Doctors recommend that pregnant women get the pertussis vaccine in their third trimester. That offers babies some short-term protection, until they can receive their first pertussis shot when they’re two-months old.
A new model of prenatal care has emerged that doctors say may improve maternal and child health. It's called Centering and brings together pregnant women who have a similar due date. The group functions as a support system.
A report from the San Diego County grand jury recommends creating separate adult and children units for the county's In-Home Supportive Services program, which serves disabled adults and children and seniors.
Tijuana police practices put officers at high risk for needle-stick injuries that can lead to HIV infections. UC San Diego is coordinating the special training to make it safer for officers as they encounter IV drug users.