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7 San Diego Hospitals Penalized For Medical Mistakes

Dec. 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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The hospitals will have their Medicare payments cut by 1 percent through next September.

Number Of Flu Cases In San Diego County Double Compared To Last Year

Dec. 17
By City News Service
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So far, 263 cases have been confirmed during "flu season," compared with 125 at this time in 2013.

Covered California Announces Grace Period For Applicants Who Missed Deadline

Dec. 16
By Megan Burks
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Last-minute shoppers are in luck, if health insurance is on their holiday list. Consumers on the state's insurance exchange now have until Sunday to apply for January coverage. But finding enrollment help this weekend could be tough.

Spending Bill Has Medical Marijuana Protections

Dec. 16
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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An amendment included in the federal spending bill prohibits the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal money to interfere with states’ medical marijuana laws.

Scripps Researchers Use DNA To Explore Mystery Of Sudden Death

Dec. 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute hope to solve the mystery of sudden unexplained death by using genetic sequencing.

Covered California Officials Say Foreign Languages Not A Barrier To Enrollment

Dec. 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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Speaking a language other than English or Spanish doesn’t have to be a barrier to getting health insurance through Covered California.

Grossmont College, Point Loma Nazarene Team Up To Offer 4-Year Nursing Degree

Dec. 5
By Dwane Brown, City News Service
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Nursing students at Grossmont College will be able to take classes at the El Cajon campus for four years and graduate with a degree from Point Loma Nazarene University under a deal the schools announced Friday.

Medi-Cal Enrollment Effort In San Diego County Jails Picks Up

Dec. 5
By Megan Burks
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Under the Affordable Care Act, many inmates now have access to health insurance for the first time.

Flu Vaccine May Be Less Effective This Winter

Dec. 5
Associated Press
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The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

Grossmont College To Offer Bachelor's Degrees In Nursing

Dec. 4
By City News Service
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A separate state pilot program will allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees in selected academic areas.

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