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Tease photo for Healthy Aging May Not Require Winning The Genetic Lottery

Healthy Aging May Not Require Winning The Genetic Lottery

April 21
By David Wagner

San Diego scientists found that people who live into their 80s and above with their health intact may have some genetic protections, but fewer than you might expect.

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City Attorney To Combat 'Hardcore' Operators Of Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

April 20
By City News Service

Jan Goldsmith said his office is shifting tactics to combat "hardcore" operators of illegal marijuana dispensaries in San Diego.

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UC San Diego Scientists Working On Roadside Test For Stoned Drivers

April 19
By David Wagner

Police can use breathalyzers to catch drunken drivers. But they don’t have a great way of identifying stoned drivers.

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Physician Shortage Drives Wait Times At VA San Diego

April 18
By Steve Walsh

A combination of increasing demand for mental health providers and a shortage of mental health professionals nationwide is contributing to veterans waiting longer to see a mental health professional at VA San Diego.

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The Fight Over Powdered Alcohol In California Comes To San Diego

April 15
By Matthew Bowler

Cosmopolitans, martinis, gimlets are all popular cocktails, but the next new drink may not be made from any liquor on the market, it could be made from powdered alcohol or Palcohol.

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New Research Could Lead To Improved HIV Medication

April 14
By City News Service

Scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla said their study "provides critical insight on a paramount issue in HIV research."

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Surgery Center Quality Will Soon Be Open To Public Scrutiny

April 14
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

An increasing number of procedures are done at outpatient facilities, and patients have had little data to help them make comparisons. That is about to change, at least in part.

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UC San Diego Holds Meeting On Gaps In Marijuana Research

April 13
By David Wagner

Scientists gathered at the university to discuss what we still don’t know about the effects of using pot.

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San Diego City Council Puts Former AIDS Hospice On Market

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The dilapidated Truax House will soon be on the real estate market. Amid fears that a developer could demolish the property, the City Council asked to have final approval of the buyer and the development plans.

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POLITIFACT: Big Pharma Not The King Of Ballot Cash In California, But It's Close

April 7
Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Eight California ballot measures have already been qualified for this year's election — from a tobacco tax hike to a price control on state prescription drug purchases.