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July 20, 2024

State ends Covid isolation rule for asymptomatic cases

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Californians infected with Covid-19 may go about their lives without isolating or testing negative as long as their symptoms are improving, according to new and significantly loosened guidelines from the California Department of Public Health.  California’s top public health official, Dr. Tomás Aragón, last week...

County fights opioid crisis with ‘cutting-edge’ approach

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As Santa Clara County grapples with growing numbers of deaths from overdoses of fentanyl and other opioids, the Behavioral Health Services Department is deploying a comprehensive set of initiatives to prevent overdose deaths in local communities, says a press release from the county. A key...

Supervisors push to bridge the gap with mobile dental services for veterans

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The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently voted to augment funding for mobile dental services for veterans as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget.  This action was brought forward by County Supervisor Joe Simitian and co-authored by County Supervisor Otto Lee, and...

El Camino funds programs to address growing trend of diabetes

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According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 220,000 people under age 20 with Type 2 diabetes by 2060, an increase of nearly 700%. To address this trend within local communities, the El...

Los Gatos high schooler leads research drive to solve liver mystery

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When Julia Ernsting, now 16, was in fifth grade, she was stressed out with more than just the daily grind of homework and tests. That's because she was frequently traveling up the peninsula to San Francisco to check on an immediate family member who had...

Visit Health opens recovery center

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In August, Visit Health celebrated a milestone with the opening of its first residential rehabilitation facility and Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOP) in Los Gatos, where the company is based.  The IOP, located at 16400 Lark Ave., Suite 240, provides a comprehensive range of recovery services. Visit...

Health officials urge people to get updated vaccine

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Bay Area and statewide Covid-19 infections rates are up over the past couple of months and health officials are advising people to get the updated vaccines when they become available.   In California, 13.7% of people who took Covid tests reported positive results for the seven-day...

High schooler seeks volunteers for West Valley mental health organization

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Niku Sedarat, who is just starting her senior year of high school at De Anza College, has been building a mental health organization called Unité over the past year that’s helping West Valley youth who are going through tough times. While the 17-year-old knows she...

County healthcare patients to receive refunds

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About 43,000 former patients of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare (SCVH) will soon receive notice of possible billing corrections and refunds as part of a settlement between Santa Clara County and some past patients of the public hospital system. The county said in a news release...

New center aims to bolster mental health services

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A former detox facility adjacent to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center campus has been transformed into a residential treatment center for people with serious mental illnesses.  The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Behavioral Health Services Department and operating partner Momentum for Health celebrated...