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UC San Diego Receives Significant Medicinal Cannabis Research Donation

April 26
By City News Service

UC San Diego Wednesday announced what the university touted as the largest private medicinal cannabis research donation in U.S. history.

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Two County Flu Deaths Reported Last Week

April 26
By City News Service

Two flu deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

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A Firefighter In San Diego Confronts The Trauma Of The Job

April 17
Heidi De Marco/KQED

San Diego firefighter Jeremy Forte, who has battled PTSD, depression and substance abuse, says the culture of suffering in silence among first responders has to end.

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UC San Diego Bio-Engineers Develop Wearable Device To Monitor Stomach Activity

April 17
By Kenny Goldberg

A pair of bioengineers at UC San Diego has come up with a wearable device that could provide some insight into digestive problems.

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Scripps Opioid Program Aims To Prevent Next Wave Of Addiction

April 17
By Christopher Underwood

In response to a nationwide opioid epidemic, Scripps Health has launched a program aimed at reducing their use of prescription opioids for pain management.

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Groups Want Immigration Officials To Stop Detaining Pregnant Women

April 11
By Jean Guerrero

In a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, civil and human rights organizations argue that the agency is endangering lives by detaining pregnant women.

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Hustling Hope: San Diego Doctor Runs Controversial Diabetes Clinic

April 11
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

There is only one San Diego area clinic offering Trina Health’s controversial “Artificial Pancreas Treatment,” a four-hour IV insulin infusion procedure for people with diabetes.

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UC San Diego Doctor Uses Cannabis To Treat Pain

April 10
By Jade Hindmon

In recent research from UC San Diego’s Center for Medical Cannabis Research, doctors are finding cannabis useful in treating chronic pain and weaning people off of opioids. But they are running into barriers when it comes to advancing that research. Meanwhile, some patients say the research is saving their lives.

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California Files Motion To Intervene In Lawsuit Challenging Legality Of Obamacare

April 10
By Kenny Goldberg

California and 15 other states have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that claims Obamacare is unconstitutional.

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San Diego's Flu Season Still Going Strong; Hepatitis A Outbreak Not Over

April 9
By Matt Hoffman

County health officials said San Diego's flu season is lasting longer than usual this year, and despite the hepatitis A public health emergency declared over, the outbreak is continuing.

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