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California's Uninsured Rate Drops To Record Low

California's Uninsured Rate Drops To Record Low

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

Three years into full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the rate of uninsured people in California has dropped to a record low.

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Nov. 21
By City News Service

A weekly update on an outbreak of hepatitis A in the San Diego region included seven new cases, as the rate of infections continued to slow.

Covered California Health Care Enrollment Is Taking Off

Covered California Health Care Enrollment Is Taking Off

Nov. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

The fifth annual open enrollment period for Covered California is off to a strong start.

3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In Del Mar

3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In Del Mar

Nov. 17
By City News Service

Walkers this year will begin their journey at the fairgrounds at 6:30 a.m. and continue to Torrey Pines State Beach, La Jolla Cove and through Bird Rock before spending tonight at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay.

California Smokers' Helpline Marks 25th Anniversary

California Smokers' Helpline Marks 25th Anniversary

Nov. 16
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego-based toll-free phone line designed to help smokers kick the habit is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

California Officials Probe Source Of Legionnaires' Cases

California Officials Probe Source Of Legionnaires' Cases

Nov. 16
By Associated Press

Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports.

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industri...

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industrial Tents

Nov. 14
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to spend $6.5 million on industrial-sized tents to accommodate the homeless in Barrio Logan, the East Village and the Midway District.

San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 14
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County, despite a decline in the number of new cases and no new deaths in the last two weeks.

San Diego Discovery Could Lead To Early Alzheimer's Detection, New ...

San Diego Discovery Could Lead To Early Alzheimer's Detection, New Treatment

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Failed drug studies focused on treating the brain plaques that develop in people with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a molecule they say could let doctors start treatment before the plaques show up.

Opioid Epidemic Prompting Changes In San Diego Emergency Rooms

Opioid Epidemic Prompting Changes In San Diego Emergency Rooms

Nov. 9
By Kenny Goldberg

The epidemic of opioid abuse is prompting physicians to rethink their prescribing habits, especially in hospital emergency rooms.