Health/Fitness

SENIOR HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR JANUARY ANNOUNCED

 

December 16, 2010 (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. Below are classes offered for January on a wide range of topics of interest to seniors.


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SENATE APPROVES NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT ACT


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SDG&E OFFERS HEATING SAFETY TIPS

 

December 9, 2010 (San Diego)--With the cold weather and chilly nighttime temperatures, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is reminding customers that safety should be a top priority in cold-weather heating.


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FEDS APPROVE DREAM RIDER AS 501c3 NON-PROFIT


Breast cancer rehab center can now receive tax-deductible donations


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U.S. PROPOSES REAR VISIBILITY RULES FOR VEHICLES TO PROTECT KIDS & ELDERLY

Each week, 50 children are backed over by vehicles, resulting in serious injuries and deaths
 

By Miriam Raftery

 

December 5, 2010 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Transportation this week proposed a new safety regulation to help eliminate blind zones behind vehicles.

 

“There hasn’t been an announcement this big since seatbelts and airbags were added to vehicles. We will no longer be backing up blindly,” Janette E. Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org, said of the new safety standards proposed.


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INFANTS MAKE UP MAJORITY OF PERTUSSIS HOSPITALIZATIONS IN COUNTY


Babies Are at Higher Risk For Complications from Whooping Cough

December 5, 2010 (San Diego)00The pertussis epidemic has resulted in 41 hospitalizations, most of them infants, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced on December 1st. . The total number of whooping cough cases jumped to 960, including two infants who died.

 


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TRAGEDY HIGHLIGHTS RISK OF HEAD INJURIES

 

By Miriam Raftery
December 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The tragic death of Santee resident Bryson Lukacik points up the importance of knowing the danger signs following a head injury--and when to get treatment. 

 

Lukacik suffered a head injury while snowboarding but didn’t tell family members at first. He became disoriented and had a lump on his head before disappearing from a cabin in Big Bear where he and his family were vacationing. His body was found in the snow this morning.
 

If you or someone you know suffers a head injury, here are guidelines on what to watch for—and when to seek medical help.


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HEALTHY COOKING WITH CHEF BERNARD: DEC. 13 IN LA MESA

Dec. 3, 2010 (La Mesa)– Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver of the Marine Room team up with Sharp HealthCare’s Registered Dietitian Candy Cumming for a live cooking demonstration in La Mesa--along with a discussion on how carbohydrate content of foods can affect your blood sugar. The famed chefs will share cooking techniques, healthy recipes and information about fresh seasonal ingredients.

 


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SAFETY TIPS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING AND WINTER CLEAN-UP

 

November 26, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) --Before you pull out a ladder to put up holiday decorations or clean the attack, please read these holiday decorating and clean-up safety tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).


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SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR STROKE PATIENT CARE

 

November 24, 2010 (La Mesa) — Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s "Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award" for applying evidence-based guidelines in providing the best possible care to stroke patients.


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FUNDRAISING WITH A HEART: $256,000 RAISED FOR SHARP GROSSMONT'S CARDIAC SERVICES

Proceeds from Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala supports heart and vascular center


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ALVARADO HOSPITAL BOUGHT BY PRIME HEALTHCARE


Company is under federal and state investigation for allegations of fraud, high rates of life-threatening infections

By Miriam Raftery

 

November 18, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. has acquired Alvarado Hospital, a 306-bed facility east of San Diego State University, from Plymouth Health. But the buyer's troubled trackrecord raises concerns about the quality of patient care and more.


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FOSTER YOUTHS DELIVER FRESH FRUITS & VEGGIES TO COUNTY EMPLOYEES

 

Youth Learn Agricultural Business; Teach County Employees to Eat Healthy

November 12, 2010 (San Diego)--With Thanksgiving right around the corner, several San Pasqual Academy foster youth made their bimonthly delivery today of certified, organic produce to County employees to encourage them to eat healthier for the holidays, which is part of County’s year-round Build Better Health plan.


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HOW WILL HEALTHCARE REFORM IMPACT PEOPLE SERVED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION, SCHOOL OR BUSINESS? FIND OUT NOV. 12

November 6, 2010 (San Diego) -- Are you wondering what provisions of the health reform law are now in effect? Do you know what the Health Exchange is or how it works? Do you have questions about how families can take advantage of these new provisions?

