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Point Loma Nazarene University Hosts An Evening With Paul Farmer On Wednesday

April 9
Midday Edition
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We're all used to seeing the images of sick and desperate people in the poorest nations of the world. Some of us may be moved to send a donation, many of us will simply be thankful that our lives are better off. Only a few of us see those images and say this must change. Paul Farmer is one of those few.

Covered California Not Yet All It Can Be, Consumer Group Says

April 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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A prominent consumer group says Covered California has plenty of work to do to improve its operations.

San Diego County Responds To Growing Link Between Childhood Trauma And Health

April 8
By Megan Burks
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As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."

New Medicare Program To Allow Some Hospice Patients More Treatment Choices

April 8
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A KPBS series on end of life care, focused on the gap in insurance coverage for hospice patients who wanted certain medical procedures. Now, Medicare is conducting a test program to combine hospice and curative care.

USS Reagan Sailors File $1 Billion Suit Over Radiation Exposure (Video)

April 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Scores of USS Ronald Reagan crew members have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the Japanese utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The class-action suit, filed in federal court in San Diego, claims the utility lied about unsafe levels of radiation emanating from the plant after Japan's epic 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

San Diego Conference Aims To Improve Elder Care In Hospitals

April 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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An annual conference that focuses on improving hospital care for the elderly wraps up in San Diego.

Should E-Cigarettes Be Treated Like Cigarettes?

April 7
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The introduction of e-cigarettes, depending on who you talk to, is either an appealing alternative to help addicted current smokers give up tobacco or gateway devices for a new generation of tobacco smokers.

San Diego Family With Sick Baby On Sailboat Requires Military Rescue (Video)

April 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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A San Diego family thanked the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and California National Guard after requiring a military rescue when their 1-year-old daughter became seriously ill aboard their sailboat. The Kaufman family was attempting a controversial trip around-the-world trip with their two small daughters.

CDC: Major Spike In E-Cigarette-Related Calls To Poison Hotlines

April 3
By Kenny Goldberg
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Calls to the nation's poison control centers involving e-cigarettes rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 in February 2014, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

California Bill Would Require Public Schools To Stock Allergy Injectors

April 3
Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would require all California public schools to keep emergency supplies of allergy medication injectors on-site has cleared the Senate Education Committee.