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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

April 9, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting-edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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PUNISHING WOMEN WHO HAVE (OR SEEK) ABORTIONS IS NEW REALITY IN MANY RED STATES

 

 

 

 

 

By Meg Jensen

 

Photos:  New state laws ban abortions even for serious deformities that would result in a chlid doomed to pain, suffering, or death. Shown: Microcephalic fetus with brain deformity, conjoined twins,  infant with two faces.

April 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Media headlines have been filled the past few days with news about Donald Trump’s changing stance on abortion. The Washington Post reports Trump took five different stances in three days, after stating on MSNBC that he believed there should be “punishment” for women who have abortions (but not for the men who impregnate them).  

Though Trump later shifted his stance following stinging criticisms, the truth is that in many Republican-controlled states, women who seek abortions or obtain them are already been punished with laws that restrict access even in extreme cases such as to end a miscarriage in progress or help a mother prevent carrying to term a fetus so severely damaged that it could not survive, or would face a brief life filled with suffering.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

April 1, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

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FEDS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF COMPUTER BATTERIES, CLIMBING AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced recalls of three products including Toshiba laptop computer battery packs due to fire danger, Black Diamond carabiners used by rock climbers and nylon runners due to fall hazards.  Below are links for details.

GROSSMONT HOSPITAL'S CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT GROUP'S 2015 REPORT ON TAXPAYER BOND EXPENDITURES FOR HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (La Mesa) - The citizens group overseeing the spending of millions of dollars in taxpayer-approved bonds for new and improved patient care facilities at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa has issued its 2015 Annual Report to the Community.

SUPERVISORS TEMPORARILY BAN NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

 

East County News Service

March 26, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – By a unanimous vote, San Diego Supervisors voted last week to adopt an immediate 45-day moratorium on medical marijuana collectives with a possibility of making the ban permanent.

FIRST SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED ZIKA VIRUS CASE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY REPORTED

 

Source: County News Service

Photo courtesy CDC

March 25, 2016 (San Diego) -- The first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in San Diego was confirmed this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

BORREGO HEALTH COMPLETES MAJOR EXPANSION IN EL CAJON

 

Open House on March 25th Will Show Off New Family Practice, Build Out of 2nd Floor

East County News Service

March 25, 2016 (El Cajon) - Borrego Health announced the completion of the build-out of its flagship East County location in El Cajon, commonly known as Centro Medico El Cajon.   The completed project will increase capacity by up to 40%.  The El Cajon location currently sees 250 to 275 patients per day. 

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WHEN SHOULD YOUR CHILD FIRST SEE A DENTIST?

 

 

Beginning a relationship with a dentist early in your child’s life can help safeguard the child’s oral health.

East County News Service

March 21, 2016 (San Diego/La Mesa) – Did you know that it is recommended that children visit a dentist for the first time by their first birthday? Many parents don’t bring their children to the dentist until the age of two or later, but the American Dental Association recommends all children begin a relationship with a dentist when the first tooth erupts, or by the age of one.

“Parents often tell us they never thought to bring their infant or toddler to our office because he or she didn’t have very many teeth, so they didn’t think about it,” says Dr. Santiago Surillo, a San Diego children’s dentist. “They are often surprised to learn that dental decay can set in before a tooth even erupts. Beginning a relationship with a dentist at a young age can set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health.”

2 MAJOR TUNA BRANDS ANNOUNCE RECALLS OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CANS

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2016 (San Diego) – Chicken of the Sea and Bumblebee Tuna both announced recalls this week of tuna that could cause potentially life-threatening illness.  Both recalls are due to problems with sterilization equipment that could cause spoilage and life-threatening illnesses, though no illnesses have been reported.

HEALTHY LIVING PROMOTED IN LAKESIDE IN MARCH: LOTS OF FREE SERVICES

 

East County News Service

March 18, 2016 (Lakeside) - With Lakeside Health Awareness Month at its half way point, some great promotions have been going on to promote health, fitness and wellness to the citizens of Lakeside.

