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Report: California Making Progress On Pain Medication Policies

July 15
Midday Edition
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Advocates are pushing for policies that enhance pain management for cancer patients and others suffering from chronic pain while preventing prescription drug abuse. A new report gives California a B-plus on how its handing the dual concerns regarding prescription medication.

Free Yoga On The USS Midway This Saturday

July 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Have you always wanted to do a downward facing dog on an aircraft carrier? Well, now's your chance to knock that one off your bucket list. Saturday morning the USS Midway will host a free yoga class on its flight deck.

Feds Ask California For Plan To Fix Medi-Cal Backlog

July 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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The Obama administration has given California until Monday to submit plans to reduce a massive backlog of people waiting for Medi-Cal coverage.

San Marcos Cat Diagnosed With 'Rabbit Fever'

July 8
By City News Service
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San Diego County health officials said a cat in San Marcos has tested positive for tularemia — or "rabbit fever" — a potentially dangerous bacterial disease.

San Francisco And Berkeley Take On Soft Drink Industry

July 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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The two Northern California cities have soda-tax measures on the November ballot. There are no plans to do that in San Diego, but soft-drink consumption here remains a concern.

Sheriff's Deputies To Carry Drug Overdose Nasal Spray

July 7
By Dwane Brown
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Some East County sheriff's deputies will carry a nasal spray used to counteract breathing and other problems in someone overdosing on heroin or another type of opiates as part of a pilot program starting Monday.

Annual Medical Checkups May Not Make Sense

July 7
By Kenny Goldberg
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Annual physicals exams have long been a staple of the American health care system, but new research suggests they're not very effective.

Covered California Questions Measure To Regulate Health Insurance Prices

July 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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Covered California officials are raising concerns about Proposition 45, a November ballot measure that would regulate the price of health insurance.

Report: Military Hospitals More Dangerous For Childbirth Than Civilian Hospitals

July 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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Babies born at military hospitals are twice as likely to suffer injury during delivery as infants born in civilian hospitals, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

San Diego Winter Homeless Shelters Close After Record 19-Month Run

July 1
By Susan Murphy
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Dozens of homeless people in San Diego who have been staying at the city’s emergency winter shelters will be sent back out on the streets on Tuesday.