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Jerome Bonhomme has joined American Specialty Health Inc. as chief technology officer.

Two of San Diego’s health leaders say they won’t wait for the White House to act on policies to improve the lives of older Americans.

The molecular diagnostic technology deveoper Trovagene Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering on Friday for 4 million shares of its common stock.

A unique, accelerated safety certification program is underway at UC San Diego Extension in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego. The program emphasizes hands-on training, including a guaranteed job internship.

UC San Diego Health and AccentCare have created a jointly owned home health services agency to serve UC San Diego Health patients in San Diego and surrounding communities.

The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Viking Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) has submitted an investigational new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration to initiate clinical development of its drug for treatment of patients with acute hip fracture.

Scripps Mercy Hospital turned 125 years old on Thursday and will mark the event with a four-hour community celebration on Saturday on its front lawn at 4077 Fifth Ave.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center are working with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) on a bench-to-bedside project to treat leukemia and other diseases by eliminating cancer stem cells.

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) announced Monday that it acquired CareTouch, a provider of Internet-based solutions and therapy-focused resupply programs for home medical equipment providers.

Tri-City Medical Center has appointed Dr. Gene Ma, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist with 15 years of experience, to a one-year stint as chief of staff starting July 1.

San Diego County recently named Sayone Thihalolipavan, M.D., M.P.H., as its new deputy public health officer.

The health care construction industry remains robust, while emergency room visits are on the rise despite the Affordable Care Act.

San Diego-based SupraMed announced that entrepreneurs and tech executives Tom Clancy and Steve Nye have joined its board of directors.

A DJO Global subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Zimmer Holdings Inc. to purchase products to help it invest in the fast-growing implant business.

The Palomar Health board of directors has approved the closure of the 14-acre downtown health center campus at 5555 East Valley Pkwy. that had served as the system’s main hospital in Escondido for decades until the Palomar Medical Center opened in August 2012.

Ambrx Inc., a San-Diego based biotechnology company, has named Tiecheng (Alex) Qiao its CEO effective immediately.

aTyr Pharma, a San Diego-based biotherapeutics company, announced that it suffered a $9.1 million operating loss in the first quarter of the year.

San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS), the country’s largest provider of health care staffing services, has won a sole source contract with Premier Inc. (Nasdaq: PINC) to offer staffing services and workforce solutions to its alliance of approximately 3,400 hospitals and 110,000 other health care facilities.

The University of California San Diego was awarded $109.3 million in grants during April, bringing its total for the fiscal year ending June 30, to $752.27 million.

Women in the United States who have taken commercial pregnancy tests spend $1 billion a year just to confirm what they already know — they’re pregnant.

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