CHICK-FIL-A IN SANTEE IS SUPPORTING THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION’S "ALERT DAY" ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND

 

Take the diabetes risk test for diabetes risk awareness, then get free food from Chick-fil-A

 

East County News Service

March 18, 2016 (Santee) -- To commemorate Tuesday, March 22 as the American Diabetes Association’s “Alert Day,” the nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 9418 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, will giveaway free food to customers who find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

FIVE MUMPS CASES AT USD

 

East County News Service

Photo: Creative commons image at http://bacterialandviraldiseases.wikispaces.com/Mumps

March 14, 2016 (San Diego) -- Three more undergraduate students at the University of San Diego have been diagnosed with mumps, bringing the total number of cases at the school since February to five, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

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SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEW LAB AND PHARMACY

 

Grossmont Healthcare District

 

Photo (from left to right): Barry Jantz, CEO, Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD); Scott Evans, senior VP and CEO, Sharp Grossmont Hospital (SGH); Michael Emerson and Bob Ayres, GHD board members; Chris Crawford, SGH laboratory director; Kenneth Schell, SGH pharmacy director.

 

March 13, 2016 (La Mesa) -- An important milestone was recently celebrated in the progress of the taxpayer-funded construction of a new Heart and Vascular (H&V) Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

HEALTH CARE LIBRARY’S WELLNESS WEDNESDAY MEETING WILL DISCUSS ISHA KRIYA MEDITATION MARCH 23

 

East County News Service

March 13, 2016 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Learn Isha Kriya Meditation,” a free guided meditation practice, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA MORATORIUM ON SUPERVISORS’ AGENDA WEDNESDAY

 

East County News Service

March 13, 2016 (San Diego) – Supervisors will hear a report with options for enacting a moratorium banning future medical marijuana collective facilities on Wednesday, March 16th.

In February, nine speakers addressed Supervisors during public comment with concerns over marijuana dispensaries.  The Supervisors asked the Chief Administration Officer to craft options now available for regulating medical marijuana collectives in light of “a recent California Supreme Court decision that allows local municipalities to ban marijuana facilities, newly adopted State laws pertaining to medical marijuana, and ballot initiatives slated for the November ballot,” according to the agenda.

73-YEAR-OLD LAKESIDE RESIDENT WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE IS INSPIRATIONAL EXAMPLE OF EXERCISE BENEFITS

 

 

By Steve Lauria

March 10, 2016 (Lakeside) -- A great place to get a good workout is Lakeside’s Lindo Lake exercise path. There is a great assortment of stationary workout equipment for every part of the body. It is located right on the lake, next to the skateboard park.

IT’S HOW WE LIVE: HEALTHY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY IN LAKESIDE SAT. MARCH 12TH

 

By Steve Lauria

March 7, 2016 (Lakeside) -- This Saturday, March 12th, will be the 11th annual It’s How We Live health and community fair at Lindo Lake Park in Lakeside. The event will start at 9 a.m., right after the Lakeside Unified School District’s Run For the Arts, a fundraiser for the District’s arts program.

ATKINS’ BILL WOULD CLOSE GAPS IN CARE FOR BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER

 

East County News Service

March 9, 2016 (San Diego) -- Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has introduced legislation that would close several gaps when it comes to providing screening and treatment for breast and cervical cancer to low-income Californians.

COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY CLINICS REBRANDS AS HEALTH CENTER PARTNERS TO BETTER SERVE NEEDS OF LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURED CALIFORNIANS

 

By Janis Russell

Photos by Carol Sonstein and Janis Russell

March 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Many turned out to support Council of Community Clinics as they rebranded into Health Center Partners (HCP) and the subsidiary Health Quality Partners on March 2. HCP is an association of 17 community health care locations in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties, including an Alpine location in East County.

COUNTING YOUR WAY THROUGH KINDERGARTEN WITH COUNTY TREASURER DAN MCALLISTER AND REACH OUT AND READ SAN DIEGO: MARCH 10 IN CITY HEIGHTS

 

East County News Service

March 7, 2016 (San Diego) - County of San Diego Treasurer Dan McAllister will visit La Maestra Health Center at Rosa Parks Elementary (4510 Landis Street, San Diego) on March 10 at 9 a.m. to share his love of numbers and to find out how doctors and nurses are sending families home from check-ups with free books and a very important prescription: “read aloud to your children.”

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