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Sharp HealthCare Nurses Announce Three-Day Strike

Sharp HealthCare Nurses Announce Three-Day Strike

Nov. 17
By City News Service

The announcement comes a week after 98 percent of around 2,200 Sharp nurses in San Diego County who cast ballots voted to reject the company's final contract offer.

San Diego Scheduled To Spray For Mosquitoes In Spring Valley

San Diego Scheduled To Spray For Mosquitoes In Spring Valley

Nov. 16
By City News Service

After more mosquitoes were found in the vicinity of an individual who contracted Zika while traveling abroad, county crews went door-to-door to notify people of the planned hand-spraying.

Drug Use Among Men Booked In County Jails Hits 16-Year High, Report...

Drug Use Among Men Booked In County Jails Hits 16-Year High, Report Finds

Nov. 16
By City News Service

The annual SANDAG report showed that 76 percent of male inmates tested positive for an illegal drug in 2015 — 8 percent higher than in 2014.

Report Explores How Doctors Can Help Patients Fight Food Insecurity

Report Explores How Doctors Can Help Patients Fight Food Insecurity

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A recent report by the San Diego Hunger Coalition identifies how health care providers can screen patients for food insecurity and refer them to resources during a routine visit.

San Diego Scientists Help Develop New Twist On In Vitro Fertilization

San Diego Scientists Help Develop New Twist On In Vitro Fertilization

Nov. 10
By David Wagner

"This method could help parents who want to have their own child disease-free," said a Salk Institute scientist who co-led the study.

New National Cancer Model Keeps Patients Away From Hospitals; San D...

New National Cancer Model Keeps Patients Away From Hospitals; San Diego Slow To Adopt

Nov. 10
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Chemotherapy patients are likely to avoid potentially lethal complications if their side effects can be managed in a physician’s office instead of a hospital.

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test For Fetal Alc...

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Nov. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

UC San Diego researchers say they've come up with a blood test that could help diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome in utero.

Brittany Maynard's Mother Shares Her Story To Help Families Confron...

Brittany Maynard's Mother Shares Her Story To Help Families Confronting Terminal Illness

Nov. 8
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

At age 29, Brittany Maynard moved from California to Oregon so she could use that state's aid-in-dying law to end her life. Maynard's mother, Deborah Ziegler, discusses her daughter's legacy Tuesday on Midday Edition.

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Launches Major Expansion

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Launches Major Expansion

Nov. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital will soon get a seven-story, $244 million face-lift.

Tri-City Hospital Election Challenges Voters

Tri-City Hospital Election Challenges Voters

Nov. 3
By Alison St John

Voters are hearing confusing and disturbing allegations from candidates running for the Tri-City Hospital board in North County.