Health/Fitness

MARIJUANA PRODUCT DELIVERIES MUST BE ALLOWED STATEWIDE, REGULATORY AGENCY RULES

 

 

East County News Service

December 10, 2018 (San Diego) – Cities and counties throughout California must allow marijuana deliveries, even in jurisdictions where dispensary sales are banned. Thats the ruling issued last week by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control.

BEACH CLOSURES EXTENDED TO SILVER STRAND AND CORONADO SHORELINES

 

 

Flows from Tijuana River mouth may be moving north

East County News Service

 

December 8, 2018 (San Diego) - The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has extended the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park shoreline to include all of Imperial Beach, Silver Strand and Coronado shoreline. 

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December 62018 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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VETERAN OWNED NONPROFIT ‘3 PAWS UP’ TEAMS UP WITH RADYS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FOR “HOLIDAY TOY DROP OFF DAY” DEC. 14

 

East County News Service

December 5, 2018 (San Diego) – 2014 Veteran of the Year for the 71st District of San Diego and Award-winning Author Karolyn Smith announced that her nonprofit, 3 Paws Up, has teamed up with Rady’s Children’s Hospital and will attend this year’s Rady’s ”Holiday Toy Drop Off” event on December 14th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. With a gracious donation from the Julian Arts Guild, 3 Paws Up will be donating 25 copies of “Sophia the Bionic Cat” to Rady’s kids.

GROUND BEEF RECALL EXPANDS

 

 

East County News Service

December 4, 2018 (Washington D.C.)  Over 250 people nationwide have fallen ill from salmonella tied to ground beef, including 66 cases in California, the Centers for Disease Control reports.  Over 12 million pounds of ground beef have been recalled, all packaged between July 26 and Sept.7, but health officials warn that some products may still be in consumers freezers.

Following an October recall, a second recall issued this week adds another 5 million pounds of potentially tainted products. The tainted beef was sold at major retailers including Walmart, Sams Club, Sprouts, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and others.  View the retailer list here

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAMS AT SHARP GROSSMONT IN JANUARY

 

Source: Sharp Grossmont Hospital 

December 3, 2018 (La Mesa) - The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health information and community resources. For more information, call 619-740-4214For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit their website at www.sharp.com

CAJON VALLEY RECEIVES GRANT FROM KAISER PERMANENTE FOR MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES



 

 

East County News Service

December 3, 2018 (El Cajon) -- Kaiser Permanente Southern California announced a $6 million, five-year Community Mental Health and Wellness Initiative with an immediate Local Partnership Grant (LPG) grant allocation of $1.28 million to combat and improve access to mental health services. The initial grant allocation is funding a group of two-year grants to support 16 nonprofit community partners working to improve mental health and wellness in under-resourced Southern California communities. 

PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS FILES SUIT AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

 

 

Source: Pala Band of Mission Indians

December 3, 2018 (Pala) -- The Pala Band of Mission Indians has filed suit in federal court against an array of pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors seeking to hold the companies accountable for the devastating effects prescription opioids have had on the tribe.

SUNSHINE MILLS, INC. ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DRY DOG FOOD DUE TO POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS OF VITAMIN D

 

 

East County News Service 

December 1, 2018 (San Diego) - Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure and other serious health harm to dogs. The recalled products are:

VOTERS RETURN TWO INCUMBENTS TO GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

East County News Service 

November 28, 2018 (La Mesa) – Two longtime Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board members retained their seats in the recent November 2018 general election on the five-member board that represents more than 500,000 people residing in the district’s 750 square miles in East County.

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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SHIFTS TO DISTRICT ELECTIONS: HEARING DEC. 3

 

 

Source: Grossmont Healthcare District

November 26, 2018 (La Mesa)  The public is invited to provide input during a public hearing December 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. on the Grossmont Healthcare District’s transition to a new system for electing its board members.

CDC WARNING: DO NOT EAT ANY ROMAINE LETTUCE DUE TO NATIONWIDE E-COLI CONTAMINATION

 

Update November 27, 2018:  The CDC has narrowed the warning to only Romaine lettuce grown in central and northern Califormia.  Read more.

