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For Those With Mental Illness, Battling Stigma Is First S...

For Those With Mental Illness, Battling Stigma Is First Step In Getting Help

Jan. 3
By Kenny Goldberg

Part 1 — Nearly one out of five Americans suffer from it. But that hasn’t prevented the stigma of mental illness from being a powerful and damaging force.

Advocates Urge Congress To Provide Long-Term Funding For ...

Advocates Urge Congress To Provide Long-Term Funding For Children's Health Insurance Program

Jan. 2
By Kenny Goldberg

A deal to provide long-term funding for the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, remains elusive.

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2017

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2017

Dec. 29, 2017
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Donald Trump brought us "fake news" and a major tax reform package. San Diego dealt with a deadly public health emergency and lost the Chargers. And, the #MeToo movement brings a social reckoning. Some of our regular panel guests look back on the biggest stories of the year.

San Diego County Supervisors Plan To Extend Hepatitis A S...

San Diego County Supervisors Plan To Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Dec. 28, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Thursday scheduled a special meeting next week to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County.

San Diego Scientists Uncover Structure Of Key Proteins Ta...

San Diego Scientists Uncover Structure Of Key Proteins Targeted By Half Of Medications

Dec. 28, 2017
By City News Service

A study led by The Scripps Research Institute uncovered more details about the structure of key proteins targeted by nearly half of medications, which could help with future drug development, the La Jolla-based organization reported on Thursday.

11th Flu Death Reported As Influenza Cases Soar In San Di...

11th Flu Death Reported As Influenza Cases Soar In San Diego County

Dec. 27, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The number of influenza cases and related fatalities skyrocketed in the San Diego region last week, pushing the "flu season'' totals to levels far ahead of the same time last year, county health officials reported on Wednesday.

California Gets Ready To Ignite Cannabis Culinary-Arts Scene

California Gets Ready To Ignite Cannabis Culinary-Arts Scene

Dec. 26, 2017
By Associated Press

Chefs and investors have been teaming up to offer an eye-boggling array of cannabis-infused food and beverages, weed-pairing supper clubs and other extravagant pot-to-plate events in preparation for legalization come Jan. 1.

Big Labor Sees Growth Potential In California Pot Workers

Big Labor Sees Growth Potential In California Pot Workers

Dec. 26, 2017
By Associated Press

Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.

Community Health Clinics Still Waiting For Long-Term Funding

Community Health Clinics Still Waiting For Long-Term Funding

Dec. 26, 2017
By Kenny Goldberg

Congress has given community clinics some stop-gap funding, but it won't take them very far in 2018.

San Diego Health Officials Report Fifth Flu Fatality

San Diego Health Officials Report Fifth Flu Fatality

Dec. 20, 2017
By City News Service

The number of influenza cases reported in the San Diego region jumped last week and included the fifth fatality of the "flu season," county health officials reported Wednesday.