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San Diego Health Report Card Shows No Improvement In Child Immunization Rate

April 17
Midday Edition
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Every two years, The Children's Initiative offers a detailed analysis of 25 key indicators of the health and well being of children throughout San Diego County. But the Report Card goes beyond metrics. It also reveals why the findings are important and recommends ways to improve each problem.

Measles Cases Hit 14-Year High In California

April 15
By Kenny Goldberg
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Fifty-six Californians have come down with measles so far this year, including four in San Diego County.

Study: Snack Might Help Avoid Fight With Spouse

April 14
Associated Press
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Researchers say eating a candy bar might be a good idea if spouses are about to discuss something touchy, but that fruits and vegetables are a better long-term strategy for keeping blood sugar levels up.

More Than 100 Get Virus On California Cruise

April 10
Evening Edition
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More than 100 passengers have contracted the highly contagious norovirus on a ship that is touring the California coast.

North Park Man First In San Diego To Have Telescope Implanted Into Eye

April 10
By City News Service
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A miniature telescope implanted into the eye of an 85-year-old man suffering from macular degeneration was the first surgery of its kind in San Diego County, Sharp Healthcare reported Thursday.

State Glitch Holds Up 90,000 San Diego Medi-Cal Applications

April 10
By Megan Burks
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A state computer glitch is holding up Medi-Cal applications across California, delaying health coverage for thousands of San Diegans.

San Diego Whooping Cough Cases Outpacing 2013 Numbers

April 9
By City News Service
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Nearly 200 cases of pertussis — the disease that's also known as whooping cough — have been logged so far this year, nearly half of 2013's total.

Point Loma Nazarene University Hosts An Evening With Paul Farmer On Wednesday

April 9
Midday Edition
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We're all used to seeing the images of sick and desperate people in the poorest nations of the world. Some of us may be moved to send a donation, many of us will simply be thankful that our lives are better off. Only a few of us see those images and say this must change. Paul Farmer is one of those few.

Covered California Not Yet All It Can Be, Consumer Group Says

April 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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A prominent consumer group says Covered California has plenty of work to do to improve its operations.

San Diego County Responds To Growing Link Between Childhood Trauma And Health

April 8
By Megan Burks
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As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."

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