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Delta Blood Drive at Delta College on january 30,10am-3:30pm

Delta Blood Drive at Delta College on january 30,10am-3:30pm

Donating blood is indeed your gift of life to the community…none greater. Delta College will team up with the Delta Blood Bank to host a blood drive on Thurs, Jan 30, 10am - 3:30pm in Upper Danner Hall.

Donors should be in good health, at least 110 pounds & have a government I.D. The process takes about an hour, which includes a medical screening & rest period with juice & a cookie. All registered donors will receive a FREE T-shirt & be entered for a chance to win a $100 gas card. All registered donors will be re-entered on March 1 for an opportunity to win a $250 gas card!

More Info/Delta Blood Bank: http://bit.ly/M6EpTA

Major Award to Help San Joaquin County Battle Chronic Disease, Improve African-American Health

Major Award to Help San Joaquin County Battle Chronic Disease, Improve African-American Health

A $235,000 grant was awarded this month to help San Joaquin County implement policy, program and environmental changes aimed at improving health in the African-American community.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the grant will be administered by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and its local partner, the Stockton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The funds are part of the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, and will be used to develop and promote community strategies and policies that improve nutrition, increase physical activity and expand access to healthy foods in organizations serving African-American and low-income residents. 

Hospice of San Joaquin comes to Lodi

Hospice of San Joaquin will be opening offices in Lodi soon.

The new facility in Lodi will bring the compassionate services of Hospice of San Joaquin closer to home for Lodi regional residents in need.

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Delta's Alpha Gamma Sigma chapter will hold a Bone Marrow Donor Registry

Delta's Alpha Gamma Sigma chapter will hold a Bone Marrow Donor Registry

Be the match! Delta's Alpha Gamma Sigma chapter will hold a Bone Marrow Donor Registry on Dec 4th, 10am - 2pm in the Mustang Room (inside Danner Hall). The "AGS Heroes Challenge" is an important statewide project that seeks to help those with leukemia, lymphoma and other disorders. Click below to learn more about becoming a donor, and donation myths and facts.

http://bit.ly/1hgSuuX

 

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CDPH Offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts

Nov. 25, 2013 -- With the holiday season fast approaching, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman today reminded consumers about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness... Read More