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San Diego Refugees, Advocates Call for More Medical Interpreters

Eric Le talks to reporters at San Diego City Hall about the need for more medical translators in San Diego County, June 9, 2014. | Photo Credit: Susan Murphy By Susan Murphy A diverse group of two dozen refugees and … Continue reading

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Muslim Residents Call for Halal School Lunches

School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines. | Video Credit: … Continue reading

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More Money for Medi-Cal, But Doctors’ Pay Cut Remains

By Kenny Goldberg Thanks to Obamacare, more than 2 million additional Californians have signed up for Medi-Cal since last October. But it can be tough to find a doctor willing to treat them. That’s because the state cut the Medi-Cal … Continue reading

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Soft Drink Labeling Bill Goes Flat

By Kenny Goldberg The proposed measure called for all 12-ounce sugary drinks with more than 75 calories to carry a warning label. The label would have said sweetened drinks contribute to obesity and diabetes. Business groups lobbied hard against the … Continue reading

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State Glitch Holds Up 90,000 San Diego Medi-Cal Applications

By Megan Burks A state computer glitch is holding up Medi-Cal applications across California. The delays have 94,000 San Diegans awaiting health coverage. People applying for the state-based insurance can expect to wait up to 90 days before their coverage … Continue reading

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County Responds to Growing Links Between Childhood Trauma and Health

By Megan Burks San Diego County Health and Human Services Director Nick Macchione sent a letter to his department last week detailing a sweep of training and programmatic tweaks to get his entire staff, and the services they offer, trauma-informed. … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About the Obamacare Deadline

By Megan Burks Last week the White House offered an extension for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s more of a soft extension. Individuals who want insurance through the state’s exchange, Covered California, should still … Continue reading

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What San Diego Law Enforcement Is Up Against

By Catherine Green It’s hard out here for a cop — or a health care worker or social service provider, for that matter. Opiate use and mental health calls for service are both up in San Diego County, according to … Continue reading

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Community Clinics Push Covered California Enrollment as Deadline Approaches

By Kenny Goldberg Community clinics have taken a major role in signing people up for Covered California. Over the next two weeks, San Diego clinics and nonprofits will be increasing the hours of their enrollment counselors. They’ll also hold enrollment … Continue reading

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Video: Refugee Doctor Learns Her Professional Fate

Najwan Al Ani has practiced medicine before — in war-torn Iraq. Foreign-trained doctors must spend several years and thousands of dollars to get into the field they left behind. Above, Al Ani finds out if she’ll get to be a … Continue reading

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