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California Doctors Feeling Sick About New State Budget

California Doctors Feeling Sick About New State Budget

June 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Doctors say they are getting a raw deal in the new state budget crafted by California lawmakers.

Helen Woodward Therapy Animals Spread Unconditional Love

Helen Woodward Therapy Animals Spread Unconditional Love

June 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Spending time with a friendly animal can be fun and therapeutic, too. That is the concept behind a special program run by the nonprofit Helen Woodward Animal Center.

San Diego Study: This Rare Type Of Cancer Is Being Overdiagnosed

San Diego Study: This Rare Type Of Cancer Is Being Overdiagnosed

June 12
By David Wagner

Appendix cancer is rare, but San Diego researchers are out with a new study suggesting many cases could be overdiagnosed.

Fighting Obesity: What We Learned From The Battle On Smoking

Fighting Obesity: What We Learned From The Battle On Smoking

June 9
By Tom Fudge

Smoking is still called the leading cause of preventable death. But as smoking rates continue to drop it looks like another preventable problem, obesity, is taking its place.

San Diego Marijuana Enforcement Turns Toward Illegal Delivery Services

San Diego Marijuana Enforcement Turns Toward Illegal Delivery Services

June 8
By City News Service

The city of San Diego is beginning to shift its enforcement of illegal marijuana operations to unpermitted delivery services, which are proliferating throughout the region, officials said Wednesday.

City Council Tackles Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries In San Diego

City Council Tackles Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries In San Diego

June 7
By City News Service

The City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday will consider a handful of proposals designed to toughen enforcement against illegal marijuana dispensaries in San Diego.

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Mari...

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Marijuana

June 7
By Kenny Goldberg

California has a legal limit for alcohol intoxication, but it does not have one for marijuana. Researchers at UC San Diego are working on trying to determine how much pot leads to impairment.

San Diego Study: Vaccine For Heroin Addiction Works In Monkeys

San Diego Study: Vaccine For Heroin Addiction Works In Monkeys

June 6
By David Wagner

San Diego scientists say they are closer than ever to developing what could be a powerful weapon in the fight against opiate addiction: a vaccine that blocks the high users get from heroin.

Advocate Says California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive

Advocate Says California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive

June 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

It has been a year since California’s End of Life Options Act went into effect. But for Faye Girsh, founder and president of San Diego’s Hemlock Society, the law does not go far enough.

Driving Stoned: Specially Trained Cops On The Lookout For Drugged D...

Driving Stoned: Specially Trained Cops On The Lookout For Drugged Drivers

June 6
By Kenny Goldberg

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in California and more people are driving high. Some specially trained police officers are on the road looking for them.