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Stories by Kenny Goldberg

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.

Flu Activity Picks Up In San Diego

Flu Activity Picks Up In San Diego

Jan. 5
By Kenny Goldberg

County health officials say at least 881 San Diegans have come down with the flu so far this season.

Mumps Cases Rise In San Diego And Across The Nation

Mumps Cases Rise In San Diego And Across The Nation

Dec. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

Even though there's a vaccine for it, mumps is making a comeback nationwide.

Health Care Access And Affordability Improve In California, New Rep...

Health Care Access And Affordability Improve In California, New Report Finds

Dec. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

As the threat of repeal hangs over Obamacare, a new report reveals the improvements in access and affordability California has experienced under the law.

San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could ...

San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could Be Devastating

Dec. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

Republicans in Congress are pledging to cut off federal money for Planned Parenthood when Trump takes office.

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

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

Dec. 9
By Kenny Goldberg

When new moms return to work, breastfeeding 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 V...

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

Dec. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

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 Breastfeeding Isn't Alw...

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

Dec. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

Breastfeeding 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 Califo...

Consumer Advocates: Obamacare Repeal Would Be Disastrous For California

Dec. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

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 Breastf...

A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role In Breastfeeding

Dec. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

The benefits of breastfeeding 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

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

Nov. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

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

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

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

Sharp HealthCare Nurses Planning Strike Point To Employee Turnover

Nov. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

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 Alc...

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

Nov. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

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

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Launches Major Expansion

Nov. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

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

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