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Stories by Kenny Goldberg

Measures Targeting Prescription Drug Prices Still Alive In Californ...

Measures Targeting Prescription Drug Prices Still Alive In California Legislature

July 7
By Kenny Goldberg

A key committee in the state Senate has approved a package of three measures targeting prescription drug costs. Two other bills with the same purpose are also under consideration.

Statewide Testing Reveals Canned Foods From Ethnic Markets May Be R...

Statewide Testing Reveals Canned Foods From Ethnic Markets May Be Risky

July 6
By Kenny Goldberg

A consumer watchdog group said a high percentage of canned foods sold in Asian specialty stores contain the chemical BPA.

California Faces Financial Pain If Senate Health Bill Passes: State...

California Faces Financial Pain If Senate Health Bill Passes: State Report

July 3
By Kenny Goldberg

California faces a major budget shortfall if the Senate health bill passes, according to a new state analysis.

Cost Of Vaping Goes Up Again In California

Cost Of Vaping Goes Up Again In California

June 30
By Kenny Goldberg

For the second time in the last three months, the price of vaping is going up in California.

Sharp Mesa Vista Makeover Will Increase Patient Care Space, Add Saf...

Sharp Mesa Vista Makeover Will Increase Patient Care Space, Add Safety Enhancements

June 27
By Kenny Goldberg

Sharp Mesa Vista will spend $4 million to renovate its treatment area for children.

Deep Partisan Divide Remains Over Affordable Care Act In California

Deep Partisan Divide Remains Over Affordable Care Act In California

June 20
By Kenny Goldberg

A new statewide poll finds support for the Affordable Care Act has reached record highs in California, but there remains a significant partisan divide.

San Diegans Share Their Stories Of Surviving Cancer

San Diegans Share Their Stories Of Surviving Cancer

June 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Dozens of people who were diagnosed with cancer shared their stories of survival at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla on Monday.

Workplace Violence: Can Employers Do More To Prevent It?

Workplace Violence: Can Employers Do More To Prevent It?

June 15
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego expert on threat assessment believes employers can do more to prevent workplace violence.

California Doctors Feeling Sick About New State Budget

California Doctors Feeling Sick About New State Budget

June 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Doctors say they are getting a raw deal in the new state budget crafted by California lawmakers.

Helen Woodward Therapy Animals Spread Unconditional Love

Helen Woodward Therapy Animals Spread Unconditional Love

June 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Spending time with a friendly animal can be fun and therapeutic, too. That is the concept behind a special program run by the nonprofit Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Mari...

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Marijuana

June 7
By Kenny Goldberg

California has a legal limit for alcohol intoxication, but it does not have one for marijuana. Researchers at UC San Diego are working on trying to determine how much pot leads to impairment.

Driving Stoned: Specially Trained Cops On The Lookout For Drugged D...

Driving Stoned: Specially Trained Cops On The Lookout For Drugged Drivers

June 6
By Kenny Goldberg

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in California and more people are driving high. Some specially trained police officers are on the road looking for them.

Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

June 5
By Kenny Goldberg

As California gears up for retail sales of marijuana in 2018, police are concerned about what more pot use could mean for highway safety.

New Report Looks At Childhood Obesity In San Diego County Public Sc...

New Report Looks At Childhood Obesity In San Diego County Public Schools

May 30
By City News Service, Kenny Goldberg

More than one-third of fifth-, seventh- and ninth- graders in San Diego County public schools were considered to be overweight or obese in the 2014-15 academic year, according to a report released Tuesday.

Many Canned Foods Still Contain Toxic Chemical

Many Canned Foods Still Contain Toxic Chemical

May 17
By Kenny Goldberg

Many canned foods sold at major retailers still contain the toxic chemical BPA, according to a new study.

San Diego Man Saved By Therapeutic Use Of Viruses

San Diego Man Saved By Therapeutic Use Of Viruses

April 25
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego man who was dying from a drug resistant infection has been saved through the therapeutic use of viruses.

