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California Department of Public Health Offers Important Tips for Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses

With August temperatures in Northern California peaking in the 90s and even 100-degree range, the California Department of Public Health is urging all residents, including health professionals like Bay Area LVNs, to promote and practice cautionary measures during periods or extreme heat. The state agency provides an extensive series of tips for pet owners, seniors […]

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Major San Francisco Hospital Charged With Discrimination by California Nurses Association and Filipino Community Groups

Filipino community organizations and a leading state nurses association are charging San Francisco hospital California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) with “systematic discrimination,” due its reported ongoing practice of discouraging the employment of Filipino nurses. In a press release issued on August 19, the California Nurses Association (CNA), an advocacy group comprised of healthcare professionals like […]

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New Telehealth Broadband Network Set to Connect More than 800 California Medical Facilities

More than 800 California health clinics, hospitals and medical facilities in underserved urban and rural communities are set to be connected via a pioneering broadband network known as California Telehealth Network (CTN), announced Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, state health officials and the United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. […]

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Meningitis Awareness Promoted by California School Nurses Organization and Sacramento County Board of Supervisors

A week-long campaign to promote meningitis vaccination and awareness of the potentially serious disease was launched on Monday by the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO), the Sacramento Board of Supervisors, the Sacramento Healthy Community Immunization Coalition and the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Known as the Voices of Meningitis Week, the August […]

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Unlicensed Los Angeles Nursing School Ordered Closed and Required to Pay $500,000 in Restitution

An unlicensed nursing school operating out of downtown Los Angeles was closed and ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution to the hundreds of victims who enrolled in the fraudulent operation, reported California Attorney General Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. in a press release issued on Aug. 11. According to the Attorney General’s report, the RN […]

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UC Davis School of Medicine Awarded $1 Million Grant for Healthcare Programs Targeting Northern California Native Americans Communities

The University of California, Davis received a $1 million grant for healthcare initiatives targeting Native American communities in Northern California, confirmed a press release issued Aug. 9 on the School of Medicine website. The Sacramento-based medical education institution will receive the funds through a research grant awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney […]