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Millennium Health LLC agreed to pay $256 million to resolve claims that it misrepresented the need for procedures and offered gifts to doctors in exchange for referrals.

Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend, presented by San Diego County Lexus Dealers, returns to the Embarcadero Marina Park South for its third year on Nov. 6-8.

San Diego's Millennium Health LLC is closing in on a deal with lenders to restructure the company in bankruptcy court, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The San Diego greater metro area's 2014 rate of those without health insurance decreased from 2013, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

The Investopedia website on Thursday became the latest stock-watcher to list San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Services (Nasdaq: AHS) as one of its top stock picks, calling it one of three “small-cap stocks poised for large returns,” based on its growing revenues and upward revisions in its earnings forecasts.

San Diego’s Sequenom (Nasdaq: SQNM) has signed a national agreement with UnitedHealthcare (NYSE: UNH) to provide prenatal tests to check for chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses.

Investor’s Business Daily on Wednesday named San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS) as one of five top-rated “young guns” -- referring to companies that have gone public within the past 15 years and are leading their sectors in earnings growth.

The Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, which opened in March on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, has won the 2015 bronze design award from Modern Healthcare magazine, which praised its “visually stunning exterior” and “convenient” interior laid out to promote staff efficiency.

Although a growing niche of health-tech companies in San Diego is creating new technologies aimed at improving patient care, that will not mean much unless there are major changes in the culture at hospitals, clinics and medical research centers, according to participants at a Daily Transcript executive roundtable this week.

For Dr. Scott Lippman, director of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, the future for research and treatment is bright thanks to two significant expansion projects on the local horizon.

San Diego's downtown skyline temporarily lost a landmark this summer as a construction crane removed the long-faded 2,000-pound neon sign for the Hotel Churchill, bringing it down from the seven-story perch where it had stood since the eve of World War II.

The two elements of Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project are expected to soon converge to bring San Diego County up to 54 million new gallons of potable water per day.