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California’s so-called “Human Right to Water package” is a group of bills that would expand efforts to improve water quality in California. Who's behind the lobbying for these bills, and what money is involved?

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The Asian Pacific American community includes more than 100 languages/dialects and some 45 different ethnic subgroups, complicating the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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One in six of Logan County's 36,700 residents is a diabetic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and there are many more who don't know they have it.

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A commutation of sentence for grandmother Shirley Ree Smith has brought the medical debate around shaken baby syndrome back into the news.

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Sushi salmonella rolls, saving on health costs by improving quality of life, tying doctor pay to the value they provide, the trouble with market-based health reform, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

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Abortion politics, taxing soft-drinks, painkiller abuse, counterfeit drugs and more from our Daily Briefing.

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West Virginia has the nation's worst statistics in 10 of 12 categories in the new 2011 Gallup Healthways ranking. More than one in three West Virginians -- 35.3 percent -- are now obese.

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I had no idea how soon I’d be back to the Texas-Mexico border, back to the colonias, and back in The New York Times -- on an entirely different health-related story.

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When controversial bioethicist Glenn McGee quit his job as chief ethics advisor to Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics in February, the controversy over the company was on the verge of dying down. Until Celltex threatened a major public university and the very concept of free speech.

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