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No Results Yet In San Diego Ebola Drug Trial

Jan. 8
By David Wagner
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Nearly a year and a half after the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp reportedly "saved" the lives of two American aid workers, experts still can't say whether the San Diego-made drug actually works in humans.

Covered California Plans 500 Enrollment Events

Jan. 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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The push is on statewide to get as many people enrolled in the state health insurance exchange by Jan. 31, when open enrollment ends.

STD Cases In San Diego Are Up

Jan. 7
By City News Service
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The San Diego region followed a national upward trend in 2014 for gonorrhea and syphilis cases. But unlike the rest of the country, chlamydia infections dropped.

California Earns Poor Marks For Children's Well-Being

Jan. 6
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new report card on children's well-being gives California bad grades, except in one important category: health insurance.

New California Law Aims To Stop Revolving Hospital Door

Jan. 5
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new California law requires hospitals to inform a family caregiver of a patient's medical needs when he or she is being discharged.

California Right-To-Die Opponents Fail To Make Ballot

Jan. 4
By Associated Press
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Opponents needed to submit nearly 366,000 signatures by Monday to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

Uninsured Californians To Face Rising Tax Penalties In 2016

Jan. 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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Unlike in 2015, health officials say they won't offer second chances for individuals and families who miss the Jan. 31 deadline to enroll in a health plan.

Most Popular KPBS Stories Of 2015

Dec. 31
By Brooke Ruth
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These 10 stories were the most viewed on the KPBS website this year. Some may surprise you.

San Diego-Based Lab Pays $4M To Resolve Kickback Allegations

Dec. 30
By City News Service
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A San Diego-based medical diagnostic laboratory paid more than $4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by paying improper kickbacks to physicians and physician groups in exchange for patient referrals

New San Diego Research Suggests E-Cigarettes Damage Human Cells

Dec. 29
By Kenny Goldberg
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New research from San Diego's VA Medical Center calls into question the claim that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking tobacco.