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Lead Not The Only Chemical Found In The Water At Southcrest School

Lead Not The Only Chemical Found In The Water At Southcrest School

April 5
By Megan Burks

Old PVC pipes were leaching vinyl chloride into the water at Emerson-Bandini Elementary School. Lead tests being performed across all campuses in the district will not detect the chemical.

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abu...

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abuse Victims

April 5
By Susan Murphy

A display of royal blue pinwheels were set up on the front lawn at Rady Children’s Hospital to represent abused or neglected children over the past year.

California Moves To Unite Conflicting Cannabis Laws

California Moves To Unite Conflicting Cannabis Laws

April 5
By Associated Press

California is one step closer to resolving tricky legal conflicts on its path to becoming the nation's largest marijuana economy.

CDC: About 10% Of Babies Born To Zika-Infected Mothers In 2016 Had ...

CDC: About 10% Of Babies Born To Zika-Infected Mothers In 2016 Had Birth Defects

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg

The CDC says the relatively small number of babies born with Zika-related birth defects may not reflect the full impact of the virus.

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

April 4
By Tarryn Mento

New law will study and pilot a program on interpretation services for patients who speak a language other than English.

Atkins' Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Missing Financing

Atkins' Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Missing Financing

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg

State Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, has released more details about her bill to create a single-payer health care system — but there's no word on who will pay for it.

Health Advocate Elizabeth Bustos Named KPBS Community Hero

Health Advocate Elizabeth Bustos Named KPBS Community Hero

March 30
Linda Ball

Bustos has spent decades promoting health and justice in Southeast San Diego.

California Smokers Face Major Price Hike On April 1

California Smokers Face Major Price Hike On April 1

March 30
By Kenny Goldberg

The cost of smoking in California will rise on April, when the tobacco tax goes up by $2-a-pack.

New Statewide Website Rates Doctors

New Statewide Website Rates Doctors

March 30
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The website rates doctors based on whether or not they recommend particular health tests in their respective specialty.

Seven More Flu-Related Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To 79

Seven More Flu-Related Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To 79

March 29
By City News Service

Even though the rate of infections has slowed, county health officials have reported seven more flu-related deaths in San Diego County.