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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.

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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

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

On Thursday, November 14, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will take part in the local observation of World Diabetes Day. According to the 2011- 2012 California Health Interview Survey, 10.9% (53,000) of the adult population in San Joaquin County has diabetes. In California, the rate is 8.4%. These high numbers illustrate the need to educate county residents about the risk for diabetes and how to prevent the crippling effects of this disease.

Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. San Joaquin County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Furst advises, “It is important for people with diabetes and their families, to work together to manage diabetes and prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage.” Usually, people with diabetes who have a strong family support system are better able to cope with the day-to-day demands associated with the disease.

Pan-seared tilapia with chipotle-lime butter

Pan-seared tilapia with chipotle-lime butter

Tilapia is one of the most common offerings at the supermarket fish counter, and it deserves to taken to "uncommon" status. A butter infused with smoky chipotle peppers should do the trick... Read More

New Personal Belief Exemption Form for Childhood Vaccination to Encourage Health Education

New Personal Belief Exemption Form for Childhood Vaccination to Encourage Health Education

October 30, 2013 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today made available the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) form parents or guardians are required to use ..... Read More