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Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

May 8
By City News Service

According to the Health and Human Services Agency, 80 cases have been reported as of last week, and three of them have died while 66 have been hospitalized, the Health and Human Services Agency reported.

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

May 5
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A Vista woman gravely injured last weekend in a San Onofre-area shark attack is "doing remarkably well" following several rounds of surgery, a supervising physician said Friday.

Public Meeting Focuses On Storage Plans For San Onofre's Nuclear Waste

Public Meeting Focuses On Storage Plans For San Onofre's Nuclear Waste

May 4
By Alison St John

More than 100 people showed up to a public meeting at Oceanside City Hall Thursday night that aimed to enroll more citizens in a legal battle to prevent nuclear waste from being buried 100 feet from the ocean at San Onofre.

State Project To Encourage Doctors To Treat Opioid Addiction With M...

State Project To Encourage Doctors To Treat Opioid Addiction With Medication

May 4
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

California is using a federal grant on a project that will help more physicians prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction.

House Passes GOP Bill To Replace Affordable Care Act

House Passes GOP Bill To Replace Affordable Care Act

May 4
By Associated Press

Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump.

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday, Local Opponents Uncerta...

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday, Local Opponents Uncertain If Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Covered

May 3
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

The House will vote Thursday on the GOP's long-sought legislation to repeal and replace portions of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, residents and health care organizations gathered in Solana Beach in opposition to the Republican health care plan.

San Diego Scientists Find Further Evidence A Club Drug Could Treat ...

San Diego Scientists Find Further Evidence A Club Drug Could Treat Depression

May 3
By David Wagner

Used both as an anesthetic and as a recreational drug, ketamine could be useful for treating depression, according to a new study out of UC San Diego.

Mom Looks Beyond Modern Medicine To Help Her Young Son With Crippli...

Mom Looks Beyond Modern Medicine To Help Her Young Son With Crippling Arthritis

May 3
By Megan Burke

Journalist Susannah Meadows wrote about her son's miraculous recovery, and the stories of others who refused to give up hope in the face of daunting medical challenges, in a new book.

San Diego Symposium To Focus On Domestic Violence, Homelessness And...

San Diego Symposium To Focus On Domestic Violence, Homelessness And Human Trafficking

May 2
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is hosting the symposium. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center, 6401 Linda Vista Road in San Diego.

Study: California Gun Sales Spiked After Recent Mass Shootings

Study: California Gun Sales Spiked After Recent Mass Shootings

May 1
By David Wagner

Researchers found that in the weeks after the San Bernardino and Sandy Hook shootings, many Californians rushed to buy handguns.