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