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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

 

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

 

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

 
 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

 

Suicides up in San Diego County

After three years of holding steady, the number and rate of people who killed themselves in San Diego County went up in 2017.... — Updated 9/24/2018

 

Infant deaths decline in San Diego

The infant mortality rate in San Diego County has declined in the last 16 years... — Updated 9/24/2018

 

Tuberculosis treatment: There's an app for that

In the past, public health nurses had to drive all over the county to make sure... — Updated 8/28/2018

 

Health officials encourage adults to test for HIV, consider PrEP

In San Diego County, one in 10 people who are infected with HIV are not aware of... — Updated 7/9/2018

 

Housing program saves family from ending up on streets

She survived them all. Violence. Cancer. Homelessness. April found freedom after... — Updated 6/30/2018

 
 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

San Diegans urged to take precautions during heat

Given the extreme heat the region will be experiencing this week, County health officials are encouraging San Diegans to take... — Updated 8/6/2018

 

New program for homeless who frequently use ERs

The county is looking for 1,049 chronically homeless people who frequently use... — Updated 6/26/2018

 

Do you know the warning signs of suicide?

If a friend or loved one were contemplating suicide, would you know it? If you knew it, would you know what to do? The great... — Updated 7/9/2018

 

Suicide prevention: Everyone has a role

Local experts announced they have expanded their efforts to prevent suicide in San Diego County. After conducting a series of... — Updated 6/11/2018

 
 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

Annual count finds fewer homeless people in county

The number of homeless people in San Diego County dropped by 6 percent from the previous year, according to the 2018 Point-in-Time... — Updated 6/2/2018

 

Exhibit sheds light on college student suicides

Every year, more than 1,000 college students are lost to suicide across the... — Updated 5/23/2018

 

Final flu report shows 341 local deaths, 20,747 cases

With no new flu deaths being reported in the last week of April, the final Influenza Watch report for the season shows the number... — Updated 5/11/2018

 

Flu deaths increase in San Diego; influenza still widespread

The number of influenza deaths in San Diego jumped to 251 after 20 more fatalities were reported last week, the County Health and... — Updated 2/26/2018

 
 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

County offers free tax preparation for low-income families

It’s that time of the year again to get your income taxes filed, and you might be able to get them done for free. The County is... — Updated 2/15/2018

 

San Diego flu deaths increase, cases up significantly

Flu deaths in San Diego County went up in the last week of December, and the number of lab-confirmed cases skyrocketed. According... — Updated 1/7/2018

 

County Health and Human Services Agency earns excellence award

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is among four organizations throughout California recognized Tuesday, Dec.... — Updated 1/2/2018

 

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