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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

Nurse-To-Patient Mandate Reintroduced In Congress

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A measure that would mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in all hospital units has been reintroduced in Congress.

Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Could Qualify For Medi-Cal

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Up to 500,000 immigrants living illegally in California could get Medi-Cal coverage if executive actions by President Barack Obama take effect.


California Assembly Measure Would Expand Family Leave

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California was the first state in the nation to offer paid family leave in 2002. A measure that would expand the program will get its first hearing in the state Assembly next month.

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Next Generation Of Wearable Medical Devices

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The Fitbit is so yesterday. UCSD's Center for Wearable Sensors is working on the next generation of wearable medical devices.

Boxer Co-Sponsors Bill To End Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

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The federal government still considers marijuana to have no legitimate medical use but that could change under a new proposal in the U.S. Senate.

Plan To Implement San Diego County Alzheimer's Project Gets Green Light

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The Board of Supervisors approved an implementation plan for its ambitious project to tackle Alzheimer’s disease.

California Lawmakers Chew On Dental Program's Shortcomings

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State lawmakers will hold a hearing Tuesday on a recent audit that found serious flaws in California’s dental program for poor children.

San Diego Doctors Discuss Ways To Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

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Hundreds of doctors gathered in San Diego Wednesday to discuss ways they could reduce prescription drug abuse.

San Francisco Measure Would Require Warning Labels On Soda Ads

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San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to require warning labels on soft drink ads.

Suicide Prevention Gets More Attention In San Diego County

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Suicides have become a major public health issue in the United States. Each year, more people nationwide die from suicides than from car crashes.

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