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

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New HPV Test To Screen For Cervical Cancer Not Doing Away With Pap Smears Just Yet

A new method to screen for cervical cancer that would allow women to skip the much-dreaded Pap smear has not yet gained universal acceptance and has instead created a debate over which screening method is preferable.

05/21/2014