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San Diego County Event To Offer Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Feb. 12
By City News Service
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San Diegans can have their blood pressure checked for free Friday at more than 200 locations across the county.

California Lawmakers Propose New Sugary-Beverage Warning Label

Feb. 12
Capital Public Radio
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The proposal would mandate health advisories on sodas, sweet teas and energy drinks with 75 calories or more per 12 ounces.

Palomar Health Says It Resolved Problems That Led To Patient's Fall

Feb. 12
By City News Service
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Palomar Health said Thursday that it has taken actions to resolve problems that resulted in a sick man getting out of bed unattended and falling, leading to his death and resulting in a $50,000 fine levied by a state agency.

Patient's Death In Canyon Prompts State To Fine UCSD Medical Center

Feb. 11
By City News Service
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UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest was fined $100,000 for one incident in which the patient was found dead in a canyon five days later.

Flu Season Death Toll Rises To 43 In San Diego County

Feb. 11
By City News Service
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Another 14 people in the San Diego region died of influenza-related causes last week.

17-Month-Old Girl Gets A New Heart At Rady Children's Hospital

Feb. 11
By City News Service
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Less than three weeks after surgeons performed the first pediatric heart transplant at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, a second procedure was conducted.

Personal Belief Exemptions For Vaccines Under Fire

Feb. 10
Midday Edition
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A "personal belief exemption" can be used by a parent to opt-out of vaccinating their school-aged child. But with a recent outbreak of measles in California, legislators are calling for their elimination.

Covered California Enrollment Deadline Less Than A Week Away

Feb. 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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Those who miss the Feb. 15 deadline will face a tax penalty on next year's return.

Wiping Out Diseases With Vaccines Makes Their Horrors A Distant Memory

Feb. 10
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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Nearly 51,000 California kindergarteners — in both public and private schools— began the 2014-2015 school year lacking one or more recommended vaccinations against diseases.

Imperial Valley Aims To Shed 100,000 Pounds

Feb. 9
Midday Edition
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A new campaign called the "Valley Challenge" aims to rally the community to lose weight to fight the problem of obesity. Nearly 80 percent of Imperial County adults are obese or overweight.