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Recreational water illness and injury prevention

Recreational water illness and injury prevention

With proper safety precautions, water is fun and cool in the hot summer, and a great way to exercise—for everyone in the family. Every year, thousands of Americans get sick with recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs found in places where people swim or play in the water.

San Joaquin County Health Officer Dr. Karen Furst says, “RWIs include a wide variety of infections, such as gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, wound and neurologic infections.

The most commonly reported RWI is diarrhea.” RWIs can be caused by germs spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, or oceans.

SJ Delta College Phlebotomy Technician classes start May 28

SJ Delta College Phlebotomy Technician classes start May 28

This program is designed for persons employed or those who plan to be employed by a licensed clinical laboratory or public health department. The course combines 64 hours of classroom instruction with a 40-hour off-site clinical externship, coordinated by Boston Reed, to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience.

The 40-hour externship includes at minimum 50 successful venipunctures and 10 skin punctures. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive our certificate of completion and become eligible for certification in the State of California as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT 1).

 

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Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"

Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"
2013 Weekly Challenge #20: Start your day the RIGHT way You know that old saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Its an old saying for a reason - its TRUE!

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties poses potential health concern

Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday night, May 22, 2013, because of blowing dust resulting from gusty winds. The health caution is in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties.

Winds may produce areas of localized dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Frustrated with the Food Chain

Frustrated with the Food Chain

I'm frustrated.

Every time I go to the store I'm just dumbfounded by the lack of isles I can't bring myself to go down.  There is row after row of crap offered as food.  I suppose our definition of food is somewhat loose these days.  No wonder America has health issues.  Seriously.  We are slowly killing ourselves, one spoonful at a time.

Have you ever looked at the foods that are offered on the shelves of the local store? Lots of MSG, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Nitrates, Perservatives I can't spell and I won't even bother to pronounce... The super sad thing for me is knowing that it's there because people buy it, demand it.  It's all about the law of supply and demand.  Americans demand crap food, so that is what they are getting. Crap food.  And then we're supposed to be surprised when people get sick?

South Stockton Neighborhood Celebrates Healthy Corner Store Conversion Saturday

South Stockton Neighborhood Celebrates Healthy Corner Store Conversion Saturday

Community organizations and agencies including the Network for a Healthy California (Network), and Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin/Dorothy L. Jones Family Resource Center have continued to work together with the neighborhood corner store, M & M Market, to improve access and availability to healthier food and drink choices for the surrounding community. Corner stores are critical in the battle against obesity, particularly among low-income Californians who are at greater risk.

The community is encouraged to come and see what is being done and can be done at neighborhood markets to improve food and drink options that support healthier lifestyles. The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 11am to noon, at the M & M Market, 1804 E 8th Street, Stockton, CA 95206.

Dameron Hospital Offering Free Flu Vaccines Saturday Feb. 9th

Dameron Hospital Offering Free Flu Vaccines  Saturday Feb. 9th

Dameron Hospital will be offering free flu vaccinations Saturday February 9th beginning at 10 AM to 2 PM at the main entrance to Dameron Hospital at 525 Acacia Street. Due to the seasonality of the flu vaccine the Hospital is offering free vaccinations until the supply of vaccine has been depleted. All community members, age 3 and over, are encouraged to participate if your family has not previously received a vaccination.

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even people with a history of great health can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming seasons.