Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
- Nov. 9
- Promise Yee
Front line workers at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside protested outside a hospital fundraising dinner at a Carlsbad resort Saturday night. Contract negotiations have been at an impasse since the previous contract expired in April.
- Dec. 5
- By David Wagner
La Jolla-based Stemgenex wants patients to have access to what the company calls "life-altering" stem cell treatments. But patients currently suing the company say they paid thousands of dollars for treatments that didn't work.
- Dec. 1
- By Andrew Bowen
World AIDS Day has been observed since 1988 to raise awareness about the disease. San Diego officials say now, more than three decades after the HIV epidemic was first identified, society has the medical tools to end it.
- Nov. 30
- By City News Service
For the first time in San Diego, doctors successfully performed a combined heart-liver transplant surgery.
- Nov. 29
- By Maya Trabulsi
A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.
- Nov. 28
- By City News Service
The nurses' union called off the strike Sunday, a day before it was set to begin. Negotiations are set to resume on Tuesday.
In psychiatric hospitals, the use of seclusion and restraint are strategies of last resort, only to be used with those deemed a danger to themselves or others and when other efforts fail.
The nurses and their employer met Friday in hopes of reaching an agreement before a planned strike.
- Nov. 23
- By Kenny Goldberg
An international team led by a UC San Diego researcher has identified several genetic mutations that are linked to a high risk of schizophrenia.
African-American physicians are in short supply locally and nationally. With Dr. Richard Butcher's death, San Diego lost an important one.
Families across the country may already be bowing out of Thanksgiving visits or canceling dinner all together, afraid of arguments with family members who have wildly divergent political stances. Others are gearing up for a few tense days.