Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’




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High lead poisoning rates found in California communities

Though not typically associated with California communities, childhood lead poisoning is prevalent in several areas of the state, particularly Fresno County. At least 29 California communities have childhood lead poisoning rate that are at least... (Continue reading)

Are SLO County youth overwhelmed with unhealthy choices?

San Luis Obispo County health officials are citing a statewide survey on marketing and the availability of tobacco, alcohol, condoms and certain foods as evidence county residents, and particularly youth, are overwhelmed with unhealthy choices... (Continue reading)

SLO County man, 30, dies of flu

A 30-year-old San Luis Obispo County man died of complications related to the flu, according to the county department of public health. The case is the first reported death associated with the flu in SLO... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts measles

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have confirmed a local resident has contracted measles. The patient is an adult who was not vaccinated against the disease and who came in contact with international travelers... (Continue reading)

Two patients die after flu outbreak at Arroyo Grande nursing facility

Two patients died following an outbreak of an influenza virus at an Arroyo Grande senior care facility. Officials have not released the identity of the deceased patients nor the specific causes of death. [KSBY] In... (Continue reading)

8 Zika virus cases on the Central Coast

Health officials have confirmed a total of eight cases of the Zika virus in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Seven of the eight locals who contracted the virus are Santa Barbara County residents.... (Continue reading)

Mother to combat Paso Robles drug problem after son finds needle

Infuriated by her young son apparently getting pricked by a needled at a city park, a Paso Robles mother is launching a crusade against Paso Robles’ “heroin epidemic.” On Nov. 11, Desirae De Hoyos and... (Continue reading)

AG hospital leads county in hip surgery mortality rates

Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in San Luis Obispo County in 2013 and 2014, though it is no longer the... (Continue reading)

STD rates spike in California

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rates are rising nationwide, and they are increasing even faster in California. In 2015, California had more cases of the three STDs than any year since the state began keeping records... (Continue reading)

Five Santa Barbara County residents infected with Zika virus

Santa Barbara County health officials have confirmed a total of five residents in the county who have contracted the Zika virus. Three of the five Zika cases were confirmed this month. Each of the individuals... (Continue reading)



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