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Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

For the first time since February 2020, a resident of El Dorado County has died from the flu, according to county health officials. El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said people should be aware of the threat seasonal flu poses, just like with COVID-19. “In addition to COVID-19, cases of other respiratory …

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The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, stands blocks away from major downtown landmarks.

Sacramento County will spend $450 million on improvements to the downtown jail. Why it’s controversial

The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, is just blocks from major downtown landmarks. Xavier Mascarenas xmascarenas@sacbee.com The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved a $450 million proposal to build a new drop-in and mental health clinic at the main jail, an “extraordinary expense” intended to …

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Ada County Joins Prescription Drug Rebate Program

Ada County Joins Prescription Drug Rebate Program

An all-new county program includes access to low-cost telemedicine services and increased discounts on prescription drugs. BOISE, Idaho – If you live in Ada County, Idaho, read carefully. There’s a brand new county program that includes access to low-cost telemedicine services and increased discounts on prescription drugs. Ada County recently switched to the Live Healthy …

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King County continues to make progress in reducing the number of uninsured residents - The Seattle Medium

King County continues to make progress in reducing the number of uninsured residents – The Seattle Medium

By Aaron AllenThe Seattle Medium America is the only major industrialized country without universal health insurance and the consequences are increasingly well known – inequities in access to care, avoidable mortality, poor quality care, financial burdens for the uninsured or under- insurance and loss of economic productivity. Even though there has been a significant decrease …

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Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

MONCKS CORNER — Berkeley County is taking steps to prioritize mental health by launching a new pilot program at the county detention center covering inmates with mental illnesses. The program is a partnership between the Hill-Finklea Detention Center and the Berkeley Community Mental Health Center and made possible by a $373,000 appropriation from the state …

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Multnomah County health worker asks people to wear masks indoors to help overwhelmed hospitals

Multnomah County health worker asks people to wear masks indoors to help overwhelmed hospitals

It’s not a mandate, but Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines makes the recommendation to help hospitals overwhelmed with RSV, influenza and COVID cases. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Multnomah County health worker is asking everyone to start wearing face masks indoors when around other people, at least until the end of the year , …

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Senator Schumer said Cortland County needs and deserves a modern mental health care facility

Senator Schumer said Cortland County needs and deserves a modern mental health care facility

CORTLAND, NY (WSYR-TV) – Senator Chuck Schumer is working to ensure that thousands of people in central New York and Cortland can get their hands on the mental health care they deserve. The condition of the current Cortland County mental health facility is quite low as it “lacks basic necessities like broadband, handicap accessibility, and …

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4 Family Practice Centers Data Breach Lawsuits Combined In One Potter County Lawsuit

4 Family Practice Centers Data Breach Lawsuits Combined In One Potter County Lawsuit

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Four civil lawsuits involving family practice centers, listed as FMC Services, LLC, have been consolidated in Potter County’s 320th Judicial District Court, according to documents recently filed with of Potter County District Court. These lawsuits, according to their respective motions obtained by MyHighPlains.com, are in response to a cybersecurity attack in …

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In a first, King County takes on WA over prison mental health issues

In a first, King County takes on WA over prison mental health issues

The Mental Health Project is a Seattle Times initiative focused on coverage of mental and behavioral health issues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on the economic mobility of children and families. The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over the work produced by this team. King County Attorney’s Office files multiple …

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