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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

Measles Cases Hit 14-Year High In California

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Fifty-six Californians have come down with measles so far this year, including four in San Diego County.

Wider Availability Of Naloxone Could Help Curb Drug Overdose Epidemic

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In an attempt to reduce the epidemic of fatalities from prescription narcotic overdoses, health officials want to broaden access to an effective antidote that doctors have been using for years.

Covered California Not Yet All It Can Be, Consumer Group Says

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A prominent consumer group says Covered California has plenty of work to do to improve its operations.

San Diego Conference Aims To Improve Elder Care In Hospitals

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An annual conference that focuses on improving hospital care for the elderly wraps up in San Diego.

CDC: Major Spike In E-Cigarette-Related Calls To Poison Hotlines

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Calls to the nation's poison control centers involving e-cigarettes rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 in February 2014, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Critics Pressure FDA To Pull San Diego Company's Painkiller Off The Market

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Doctors and consumers concerned about a powerful new painkiller will protest at the Irvine office of the Federal Drug Administration.

Measure To Raise California's Malpractice Cap Could Be On November Ballot

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An expensive battle is looming over a proposed ballot measure that would raise the state’s cap on medical malpractice awards.

Genomic Sequencing Provides Hope For La Jolla Girl

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A teenage girl from La Jolla who has suffered from a mysterious illness her entire life has gotten some new found hope after having her genome sequenced.

California's Supply Of Dentists In State Of Flux

Nearly one out of four California dentists is reaching retirement age, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

San Diego Assemblywoman's Bill Requiring Employee Sick Leave Advances In California Assembly

A bill requiring employers to offer workers at least three paid sick days a year has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

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