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San Diego County’s public health department has issued an order requiring health care providers to either get a flu shot or wear a mask this flu season.
The vast majority of consumers who signed up for a Covered California health plan this year received help with the enrollment process.
Having a family member in the hospital can be a scary and stressful experience, especially during the Christmas holidays.
The hospitals will have their Medicare payments cut by 1 percent through next September.
San Diego County aims to stimulate more research into potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
Some consumers who attempted to switch their health plans encountered problems.
Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute hope to solve the mystery of sudden unexplained death by using genetic sequencing.
Speaking a language other than English or Spanish doesn’t have to be a barrier to getting health insurance through Covered California.
An estimated 600,000 Latinos in California are uninsured.
San Diego State University is reaching out to students in an attempt to get them to buy health insurance under the new health insurance exchange.
San Diego marked World AIDS Day with free HIV testing at various locations.
The study reveals more than half a million California seniors fall more than once a year. But less than half receive any advice on how to prevent falls from their doctor.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris contributed a total of $24,600 to six California Assembly candidates right before Election Day.
Kaiser Permanente has opened clinics inside the Target stores in Mission Valley and Vista.
Seven San Diego hospitals rank among the nation's top performers in a new report on healthcare quality.
Covered California officials say they’re trying new moves to get more people to sign up for health insurance as open enrollment approaches Saturday.
A group in San Diego has a mission to encourage young adults with mental health issues to build relationships and have fun.
A new report reveals most Californians have experienced at least one form of childhood trauma.
Proposition 45 would give California's insurance commissioner the power to reject health insurance price hikes found to be excessive.
Proposition 46, which would raise medical malpractice awards, is trailing badly -- with 73 percent of voters rejecting it -- in early returns.
A program in southeastern San Diego aims to teach the chronically ill how to avoid the hospital and better manage their own health.
An inexpensive dietary supplement may provide some benefits to Desert Storm veterans who suffer from Gulf War illness, according to a new study from UC San Diego.
San Diego County health officials said Friday they believe a 71-year-old San Carlos man was the second person in the region to die of West Nile virus, an illness spread by mosquitoes.
About two dozen students marched through the campus of Cal State San Marcos to protest what they say is a lack of preventative measures.
Abortion has become an issue in the campaign to fill seats on the Palomar Health District's board of directors.
Last week insurance companies contributed more than $12 million to defeat Propostion 45, a ballot measure that would regulate the price of health insurance in California.
A new study from UC San Francisco reveals more than 34,000 Californians died from smoking-related causes in 2009, the latest figures available for the research.
Voters in North County have the chance to choose who will sit on the Tri-City Healthcare District’s board of directors.
Ebola isn’t the only tropical disease scientists are concerned about. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have received a multi-million dollar federal grant to study the Lassa fever virus.
The fight over Proposition 46 is proving to be one of the most expensive in this fall’s election. Supporters say it will enhance patient safety, but critics call it a money grab by trial attorneys.
Prop 45 on the November ballot aims to put a stop to rising health insurance costs.
Unvaccinated children will be one of the topics this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Diego.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will require hospitals to boost their efforts to prevent workplace violence.
At least two of California’s major health plans will offer more restricted physician networks next year.
Astute Medical developed a first-of-its-kind test that can determine someone’s risk of developing acute kidney injury.
The fight over Proposition 45, a ballot initiative that would give the state authority to regulate health insurance rates, is shaping up to be a one-sided affair.
The number of San Diegans who committed suicide reached an all-time high in 2013.
San Diegans who have a mental health issue can now access an online chat service to speak to a counselor.
A bill designed to reduce drug overdose deaths in California is on its way to the governor’s desk.
The percentage of babies who are breastfed exclusively in the hospital is on the rise in California, but ethnic and regional disparities still exist.
The stigma surrounding mental illness is a powerful force. Some San Diegans with mental health issues are trying to reduce it, by sharing their personal stories.
State lawmakers have approved a measure that would help new community clinics could get up and running faster.
VA San Diego Healthcare System is opening a new clinic in Sorrento Valley, part of a plan to expand medical services to local veterans.
A device developed at San Diego State that helps trainers figure out if an athlete has suffered a concussion is now on the market.
California lawmakers have ordered an audit to see if Medi-Cal managed care patients are getting decent access to doctors.
A new analysis by Citigroup says Kaiser Permanente will be the only insurer on Covered California that will lower its premiums next year.
UC San Diego researchers hope a better understanding of normal brain development in infants could lead to insights into how and when developmental disorders arise.
A medical specialist at UC San Diego is a pioneer in using a groundbreaking collection of 3-D imaging technology to guide his tools during brain surgery.
Removing a brain tumor is an extremely delicate surgery. To ensure accuracy, surgeons at UC San Diego are using a unique combination of 3-D imaging tools, that offer an unprecedented look at the brain’s inner structure.
Health insurers say the increases are partly due to new mandates in the federal health law. The California insurance commissioner disagrees.
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