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California Set to Become a Refuge for Transgender Health Care Under New Law

Assemblyman Matt Haney smiles among a crowd of people.

San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney to Lead California's New Opioid Committee

Striking workers wearing red shirts and holding signs march on the street.

One Month Into Grinding Strike, Negotiations Break Down Between Kaiser Permanente and Mental Health Workers

A woman wearing a face mask and a black sleeveless shirt sits as hands wearing blue gloves inject a syringe into her arm while holding the arm in place.

When Should You Get Your 2022 Flu Shot?

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How to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Life Expectancy in the US Continues to Drop, Driven by COVID-19

Workers in red shirts holding signs that say 'NUHW on strike' march on a picket line in front of a large building, with one person talking into a bull horn

Kaiser Mental Health Workers in Northern California Begin 'Open-Ended' Strike Over Staffing Shortages

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Monkeypox Spreads on Surfaces Only in Certain Cases — Here's What to Know

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San Francisco Sues Feds Over Forced Closure of Laguna Honda Hospital