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2 Babies Born With Zika-Related Defects In California

2 Babies Born With Zika-Related Defects In California

Aug. 4
By Associated Press

One of the mothers returned to her home country with her baby while the other remains in the state, according to health officials. Doctors are monitoring 19 other pregnant women in California who contracted Zika while traveling abroad.

San Diego County Says More Kids Heading To Kindergarten Vaccinated

San Diego County Says More Kids Heading To Kindergarten Vaccinated

Aug. 3
By Megan Burks

County health officials expect the number to increase. A law banning personal and religious belief exemptions to vaccinations is now in effect.

First Human West Nile Case Reported In San Diego Area This Year

First Human West Nile Case Reported In San Diego Area This Year

Aug. 3
By City News Service

A 51-year-old El Cajon woman donated blood on July 27 and was found to have evidence of active West Nile infection.

UC San Diego Doctor Warns Of Medical Marijuana Risks

UC San Diego Doctor Warns Of Medical Marijuana Risks

Aug. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

An upcoming conference will feature speakers advocating for wider use of medical marijuana to treat diseases from multiple sclerosis to menstrual cramps. But UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Dr. Kai MacDonald stresses that very little is known about marijuana’s long-term side effects.

Campaign To Defeat Drug Pricing Measure Rakes In The Dough

Campaign To Defeat Drug Pricing Measure Rakes In The Dough

Aug. 3
By Kenny Goldberg

The fight over Proposition 61 is shaping up to be one of the most expensive in the fall election.

San Diego Researcher Finds Millennials Less Likely To Be Sexually A...

San Diego Researcher Finds Millennials Less Likely To Be Sexually Active

Aug. 2
By David Wagner

Millennials may be more accepting of premarital sex than any other generation, but fewer of them are actually doing it.

UCSD Medical Center Named Best Health Care Facility In San Diego Re...

UCSD Medical Center Named Best Health Care Facility In San Diego Region

Aug. 2
By City News Service

UC San Diego Medical Center was named the best health care facility in the region and sixth best in the state Tuesday in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals issue.

Dissolving Heart Stent Hits San Diego Market

Dissolving Heart Stent Hits San Diego Market

Aug. 1
By Kenny Goldberg

Sharp Memorial has become the first hospital in San Diego to use a newly-approved dissolving heart stent.

Scripps Health Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings To First Responders

Scripps Health Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings To First Responders

Aug. 1
By Kenny Goldberg

Scripps Health will offer free skin cancer screenings to local lifeguards, police and firefighters Monday afternoon.

Health Officials Urge At-Risk People Get Meningococcal Disease Vaccine

Health Officials Urge At-Risk People Get Meningococcal Disease Vaccine

July 28
By City News Service

The cluster of recent cases of meningococcal disease in Southern California has disproportionately affected men who have sex with men, officials said. Although no case has been reported in San Diego this year, county officials have issued an advisory.