Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’

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)

Equine herpes virus contained

The equine herpes virus, a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affected at least 22 horses in California since its outbreak in early May, appears to be contained, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. [CDFA] At... (Continue reading)

Carbon monoxide detectors required by law

California residents will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors into their single-family homes beginning July 1 to protect against poisoning and accidental death from the odorless gas. [MercuryNews] About 30 to 40 Californians die each year from carbon monoxide... (Continue reading)

SLO County plans to cut health clinic funding

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors agreed at a meeting on Monday to cut $800,000 from Community Health Centers of the Central Coast. Plans to reduce the CHC’s budgets from $3 million to $2.2 million could result in... (Continue reading)

Is climate change causing allergies?

Apocalyptic images of global climate change include drought, rising sea levels, suffocating coral reefs and emaciated, drowning polar bears. But a new study points to some of the more immediate and mundane side effects of global warming: runny noses, itchy... (Continue reading)

Measles in San Luis Obispo County

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health department reported on Tuesday that measles has been confirmed in a resident who recently returned from a trip to France, a country which has battled a measles epidemic during the past two years.... (Continue reading)

YMCA health conference at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

Last week, the YMCA held a press confrence at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center In San Luis Obispo to promote healthy habits for children and adults. As a community service organization, the San Luis Obispo County YMCA cares about your... (Continue reading)

Radioactive milk not that radioactive

Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has blown over to the Central Coast and turned up in milk from Cal Poly’s dairy. On Thursday, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported trace amounts of radiation... (Continue reading)

Disease clusters on the rise

Areas with higher numbers of cancers, birth defects and illnesses are increasing nationwide along with demands the government needs to take action, according to a report released Monday by Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Disease Cluster Alliance. [CaliforniaWatch]... (Continue reading)