East County News Service

November 20, 2018 (Washington D.C.)  Consumers in the U.S. should not eat any romaine lettuce; restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any forms of romainlettuce including whole heads, chopped, hearts of romaine, or mixed salads containing romaine lettuceincluding spring mix and Caesar salads.

 

That’s the warning issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to a nationwide outbreak of a virulent form of E.coli linked to romaine that has sickened 32 people in 11 states, including 10 cases in California.Nearly a third of those cases (13) required hospitalization.  An additional 18 cases have occurred in Canada.

NEW PEANUT ALLERGY TREATMENT HELPS TWO-THIRDS OF PATIENTS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 19, 2018 (San Diego) -- An experimental treatment for people with peanut allergies is having dramatic results in two-thirdsof children who participated in a landmark study, the New England Journal of Medicine reports. The study was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s annualscientific meeting 

 

LEMON GROVE TO CONSIDER TOBACCO RETAIL LICENSING ORDINANCE TUESDAY

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2018 (Lemon Grove) – Lemon Grove’s City Council will consider a tobacco retail licensing ordinance aimed at keeping tobacco products away from children. Following months of planning and community input, the ordinance will have its first reading at Tuesday’s 6 p.m. council meeting at the Lemon Grove Community Center, 3146 School Lane, Lemon Grove.

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HOW A CHILD'S BREATHING PROBLEM CAN BE MISDIAGNOSED AS ADHD

 

By Ami Barakat, DDS

November 2, 2018 (San Diego) - They are two conditions that might seem to have nothing in common: mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Yet children who breathe through their mouths because of a dental issue may be easily misdiagnosed with ADHD, resulting in a lifetime of being given powerful drugs unnecessarily.

SUPERVISORS GET ASSESSMENT ON CARING FOR PEOPLE IN PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS

 

At an hours-long conference on caring for people in psychiatric crisis, the County Board of Supervisors got an assessment of the current behavioral health system and actions underway to address current and potential future gaps in emergency and inpatient psychiatric resources in the region.

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KIDS CARE FEST WILL OFFER FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN AT LEMON GROVE REC CENTER

 

 

East County News Service

October 31, 2018 (Lemon Grove) – The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) will present the 2018 Kids Care Fest, a free community health event open to the public. Featuring free health screenings, Kids Care Fest will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 3131 School Lane, Lemon Grove. 

TRICK-OR-TREATERS BEWARE: MOSQUITOES VANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD!

 

 

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

 

October 30, 2018 (San Diego) - Halloween is here, but it’s still warm outside — and that means it’s a good idea to add some insect repellent under your costume, because Dracula won’t be the only bloodsucker wandering neighborhoods with trick or treaters.

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October 17, 2018 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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MEDICARE AND MEDICAID CUTS PROPOSED BY GOP BUDGET

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 15, 2018 (Washington D.C.) — A budget proposed by House Republicans would cut Medicare, the federal healthcare program for senior citizens and the disabled, by $537 billion.

That violates a campaign promise made by Donald Trump when he was running for President and pledged, “Republicans believe that a Medicare program that was created for seniors and paid for by seniors their entire lives should always be protected and preserved.”

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LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST FREE MEETING ON HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING HABITS ON OCTOBER 24TH

 

East County News Service

October 10, 2018 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Fall into Healthy Habits for the Holiday Season and Beyond,” an informational program about how to navigate the holiday season for ultimate health and safety, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CONTINUES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SERVING HOMELESS, REFUGEE POPULATIONS

 

East County News Service

October 9, 2018 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is continuing its support of community organizations that assist specialized populations in the East Region, including homeless and refugee groups, with recent grants to Crisis House and Survivors of Torture International.

WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, VALLEY FEVER SPREADS IN CALIFORNIA--AND THIS YEAR COULD BE THE WORST YET

 

By David Gorn, CALmatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

Photo:  More dust storms are contributing to an increase in Valley fever across California. Image by Famartin via Wikimedia

October 9, 2018 (San Diego) - Rob Purdie is an upbeat guy. You can hear it in his unfailingly positive statements, his voice tinged with a Central Valley twang from a life spent in Bakersfield.

You wouldn’t guess this is a man with a reservoir surgically built into the top of his skull, and that he spends one full day a month with antifungal drugs pumping directly into his brain.

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