California Department of Public Health

Liberian health workers don full protection outfits at an NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Stanford Surgeon Under ‘Modified Quarantine’ In San Mateo County After Returning From Liberia

A Stanford surgeon has been put on modified quarantine in San Mateo County after treating Ebola patients in Liberia for the past month.

10/29/2014

(Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Botulism Contamination Risk In Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto Sauce

State public health officials are warning consumers not to eat Williams-Sonoma pumpkin seed pesto sauce because it may have been improperly produced and has a risk of botulism.

10/13/2014

Representatives from CDPH spoke to the media Wednesday about the patient at Kaiser South. (Credit: Peter Roney/CBS13)

Ebola Outbreak: California Patient ‘Low Risk’ For Ebola Virus, Extreme Precautions Taken Anyway

California health officials say it is unlikely the Ebola virus poses a significant public health risk to the state, and the patient being treated in Sacramento for possible exposure is considered low risk.

08/20/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Health Officials Warn Of Illness Linked To Sport Shellfish From Monterey, Santa Cruz Counties

State public health officials are warning the public not to eat any sport-harvested bivalve shellfish from the Monterey Bay because consumption can lead to illness or death.

04/07/2014

(CBS)

Some CPMC Patients Urged To Get HIV Tests After Equipment Improperly Sterilized

Some patients at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have been warned to get tested for HIV and other infectious diseases after hospital officials learned some equipment was improperly sterilized, a hospital spokesman said Friday.

03/28/2014

A family photo of Jahi McMath before her cardiac arrest and massive blood loss, leading to brain death following a tonsillectomy. (Credit McMath Family)

Report: Oakland Hospital Complied With Regulations In Handling Of Jahi McMath Case

A report by the state Department of Public Health has found that Children’s Hospital Oakland complied with medical regulatory standards in the handling of a teenage girl declared brain-dead after undergoing tonsil surgery.

03/13/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

Health Impacts Of Drought Already Felt In Central Valley

An oversight hearing held in Sacramento revealed some startling details on how the drought will impact access to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities around California.

02/19/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 More Flu Deaths Reported In Santa Clara County, 50 More Statewide

Two more flu-related deaths were recorded in Santa Clara County on Friday as state Department of Public Health officials confirmed there have been 50 more influenza deaths throughout the state as of last week.

01/24/2014

flu shot, health, influenza

Bay Area Flu Deaths Increase; 28 Deaths Investigated Statewide

This season’s H1N1 influenza strain is challenging and is affecting young adults and children, said Dr. Gil Chavez, the state’s epidemiologist and deputy director of its Center for Infectious Diseases.

01/10/2014

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Fined For Patient Death; Marin Hospital Also Fined For Patient Safety Violations

Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.

08/15/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,778 other followers