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Top Salk Institute Researcher Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

June 11
By Susan Murphy

Inder Verma was suspended in April following sexual harassment allegations. The institute was wrapping up its internal investigation last week when Verma gave his unconditional resignation.

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What An Encinitas Writer Learned From His Father’s Suicide

June 11
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Sebastian Slovin was just 6 years old when his father took his own life. In his new memoir, “Ashes in the Ocean,” Slovin chronicles his experience living through and learning from his father’s suicide.

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New Initiative Aims To Help Family Caregivers In San Diego

June 8
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

CaregiverSD.com is a new website with information, resources and support for the nearly 650,000 family caregivers living in San Diego County.

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Tuberculosis Case Reported At Olympian High School In Chula Vista

June 7
By City News Service

San Diego County health officials Thursday confirmed a case of tuberculosis at Olympian High School in Chula Vista, and said they were working with Sweetwater Union High School District officials to notify people who may have been exposed.

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Deaths Surge From Fentanyl-Laced Street Drugs In San Diego County

June 7
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County’s fentanyl overdose mortality rate in 2017 was two times higher than the California rate, according to state health officials. Nearly 275 deaths in San Diego County were attributed to opioid overdoses, with more than half involving fentanyl.

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Study Shows Troops At High Risk For Skin Cancer

June 4
By Steve Walsh

A new study pulls together the research into the elevated risk of skin cancer among military populations, from World War II veterans to those who served in Iraq.

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San Diego County Invests In Homeless Outreach To Reduce Emergency Room Costs

May 31
By Susan Murphy

A pilot program is underway in San Diego County to bring health care and services to unhealthy homeless people who frequently use emergency rooms. The goal of Whole Person Wellness is to provide a path for healing while saving millions in Medi-Cal costs.

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San Diego County Expands Suicide Prevention Efforts

May 30
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

Following a series of community focus groups and online surveys, the council revised its Suicide Prevention Action Plan to include nine strategies on suicide mitigation.

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Judge blocked California Law On Life-Ending Drugs. Now What?

May 30
By Associated Press

A judge has thrown out a 2016 California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives after finding that the Legislature unconstitutionally approved it during a special session.

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Scripps Health Invests $398M Into San Diego Community Benefit Programs

May 30
By City News Service

Scripps Health invested $398 million into community benefit programs in San Diego County during fiscal year 2017, the nonprofit health care company announced Wednesday.

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