Lights, camera, action: New catheter lets doctors see inside arteries for first time

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health

Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that allows cardiologists to see inside the arteries for the first time, cutting out only the diseased tissue. Interventional cardiologists at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center […]

Governor signs two healthcare bills authored by Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown today signed two bills authored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins. AB 635 allows California to take the first step toward state-funded medical interpretation services for Medi-Cal patients with limited English proficiency. AB 1795 helps more low-income Californians become eligible for state-covered screening and treatment for breast cancer and cervical cancer. AB […]

Equality Florida raises over $9.5m for Pulse victims

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Equality Florida today announced a total of more than $9.5m has been raised for the victims of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting largely through a record-setting GoFundMe campaign that drew more than 120,000 donors from over 120 countries. GoFundMe and Equality Florida teamed up to release a powerful video featuring survivors of […]

Family sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for discriminatory treatment of transgender teenager

Katharine Prescott holds a portrait of her son, Kyler Prescott, in the garden she built in his memory outside our San Diego-area home.

SAN DIEGO — Today, the mother of a transgender teenage boy who was admitted into Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son. Katharine Prescott took her 14-year-old son, Kyler Prescott, to RCHSD in early April 2015 for suicidal ideation and for treatment of […]

Equality Florida endorses gun violence prevention policies

Gun Control

ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday, Equality Florida made a significant policy announcement to formally endorse common sense gun violence prevention policies in response to the hate-fueled attack in Orlando this past June, targeting the LGBTQ community at Pulse nightclub’s Latin night. The announcement includes a position paper detailing the deep history of hate violence against the […]

UC San Diego is world’s seventh best public university, according to Times Higher Education

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

The University of California San Diego has been ranked the seventh best public university across the globe by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In its 2016–17 report, the London-based publication named UC San Diego 22nd in the United States and 41st internationally. “We are pleased UC San Diego is recognized worldwide as a leading research […]

Jill Soloway and Freeform to receive Outfest Legacy Awards

Jill Soloway

LOS ANGELES  – Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced Friday that it will honor Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award–winning writer-director Jill Soloway (“Transparent,” Afternoon Delight) and Freeform, the Disney|ABC Television Group network, at the 2016 Legacy Awards on Sunday, October 23rd. […]

Governor signs bill giving San Diego County more flexibility in Health and Human Services

California Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed AB 2568, a bill authored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins that authorizes the County of San Diego to be designated as an integrated Health and Human Services Agency. San Diego County has been running an integrated agency overseeing all health and human-services departments since 1998. It has worked […]

Trump expands his team of ‘anti-LGBT’ advisers as he receives endorsement from Ted Cruz

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Ted Cruz finally announced his endorsement of Donald Trump late Friday in a Facebook post writing, “After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.” “I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz,” […]

San Diego Opera announces community partnerships for ‘Soldier Songs’

Soldier Songs

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera will be presenting David T. Little’s opera Soldier Songs in November (opens Nov. 11 on Veterans Day for three performances as part of the Shiley dētour Series). This important contemporary opera explores the cost of war on the psyche of the individual soldier and is the inaugural performance of […]

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