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Students Pledge $1M To UC San Diego Free Clinic

July 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project has reached a financial milestone: Its medical students, who treat indigent patients across the city, have promised to donate $1 million to continue the clinic’s work.

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When Hospitals Post Doctor Ratings, Who Benefits?

July 21
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Scripps Health is so far the only San Diego County health system that uses patient reviews to provide online ratings of some of its doctors. They’re supposed to help patients pick physicians, but some suggest the ratings are a marketing ploy.

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SANDAG Report Measures Marijuana Use By Minors In Juvenile Hall

July 20
By City News Service

More than half of 123 minors interviewed at Juvenile Hall used marijuana as their first illegal substance and consider it to be less harmful than other drugs, according to a report issued by the San Diego Association of Governments.

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Board Approves Plan To Eradicate HIV/AIDS In San Diego

July 19
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Getting to Zero Implementation Plan, which addresses HIV and AIDS awareness, the stigma around testing and access to proper care.

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San Diego VA Reports Progress In Veterans' Care

July 15
By Susan Murphy

Disability benefits now take about three months, compared to 10 months in 2013, and the wait for mental health care has been cut in half compared to last year, according to San Diego's top VA officials.

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Scripps Wants To Personalize Health Care With $120M Grant

July 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The institute has received a five-year grant from the federal government to help recruit hundreds of thousands of participants in a study researchers hope will fundamentally change the way patients receive health care.

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Report Finds Medi-Cal Expansion Strains San Diego's Safety Net

July 14
By Kenny Goldberg

The expansion of the Medi-Cal program has exposed some gaps in San Diego County’s safety net, according to a new analysis from the California Health Care Foundation.

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New App Helps San Diegans Navigate Psychiatric Emergency

July 12
By Kenny Goldberg

The free mobile app offers information on what to do before, during and after a psychiatric crisis.

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Rabid Bat Discovered In San Diego Zoo For Second Time In A Month

July 12
By City News Service

The live bat, which tested positive for rabies, was discovered Sunday afternoon. A rabid bat was also found at the park on June 11.

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Donations 'Critically Needed' At San Diego Blood Bank

July 11
By City News Service

Officials with the San Diego Blood Bank said they have only one day's supply of some blood types, when they should have more than one week's worth in storage.