Sharp Program Helps Elderly San Diegans Get Medical Care At Home

Sharp Program Helps Elderly San Diegans Get Medical Care At Home

April 25
By Kenny Goldberg

Most seniors would rather get medical care at home than at the hospital. A program called Transitions helps them do just that.

UC San Diego Survey Finds 60 Percent Of Seniors Use Cell Phones Whi...

UC San Diego Survey Finds 60 Percent Of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

April 24
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey finds young people are not the only ones who drive while talking on the phone.

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

April 19
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report from the American Lung Association says San Diego air quality has recently taken a turn for the worse.

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

April 17
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher said California should end the sales tax on necessities like diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Report: Health Insurance Does Not Fully Protect Against Financial P...

Report: Health Insurance Does Not Fully Protect Against Financial Pain From Cancer

April 12
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report finds having cancer not only affects a person’s health, but also their bank account.

CDC: About 10% Of Babies Born To Zika-Infected Mothers In 2016 Had ...

CDC: About 10% Of Babies Born To Zika-Infected Mothers In 2016 Had Birth Defects

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg

The CDC says the relatively small number of babies born with Zika-related birth defects may not reflect the full impact of the virus.

Atkins' Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Missing Financing

Atkins' Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Missing Financing

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg

State Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, has released more details about her bill to create a single-payer health care system — but there's no word on who will pay for it.

California Smokers Face Major Price Hike On April 1

California Smokers Face Major Price Hike On April 1

March 30
By Kenny Goldberg

The cost of smoking in California will rise on April, when the tobacco tax goes up by $2-a-pack.

Obamacare Advocates Say Trump Could Still Undermine The ACA

Obamacare Advocates Say Trump Could Still Undermine The ACA

March 27
By Kenny Goldberg

California healthcare advocates say even though the effort to repeal Obamacare has failed, the Trump administration could still weaken the law.

Hundreds Rally For Planned Parenthood In Balboa Park

Hundreds Rally For Planned Parenthood In Balboa Park

March 24
By Kenny Goldberg

The threat of a cut-off of federal funding for Planned Parenthood prompted hundreds of people to rally Friday in Balboa Park.

New Survey Reveals Americans' Fears About Aging

New Survey Reveals Americans' Fears About Aging

March 22
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey reveals most people think America is not well prepared to take care of its seniors.

California Rises In Rankings In Scorecard On Health System Performance

California Rises In Rankings In Scorecard On Health System Performance

March 16
By Kenny Goldberg

California improved more than any other state in the latest scorecard on health system performance from the Commonwealth Fund.

Low-Income, Older Californians Would Be Hit Hardest By Obamacare Re...

Low-Income, Older Californians Would Be Hit Hardest By Obamacare Repeal Plan

March 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Older and low-income Californians would feel the pain under the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

March 11
By Alison St John, Gina Diamante, Kenny Goldberg

Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis, all held town hall meetings on Saturday.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Experts To Meet In San Diego

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Experts To Meet In San Diego

March 9
By Kenny Goldberg

The latest advancements in treatment will be one of the topics this weekend at the 12th annual Scripps Health conference on brain injury and rehabilitation.

California Consumer Groups Blast Obamacare Repeal Plan

California Consumer Groups Blast Obamacare Repeal Plan

March 8
By Kenny Goldberg

Consumer groups call the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act a major step backward for California.

Disability Rights Groups Oppose Obamacare Repeal

Disability Rights Groups Oppose Obamacare Repeal

March 7
By Kenny Goldberg

The disabled rights community fears the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare could eliminate some vital protections.

Clinic Restores San Diego Seniors' Smiles With Much-Needed Dental Care

Clinic Restores San Diego Seniors' Smiles With Much-Needed Dental Care

March 6
By Kenny Goldberg

Dental care is hard to come by for seniors, but a dental clinic in downtown San Diego is trying to reverse that trend.

