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Nurse-To-Patient Mandate Reintroduced In Congress

March 30
By Kenny Goldberg
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A measure that would mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in all hospital units has been reintroduced in Congress.

San Diego Health Executives To Congress: Back Away From The Funding Cliff

March 30
By Megan Burks
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San Diego community clinic representatives are back from a week of lobbying in the nation's capitol. They're asking Congress to extend a key funding source for safety-net clinics before it expires Sept. 30.

Poll: Support For Legalizing Marijuana Rising In California

March 25
By Erik Anderson, Associated Press
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Support for legalizing marijuana in California appears to be growing gradually stronger, amid talk of renewed efforts to bring a proposal to the state ballot to legalize its use.

California Assembly Measure Would Expand Family Leave

March 25
By Kenny Goldberg
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California was the first state in the nation to offer paid family leave in 2002. A measure that would expand the program will get its first hearing in the state Assembly next month.

San Diego Twins Recover From Rare Heart Transplants

March 24
By Dwane Brown
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Twin brothers Eric and Raul Montaño expressed gratitude Tuesday after both received heart transplants within the last two months at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

San Diego County Unveils Website To Track Missing Residents

March 23
By City News Service
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The "Take Me Home" service allows families and caretakers to upload key information about missing patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Boxer Co-Sponsors Bill To End Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

March 23
By Kenny Goldberg
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The federal government still considers marijuana to have no legitimate medical use but that could change under a new proposal in the U.S. Senate.

San Diego's First Legal Pot Co-Op Holds Grand Opening

March 20
By Tarryn Mento
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A Green Alternative in Otay Mesa started accepting customers Wednesday but celebrated its grand opening Friday.

San Diego Nonprofits Help Tijuana Sex Workers Start New Businesses

March 19
Midday Edition
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More than 100 women who work in the sex industry in Tijuana were selected to receive microloans to start new businesses.

San Diego Blood Bank Needs O-Negative Donations

March 18
By City News Service
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A patient at an undisclosed hospital is having an emergency procedure that will require a large amount of the blood type, according to the Blood Bank