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San Diego flu cases much higher than last year

More than 600 influenza cases have been reported in the region this season, nearly 2 1.2 times the number that had been reported... — Updated 11/30/2019


San Diego flu cases up again

The number of lab-confirmed influenza cases in the region increased again, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced... — Updated 11/21/2019


County to add psychiatric beds, strengthen behavioral health services

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors got an update on and voted to take the... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

County grants now available to improve communities

San Diego County is accepting applications from residents and nonprofit organizations on ideas to improve neighborhoods and... — Updated 10/10/2019


County residents encouraged to get tested, treated for HIV

Test. Treat. Prevent. These are the three main strategies of the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s Getting to Z... — Updated 7/15/2019


From 'sleeping under bushes' to her own apartment: One woman's story

Her apartment is modest, nearly unfurnished, but Melanie Bryant is thankful.... — Updated 7/1/2019


County teams with Padres to raise awareness about stroke

On average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States. Do residents k... — Updated 5/14/2019


San Diegans encouraged to get rid of painkillers, other Rx drugs

San Diegans will once again have an opportunity to get rid of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administra... — Updated 4/29/2019


County reports 4 new flu deaths, cases down in San Diego

An additional four flu deaths were reported in the region last week; at the same time, however, the number of influenza cases went... — Updated 4/22/2019


Board gets annual report on Alzheimer's disease in San Diego

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors received a report on the impact that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are... — Updated 4/22/2019


Electronic data helps protect the public from influenza

How bad is the flu season? Were any flu-related deaths reported last week? Did the number of flu cases go up or down? How about... — Updated 4/12/2019


County to improve psychiatric care for people in criminal justice system

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to direct the county, the district attorney and the sheriff to develop a plan to... — Updated 4/4/2019


Five more San Diegans die from flu, weekly cases hit seasonal high

Five new influenza deaths were reported last week, and flu cases went up as well, the San Diego County Health and Human Services... — Updated 4/4/2019 Full story


Flu is not easing up on San Diego

While there was a slight dip in the number of influenza cases reported in the region last week, influenza activity is still moderat... — Updated 3/25/2019


Flu deaths, cases up in San Diego County

Seven more influenza deaths were reported locally last week, and cases also set a new high for the season, signs that influenza is... — Updated 3/11/2019


Board votes to sponsor state bill giving local health officers more authority

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to support state Assembly Bill 262, which would strengthen the authority of the... — Updated 3/11/2019


County warns medical community about strangulation

In an effort to save the lives of people who find themselves in physically abusive relationships, the San Diego County Health and... — Updated 2/21/2019

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

Low-income families can get their taxes done for free

San Diego County low-income families and individuals will once again be able to have their taxes filed for free, thanks to the... — Updated 2/8/2019

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

Hundreds of county employees to help count the homeless

A record number of San Diego County employees will be hitting the streets to help count homeless people in the region. The count... — Updated 1/23/2019


Public-private partnership begins work to end hepatitis C

The goal is lofty. But the work has begun. Last week, the steering committee of t... — Updated 12/26/2018


Flu spreads easily at holiday parties

If San Diego residents are planning on attending a work gathering or holiday... — Updated 12/18/2018


Landlords needed to rent to veterans and homeless people

Rorick "Rory" Luepton is looking for landlords. No, he is not moving, nor does... — Updated 11/26/2018


County gets grant for bicycle/pedestrian safety education

Making sure that people who use local roadways to walk or ride their bikes are... — Updated 11/24/2018

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

Record fentanyl deaths reported in county

Local prescription drug deaths have set a new record in San Diego County. Deaths due to heroin have dropped, but fentanyl deaths... — Updated 11/1/2018

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

Funds are available to improve neighborhoods

Resident who have an idea on how to improve their neighborhood, may qualify for funding from the Community Development Block... — Updated 9/28/2018


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