Mission Bay Run-Walk Highlights Need For Colon Cancer Screenings

Mission Bay Run-Walk Highlights Need For Colon Cancer Screenings

March 3
By Kenny Goldberg

A special run-walk along Mission Bay on Saturday will try to raise awareness about the need for colorectal cancer screenings.

San Diegans Encouraged To Get Blood Pressure Checked On Valentine's...

San Diegans Encouraged To Get Blood Pressure Checked On Valentine's Day

Feb. 13
By City News Service, Kenny Goldberg

San Diegans are being encouraged to love their heart on Valentine’s Day by getting their blood pressure checked.

Imperial Valley Food Bank Launches Capital Campaign

Imperial Valley Food Bank Launches Capital Campaign

Feb. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

Prompted by widespread hunger, the Imperial Valley Food Bank is launching a campaign to upgrade its aging facilities.

One Out Of Four American Adults Have Suffered Hearing Loss

One Out Of Four American Adults Have Suffered Hearing Loss

Feb. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report from the CDC reveals the elderly aren't the only ones affected by hearing loss.

Trump, GOP Reverse Course On Speedy Obamacare Repeal

Trump, GOP Reverse Course On Speedy Obamacare Repeal

Feb. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

Repealing Obamacare upon taking office was one of Donald Trump's most fervent pledges. Now, the president has said it won't happen anytime soon.

At 31, Cal State San Marcos Basketball Player Keeps His Teammates Y...

At 31, Cal State San Marcos Basketball Player Keeps His Teammates Young

Feb. 6
By Kenny Goldberg

Stefawn Payne is a Marine staff sergeant, a 31-year-old college freshman, is happily married, a new father and he plays on his school's basketball team.

Cold Meds, Dementia Can Be A Dangerous Mix

Cold Meds, Dementia Can Be A Dangerous Mix

Jan. 30
By Kenny Goldberg

When you’re feeling under the weather, over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can offer some relief. But they can be risky, especially with people who have dementia.

San Diego Gets Poor Marks In Tobacco Control Report

San Diego Gets Poor Marks In Tobacco Control Report

Jan. 25
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego may be known as America's finest city, but not when it comes to tobacco control.

Flu-Related Hospitalizations At 10-Year High In California

Flu-Related Hospitalizations At 10-Year High In California

Jan. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

State health officials say this year's flu season is shaping up to be much more severe than last year's.

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Jan. 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Organizers expect more than 22,000 people at the San Diego Women's March on Saturday.

San Diego Small Business Group Calls Obamacare Repeal Misguided

San Diego Small Business Group Calls Obamacare Repeal Misguided

Jan. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego coalition of small businesses has added its voice to the chorus of opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

California Reps Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Keeping Low Profile

California Reps Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Keeping Low Profile

Jan. 17
By Kenny Goldberg

While supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold rallies throughout the state, the 13 California members of the House who voted for the resolution to repeal the law are keeping a low profile.

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa's North County Office

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa's North County Office

Jan. 12
By Kenny Goldberg

Congressman Darrell Issa wants to repeal Obamacare. That's not a popular position among some of his constituents.

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

Jan. 11
By Kenny Goldberg

Four states had measures to raise tobacco taxes on the November ballot, but only California’s Proposition 56 prevailed.

Key Health Benefit For Women To Vanish If Obamacare Repealed

Key Health Benefit For Women To Vanish If Obamacare Repealed

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean the end for the requirement that health plans provide contraceptives at no cost.

Medi-Cal Recipients Statewide Would Feel The Pain Of Obamacare Repeal

Medi-Cal Recipients Statewide Would Feel The Pain Of Obamacare Repeal

Jan. 6
By Kenny Goldberg

A proposed repeal of Obamacare would devastate the Medi-Cal program, and wouldn't just affect people in Democratic strongholds, according to the California Budget & Policy Center.

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