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Proposed Medicaid Funding Changes Could Lead To Medi-Cal Cuts

Proposed Medicaid Funding Changes Could Lead To Medi-Cal Cuts

Jan. 31
Ja'Nel Johnson/Capital Public Radio

President Donald Trump and his administration want to turn Medicaid into a block grant program, which means the federal government would give California a fixed amount of funding for Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid.

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southe...

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southern California

Jan. 31
By Steve Walsh

A year-long investigation by KPBS, NPR and other public media outlets revealed that the Veteran's Choice often failed to work as intended. Hospitals without long wait times often did as well or better under the Choice law.

Cold Meds, Dementia Can Be A Dangerous Mix

Cold Meds, Dementia Can Be A Dangerous Mix

Jan. 30
By Kenny Goldberg

When you’re feeling under the weather, over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can offer some relief. But they can be risky, especially with people who have dementia.

San Diego City Council Considers Ban On Marijuana 'Supply Chain'

San Diego City Council Considers Ban On Marijuana 'Supply Chain'

Jan. 30
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on a proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales, but ban commercial cultivation and testing of marijuana for safety and potency.

Roundtable Special Edition: San Diego's Homeless Crisis

Roundtable Special Edition: San Diego's Homeless Crisis

Jan. 27
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The number of homeless persons living on the streets has been growing for several months. Why? And where is the political will to put a stop to the misery?

San Diego Gets Poor Marks In Tobacco Control Report

San Diego Gets Poor Marks In Tobacco Control Report

Jan. 25
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego may be known as America's finest city, but not when it comes to tobacco control.

County Supervisors Vote To Consider Marijuana Ban

County Supervisors Vote To Consider Marijuana Ban

Jan. 25
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to consider to consider a ban on all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas.

San Diego Alzheimer's Researcher Says Large Knowledge Gaps Remain

San Diego Alzheimer's Researcher Says Large Knowledge Gaps Remain

Jan. 25
By Michael Lipkin

A new PBS documentary explores the stories of families struggling with the disease. But how close are scientists to developing treatments that could cure the disease, not just manage symptoms?

How LSD Alleviated Author's Depression

How LSD Alleviated Author's Depression

Jan. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Ayelet Waldman decided to try microdosing to combat her depression when her medication stopped working. Microdosing involves taking a small amount of LSD, in her case 10 micrograms, every three to four days.

First Person: Encinitas Woman Uses Tibetan Bowls As Healing Tool

First Person: Encinitas Woman Uses Tibetan Bowls As Healing Tool

Jan. 23
By Megan Burke

Encinitas resident Diáne Mandle uses sound to help others reduce their pain and stress. She is a sound healer and creates percussive sounds by playing Tibetan bowls.