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How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part III

Jan. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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World Wars I and II weren’t without their own medical practices that might seem barbaric by today’s standards.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part II

Jan. 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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Between 1861 and 1865, an estimated 670,000 Americans were killed in the Civil War. Although black and white photos of corpses littering battlefields seem to suggest otherwise, most of the 620,000 soldiers who died in the Civil War perished from disease, or infection from their wounds

New Law Expands Privacy Protections For Insured Californians

Jan. 6
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new law allows Californians who are covered under a parent's or spouse's health plan to keep their medical information private.

New YMCA To Open On Former Pearson Ford Lot At 'Fairmount And El Cajon'

Jan. 5
By Megan Burks
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The Copley-Price Family YMCA is bringing life back to an iconic corner in City Heights.

How War Brings About Medical Advances - Part I

Jan. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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We’ve come a long way since the United States’ first foray into battle. If you were unlucky enough to be soldier in the Revolutionary War and found yourself injured by the enemy, you had at least a 40 percent chance of dying.

San Diego Health Officials Recommend Vaccinations As Flu Season Begins

Dec. 31
By City News Service
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Influenza activity in the region usually intensifies in January and February, and the flu season typically lasts through the end of March or early April.

SDSU Study Examines Hearing Loss Among HIV Patients

Dec. 29
By City News Service
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Research showed that hearing loss among middle-aged HIV patients was on average 10 decibels worse than their non-patient counterparts for both low and high tones.

California's New Laws Affect Work, Health, Public Safety

Dec. 29
Midday Edition
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KPBS Midday Edition discusses new laws for 2015 with legal analyst Dan Eaton. The laws include everything from driver's licenses for immigrants to restrictions to protect youth football players.

Natural Sugars In Red Meat Could Be Linked To Cancer, UCSD Study Says

Dec. 29
By City News Service
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Scientists found that feeding the sugar Neu5Gc to mice engineered to be deficient in it — like humans — significantly promoted spontaneous cancers.

Second Opinion: Tales From Year One Of Obamacare

Dec. 29
By Megan Burks
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We revisit participants in our 2013 series on the Affordable Care Act to ask what worked and what didn't during their first year under the full rollout of Obamacare.