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.
Deciding how someone would like to be cared for if they became seriously ill or incapacitated isn’t a popular topic of conversation among college students. But a campaign at Cal State San Marcos aims to change that.
The clinic was scheduled to open Thursday. The city of El Centro has said it will not issue a certificate of occupancy for the clinic until some extensive issues were addressed. Planned Parenthood said the delay is "unlawful."