Public Health

San Jose Restaurant Linked To Shigella Outbreak ReopensMarisco's San Juan No. 3 in San Jose reopened Thursday after getting an all-clear from the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health.
State Reports First Flu Death In Santa Clara County State health officials announced Wednesday that a Santa Clara patient has died from a case of the flu – the first flu fatality in California this season.
Office Workers Should Stand For 2 Hours A Day, Panel SaysAre you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.
Disney-Linked Measles Outbreak Soon To Be Over In CaliforniaA measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.
Drought Blamed For State's Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus CasesThere were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.
What To Do If You're Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your DoorwayWhile the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.
TIMELINE: How The U.S. Went From Eliminating Measles In 2000 To The Worst Outbreak In DecadesWe’re now in the worst measles epidemic in over 15 years. Is the anti-vaccine movement causing America to lose its herd immunity?
Chris Christie Thinks Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinating Their KidsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican candidate for president, said Monday that parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children.
New Measles Cases Confirmed In Marin And San Mateo Counties Health officials Friday evening announced that they have confirmed a third case of measles in San Mateo County, bringing the total new cases announced in the Bay Area Friday to three.
84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private SchoolsThe Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.
Uber's Chief Strategist Says Ride-Sharing Services Are Reducing Drunk DrivingSan Francisco-based Uber is showing off its altruistic side by pushing its ride-sharing service as an antidote to drunk driving in time for Super Bowl Sunday.
California Fails To Track $13 Billion In Mental Health Funds 10 Years After Voters Approved Tax MeasureState and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission reported Tuesday.
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