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  • PHMG detects 'suspicious activity' shuts down phones, patient portal

    Village News Editorial Staff|Updated May 9, 2024

    Palomar Health Medical Group has shut down its phone lines and patient portal while it investigates “suspicious activity on certain computer systems within its network.” Fallbrook’s Graybill Medical Group is part of PHMG and is included in this shutdown. According to an NBC 7 news report, in a letter to patients dated May 6, PHMG said it detected the activity on May 5. PHMG took the affected systems offline, to “prevent the spread of any potential malware and launched an investigation into the nature and scope of the event,...

  • County investigating illnesses linked to imported oysters

    Updated Jan 12, 2024

    Fernanda Lopez Halvorson County of San Diego Communications Office County health officials have linked 41 confirmed and probable cases of norovirus illness to raw oysters imported from a specific harvest location in Northwest Mexico. The cases began in mid-December following dining on raw oysters from Sonora, Mexico. These implicated oysters have only been available through restaurants and wholesale locations. The County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) h...

  • How to stay cool in the prolonged heat wave

    Yvette Urrea Moe, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Sep 1, 2022

    Higher than normal temperatures building through the week are expected at the coast and inland valleys of San Diego County starting Tuesday through the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued an excessive heat warning calling for triple digits temperatures in some inland areas and the deserts and is expected to last through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Cool Zones are open during the day at San Diego County libraries. On Monday, three libraries will open Cool Zone community rooms from 10 a.m. to 6...

  • Nurses and caregivers at Palomar Health in North County San Diego vote by 96% to authorize strike

    Updated Jun 15, 2022

    OAKLAND – Registered nurses and caregivers at Palomar Health in Escondido and Poway, Calif. voted by 96% on June 7 and 8 to authorize their bargaining team to call an unfair labor practice strike protesting Palomar Health’s refusal to bargain in good faith for a new contract, announced the California Nurses Association and the Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union today, June 9. Registered nurses and caregivers have been at the table negotiating a successor contract for 14 months, raising serious unsafe patient care and...

  • San Diego County Reports 275 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 New Deaths

    City News Service|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego County public health officials reported 275 new cases of COVID-19 and six virus-related deaths in its latest data. Monday's data brought the county's cumulative totals to 364,912 cases and 4,169 fatalities since the pandemic began. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals Monday was 266, an increase of six from Sunday, with 81 of them in intensive care -- one more from Sunday -- according to the latest state figures. A total of 11,469 tests were reported to the county on Monday, and the...

  • Rady Children's Teams Up With Takeda Pharmaceutical To Develop New Treatments

    City News Service|Updated Jul 15, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A research collaboration announced today between Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. aims to accelerate the discovery and development of new treatments for rare childhood-onset diseases by analyzing the natural progression of selected genetic disorders. Ultimately, the goal is to improve clinical outcomes for patients with rare diseases that typically manifest in childhood by providing precise diagnoses and targeted...

  • County moves to Yellow Tier; full reopening on June 15

    Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 10, 2021

    After registering a case rate of less than two COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks, the County will move to the Yellow Tier of the state’s reopening framework beginning Wednesday, June 9. As of today, the County’s new adjusted case rate is 1.2 cases per 100,000 people after declining to a case rate of 1.7 cases last week. The Yellow Tier means there is minimal spread of COVID-19 in the region. “You did it, San Diegans. You have followed the public health guidance and got vaccinated when the vacci...

  • Kicking It: on the road

    Elizabeth Youngman Westphal, Special to Village News|Updated Jul 9, 2020

    The gyms are open. The gyms are open. Oh, fiddlesticks. Now what excuse can I use? I got one. I am traveling again. No, I am not going back to Alaska. I know, it’s so beautiful and rugged. Bah. If you have only seen Alaska from the deck of a cruise ship, listen up. Alaska is gritty and filled with marauding animals, unpredictable weather, mosquitoes that can suck enough blood for Count Dracula and, lastly, the cost of living equals the U.K. Yet. It has one thing going for i...

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