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Coronado Mayor Discusses Suicide Prevention Barriers, Controversial Tweet

March 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Caltrans released a feasibility study this week on possible suicide prevention barriers on the Coronado Bridge. But lack of funding may delay the project. The Coronado Bridge is the second deadliest in the nation for suicides after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where suicide prevention nets are currently being installed.

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Survey: Large Number Of People Forgoing Medical Care Because Of Costs

March 27
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey reveals a large number of Americans didn't go to a doctor when they were sick or injured last year because of cost.

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San Diego County Looks To Increase Addiction Treatment Spending

March 26
By City News Service

San Diego County is looking to triple spending on addiction treatment from $54.6 million to $179.6 million, officials announced Monday.

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Roundtable: March For Our Lives

March 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Coming up Friday on KPBS Roundtable, the national March for Our Lives will include a large demonstrations in San Diego for tougher gun laws, the company hired to clean up trouble spots during the hepatitis A outbreak is accused of overcharging, and a look at how the war in Iraq, now 15 years old, impacted San Diego.

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San Diego County Flu Deaths Up To 308 This Season

March 21
By City News Service

A half-dozen influenza-related deaths were reported last week in San Diego County, bringing the flu season's total to 308 in the region, health officials announced Wednesday.

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San Diego's Medical Community Pushes Colorectal Cancer Screening

March 21
By Kenny Goldberg

The effort to get more people screened for colorectal cancer is starting to have positive results in San Diego.

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Number Of Americans With Alzheimer's Expected To More Than Double By 2050

March 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Alzheimer’s Association released its latest list of facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment on Tuesday.

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Researchers Help Find New Treatments For Influenza Patients As Flu Deaths In County Top 300

March 20
By City News Service

Researchers led by a UC San Diego chemist Tuesday reported findings that offer hope for new therapies that could better protect patients from the flu, regardless of the strain they contract.

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FDA Proposal To Slash Nicotine In Cigarettes Could Have Big Impact In California

March 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Smoking-related deaths will likely decline in California if a Food and Drug Administration proposal to cut nicotine in cigarettes is enacted.

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Bill To Ban Sale Of Short-Term Health Insurance Plans Advances In State Senate

March 15
By Kenny Goldberg

A measure that would ban the sale of short-term health insurance plans in California has passed its first hurdle in the state Senate.