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Whooping Cough Rates Highest in Handful of California Counties

July 23
By California Capitol Network
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Some California counties are showing substantially higher rates of whooping cough than the state average. The current epidemic could be one of the worst in 50 years.

Santee Man Is San Diego's First Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Two Years

July 22
By City News Service
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A 43-year-old Santee man was found to have the potentially deadly virus during screen of blood he donated. He had experienced no symptoms, which is not unusual for the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes.

Slew Of Health Care Bills Await Lawmaker Consideration In August

July 21
Pauline Bartolone / Capital Public Radio
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California lawmakers will hear a handful of health measures when they return in August — they're lauded by patient advocates and opposed by insurers.

Report: Doctors Not Inundated With Newly Insured Patients

July 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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Millions of previously uninsured Americans now have coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But a report finds most doctors haven’t seen a surge in new patient visits.

Gloria: Home Care Workers In San Diego Will Get New Minimum Wage

July 17
By Claire Trageser
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After the City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2017, some thought home care workers might be exempt from the change. City Council President Todd Gloria says no one will be left out.

Another Failure In The Search For Alzheimer's Treatments

July 17
By Kenny Goldberg
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When it comes to the search for new Alzheimer's treatments, it's been one failure after another.

California Officials Pledge To Reduce Medi-Cal Backlog To 350,000

July 16
By Kenny Goldberg
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State officials are pledging to slash a backlog of applications to the Medi-Cal program.

Lawsuit Over Fallen Marine's Missing Heart Gets Tossed

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by the parents of fallen Marine Corps Sgt. Brian LaLoup against the Greek government and a hospital in Athens for misplacing their son's heart after autopsying his body.

Forensic Program Helps North County Abuse Survivors

July 16
By Kenny Goldberg
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For nearly 30 years, the Forensic Health Program in Escondido has helped thousands of abuse survivors in their quest for justice.

San Diego County Medical Examiner Reports Record Number Of Suicides In 2013

July 15
By City News Service
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Suicides made up about 15 percent of the nearly 3,000 deaths investigated by the county Medical Examiner's Office in 2013.

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