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Kenny Goldberg

Health Reporter

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Kenny Goldberg covers health for KPBS.

Kenny reports on a wide range of health topics and has done international reporting on HIV and AIDS.

His radio and television work has garnered three Golden Mike awards, Best in Show from the Society of Professional Journalists, and numerous other honors. He has also been awarded fellowships from the New York Times Foundation and the National Press Foundation.

In addition to his work for KPBS, Kenny is a frequent contributor to the California Report, heard on public radio stations throughout California.

A Seattle native, Kenny graduated from the University of Washington, and began his broadcasting career in the news departments of KOGO and KSDO in San Diego.

In his spare time, Kenny loves to practice tai chi, hike, and travel with his wife, Angela.

Recent Stories

UCSD Study Finds Low Exposure To Sunlight Increases Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

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Researchers examined data from 107 countries and found the highest pancreatic cancer rates in countries with the least amount of sunlight.

Soda Labeling Bill Loses Its Fizz In California Senate

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A bill that would have required health warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks has fallen flat in the California legislature.

Cal State San Marcos Campaign Aims To Promote Palliative Care

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Deciding how someone would like to be cared for if they became seriously ill or incapacitated isn’t a popular topic of conversation among college students. But a campaign at Cal State San Marcos aims to change that.

American Lung Association Report: San Diego's Air Quality Improves

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The latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association reveals the county has made some major improvements in air quality.

Sharp Memorial Hospital Tests New Heart Pump

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San Diego's Sharp Memorial is one of only six hospitals in the country that's testing whether a new mechanical pump can help people with severe heart disease.

San Diego County Will Roll Out Laura's Law

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A measure that allows a judge to order someone to undergo outpatient mental health treatment is coming to San Diego County next year.

Covered California Rebrands Program For Small Businesses

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Covered California's health insurance program for small businesses is getting a new name and a new marketing campaign.

City Inspection Delays Opening Of El Centro Planned Parenthood Clinic

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The clinic was scheduled to open Thursday. The city of El Centro has said it will not issue a certificate of occupancy for the clinic until some extensive issues were addressed. Planned Parenthood said the delay is "unlawful."

UC Student Health Center Doctors Go Back Out On Strike

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For the second time this year, doctors from the 10 UC student health centers in California will go on strike this weekend.

America's Only Accredited Crisis Line For Seniors In Financial Straits

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The Friendship Line, a service of the Institute on Aging, has lost two-thirds of its funding due to state budget cuts.

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