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Health Officials Warn Parents, Doctors Of Potentially Deadly Kawasaki Disease

Feb. 18
By Susan Murphy

“If it’s not treated, eventually it will go away for a period of weeks, but one in four children will be left with permanent, potentially devastating, fatal damage to their heart," said Jane Burns, M.D., director of the Kawasaki Disease Research Center in San Diego.

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Heart Disease Remains Top Killer, But Many Cases Are Preventable

Feb. 13
By Susan Murphy

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. live with heart disease or high blood pressure, and every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.

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Sports Anchor's Story Of Survival Inspires New Blood Drive

Feb. 13
By Bennett Lacy

CBS8 Sports Anchor Kyle Kraska and KFMB are launching a new blood drive this week to celebrate local first responders, four years after Kraska survived being shot multiple times.

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San Diego Neurologist: New Alzheimer's Drug Could Slow Or Halt Disease Progression

Feb. 11
By Susan Murphy

There is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease yet, but researchers at UC San Diego say there is reason to be optimistic.

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Roundtable: Decriminalizing Homelessness

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.

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San Diego Researchers Discover Why Some Children Are Prone To Strep Throat

Feb. 6
By Susan Murphy

Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are infected with strep throat, but some children are hit with the painful bacterial infection over and over again. Now, a study provides details on why repeat infections occur.

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Test Your Assumptions With UC San Diego Citizen Science Online Tool

Feb. 6
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

A new online tool, developed by UC San Diego researchers called Galileo, encourages citizen scientists to test their intuitions by asking a question, designing an experiment and recruiting participants to prove or disprove their hypothesis.

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Education Leader Urges Opioid Overdose Training In San Diego County Schools

Feb. 4
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County teachers are already trained on school shooting drills and identifying sex trafficking victims. Now, they may be tasked with learning to revive students who overdose on opioids.

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City Heights High Schoolers Are Prepping To Become Your Next Doctor

Feb. 4
By Tarryn Mento

An initiative provides on-the-job training to students from disadvantaged communities in the hopes of boosting their wellness and leading them toward a career in health care.

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What Doctors And Alternative Healers Can Learn From Each Other

Jan. 31
By Jade Hindmon

An author explores the effects of alternative medicine in a new book.

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