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San Diego County Flu Death Toll Rises To 49

San Diego County Flu Death Toll Rises To 49

Feb. 23
By City News Service

Another five influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region were reported last week, bringing the "flu season" toll to 49, according to county health officials.

Sen. Atkins Discusses Single-Payer Health Care For California

Sen. Atkins Discusses Single-Payer Health Care For California

Feb. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

State Sen. Toni Atkins has co-sponsored a bill to explore a single-payer health care system in California. She joined us on Wednesday's Midday Edition to talk about the proposal. Here is what she said.

Vista Town Hall On Health Care Proceeds Without Congressman Issa

Vista Town Hall On Health Care Proceeds Without Congressman Issa

Feb. 22
By Elma Gonzalez, Susan Murphy

With standing room only, hundreds of people including District 49 constituents, local groups and others gathered Tuesday night at the Jim Porter Recreation Center in Vista for an "Emergency Town Hall On Health Care." Their guest, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, did not attend, as expected.

Town Hall On Health Care To Go Ahead With Or Without Issa

Town Hall On Health Care To Go Ahead With Or Without Issa

Feb. 21
By Alison St John

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, may not attend a town hall meeting on health care in Vista Tuesday night, but organizers said they will go ahead without him.

First Person: 'There's Life After Breast Cancer'

First Person: 'There's Life After Breast Cancer'

Feb. 20
By Marissa Cabrera

Breast cancer runs in Sheri Hendrix’s family. But because her mom didn’t have it and she was under the age of 45, doctors told her she could put off getting a mammogram. Now, she’s glad she didn’t.

Single-Payer Health Care System Proposed For California

Single-Payer Health Care System Proposed For California

Feb. 17
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a single-payer health care system for all Californians, including immigrants living in the state illegally.

Without Obamacare Or A Replacement, 370,000 In San Diego County Cou...

Without Obamacare Or A Replacement, 370,000 In San Diego County Could Lose Insurance

Feb. 16
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource

About 370,000 San Diego County residents (4.7 million in the state) — or one in nine — who could lose health coverage if the insurance provisions in Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), go away.

City Heights Groups Want East African Immigrants To See A Doctor Be...

City Heights Groups Want East African Immigrants To See A Doctor Before They Need One

Feb. 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County and its community partners are marking Valentine’s Day with free health health screenings, including in City Heights.

The San Diego Blood Bank Putting Greater Focus On Research

The San Diego Blood Bank Putting Greater Focus On Research

Feb. 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Blood Bank is more than a blood donation center. Amid a drop in demand for transfusions, the blood bank is expanding its services and customizing blood products for the local scientific research community.

San Diegans Encouraged To Get Blood Pressure Checked On Valentine's...

San Diegans Encouraged To Get Blood Pressure Checked On Valentine's Day

Feb. 13
By Kenny Goldberg, City News Service

San Diegans are being encouraged to love their heart on Valentine’s Day by getting their blood pressure checked.

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