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Pismo Beach Diagnostic Center accreditation revoked

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked Coastal Diagnostic Center in Pismo Beach’s accreditation and is asking women who had mammograms at the facility after February 24, 2013 to consider having their mammograms re-evaluated. After issues with several people who... (Continue reading)

West Nile virus detected in Goleta

Mosquitoes collected at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta on April 2 tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. April’s positive result marks the earliest detection of West Nile in Santa Barbara County.... (Continue reading)

Did Santa Barbara health clinic infect patients with Hepatitis C?

Santa Barbara health officials have closed a medical clinic while they try to determine if its staff infected patients with Hepatitis C and other blood-borne illnesses. In February, a patient at the unnamed clinic was diagnosed with an acute case... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases ocular syphilis advisory

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County public health officials are asking medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after several clusters of the disease have been... (Continue reading)

Traveler tested for Ebola in Santa Barbara County

Doctors are testing and monitoring a traveler who recently returned from one or more countries that experienced an Ebola epidemic. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County health officials say the case is a low risk situation and highly unlikely to be Ebola.... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit claims wines contain dangerous arsenic levels

A Lawsuit filed Thursday against more than two-dozen wineries claims they are producing low-cost wines that contain dangerously, high levels of arsenic, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angele Superior Court. The suit claims dozens of wineries are violating... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo dentist cited for safety violations

By KAREN VELIE The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties totaling $8,100 against a San Luis Obispo dentist the state agency said failed to protect its workers and patients from blood borne pathogens and to properly... (Continue reading)

Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

SLO may tack e-cigarettes onto smoking ban

San Luis Obispo staffers are asking the city council to place a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes. At its meeting Tuesday, the council will consider a proposed ordinance that would extend the city’s existing smoking ban to the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly employee ill with meningitis

Cal Poly officials notified students and staff Wednesday that an employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Campus health sent the following notification to the Cal Poly campus community: University medical staff learned today that one of our employees has... (Continue reading)



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