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Deadline to enroll for health care coverage in California is Jan. 15

The deadline to enroll for health care coverage through Covered California is Jan. 15 and its executive director, Peter V. Lee, will be riding a bus through Southern California starting Saturday, Jan. 12, to spread awareness about the importance of getting health insurance. Lee said the number of people buying insurance through Covered California has dropped, with enrollment down about 10 percent from last year, largely because Congress did away with the individual mandate requiring everyone to ...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Covered California, Orange, Riverside County, MMA, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino


Chickens with Newcastle disease found at 2nd commercial operation in Riverside County

A second commercial chicken operation in Riverside County has been hit with the bird-killing virulent Newcastle disease, resulting in the flock being euthanized and officials stepping up eradication efforts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week. Since the outbreak of the virus in mid-May, more than 60,000 birds — mostly chickens — have been euthanized in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, according to Steve Lyle, spokesman for the California Department...
Tags: Health, News, Environment, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, Ventura, U S Department of Agriculture, San Bernardino County, CDFA, Perris, Jurupa Valley


How California’s right-to-die law survived 2018

California’s End of Life Option Act, which gives terminally ill individuals the choice to legally end their lives by using physician-prescribed lethal drugs, survived a significant scare in 2018 after a Riverside County judge in May struck down the law. The judge’s move invalidated the law for a period of time causing confusion among doctors, assisted living centers and terminally-ill patients who were left wondering if they would be able to procure new prescriptions or use the drugs they obtain...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, District Of Columbia, Orange County, Riverside County, UC Irvine, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Maynard, Nguyen, Medi Cal, Brittany Maynard, California Department of Public Health


Born on drugs: The goal is to keep kids with parents. Sometimes, that’s dead wrong

Second of four parts. Read Part 1 Cheyenne Easter turned up on the riverbed under the 22 freeway in the winter of 2016, shortly after her latest DUI. Jeremy Jones was already living there, in a tent, with a pit bull named Haley. He thought Easter was beautiful. Jones’ drug of choice was vodka. Easter’s was meth, which she used to stay awake in the wee hours; a homeless woman’s strategy to fend off rapists. There were lots of people camping under the 22 that first night, all abuzz over the new gi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Leo, Johnson, Disneyland, Riverside County, Easter, Briggs, Jones, Charlotte, Casa, Mickey Mouse, Moreno Valley


California’s First 5 programs evolve as smoking declines and tobacco taxes go away

An otherwise welcome advance in public health — the widespread reduction in smoking —  is having the perverse effect of driving down tobacco tax revenue that, for a generation, has supported some California programs aimed at early childhood education and health. Still, proponents of the programs financed by tobacco taxes are finding new ways to support California’s youngest residents. Proposition 10, which took effect Jan. 1, 1999, placed a 50 cent tax on tobacco products and created state and c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Children, California, Washington, La, Russia, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Graham, Local News, Riverside County, Yellow Pages


Southern California’s Newcastle disease toll on chickens rises to 60,000, including commercial flock

After appearing to have taken the upper hand on the bird-killing Newcastle disease outbreak in Southern California, officials this month announced a commercial chicken flock in Riverside County had been infected and that mandatory euthanasia operations has expanded to include Riverside County’s greater Perris area. Since the outbreak of the virus in mid-May, about 60,000 birds – mostly chickens – have been euthanized, according to Steve Lyle, spokesman for the California Department of Agricultur...
Tags: Health, News, California, Environment, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, Ventura, U S Department of Agriculture, Lyle, San Bernardino County, CDFA


54,000 chickens euthanized after Newcastle disease outbreak in Southern California

An outbreak of the bird-killing Newcastle disease has resulted in nearly 54,000 birds — mostly chickens — being euthanized in the greater Los Angeles area, with mandatory euthanasia operations ongoing in three areas. Efforts continue in neighborhoods in Compton in Los Angeles County, Muscoy in San Bernardino County and in the Mira Loma area of Riverside County. The disease, first identified by officials in mid-May, has been eradicated from eight other areas in those three counties as well as Ven...
Tags: Health, News, Environment, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, U S Department of Agriculture, Lyle, Simi Valley, Santa Ana


Short of breath? Chest pains? Smoke-related health impacts from Holy fire felt across Southern California

Feeling lightheaded or have a nagging headache? Are you short of breath or wheezing? Maybe your chest is hurting or your eyes are stinging? Those symptoms could all be from the smoke lingering in the air from the Holy fire, which has burned more than 18,000 acres with effects felt across Southern California. The air was rated “unhealthy” throughout much of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. However, the EPA air quality ran...
Tags: Health, News, Mexico, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Riverside County, Southern California, Rudolph, Northern California, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Sullivan, Bonnie


How can Latina mothers overcome health factors that put their babies at risk?

