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How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

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.

Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Nov. 9
Promise Yee
Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

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.

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

Jan. 16
By David Wagner

Workouts don't have to be exhausting or time-consuming to improve your health, according to a recent UC San Diego School of Medicine study.

New KPBS Documentary Series Explores Inspirational Aging

New KPBS Documentary Series Explores Inspirational Aging

Jan. 16
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

From an 81-year-old competitive runner to a 71-year-old who uses public transportation for volunteering all over San Diego, KPBS television's new 6-part documentary series, "Re'flect, Successful Aging Defined," tells their stories.

San Diego Blood Bank Hopes To Continue Chargers Relationship

San Diego Blood Bank Hopes To Continue Chargers Relationship

Jan. 13
By City News Service

San Diego Blood Bank officials said Thursday they hope they can maintain a relationship with the Chargers football team, even though owner Dean Spanos is moving his franchise to Los Angeles.

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa's North County Office

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa's North County Office

Jan. 12
By Kenny Goldberg

Congressman Darrell Issa wants to repeal Obamacare. That's not a popular position among some of his constituents.

Four More Flu Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To Nine

Four More Flu Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To Nine

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Four new deaths in the San Diego area attributable to influenza-related complications were reported by county health officials Wednesday, bringing the "flu season" toll to nine.

California Sen. Feinstein Resting After Pacemaker Procedure

California Sen. Feinstein Resting After Pacemaker Procedure

Jan. 11
By Associated Press

Feinstein, 83, said in a statement Wednesday that the procedure went smoothly and was undertaken out of caution.

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

Jan. 11
By Kenny Goldberg

Four states had measures to raise tobacco taxes on the November ballot, but only California’s Proposition 56 prevailed.

How Tiny Microbes In Your Gut Affect Your Mood

How Tiny Microbes In Your Gut Affect Your Mood

Jan. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In his new book, “The Mind-Gut Connection”, Dr. Emeran Mayer explains how the brain and the gut communicate, and physical and mental health issues can crop up if that communication is disrupted.

12,000 UC Staffers Stage 1-Day Walk-Out

12,000 UC Staffers Stage 1-Day Walk-Out

Jan. 10
By City News Service

Around 12,000 University of California administrative, clerical and support staff in San Diego and throughout the state are scheduled to stage a one-day walkout on Tuesday.

Key Health Benefit For Women To Vanish If Obamacare Repealed

Key Health Benefit For Women To Vanish If Obamacare Repealed

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean the end for the requirement that health plans provide contraceptives at no cost.

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