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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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