 


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ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE AWARDS $1 MILLION IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE ACCESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY


San Diego’s Poor and Vulnerable Communities to Benefit

 


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INFANT CAR SEATS CALLED DUE TO LACERATION AND CHOKING HAZARDS

 

November 6, 2010 (Washington D.C.)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of Chaperone infant car seat, made in China. About 23,000 were sold at  retailers nationwide from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  


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LOCAL GIRL GETS E-COLI FROM CHEESE SOLD AT COSTCO


National warning issued over Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese

 

November 5, 2010 (San Diego)--The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is warning the public not to consume Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese which is associated with a nationwide outbreak of E.coli 0157:H7 infections.


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RABID FOX FOUND IN JAMUL

County urges public to have dogs and cats vaccinated; low-cost rabies shots offered at 3 County animal shelters

 

November 5, 2010 (Jamul) -- Rabies has been confirmed in a sick, adult grey fox which was found in a remote area of Jamul, officials announced today, adding that pet owners should ensure their animals’ rabies vaccinations are up-to-date.

 

There was no known human or domestic animal exposure to the sick fox. The last fox diagnosed with rabies was found in the Campo area in June 2000. In that case, three domestic dogs were exposed.


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A HEAPING HELPING OF THANKS: SHARING THANKSGIVING WITH A CANCER PATIENT OR SURVIVOR

November 4, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- When it comes to giving thanks, cancer survivors and their loved ones usually have a full plate. For those who have battled cancer, simply having another sunrise...that's a blessing to be savored and shared. Author Joni Aldrich lists five ways to share the blessings—along with the dressing—during this season of thanks.

 


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COUNTY PERTUSSIS RECORD RATE DOUBLES

CDC Looking for Participants for Whooping Cough Study;

Free DTaP and flu vaccines Nov. 5

 

The County’s record high number of pertussis cases from 2005 has now doubled this year despite a state and local community outreach campaign urging residents to vaccinate themselves and their children.

 


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COUNTY WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT “CANDY EL PECAS SALADITOS CON CHILE” AND “CANDY EL PECAS SALADITOS CON LIMÓN”

October 23, 2010 (San Diego) -- With Halloween and trick-or-treating just a week away, two imported candies from China that are distributed by a Chula Vista company have been found to contain high levels of lead.


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SECOND INFANT DIES FROM WHOOPING COUGH

Seventy-Five Percent of Pertussis Cases are Children 18 Years of Age and Younger

October 22, 2010 (San Diego) -- A  six-week-old infant, born prematurely, died last week after being diagnosed with pertussis at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today. This is the second death of an infant from whooping cough in San Diego County.


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BED BUGS INVADE CITY HEIGHTS AND EL CAJON


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TOBACCO SALES TO MINORS DROP NEARLY 90% IN EL CAJON


First-in-the-county retail licensing program credited for decline


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COUNTY LANDS ONE OF NATION'S LARGEST GRANTS TO CREATE JOBS FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS

 

$25 Million to Create Local Jobs in Healthcare Industry

  

October 13, 2010 (San Diego) -- In the midst of federal healthcare reform and high unemployment, San Diego County has been awarded a $25 million grant to help create local jobs within the healthcare industry, officials announced today.

 


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FREE & LOW-COST HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS FROM SHARP GROSSMONT IN NOVEMBER

 

October 9, 2010 (La Mesa)--Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Senior Resource Center 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. Below is a list of free programs.

For more information, call 619-740-4214. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at www.sharp.com.


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AN UPLIFTING THOUGHT: COUNTY OFFERS FREE DEPRESSION SCREENINGS THIS WEEK


County Offers No Cost Depression Screenings, Referrals and Resources

 

October 2, 2010 (San Diego)--The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting a series of no cost depression screenings for adults during San Diego Depression Screening Week October 4-9.


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12 INFANT DEATHS PROMPT WARNINGS FROM FEDERAL REUGLATORS: DON’T USE SLEEP POSITIONERS

September 29, 2010 (Washington D.C.) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using all infant sleep positioners.

 


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6 NEW CASES OF WHOOPING COUGH IN EAST COUNTY

Vaccination, Booster Shot Best Defense, County Officials Say

East County News Service

 

September 29, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- Thirteen new pertussis (whooping cough) cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week in San Diego County, including six in East County, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.


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SYLVIA’S SOAPBOX: GET THE FACTS ON MEDICARE AND THE NEW HEALTH-REFORM LAW

DON'T BELIEVE DECEPTIVE POLITICAL ADS, FACTCHECK.ORG WARNS CONSUMERS
By Sylvia Hampton


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