Even before she got pregnant, 34-year-old Irene Vargas of Compton faced some serious health issues. “I was pre-diabetic, I wasn’t ovulating and one of my tubes was clogged,” she said. Irene Vargas is visited by Evelyn Hines, a public health nurse with Los Angeles County’s Nurse-Family Partnership, to check on her and her nine-month-old baby Skyly at Vargas’ mother’s home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News/SCNG) Tracy Najera of Costa Me...
Tags: Health, News, Children, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Mommy, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Usc, Southern California, Compton, San Bernardino


How patients, doctors and police are navigating California’s right-to-die law, now at the mercy of state courts

Joan Nelson was expecting an important delivery on May 17 — the drugs she would use to end her life, if it became necessary. Nelson, 82, of Novato, who was diagnosed with a rare, terminal cancer called leiomyosarcoma about two years ago, requested and received a prescription to end her life under California’s End of Life Option Act, which went into effect June 9, 2016. “I had to jump through hoops to get those drugs,” she said. But, on May 16, a day before her drugs were to be delivered, Riversi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Fda, Jerry Brown, California Supreme Court, Riverside County, Nelson, Ucla, Northern California, EBT, Novato, Legislature


Where are the Southern California OB-GYNs? Los Angeles, Riverside on a nationwide list facing severe shortages by 2025

A new national study released Wednesday June 27 is warning women about an OB-GYN shortage that could hit Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles and Riverside areas by 2025. The study by San Francisco-based Doximity, a professional-social network for medical professionals, is titled “2018 OB-GYN Workforce Study” and features a nationwide top-10 list of cities at risk of facing serious OB-GYN shortages. Los Angeles and Riverside are number two and number seven on that list. This means, ...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Fda, Riverside County, Medicaid, Southern California, Trump, EBT, Los Angeles County, Allen, Riverside


Where are the OB-GYNs? L.A., Riverside counties face severe shortages by 2025

A new national study released Wednesday, June 27, is warning women about an OB-GYN shortage that could hit Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles and Riverside areas by 2025. The study by San Francisco-based Doximity, a professional-social network for medical professionals, is titled “2018 OB-GYN Workforce Study” and features a nationwide top-10 list of cities at risk of facing serious OB-GYN shortages. Los Angeles and Riverside are number two and number seven on that list. This means...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Fda, Riverside County, Medicaid, Southern California, Trump, EBT, Los Angeles County, Allen, Riverside


Bill would protect bus drivers from being assaulted, require transit agencies report incidents to a national database

Local Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano has introduced a bill that would require transit agencies install protective driver barriers on all buses, draw up plans to ensure bus driver safety and hand over data on operator assaults to the Federal Transit Administration. Napolitano, D-El Monte, has targeted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the third-largest public transit entity in the country, for averaging about 130 bus operator assaults every year — a number she called...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Maryland, Washington, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Riverside County, Southern California, Metro, West Nile, Wiggins, Napolitano


2 human cases of West Nile virus reported in Riverside County

Two people, a 74-year-old Riverside woman and 50-year-old Eastvale man, have been confirmed as the first human cases of West Nile Virus in Riverside County this year, according to the county’s public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser. These appear to be among the first few cases of the virus statewide this year. The California Department of Public Health listed the number of West Nile Virus cases for 2018 as “zero.” A spokesman was not available to confirm that number Thursday. Riverside County’...
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, West Nile, Riverside, West Nile Virus, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Cameron Kaiser, California Department of Public Health


Southern California emergency room use has actually risen after the passage of Obamacare. Here’s why

First in a four-part series that examines emergency room use in Southern California. Homeless people and a growing number of newly insured young adults are flooding Southern California’s emergency departments for non-life threatening illnesses, years after proponents of the Affordable Care Act promised that better health coverage would divert people away from ERs, according state data and public health experts. State data show the opposite has happened: Emergency department visits, including th...
Tags: Health, News, Obama, California, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, San Diego County, ACA, Rhode Island, Usc


Whooping cough cases rise and fall cyclically in Southern California; here’s what parents need to know

