Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’

Marlboro man dies in SLO from lung disease

Former “Marlboro Man” Eric Lawson died earlier this month in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), his wife Susan Lawson announced over the weekend. He was 72. According to Variety, Lawson started smoking... (Continue reading)

Parents of UC Santa Barbara students want meningitis vaccine

After four University of California, Santa Barbara students contracted meningitis B, parents are questioning why their children are not able to get the vaccine which was made available to students at Princeton. [ABCNews] Even though the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Continue reading)

California city bans smoking in apartments

San Rafael has a new ordinance prohibiting smoking in all homes that share walls with other residences. [RT] The San Rafael City Council adopted the ordinance last month, and it took effect November 14. The ordinance bans smoking in apartments,... (Continue reading)

Toxic substance department records point to inaction in chemical cases

By KAREN VELIE Almost two years ago, a San Luis Obispo city employee ordered others to dump chemicals and paints at a city facility. The state’s Department of Toxic Substance Control began an investigation and told witnesses that criminal cases... (Continue reading)

How we can thrive

By GARY FORESMAN, MD. Why don’t we live life fully? Why don’t we live integratively rather than so dis-integratively? When most everyone knows how to exercise, eat well, and manage stress, why don’t they? Why do we so easily fall... (Continue reading)

Dangerous mosquito found in California

A mosquito from Africa that can carry dengue and yellow fever has been found in California prompting increased eradication efforts. [LATimes] Agencies monitoring traps have found yellow fever mosquitoes in the Central Valley and in the Bay Area. However, no... (Continue reading)

What is Integrative Medicine?

By GARY FORESMAN, MD Several decades ago, while dealing with the forces in the world that control the rudder of this ship we call the American medical system, Andrew Weil MD was developing a program at the University of Arizona... (Continue reading)

California chicken salmonella outbreak

Three California plants that sell chicken to Ralphs and Food 4 Less are blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide. [LATimes] The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday threatened to close three... (Continue reading)

Bed bugs back again at SLO homeless shelter

Bed bugs have again returned to the Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter, forcing the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) to close part of the facility. A dog trained to sniff bed bugs found an adult bug and... (Continue reading)

Marketing of Fear and Disease in America

OPINION By GARY E. FORESMAN, MD Recently the media has continued its intentional misinformation campaign intended to create fear in the public and create the illusion of controversy, this time targeting fish oil supplements. The purpose of this campaign is... (Continue reading)