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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

A New Mother's Dilemma: The Challenges Of Returning To Work

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When new moms return to work, breast-feeding often goes by the wayside. But California has laws aimed at making it easier for working women who nurse.

New Report Highlights Risks Of E-Cigs; California Prepares To Tax Vaping Liquid

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Tobacco control advocates in California are praising a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General that highlights the risks of e-cigarettes.

A New Mother's Dilemma: For Some, Help With Breast-Feeding Isn't Always There

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Breast-feeding rates in the U.S. fall short of federal goals, especially among African-American and Latina women. Some experts believe these disparities are due more to socioeconomic factors than race.

Consumer Advocates: Obamacare Repeal Would Be Disastrous For California

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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.

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

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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.

UC San Diego-Led Study Finds Genetic Links To High Schizophrenia Risk

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An international team led by a UC San Diego researcher has identified several genetic mutations that are linked to a high risk of schizophrenia.

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

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The new state-of-the-art medical facility in La Jolla cost nearly $1 billion to construct and includes plenty of amenities.

Sharp HealthCare Nurses Planning Strike Point To Employee Turnover

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Union nurses at Sharp HealthCare are planning a three-day strike the last week of November to protest what they say is an inadequate contract offer.

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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UC San Diego researchers say they've come up with a blood test that could help diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome in utero.

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Launches Major Expansion

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Sharp Chula Vista Hospital will soon get a seven-story, $244 million face-lift.

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