Four years ago, California was in the grips of an outbreak of pertussis, the contagious disease also known as whooping cough because of the “whoop” sound characterizing the deep breathing that follows violent coughing attacks. Given the cyclical nature of the disease — outbreaks tend to occur every three to five years — epidemiologists in the Southern California region have anticipated another surge right about now. But there are no signs as yet of an epidemic, statewide or locally. So, if you a...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Torrance, San Bernardino County, Zahn


STDs, particularly congenital syphilis, spike in Southern California

Southern California is mirroring a statewide increase in cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the third year in a row. Of particular concern is the spike in the number of congenital syphilis cases, which are triggering a rise in the number of stillbirths caused by syphilis. California has witnessed a 45 percent surge in STDs with 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis counted in 2017. The number of babies born with syphilis has quadrupled from 2013 to 278 in 2017. Syphilis can ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Morgan, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Bauer, Kern, Coachella Valley, California Department of Public Health


Ticks carrying Lyme disease are not a major threat in Southern California – yet

With summer approaching and more people hiking or simply enjoying the Southern California sunshine, concerns about blood-sucking ticks spreading Lyme disease are real. The western blacklegged tick is the most common variety found in California. File photo. However, while the disease infiltrated California nearly 30 years ago, the number of cases are way below those reported in the Northeast and Midwest. Vector-borne disease experts say Lyme disease is simply not a serious problem in Souther...
Tags: Health, News, California, La, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Epa, Orange County, Riverside County, Young, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, Los Angeles County, West Nile, Idyllwild


Riverside judge overturns California’s right-to-die law

RIVERSIDE — A judge in Riverside County on Tuesday May 15 granted a motion to overturn the state’s End of Life Option Act, which gives terminally ill Californians the option to end their lives with a lethal drug. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia said the legislature violated the state’s constitution by passing the right-to-die law during a special session that was limited to healthcare issues. Ottolia gave the state attorney general five days to appeal Tuesday’s ruling bef...
Tags: Health, News, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Court of appeal, District Of Columbia, Riverside County, State, UC Irvine, Brittany Maynard, California Department of Public Health, Washington Hawaii, Xavier Becerra, Daniel A Ottolia


How indoor air pollution can be as dangerous as outdoor smog in houses, schools near Southern California freeways

Christina Edwards shot out of bed and motioned to her sister to call the paramedics. She sucked on the nebulizer at her bedside more rapidly but to no avail — she still could not breathe. In the ambulance to the hospital she remembers thinking this was the worst asthma attack she had experienced in her entire life. “I could feel myself losing consciousness,” she said. At 56 years old, Edwards has managed her adult on-set asthma quite well since her diagnosis in 1998. She was attack-free for two ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, Epa, Coachella, Pasadena, Riverside County, Usc, Southern California, San Pedro, Trump


California moves up in tobacco control, large cities lag in annual American Lung Association report

Reflecting steps taken in 2016 and 2017, California ranked at the top of the states in a report issued Wednesday by the American Lung Association. “The overall reason is the tobacco tax,” said John Yi, who manages American Lung Association campaigns for Los Angeles and Orange counties. Going into effect April 1, 2017, Proposition 56 raised the tobacco tax in California to $2 a pack. That, in turn, boosted the state revenue for tobacco prevention and control funding as well as cessation, Yi said....
Tags: Health, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Riverside, American Lung Association, San Bernardino County, Dana Point


Southern California hospitals grapple with flu patients — and one has set up a tent

Southern California emergency rooms are seeing a surge of flu patients, and at least one hospital has set up an outdoor triage tent to handle the overflow of people with the flu or other illnesses. “We’ve never had so many patients,” said Adrian Cotton, chief of medical operations at Loma Linda University Health in San Bernardino County. Benjamin Paz keeps an eye on his mom, Dominga Vanessa Xirum, as she gets a flu shot at the Orange County Health Care Agency in Santa Ana, on Thursday, Janua...
Tags: Health, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, Cotton, Workers, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, San Diego County, Southern California, Miller


What I discovered talking to the experts that keep us safe from mosquitoes, bugs and other pests

Red Imported Fire Ants arrived in Southern California in the late 1990s. They have a fierce bite. Courtesy of Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District Flies can carry organisms that cause diseases. Courtesy of Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District Rats are capable of transmitting a variety of human diseases. Courtesy of Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District Mosquitoes can carry numerous diseases that can make people sick. Courtesy of Orange County Mosquito...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, West Nile, Southland, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Cummings, Willard, San Bernardino County



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