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Have you done a checkup on your Doctor’s license?

2016-08-29T14:45:45+00:00 July 6th, 2016|

The Medical Board of California encourages consumers to check up on their doctor’s license. Such a checkup is simple and helps a consumer make an informed choice when choosing a doctor. To determine a doctor’s status, go to the Medical Board’s website at www.mbc.ca.gov. Please note: if you do not have a computer, call (800) [...]

**Press Release** DPH recommends Meningococcal Vaccine for HIV-positive people and gay men

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachael Kagan, San Francisco Department of Public Health 415 554-2507, 415 420-5017 cell, rachael.kagan@sfdph.org SF Health Department recommends vaccination against Meningococcal disease for HIV-positive people and gay men Outbreaks in southern California announced by State Health Department Vaccine for at-risk groups is recommended, effective and widely available It’s Pride week, take [...]

**Press Release** Naloxone Decreases Use of ER in Patients Taking Opioids for Pain

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|

January 27, 2016 San Francisco Department of Public Health Barbara A. Garcia, MPA Director of Health City and County of San Francisco RELEASE EMBARGOED until 8pm Pacific/5pm Eastern June 27, 2016 Contact: Rachael Kagan, San Francisco Department of Public Health 415 554-2507, 415 420-5017 cell, rachael.kagan@sfdph.org   Naloxone decreases the use of emergency room in [...]

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Celebrates 2016 “Summer Fest”

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 June 9th, 2016|

ZSFG’s Community Wellness Program is hosting Summer Fest to promote and celebrate family and community wellness. Here's a flyer. When: Friday, June 10th, 11am – 2pm Where: Building 5 – Cafeteria and 2nd floor hall at the Community Wellness Center Free festivities include: Rhythmic drums, DANCING to world beats, sharing healthy snacks, and more – [...]

Record High Temps Expected

2016-08-29T15:23:32+00:00 April 5th, 2016|

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA 510 AM PDT TUE APR 5 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA DAY ONE...TUESDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 5 A WARMING TREND WILL START TODAY WITH HIGHS CLIMBING ABOVE NORMAL FOR EARLY APRIL. EXPECT AFTERNOON [...]

Prevention is the Name of the Game for Childhood Lead Exposure

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 April 4th, 2016|

Since 1993, the San Francisco Childhood Lead Prevention Program (CLPP), part of the SF Department of Public Health, has worked to eliminate lead hazards in San Francisco. The program recently published the "Two Decades Protecting San Francisco Children from Exposure to Lead" report, which highlights all of the accomplishments to date in protecting children from [...]

Chinatown Public Health Center Launches Free Cantonese We Can!® Workshops

2016-08-29T15:24:27+00:00 March 8th, 2016|

You are invited to join the We Can!® Chinese Families nutrition and physical activity workshops series starting on March 19, 2016. The series is being offered by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Chinese Project of the Chinatown Public Health Center (CPHC), a clinic in the San Francisco Health Network. The workshops will help families [...]

CDC Health Advisory: Flu Season Begins: Severe Illness Reported

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 February 1st, 2016|

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network February 1, 2016, 0850 EST (8:50 AM EST) CDCHAN-00387 Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspect influenza patients without waiting for testing Summary Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of [...]

Zika Update

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 January 29th, 2016|

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre (paralysis) syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes. Zika is a virus that is spread through mosquito [...]

**Press Release** Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and Pollinator Partnership Bring Trees to Laguna Honda

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 January 29th, 2016|

January 28, 2016 For Immediate Release Evan Cole EC@pollinator.org 415.362.1137 Laurie Davies Adams LDA@pollinator.org 415.362.1137   Touchdown for the Bees! Pollinator Partnership (P2) Receives Funding from NFL to Plant Trees for Bees at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center This year’s Super Bowl 50, taking place at Levi’s Stadium on February 7th, is set to [...]