Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’




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Templeton tap water turns brown

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The tap water turned brown in some Templeton homes Sunday evening. Community Service District officials say a firefighting exercise stirred up sediment at the bottom of a pipeline, causing the discoloration. Yet, that posed no health risk, according to the... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

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The legal smoking age in California is increasing from 18 to 21 following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a package of bills into law on Wednesday. The same goes for the legal vaping age, as e-cigarettes will now be... (Continue reading)

California lawmaker calls for supervised heroin use

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A California assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would allow drug addicts to legally use heroin, crack and other illegal substances. The bill calls for the creation of treatment facilities where patients would receive drug injections to treat their addictions.... (Continue reading)

Bloody fingertip found in salad at Paso Robles Applebee’s

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A cook at the Paso Robles Applebee’s may have put blood, sweat and tears into a salad served to a pregnant Atascadero woman last month. At the least, the cook left a bloody fingertip in the salad, according to a... (Continue reading)

CMC blames inmates for sewage spill

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California Men’s Colony inmates caused a 72,000-gallon sewage spill by throwing trash in toilets, a CMC spokesman said. [Tribune] On Dec. 18, raw sewage spilled at the Men’s Colony after a backup in a sewer line located on Camp San... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande leads in hip surgery mortality rates

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in California, according to a recently released report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). In 2012... (Continue reading)

FDA partially overturns ban on gays donating blood

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The Food and Drug Administration is doing away with a 32-year-old policy of prohibiting men who have ever had sex with another from donating blood. On Monday, the FDA announced a new policy that allows gay and bisexual men to... (Continue reading)

85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at Camp San Luis

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An approximately 85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at the California Men’s Colony on Dec. 18 was the result of a blocked sewer line. Shortly before 7 a.m., a clog of plastic and grit blocked the sewer line. Sewage then spilled... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student did not die from bacterial meningitis

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Reports that a Cal Poly student likely died last week from bacterial meningitis are incorrect, the San Luis Obispo County’s Public Health Department announced Friday. Sophomore Nicholas Reid Brown, 20, died while visiting his family in San Diego on Thanksgiving... (Continue reading)

Whooping cough reported at Atascadero Junior High School

Atascadero Junior High School

Atascadero Unified School District officials are warning parents about an Atascadero Junior High School student who has been diagnosed with whooping cough. “Pertussis is a serious disease that can be passed easily from person to person,” the warning letter says.... (Continue reading)



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