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Health

California’s Ambitious Single-Payer Plan Isn’t Dead — Yet

California’s Ambitious Single-Payer Plan Isn’t Dead — Yet

Aug. 10
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

California’s single-payer bill, SB562, has been shelved for now because it lacks a plan for its $404 billion cost. The issue may come back for debate when the legislature reconvenes Sept. 21.

Latest Alzheimer's Research May Offer A Way Forward

Latest Alzheimer's Research May Offer A Way Forward

Aug. 9
By Kenny Goldberg

Five-and-a-half million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. There is no cure for it. But new research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London may offer some clues.

Coronado Mayor On Why It’s Time To Install Suicide Prevention Barri...

Coronado Mayor On Why It’s Time To Install Suicide Prevention Barriers On The Coronado Bridge

Aug. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since the Coronado Bridge opened in 1969, nearly 400 people have jumped to their deaths. Caltrans is holding a series of public meetings this week to explore suicide prevention measures.

San Diego County School Districts Under The Wire To Draft Suicide P...

San Diego County School Districts Under The Wire To Draft Suicide Prevention Policies

Aug. 9
By Megan Burks

So far, 11 out of the 42 districts in San Diego County have attended workshops to draft their policies.

VA Study Shows Yoga Can Lower Dependence On Pain Meds

VA Study Shows Yoga Can Lower Dependence On Pain Meds

Aug. 8
By Steve Walsh

The yoga study is part of an effort by the VA to look at ways to wean veterans from pain medication.

Cost Of Covered California In 2018 Will Depend On Insurance Plan

Cost Of Covered California In 2018 Will Depend On Insurance Plan

Aug. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diegans who have a Covered California health plan will see the cost of their premium go up next year. They'll find out exactly how much in October.

More Immunizations — And Maybe More Online Schooling — Under New Va...

More Immunizations — And Maybe More Online Schooling — Under New Vaccine Rule

Aug. 7
By Megan Burks

The latest numbers show more students are getting immunized, but a small number may have found alternatives.

How Community Members Can Help Their Neighbors Thwart Chronic Diseases

How Community Members Can Help Their Neighbors Thwart Chronic Diseases

Aug. 4
By Tarryn Mento

In City Heights on Friday, 40 participants celebrated their completion of a free course in chronic disease prevention.

Covered California Policyholders Have Some Decisions To Make

Covered California Policyholders Have Some Decisions To Make

Aug. 3
By Kenny Goldberg

People enrolled in a Covered California health plan could see big price hikes in 2018.

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Could Be Boon For Oceanside Farmers

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Could Be Boon For Oceanside Farmers

Aug. 2
By Alison St John

Oceanside is considering how to regulate the cultivation of cannabis. For San Diego County farmers struggling to stay in business with rising water bills and higher labor costs, there are potential profits from the newly legalized crop.