Stories by Kenny Goldberg
A new UC San Diego study suggests there’s a high-tech alternative to amniocentesis that's safer and just as accurate for screening fetuses for genetic defects.
Supporters argued more than half of all prescription drugs are thrown in the garbage, but the pharmaceutical industry said collecting large amounts of meds at various sites would have created additional problems.
The American Lung Association’s latest report shows the San Diego County has made significant progress in reducing air pollution.
Nearly one out of four California dentists is reaching retirement age, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
A bill requiring employers to offer workers at least three paid sick days a year has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
The nation’s largest study of Latino health reveals most Hispanics have a high profile for heart disease.
A 71-year-old San Diego man has become the first in the nation to receive the world’s smallest implantable heart monitor.
Upset over their latest contract offer, more than 21,000 non-faculty union workers at University of California campuses are threatening to go out on strike next week.
One of the leading causes of death among children worldwide is creeping back into California. Fifteen Californians have come down with measles so far this year.
After much criticism, Covered California says it’s beefing up staff at its call centers to try to reduce wait times for consumers.
The death toll from the flu continues to rise in California. Statewide so far this season, at least 202 people have died from the virus.
One in four California employers say they reduced health benefits last year and asked workers to pay more for them.
With flu cases on the rise, San Diego’s five Scripps hospitals are putting new restrictions on visitors.
New research from UC San Diego finds there’s no safe combination of drinking and driving.
With less than three months to go in this year's open-enrollment for Covered California, exchange officials are trying to boost signups among young people.
California doctors are praising Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget, which eliminates a retroactive Medi-Cal pay cut, but many say they still can’t afford to treat Medi-Cal patients.
Consumer Reports is releasing new ratings of medical groups in California that are based on patients’ experiences.