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Record Number Of Meth-Related Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Record Number Of Meth-Related Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Dec. 11
By City News Service

Methamphetamine abuse contributed to a record number of deaths in the San Diego area last year, according to a government study released today.

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Dec. 11
By City News Service

The nonprofit that operates a temporary homeless camp in Golden Hill is aiming to shutter the facility by the end of this week, officials said Monday.

 Methane Found At Multimillion-Dollar Escaya Housing Project In Ota...

Methane Found At Multimillion-Dollar Escaya Housing Project In Otay Ranch

Dec. 11
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Methane and volatile chemicals such as benzene have been discovered underground at a yet-to-be completed Otay Ranch project that is marketed as one of the largest planned housing developments in the U.S.

First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downtown San Diego

First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downtown San Diego

Dec. 1
By Matt Hoffman

The shelter, run by the nonprofit Alpha Project, will house up to 350 homeless men and women each night.

In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS

In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS

Dec. 1
By Andrew Bowen

Public health officials say their response to San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak has been informed by the mistakes made in the early years of the HIV epidemic.

Flu Season Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Flu Season Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Nov. 30
By Susan Murphy

The elevated activity has health officials urging everyone six months and older to get a flu vaccine now, before the peak hits in January or February.

Biotech Incubator Lets Clairemont Students Tackle Real-Life Problem...

Biotech Incubator Lets Clairemont Students Tackle Real-Life Problem — Hepatitis A

Nov. 30
By Megan Burks

Special anti-bacterial gloves and packaged meals for the homeless are just two ideas Clairemont High School students pitched this week to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

Website That Rates Hospice Providers Runs Into Problems

Website That Rates Hospice Providers Runs Into Problems

Nov. 29
Laura Wingard / inewsource

Quality of care in the nation’s hospices came under the spotlight in August when the agency that runs Medicare rated some 3,800 facilities nationally, including about two dozen in San Diego County, on seven measures.

Number Of California Patients Fighting Insurance Denials Is Up, Cas...

Number Of California Patients Fighting Insurance Denials Is Up, Cases Nearly Triple. Why?

Nov. 29
Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

A Capital Public Radio analysis of data from the California Department of Managed Health Care found that the number of contested denials handled by the department has nearly tripled over the past five years.

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Nov. 27
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County amid signs that the rate of new infections is slowing.

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