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UC Service Workers Will Return To Picket Line As Three-Day Strike Continues

May 8
By City News Service

Thousands of University of California service workers will continue a three-day strike Tuesday, with pickets planned at campuses and medical facilities across the state, including at UCLA and UC San Diego Medical Center.

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No Flu Deaths Reported Last Week

May 3
By City News Service

With no influenza-related deaths reported last week, San Diego County's final flu report of the season shows a death toll of 341 people out of 20,747 cases overall, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

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First Death Reported In Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

May 2
By Associated Press

The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

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County Health Officials: San Diego Flu Season Is Over

April 26
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Two flu deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

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UC San Diego Receives Significant Medicinal Cannabis Research Donation

April 26
By City News Service

UC San Diego Wednesday announced what the university touted as the largest private medicinal cannabis research donation in U.S. history.

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A Firefighter In San Diego Confronts The Trauma Of The Job

April 17
Heidi De Marco/KQED

San Diego firefighter Jeremy Forte, who has battled PTSD, depression and substance abuse, says the culture of suffering in silence among first responders has to end.

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UC San Diego Bio-Engineers Develop Wearable Device To Monitor Stomach Activity

April 17
By Kenny Goldberg

A pair of bioengineers at UC San Diego has come up with a wearable device that could provide some insight into digestive problems.

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Scripps Opioid Program Aims To Prevent Next Wave Of Addiction

April 17
By Christopher Underwood

In response to a nationwide opioid epidemic, Scripps Health has launched a program aimed at reducing their use of prescription opioids for pain management.

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Groups Want Immigration Officials To Stop Detaining Pregnant Women

April 11
By Jean Guerrero

In a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, civil and human rights organizations argue that the agency is endangering lives by detaining pregnant women.

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Hustling Hope: San Diego Doctor Runs Controversial Diabetes Clinic

April 11
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

There is only one San Diego area clinic offering Trina Health’s controversial “Artificial Pancreas Treatment,” a four-hour IV insulin infusion procedure for people with diabetes.