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Scrutiny of Vaccine Exemptions Banishes Some From Schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor's advice. That changed, the Schwartzes said, ...

Vaccine Exemption Bills Get Newsom’s Signature

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. The governor acted without comment less than an hour af...
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California Alleges Doctor Killed 4 Patients With Opioids

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general said Wednesday that he is charging a Northern California doctor with killing four patients by overprescribing opioids and narcotics, crimes he linked to the nationwide opioid epidemic. Attorney General Xavier Becer...
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Disaster Relief? There’s an App for That!

By Raymond March Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have experienced Mother Nature at her worst. The disaster of Hurricane Harvey displaced over 60,000 and left 63 dead. Hurricane Irma left two mill...