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California Coughs Up $18 Billion In Smoking-Related Costs

Oct. 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new study from UC San Francisco reveals more than 34,000 Californians died from smoking-related causes in 2009, the latest figures available for the research.

SDSU Student's Death From Meningitis Prompts Classmates To Seek Medical Help

Oct. 20
By City News Service
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Freshman Sara Stelzer began experiencing flu-like symptoms the night of Sunday, Oct. 12, and died Saturday at a hospital of meningococcal disease, county and SDSU officials said.

Five People Alive Today Thanks To SDSU Student

Oct. 20
By Dwane Brown
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SDSU freshman Sara Stelzer was taken off life-support Saturday after losing a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis, and five other people were given new life because she was a registered organ donor.

UCSD Announces Human Testing Of Stem Cell Treatment Underway

Oct. 20
By City News Service
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Researchers are conducting three different trials — one on a 26-year-old woman paralyzed after a traffic crash, and others on diabetes and leukemia patients.

Mystery Still Surrounds John Doe In Coronado Nursing Home

Oct. 20
Joanne Faryon / inewsource
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The identity of a John Doe who has lived on life support in a Coronado nursing home for the past 14 years continues to be a mystery after a fingerprint analysis was inconclusive.

Update: SDSU Student Stricken With Meningitis Still On Life Support

Oct. 16
By KPBS
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Sara Stelzer, 18, was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms Tuesday. SDSU officials had announced, after speaking to her family, that she died early Friday. Late Friday, the university acknowledged that she was still on life support.

Covered California Braces For New Open Enrollment Period

Oct. 17
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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If you want a new health insurance plan under Covered California, you'll have to pick it by Dec. 15.

Ebola Scare In Pentagon Parking Lot (Video)

Oct. 17
By Beth Ford Roth
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A woman who became violently ill on a bus in a Pentagon parking lot has been taken to a Fairfax, Va. hospital after telling first responders she had recently visited West Africa. The bus was carrying several Marines and their spouses headed to the Change of Command ceremony for the Marine Corps Commandant at the Marine Barracks in D.C.

Number Of US Troops In Liberia For Ebola Battle Continues To Grow (Video)

Oct. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The mission is called Operation United Assistance, and it's the U.S. military's effort in West Africa to curb the worst Ebola outbreak in human history.

San Diego Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Oct. 15
Midday Edition
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Under new zoning regulations, up to four medical marijuana collectives can exist in eight of nine City Council districts.