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Roundtable: 2016 Was Quite A Year In San Diego

Roundtable: 2016 Was Quite A Year In San Diego

Dec. 23
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Election squeakers in the 49th and 3rd Districts. Victory for pot, defeat for the Chargers. Desperation for the homeless, frustration for renters and home buyers. Fear for migrants without papers. Worry for climate scientists.

Mumps Cases Rise In San Diego And Across The Nation

Mumps Cases Rise In San Diego And Across The Nation

Dec. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

Even though there's a vaccine for it, mumps is making a comeback nationwide.

A San Diego Spinal Surgeon's Plea For Less Surgery

A San Diego Spinal Surgeon's Plea For Less Surgery

Dec. 22
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

Patients continue to demand spinal operations for back pain even when evidence shows non-surgical treatments, such as medically-supervised exercise, could be just as effective.

Regulation Of Stem Cell Treatments Uncertain In Era Of Political Ch...

Regulation Of Stem Cell Treatments Uncertain In Era Of Political Change

Dec. 21
By David Wagner

As Trump prepares to take office, experts say it's unclear whether the FDA will push forward with proposed regulations of unproven and expensive stem cell treatments.

Health Care Access And Affordability Improve In California, New Rep...

Health Care Access And Affordability Improve In California, New Report Finds

Dec. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

As the threat of repeal hangs over Obamacare, a new report reveals the improvements in access and affordability California has experienced under the law.

First Person: San Diego's Sustainable Santa Out To Change Santa's I...

First Person: San Diego's Sustainable Santa Out To Change Santa's Image

Dec. 20
By Brooke Ruth

As part of our First Person series, Sustainable Santa tells us why he tries to get kids to stop eating processed foods and start eating healthier foods.

San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could ...

San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could Be Devastating

Dec. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

Republicans in Congress are pledging to cut off federal money for Planned Parenthood when Trump takes office.

San Diego Doctors Join Protest Of Trump’s Health Department Pick

San Diego Doctors Join Protest Of Trump’s Health Department Pick

Dec. 16
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

They fear the nominee to head the $1.1 trillion Department of Health and Human Services will seek to dismantle Medicaid and reduce funds for children's health insurance.

San Diego Advances Recreational Pot Shop Rules

San Diego Advances Recreational Pot Shop Rules

Dec. 15
By Andrew Bowen

New regulations on recreational pot shops are moving forward to the San Diego City Council. But a proposed ban on marijuana cultivation, processing, storage and testing got a cold reception at its first public hearing.

Q&A: An El Cajon Activist On Counseling Women Who Escaped From ISIS

Q&A: An El Cajon Activist On Counseling Women Who Escaped From ISIS

Dec. 15
By Amita Sharma

Dilkhwaz Ahmed runs a local nonprofit group for domestic violence victims. She has traveled to Iraq several times over the last two years to counsel Yazidi women who have fled from ISIS.