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New Ronald McDonald House Offers Relief For More Families With A Si...

New Ronald McDonald House Offers Relief For More Families With A Sick Child

Aug. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

Due to increased demand, a second Ronald McDonald House has opened near Rady Children's Hospital.

New Medicare Website Measures Quality Of Hospice Care

New Medicare Website Measures Quality Of Hospice Care

Aug. 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

For patients facing the end of life and for their loved ones, how to select a hospice can be challenging. Now a new national scorecard shows which hospices do a better job at easing the process of death, and those that need to improve.

Saturday Event Aims To Support Caregivers Of Adults With Mental Ill...

Saturday Event Aims To Support Caregivers Of Adults With Mental Illness

Aug. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The daylong program covers topics such as communication skills and legal issues related to mental illness, along with a workshop on how caregivers can take time to care for themselves.

Could Chocolate Milk Sour Chula Vista’s Progress On Childhood Obesity?

Could Chocolate Milk Sour Chula Vista’s Progress On Childhood Obesity?

Aug. 17
By Megan Burks

It’s back to school for many San Diego County students this month. In Chula Vista, it’s also back to school for chocolate milk. The Chula Vista Elementary School District has lifted a 5-year-old ban on the beverage.

Recent House Fires Focus Attention On Hoarding Disorder

Recent House Fires Focus Attention On Hoarding Disorder

Aug. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

One fire was in Bonita at the beginning of August and the other was in Normal Heights at the end of July.

Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Aug. 15
By David Wagner

A new study led by a UC San Diego researcher finds that some Americans are strongly opposed to releasing genetically modified insects in the wild — even though scientists say the approach could fight the spread of diseases like Zika and malaria.

Renowned Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw Discusses ‘Another Kind of Ma...

Renowned Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw Discusses ‘Another Kind of Madness’

Aug. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw writes about his experience growing up with a mentally ill father in his new memoir “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.”

Trump's Decision On Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Could Hurt Cali...

Trump's Decision On Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Could Hurt California Consumers

Aug. 15
By Kenny Goldberg

The Trump administration’s decision to give health insurers more time to file their 2018 rates will not have an effect in California. But an upcoming decision on cost-sharing reduction payments will mean a lot.

Study Of California’s Medical Interpretation Services Still Mired I...

Study Of California’s Medical Interpretation Services Still Mired In Process

Aug. 14
By Tarryn Mento

Gov. Jerry Brown in September signed AB 635. It directed the state to examine whether California is doing enough to provide interpretation to patients who speak a foreign language.

Pot Shops Could Be On Next Year's Ballot In Carlsbad

Pot Shops Could Be On Next Year's Ballot In Carlsbad

Aug. 11
By City News Service

A signature-gathering campaign to change Carlsbad's marijuana laws could soon be underway after a group aiming to make commercial marijuana sales legal received the necessary approval it needed from the city to begin its campaign.

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