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Southcrest School Offers No-Cost Blood Tests After Lead Scare

Southcrest School Offers No-Cost Blood Tests After Lead Scare

April 21
By Megan Burks

About a dozen San Diego Cooperative Charter School students have already been to their private doctors for tests and told the school they do not have lead in their blood.

Bill Requiring UCs And CSUs To Provide Abortion Pills Advances

Bill Requiring UCs And CSUs To Provide Abortion Pills Advances

April 21
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Like most U.S. colleges and universities, the University of Californa and the California State University systems do not offer medical abortions — pills that terminate a pregnancy, which public health officials have deemed relatively safe.

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

April 19
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report from the American Lung Association says San Diego air quality has recently taken a turn for the worse.

Trump Extends Private-Sector Health Care Program For Vets

Trump Extends Private-Sector Health Care Program For Vets

April 19
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise.

County To Start Treating Local Waterways For Mosquitos

County To Start Treating Local Waterways For Mosquitos

April 18
By City News Service

County vector control crews will begin treating San Diego area waterways Wednesday to try to eliminate mosquito larvae in an effort to reduce the risk of potential transmission of the West Nile or Zika viruses.

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

April 17
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher said California should end the sales tax on necessities like diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Report Shows Spike In San Diego County Babies Born With Drugs In Th...

Report Shows Spike In San Diego County Babies Born With Drugs In Their Systems

April 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Ever so quietly, a California health agency recently uploaded an alarming chart on its website.

California Child Vaccination Rate Climbs Following New Law

California Child Vaccination Rate Climbs Following New Law

April 12
By Associated Press

California's school vaccination rate rose in the first year that the state required almost all public schoolchildren to get immunizations.

Report: Health Insurance Does Not Fully Protect Against Financial P...

Report: Health Insurance Does Not Fully Protect Against Financial Pain From Cancer

April 12
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report finds having cancer not only affects a person’s health, but also their bank account.

San Diego County Numbers Show Lifespan Gap Between Rich And Poor

San Diego County Numbers Show Lifespan Gap Between Rich And Poor

April 10
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

The wealthiest men in San Diego County can expect to live almost a decade longer than their poorest counterparts.

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