Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’




How will we help our seniors in the future?

OPINION by JUDYTHE GUARNERA Last Friday  I attended the Senior Symposium 2025, along with 140 others. It was sponsored by Wilshire Community Services, SLO County Community Foundation, the Villages, CHW Hospitals and Sierra Vista Medical Center. The goal was to... (Continue reading)

Where is my SLO County midwife?

OPINION By JOANNE TARKINGTON National Midwifery Week is celebrated during the month of October locally, nationally and globally. While the rest of the country is commemorating the exemplary services of midwives, San Luis Obispo County supported health clinics will no... (Continue reading)

Listeria found in Salinas lettuce

Romaine lettuce samples from a Salinas farm have been found to be contaminated with listeria and a recall has been initiated, according to government officials. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors notified True Leaf Farms that a random check of... (Continue reading)

Cambria bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

A bird found dead in Cambria tested positive for West Nile Virus, the California Department of Public Health announced today. This is the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in San Luis Obispo County for 2011. West Nile Virus... (Continue reading)

Kettleman City landfill hit with large penalties

Operators of a Kettleman City landfill face $1 million in collective penalties for improperly analyzing toxic waste while the nearby community of mostly low-income farmworkers is plagued by birth defects. [LATIMES] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Chemical... (Continue reading)

Police raid raw food cooperative

Raw food enthusiasts in California took a hit this week as police raided a Venice Beach cooperative, removing $70,000 of raw, organic produce and dairy products from the shelves and placing the goods onto the back of a flatbed truck.... (Continue reading)

Do sulfates in wine cause headaches?

By JOHN SALISBURY “I get a headache from the sulfites in the wine but when I go to Europe and drink their wine, I don’t get them because they don’t use sulfites,” some say. Not so. There is a lot... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man infected with West Nile virus

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed Friday that the first West Nile virus of the year in Santa Barbara County. The infected man is now recovering at home after being released from a Santa Barbara County hospital, according... (Continue reading)

Immigration status could block children from public healthcare

As many as 220,000 uninsured children in California will be excluded from health care reform programs because of their or their parents’ immigration status, according to an analysis released Thursday. [CaliforniaWatch] When fully implemented in 2014, the Patient Protection and... (Continue reading)

New vaccine law takes effect

A new California law that requires middle and high school students to be vaccinated against whooping cough takes effect July 1—a regulation that intends to help curb an outbreak of the highly contagious disease. All students entering 7th through 12th grades... (Continue reading)