Category Archives: Hospitals

E-Cigarettes Are A Community Health Threat

California Department of Public Health director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Here’s the advisory: “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as [...]

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Denham’s right (gulp!) … Build new French Camp VA medical facility now

My personal political views don’t often mesh with those of U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Modesto, but I have to agree with his comment following President Obama’s State of the Union address that the time is now to get the planned expansion of health facilities for our military veterans in French Camp off the ground and [...]

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CDC: Severe flu season possible

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the following statement today, noting that early data suggests a potentially severe flu season this winter: Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this [...]

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McNerney on Ebola in the U.S.

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, issued the following statement over the weekend on the recent cases of Ebola in the U.S.: “I am monitoring the situation with regards to the current Ebola outbreak. My primary concern is the health and safety of our families and health care workers. I will be meeting with officials from [...]

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CDC, Frontier Airlines Issue Ebola Notifications

The following statements were issued this morning by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Frontier Airlines after a second Dallas-area health care worker tested positive for Ebola: CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade [...]

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