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San Diego Doctor, 76, Named 'Practitioner of the Year'

Aug. 10
By Dwane Brown
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At 76, Richard Butcher could be playing golf somewhere. Instead, Butcher maintains a private clinic in southeastern San Diego where he sees up to 30 patients per day.

$259,000 Drug Hard To Swallow For Some Patients

Aug. 10
By David Wagner
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A new drug discovered in San Diego is giving hope to some patients with cystic fibrosis. It's giving others a severe case of sticker shock.

Peak Time For West Nile Virus Looming

Aug. 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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There have been no human cases of West Nile virus so far this year. But the peak season is approaching.

New Model Of Prenatal Care In The South Bay Is Having Positive Impacts

Aug. 5
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new model of prenatal care has emerged that doctors say may improve maternal and child health. It's called Centering and brings together pregnant women who have a similar due date. The group functions as a support system.

Junior Seau Foundation Pledges $500K For Pediatric Urgent Care

Aug. 5
By City News Service
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The funds will help establish the Junior Seau Foundation Urgent Care Center in the WebMD Pavilion at Rady Children's North Coastal Center urgent care building, 3605 Vista Way.

California Health Officials Issue Whooping Cough Warning To Pregnant Women

Aug. 5
By Kenny Goldberg
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Doctors recommend that pregnant women get the pertussis vaccine in their third trimester. That offers babies some short-term protection, until they can receive their first pertussis shot when they’re two-months old.

Eli Lilly And Co. Plans To End Contract With UCSD For Alzheimer's Study

Aug. 4
By City News Service
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Eli Lilly and Co. Tuesday notified UC San Diego of its intent to end its contract with the university for the management of a $76 million study of Alzheimer's disease.

Toni Atkins Discusses Chargers Stadium, Special Legislative Sessions

Aug. 4
Midday Edition
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Atkins holds one of the most high-profile legislative offices in the state and she's getting involved in the negotiations to keep the Chargers in San Diego.

San Diego Journalists Get Norovirus GI After Attending Banquet

Aug. 4
By City News Service

About 60 people fell ill following last Wednesday's San Diego Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet at the Bali Hai restaurant.

San Diego County Traffic Deaths Rise In 2014

July 30
By City News Service
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Motor vehicle-related fatalities accounted for 291 cases thoroughly investigated by the medical examiner's office last year, compared to 247 in 2013.