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Tech Problems Cast Shadow On California's New Prescription Drug Database

June 25
By Kenny Goldberg
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There’s a problem with California’s newly upgraded prescription drug database called CURES 2.0.

California's New Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July 1

June 24
Midday Edition
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About 6.5 million workers in California are expected to benefit from a new paid sick leave law authored by a San Diego lawmaker.

Covered California's Plan To Collect Health Info Raises Concerns

June 22
By Kenny Goldberg
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Privacy rights experts say Covered California should notify patients before tracking their care.

Clinic Helps San Diego Transgender Youth

June 22
Midday Edition
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Rady Children's Gender Management Clinic opened in 2012. Since then, doctors have seen 80 children with gender identity issues.

UC San Diego Professor Explores History Of Madness In New Book

June 22
Midday Edition
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A UC San Diego sociology professor examines how mental illness has been viewed through the centuries in his new book, "Madness In Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine."

Bill Aims To Reduce Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths

June 22
By Kenny Goldberg
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A measure in the California legislature would require doctors to check a statewide drug-history database before prescribing narcotics.

Fledgling San Diego Biotech Pledges Not To Make Money

June 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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Drugs & Diagnostics For Tropical Diseases, or DDTD, develops tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms.

E-Cigarettes Banned From San Diego Bus, Trolley Stations

June 18
By City News Service
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The use of vapor inhalers, also known as electronic cigarettes, will no longer be allowed aboard Metropolitan Transit System buses and trolleys, or at transit centers and bus stops.

District May Pull Plug On Old Palomar Hospital In Escondido

June 18
By Kenny Goldberg
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It may be the end of the line for the old Palomar Hospital in downtown Escondido.

San Diego County's 65 And Older Crowd Gets Lesson On Living Well

June 17
By Dwane Brown
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As part of the county's Live Well San Diego campaign, health officials talked Wednesday to senior citizens about nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation and social connection.