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Flu Season Death Toll Rises To 43 In San Diego County

Feb. 11
By City News Service
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Another 14 people in the San Diego region died of influenza-related causes last week.

17-Month-Old Girl Gets A New Heart At Rady Children's Hospital

Feb. 11
By City News Service
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Less than three weeks after surgeons performed the first pediatric heart transplant at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, a second procedure was conducted.

Personal Belief Exemptions For Vaccines Under Fire

Feb. 10
Midday Edition
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A "personal belief exemption" can be used by a parent to opt-out of vaccinating their school-aged child. But with a recent outbreak of measles in California, legislators are calling for their elimination.

Covered California Enrollment Deadline Less Than A Week Away

Feb. 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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Those who miss the Feb. 15 deadline will face a tax penalty on next year's return.

Wiping Out Diseases With Vaccines Makes Their Horrors A Distant Memory

Feb. 10
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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Nearly 51,000 California kindergarteners — in both public and private schools— began the 2014-2015 school year lacking one or more recommended vaccinations against diseases.

Imperial Valley Aims To Shed 100,000 Pounds

Feb. 9
Midday Edition
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A new campaign called the "Valley Challenge" aims to rally the community to lose weight to fight the problem of obesity. Nearly 80 percent of Imperial County adults are obese or overweight.

Health Watchdog Group Takes Legal Action Against E-Cigarette Companies

Feb. 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health is taking legal action against more that 20 e-cigarette companies for failing to put warning labels on their products.

Deadline Approaches For Covered California Enrollment

Feb. 6
By Dwane Brown
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California leaders and health officials urged people on Friday to sign up for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline.

National Heart Month: Women Most At Risk For Heart Disease

Feb. 6
Evening Edition
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Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.? For National Heart Month, we look at how you can prevent cardiovascular disease and treatment options available.

Vaccinations Required For UC Students Beginning 2017

Feb. 6
By City News Service
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The new policy will require incoming students to be screened for tuberculosis and be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough.