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Dependence On Cars Costs California $15B A Year, Report Says

Dependence On Cars Costs California $15B A Year, Report Says

Oct. 27
By Kenny Goldberg

The state's reliance on gas-powered vehicles racks up billions of dollars a year in health and climate related costs, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

Most San Diego Hospitals Fail To Meet Goal For Reducing C-Sections

Most San Diego Hospitals Fail To Meet Goal For Reducing C-Sections

Oct. 26
By Kenny Goldberg

There's a nationwide effort underway to reduce unnecessary C-sections, but only three San Diego hospitals have hit the mark.

County To Spray For Mosquitoes In Chula Vista Thursday

County To Spray For Mosquitoes In Chula Vista Thursday

Oct. 25
By City News Service

The precautionary spraying was scheduled after someone in the area contracted the Zika virus while traveling.

Think The 9 To 5 Is Tough? Working Outside Of It Is Harder — On You...

Think The 9 To 5 Is Tough? Working Outside Of It Is Harder — On Your Body

Oct. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

A free seminar on Tuesday at the Salk Institute will give tips on how to cope with the negative health effects of shift work.

New Report Cards Grade California Health Plans And Medical Groups

New Report Cards Grade California Health Plans And Medical Groups

Oct. 24
By Kenny Goldberg

There are new tools to help consumers choose the right health plan and medical group: the 2016 report cards from the California Office of the Patient Advocate.

Proposition 52: Critical For Medi-Cal Or Perks For Hospital Execs?

Proposition 52: Critical For Medi-Cal Or Perks For Hospital Execs?

Oct. 24
By Kenny Goldberg

There are plenty of controversial propositions on the November ballot. Proposition 52 isn't one of them.

News In Numbers: How Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For Calif...

News In Numbers: How Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For Californians To Stop Driving

Oct. 24
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

DMV statistics reveal the agency took action against the licenses of 4,388 to 6,389 drivers with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia each year over the last decade. That's far fewer than the estimated 50,000 people who develop the disease in the state annually.

Mexico's Demand For Potent California Marijuana Creates Southbound ...

Mexico's Demand For Potent California Marijuana Creates Southbound Smuggling

Oct. 21
By Jean Guerrero

Marijuana has long flowed from Mexico into the U.S. Now, it's starting to flow in the opposite direction.

Prescription Drug Abuse Continues To Take Toll In San Diego

Prescription Drug Abuse Continues To Take Toll In San Diego

Oct. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

The latest San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card reveals some disturbing numbers.

Toxic Plume In El Cajon Reaches Beneath Mobile Home Park

Toxic Plume In El Cajon Reaches Beneath Mobile Home Park

Oct. 20
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A shallow underground plume of toxic chemical that can migrate into buildings extends for 1.3 miles through El Cajon.