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How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Nov. 9
Promise Yee
Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Front line workers at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside protested outside a hospital fundraising dinner at a Carlsbad resort Saturday night. Contract negotiations have been at an impasse since the previous contract expired in April.

A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role In Breast-...

A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role In Breast-Feeding

Dec. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

The benefits of breast-feeding have been reported to be long-lasting for both babies and their mothers. But for many new moms, breast-feeding is a struggle.

Consumer Advocates: Obamacare Repeal Would Be Disastrous For Califo...

Consumer Advocates: Obamacare Repeal Would Be Disastrous For California

Dec. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

Californians will share nearly $4.6 billion in federal tax credits to buy health insurance this year, something that consumer advocates warn would evaporate if Republican leaders in Congress get their way.

Study: Gene Testing Didn't Encourage Healthier Habits

Study: Gene Testing Didn't Encourage Healthier Habits

Dec. 6
By David Wagner

If you knew your genetic risk of developing a disease, would you adopt healthier habits to keep that disease at bay? If you're anything like the participants of a recently published study, you probably wouldn't.

Amid Lawsuit, San Diego Stem Cell Company Pushes Back On Proposed R...

Amid Lawsuit, San Diego Stem Cell Company Pushes Back On Proposed Regulations

Dec. 5
By David Wagner

La Jolla-based Stemgenex wants patients to have access to what the company calls "life-altering" stem cell treatments. But patients currently suing the company say they paid thousands of dollars for treatments that didn't work.

San Diego Marks World AIDS Day As Officials Target End Of HIV Epidemic

San Diego Marks World AIDS Day As Officials Target End Of HIV Epidemic

Dec. 1
By Andrew Bowen

World AIDS Day has been observed since 1988 to raise awareness about the disease. San Diego officials say now, more than three decades after the HIV epidemic was first identified, society has the medical tools to end it.

Man Recovering After First Ever Heart-Liver Transplant Surgery In S...

Man Recovering After First Ever Heart-Liver Transplant Surgery In San Diego

Nov. 30
By City News Service

For the first time in San Diego, doctors successfully performed a combined heart-liver transplant surgery.

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Nov. 29
By Maya Trabulsi

A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.

Sharp Nurses Call Off Planned Strike

Sharp Nurses Call Off Planned Strike

Nov. 28
By City News Service

The nurses' union called off the strike Sunday, a day before it was set to begin. Negotiations are set to resume on Tuesday.

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

Nov. 28
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

In psychiatric hospitals, the use of seclusion and restraint are strategies of last resort, only to be used with those deemed a danger to themselves or others and when other efforts fail.

With Negotiations Stalled, Sharp Nurses Prepare To Strike Monday

With Negotiations Stalled, Sharp Nurses Prepare To Strike Monday

Nov. 25
By KPBS , City News Service

The nurses and their employer met Friday in hopes of reaching an agreement before a planned strike.

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