County Clinics To Use Electronic Records

County Clinics To Use Electronic Records

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the implementation of electronic medical records in the county’s Community Clinics. This use of state-of-the-art technology will enhance patient care and clinic operations. “With nearly 40,000 patient visits each year, maintaining medical records electronically will allow the clinics to improve patient care by providing immediate access to […]

Placer County Offers Free Pertussis and Influenza Vaccines

Placer County Offers Free Pertussis and Influenza Vaccines

In 2010, California saw the largest number of reported cases of pertussis in 63 years. The single best way to protect against this disease, and against seasonal influenza, is by getting a vaccination. Both diseases are particularly dangerous to children. Placer County Community Health will offer five, no-cost vaccination clinics for county residents. The clinics, […]

Wear Red on February 4th to Support Women’s Heart Health

Wear Red on February 4th to Support Women’s Heart Health

Heart Disease is Now the Number One Killer of Women….Heart disease is now the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). To help raise awareness of this important issue, several organizations in El Dorado County will be actively participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 4, and are […]

CDPH WARNS OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK FROM CERTAIN FRESH CILANTRO

CDPH WARNS OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK FROM CERTAIN FRESH CILANTRO

Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned people not to eat certain fresh cilantro distributed by Tanimura & Antle, based in Salinas, because the cilantro may be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported. The suspected cilantro was available at retail locations in California from […]

Past Smoking Rates Are a Major Reason For Shorter Lifespans

Washington, DC….The nation’s history of heavy smoking is a major reason why lifespans in the U.S. fall short of those in many other high-income nations, and evidence suggests that current obesity levels also play a substantial part, says a new report from the National Research Council. Over the last 25 years, life expectancy at age […]

Cost to Treat Heart Disease Will Triple by 2030

Cost to Treat Heart Disease Will Triple by 2030

DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2011 — The cost to treat heart disease in the United States will triple by 2030, according to a policy statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. “Despite the successes in reducing and treating heart disease over the last half century, even if we just maintain our current rates, […]

Starting July 2011, a New Law (AB 354) Changing California Immunization Requirements for All Students Entering 7th-12th Grades Goes into Effect

Starting July 2011, a New Law (AB 354) Changing California Immunization Requirements for All Students Entering 7th-12th Grades Goes into Effect

California legislature passed AB 354 requiring all students grades 7-12 be immunized against whooping cough (pertussis) prior to entry for the next school year. All Bret Harte students will need proof of the Tdap vaccine on or after the 10th birthday to meet this requirement. Your physician or the health department vaccination clinics will be […]

Every Child Healthy network Launches to Help Kids Get Fit, Grow Confidence

CARSON CITY, Nev…The Every Child Healthy network, the nation’s newest, most unique holistic program to help children win the battle against obesity, launches today with comprehensive web-based and summer camp programs dedicated to helping youth become champions for life. The Every Child Healthy network’s global portal, www.everychildhealthy.com, is the interactive centerpiece of a comprehensive, professionally-designed […]

Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Vacancies

Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Vacancies

The Placer County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board has several vacancies, including positions for clients of county programs and for outside professionals. Created in 1993, the advisory board has seats for 16 members. It generally meets once a month. “We are eager to get the vacant seats filled because the advisory board plays […]

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada and Its Foundation Commit $271,713 in 2010

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada and Its Foundation Commit $271,713 in 2010

Las Vegas, CA…To address ongoing health disparities and hardships encountered by millions of American families, the men and women of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and its corporate foundation, proudly continued the company’s tradition of caring for the people it serves and the health of our communities by contributing $271,713 to philanthropic and civic […]