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Here Are 8 Lingering Questions About the New COVID Pills From Merck and Pfizer

A man and pregnant woman wearing dressy black clothing are walking near a sign in the Angeles National Forest that reads Forest Closed Due to Fire Danger. The couple were on an outing to pose for pregnancy photos.

Pregnancy and Climate Change: COP26 Looks at What's at Stake for Women

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The Major Bills Newsom Just Signed and Vetoed

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Asking People What They Need: California Caregivers Trailblaze Solutions for Those Dealing with Addiction

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New California Law Aims to Help More Black and Indigenous People Survive Childbirth

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Dangerous Air: As California Burns, America Breathes Toxic Smoke

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Babies, Delta and COVID: What Parents Need to Know

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When to Get Your 2021 Flu Shot (And How It Works With COVID Vaccines)

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SF Lowrider Fest: Watch These Cars Bounce and Get a Vaccine, Too

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