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Sharp To Hold Blood Drive Amid Drop In Donations Due To Flu

Sharp To Hold Blood Drive Amid Drop In Donations Due To Flu

Jan. 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

This year’s flu season has already had devastating consequences with thousands of confirmed cases and a record number of deaths in San Diego County. But health officials say there’s been another consequence of the flu epidemic—a drop in blood donations.

San Diego Blood Bank Calls For Donations In Honor Of Fath...

San Diego Blood Bank Calls For Donations In Honor Of Father Joe

Jan. 18
By City News Service

The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.

Science Panel Backs Lower Drunken Driving Threshold

Science Panel Backs Lower Drunken Driving Threshold

Jan. 17
By Associated Press

The U.S. government-commissioned report by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine made multiple recommendations, including significantly lowering drunken driving thresholds. It calls for lowering the blood-alcohol concentration threshold from 0.08 to 0.05.

Flu-Related Deaths Reaches Record High

Flu-Related Deaths Reaches Record High

Jan. 17
By City News Service

The number of reported influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region this flu season has reached 142 — a record high, county health officials reported Wednesday. The previous deadliest flu season was in 2014-2015, when 97 people died.

The Shrinking Salton Sea Endangers Region's Health

The Shrinking Salton Sea Endangers Region's Health

Jan. 15
By Erik Anderson

California’s largest lake, the Imperial Valley’s Salton Sea, is poised to begin shrinking at an unprecedented speed this year. The retreat is raising concerns about the future of a place that is considered both an ecological treasure and a looming public health disaster.

Bill To Allow Abortion Pills On College Campuses Survives...

Bill To Allow Abortion Pills On College Campuses Survives Crucial Vote

Jan. 15
By Kenny Goldberg

A bill that would require all public college and university health centers in California to offer medication-assisted abortions is making its way through the state senate.

Churches Say Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds Fuel To Opposition...

Churches Say Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds Fuel To Opposition Against Meals For Homeless

Jan. 12
By Claire Trageser

Local governments and organizations across the county have long been pressuring churches to stop serving meals to people who are homeless, but some church leaders and churchgoers say this service is part of their religion.

Free Flu Shots Available In North County San Diego

Free Flu Shots Available In North County San Diego

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Palomar Health Thursday announced that it will distribute its 150 remaining flu shots for free.

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules For Poor

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules For Poor

Jan. 11
By Associated Press

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history.

Goal Of New San Diego Company: Wellness Workshops At Affo...

Goal Of New San Diego Company: Wellness Workshops At Affordable Price

Jan. 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

RECHARGE Events plans to hold healthy eating, self-care, yoga and crafting workshops.

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