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How The Ebola Serum Traveled From San Diego To West Africa

Aug. 6
Midday Edition
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The serum used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus was developed based on research conducted in San Diego.

UCSD Surgeon Uses Unique 3-D Tools During Brain Surgery

Aug. 6
By Kenny Goldberg
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A medical specialist at UC San Diego is a pioneer in using a groundbreaking collection of 3-D imaging technology to guide his tools during brain surgery.

California Bill Would Guarantee Full Health Plan Birth Control Access

Aug. 5
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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A bill in the California Legislature would mandate full access to FDA-approved birth control methods covered in health care plans.

Groundbreaking Imaging Tools Help Advance Brain Surgery

Aug. 5
By Kenny Goldberg
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Removing a brain tumor is an extremely delicate surgery. To ensure accuracy, surgeons at UC San Diego are using a unique combination of 3-D imaging tools, that offer an unprecedented look at the brain’s inner structure.

Medicare Pays Labs Top Dollars In San Diego County

Aug. 5
By Joe Yerardi
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A clinical laboratory that recently lost a $15 million lawsuit was the top San Diego-area recipient of Medicare reimbursements in 2012.

2 Aid Workers Receive Experimental Ebola Serum From San Diego Biotech

Aug. 4
By KPBS , City News Service and Associated Press
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Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, infected with Ebola while working in West Africa, were given ZMapp, a drug created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical in San Diego.

Rady Family Gives $120 Million To Hospital That Bears Their Name

Aug. 4
By Matthew Bowler
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One of the largest donations in San Diego history was made Monday to Rady Children’s Hospital by the family of Ernest Rady. The money will be used to allow patients’ genetics to tailor their medical care.

US Military In Africa To Help Battle Ebola Outbreak

Aug. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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U.S. military health workers are on the ground in West Africa, helping that part of the world deal with one of the most catastrophic outbreaks of Ebola in the continent's history. And now Pentagon officials are considering sending additional Defense Department personnel to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

Hantavirus Found In Sixth Mouse In San Diego County

July 31
By City News Service
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Officials say common house mice don't carry hantavirus and that, while it is important to take sensible precautions, humans rarely contract the illness.

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

July 30
Associated Press
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The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.