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When Pregnancy Dreams Become IVF Nightmares

When Pregnancy Dreams Become IVF Nightmares

June 5
Bernice Yeung / REVEAL and Jonathan Jones / REVEAL

For millions of American women who have struggled to get pregnant, fertility treatment has been the medicine of miracles. The price is steep, both financially and emotionally. Failure can be especially devastating.

Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

June 5
By Kenny Goldberg

As California gears up for retail sales of marijuana in 2018, police are concerned about what more pot use could mean for highway safety.

Tijuana's Sewage System Needs Major Upgrades

Tijuana's Sewage System Needs Major Upgrades

June 2
By Erik Anderson

Environmental Protection Agency officials estimate the Tijuana sewage system needs $400 million in improvements and repairs to handle the sewage flow created in the city.

In Search Of Cheaper Costs, San Diego Seniors Try Assisted Living I...

In Search Of Cheaper Costs, San Diego Seniors Try Assisted Living In Mexico

June 1
By Claire Trageser

The average cost of assisted living in California is $5,000 a month. Since this is out of reach for many retirees, they are choosing other options across the border.

Study: New Taxes Could Fund Universal California Health Care

Study: New Taxes Could Fund Universal California Health Care

May 31
By Associated Press

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue, according to a report released Wednesday.

Embattled Republican Issa Faces Health Care Blowback

Embattled Republican Issa Faces Health Care Blowback

May 31
By Associated Press

Endangered Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is planning to meet with hundreds of voters in his Southern California district this weekend, but he's going to friendly turf to do it.

New Report Looks At Childhood Obesity In San Diego County Public Sc...

New Report Looks At Childhood Obesity In San Diego County Public Schools

May 30
By City News Service, Kenny Goldberg

More than one-third of fifth-, seventh- and ninth- graders in San Diego County public schools were considered to be overweight or obese in the 2014-15 academic year, according to a report released Tuesday.

CDC: California Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 87 Percent Since 1999

CDC: California Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 87 Percent Since 1999

May 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There are many reasons for those jumps, according to researchers, including an aging population and better diagnoses.

San Diego Lab Takes 'Open Science' Approach To Tracking Zika's Arri...

San Diego Lab Takes 'Open Science' Approach To Tracking Zika's Arrival In US

May 24
By David Wagner

A new Zika study led by San Diego scientists is not actually all that new. The researchers have known pretty much everything in the paper for months, and they made their findings public long before the study was published in a journal.

New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

May 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that it is not the best solution.