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Burrito Delight, a Colorado burrito restaurant, was being investigated after 10 people were sickened with Salmonella poisoning. Weld County Public Health officials said in a press conference Thursday that the outbreak was linked to the food catered to Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. [Read More]
Weld County Public Health officials said in a press conference Thursday that the outbreak was linked to the food catered to Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. [Read More]
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San Francisco public health officials warn fentanyl, an extremely powerful and deadly opioid, is in the city's drug supply. A man who co-owns a deli in the city's Haight, where three men apparently overdosed, says they were neighborhood fixtures. [Read More]
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South Korea says it will appeal the World Trade Organization's decision against Seoul's import bans on Japanese fishery products imposed in the wake of Fukushima nuclear meltdowns. South Korea's government said Friday that the appeal is aimed at protecting public health and safety. It said it will maintain its existing import... [Read More]
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More Bay State schools are keeping overdose reversal medication Narcan on hand to combat the deadly opioid epidemic that continues to claim lives locally and nationwide. The Department of Public Health estimates that half of the 404 school districts in the state now keep Narcan on school grounds, based on numbers gathered last fall. That is up from 133 districts in 2015. [Read More]
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Evonda Thomas-Smith, the city's health and human services director, will be honored at the 30th annual National Black Nurses' Day in Chicago for her contributions to public health. Thomas-Smith will be recognized Friday alongside about 15 other nurses in correctional health, transplantation and health care advocacy, said Dr. Sandra Webb-Booker, chair of the National Black …... [Read More]
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Massachusetts was the first state to require cannabis testing and the Department of Public Health has many rules in place. [Read More]
The United States is a sleep-deprived nation. It shows in our health as well as how we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious public health issue, and one in three adults don't get enough sleep.[1] Our ancestors did not have this issue, but the world has changed. Unnatural light sources affect our natural biorhythms. Processed foods and caffeine can alter energy levels. The need to connect to social media, play online games, and other computer or phone-related activities can keep you in a state of perpetual excitement. It's time to identify... [Read More]
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Health officials in Weld County are continuing to sound the alarm on what they said could be a large outbreak of salmonella infections. Ten people are confirmed to have the bacteria linked to food at Burrito Delight— two restaurants located in Fort Lupton and Dacono. Both Burrito Delight locations remained closed Thursday as a public health investigation progresses. Rosie Montes, 11, returned home Wednesday night after spending 10 days in two separate Denver-area hospitals for children. [Read More]
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The Florida Department of Health is implementing a statewide HIV and AIDS prevention campaign. The Okaloosa County campaign is being implemented to promote testing and treatment for HIV on television, radio and outdoor advertising to include local transit buses."HIV is still a public health concern, and we encourage everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care," Dr. Karen A. Chapman, director of the Florida... [Read More]
Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.It's unlikely the medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death Thursday, but the department wanted to alert health care officials and drug users, said Rachael Kagan, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Public Health. "People who buy drugs on the street are at risk of purchasing drugs contaminated by fentanyl, which is... [Read More]
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"OUR MINDS MATTER: Inspiring Innovation and Connectivity in Community Oriented Behavioral Health" Friday, February 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University This year's theme will focus on the issues surrounding the stigma and barriers affecting mental and behavioral health in communities of color. Our goal is to provide the space to share perspectives of professionals working in this field in order to engage and discover innovative approaches to combating this very important issue. [Read More]
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Representatives from DeKalb county and watershed offices are expected to address concerns about the clean-up and public health. [Read More]
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) Three men were found dead in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood early this morning, and the Department of Public Health is concerned that fentanyl poisoning may be to blame. Officers responded at 4:35 a.m. to a call requesting police to check on three unresponsive people in the 1500 block of Page Street, Officer Robert Rueca said. They arrived to find the three men still unresponsive. Medics also came to the scene and pronounced the men dead, Rueca said. Police said there were no signs... [Read More]
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More than half of American gun owners do not store their weapons safely, increasing the risk that their firearms will be used unintentionally, a new survey by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. The Hopkins researchers surveyed 1,444 gun owners in the United States about their storage practices and found that 54 percent didn't put them in a safe place ... [Read More]
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More than half of American gun owners do not store their weapons safely, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health survey of 1,444 gun owners shows. [Read More]
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Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying bad drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. [Read More]
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The Latest on three men found dead on San Francisco street (all times local): 4:15 p.m. San Francisco's public health department says the overnight deaths of three men found on …... [Read More]
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On Thursday, one group is planning to rally in support of new public health-related, gun violence prevention laws. [Read More]
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