San Diego County Health and Human Services

FIRST LOCAL FLU-RELATED DEATH OF THE SEASON REPORTED

 

East County News Service

November 16, 2015 (San Diego)--A 90-year-old man who died from complications due to influenza is the first local flu-related death recorded this season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported.


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THREE PEOPLE CONTRACT WEST NILE VIRUS IN EAST COUNTY

 

East County News Service

August 30, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Three East County residents have contracted West Nile Virus – the first victims of the disease in San Diego County in the past two years.


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SHERIFF'S DEPUTY SAVES LIFE WITH NALOXENE, THANKS TO NEW PROGRAM

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 23, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Just two weeks ago, Sheriff’s deputies at the Santee station became among the first law enforcement officers in the program to carry Naloxene, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin, under a new pilot program.


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TUBERCULOSIS REPORTED AT LA MESA MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

July 21,2014 (La Mesa)—A case of tuberculosis has been reported at La Mesa Middle School, where others may have been exposed, , the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reports.


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INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES ONLINE DIRECTORY

March 17, 2013 (San Diego) – Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) today announced the launch of the Independent Living Association (ILA) online directory. This groundbreaking new community resource will help connect San Diegans with quality Independent Living housing options. Stable and supportive housing is one of the most effective ways to encourage recovery and reduce inappropriate use of the healthcare system.


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LAKESIDE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL MARCH 24 AT LINDO LAKE

March 19, 2011 (Lakeside) – The Sheriff’s Department is partnering with County Parks and Recreation as well as County Health and Human Services to hold a Community Festival at Lindo Lake Park, 9841 Vine Street, Lakeside on March 24.  The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


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UNWRAP SAFETY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: PUT A LID ON YOUR KID

 
Don’t Forget to Add Safety Gear to Bicycle, Scooter or Skateboard Gift


December 23, 2011 -- (San Diego County) -- Give your child the joy of opening an additional holiday present and give yourself peace of mind if you get them a bike, skateboard or scooter. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Rady Children’s Hospital and Racers and Chasers are teaming up to remind people that those gifts need to be accompanied by a properly-fitted helmet, as well as wrist guards and elbow and knee pads if it’s a skateboard. 

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COUNTY DECLARES MENINGITIS WEEK, URGES VACCINATIONS TO PREVENT DEATHS IN TEENS AND PRETEENS

 

"This is one disease that physicians are really afraid of," -- Dr. Mark Sawyer, Rady Children's Hospital and UCSD School of Medicine


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CDC AWARDS $16 MILLION GRANT TO COUNTY TO COMBAT OBESITY, PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

 

March 21, 2010 (San Diego) --The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has been awarded $16 million from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote physical activity and healthy eating.

 


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