Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Public Health’




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More than 100 people exercise California’s new right to die

A total of 111 people took life-ending pills over the last seven months of 2016 under California right-to-die law. [USA Today] The law took effect on June 9, 2016. A newly released report by the California Department of Health accounts... (Continue reading)

California vaccine rates hit high after mandatory vaccination law

In the first year of California’s mandatory vaccination regime, vaccination rates among kindergartners reached their highest level since 2001, according to a report released by the California Department of Public Health. From the 2015-2016 school year to the 2016-2017 school... (Continue reading)

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 as high as in Flint,... (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. Local public health workers confirmed... (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 in 1990. [LA Times] Prior... (Continue reading)

Twin Cities surgeon operated on wrong finger

The California Department of Public Health fined Templeton’s Twin Cities Community Hospital $50,000 over a botched surgery. A surgeon operated on a patient’s pinky when it was the ring finger that was deformed. State health official fine hospitals for placing... (Continue reading)

Crab season delayed indefinitely

Crab season, slated to open on Saturday, has been delayed indefinitely because of high levels of domoic acid found in Central Coast crabs. On Thursday, the California Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously in favor of an emergency rule prohibiting... (Continue reading)

Should Californians stop vaping?

California health officials have announced plans to wage an ideological war on the use of e-cigarettes. [Sacramento Bee] The California Department of Public Health released a report Wednesday stating that electronic cigarettes, also known as vaporizers and vape pens, contain... (Continue reading)

California breaks out Ebola hotline

The California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it has created an Ebola hotline and call center to ease public concern about the disease. [Mercury News] Since an outbreak of Ebola was reported in Africa in May, there have... (Continue reading)

Enterovirus reaches Ventura County

A virus that is rapidly spreading across the U.S. has reached Ventura County, according to the California Department of Health. [KEYT] Enterovirus is a severe respiratory virus that has sent dozens to the hospital. The illness commonly producing symptoms such... (Continue reading)



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