• County to Receive Funds for Zika Detection Equipment

    Riverside County, CA Riverside County supervisors are expected next week to authorize the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits health officials to identify carriers of the Zika virus. The California Department of Public Health is providing the funds, which originated from a federal […]

  • Hundreds Possibly Exposed to TB at Eisenhower

    Rancho Mirage, CA The county health director and Eisenhower Medical Center’s infection prevention specialist announced 500 staff and patients could have been exposed to active tuberculosis.   "We do have additional tests that go on but at this point we have no indication that they’re linked they just, it’s a coincidence at this point the three […]

  • Free Hepatitis C Testing at The DOCK Clinic in Palm Springs

    Palm Springs, CA In an effort to help stem the growth in Hepatitis C infections in Coachella Valley, The DOCK sexual wellness clinic, a service of Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.), is hosting free Hepatitis C testing from May 19 through May 31. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, […]

  • Rod Carew’s New Heart, Kidney Came From Late NFL player

    San Juan Capistrano, CA Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes. Carew underwent the procedure last December and met Reuland’s family in March after mutual friends connected Reuland’s death with […]

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