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The American Diabetes Association raises awareness of diabetes and promotes research for better treatment. The moving force behind the association is a network of more than 565,000 volunteers working with health care professionals and more than 250 staff members.

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Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

With 786 monkeypox cases recorded—nearly two-thirds concentrated in Los Angeles and San Francisco—California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak. The declaration will “coordinate a whole-of-government response.”

(Aug. 1, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
Covered California to Support Wildfire Victims

For those living in wildfire-ravaged regions, help might be on the way. Covered California recently announced an application window for victims of wildfires, as well as those who live in fire-prone regions, to apply for assistance.

(July 28, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report

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County Obtains Novavax Inoculation Doses

Santa Clara County announced Tuesday that it has acquired the new Novavax Covid-19 vaccine and will begin administering the vaccine at all County Health System vaccination sites on Aug. 2. Unlike the currently available Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that use …

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County Physicians Say Working Conditions Are Causing ‘Moral Injuries’

Short staffing, heavy patient workloads and other conditions lead to dangerous “moral injury” occurrences in the county’s health and hospital system, doctors say.

Image caption: Bernadette Moordigian in front of the Fresno City College library on July 5, 2022.
A New State Agency Aims to Fix Rising Health Care Costs

For years, consumer advocates and some legislators have been battling to rein in escalating health care costs. Now the state has created a new agency to limit future growth in health care costs — and it will have the power …

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Abortion Pills Will Be Available at San Jose State in 2023

University of California and Cal State campuses will all start providing medication abortion beginning Jan. 1 under a new state law. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, opening up abortion appointments on university campuses …

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Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

A Los Gatos nonprofit started by the family of a teenager who died unexpectedly has launched a partnership with the Campbell Union High School District to test the hearts of some students. On June 16, the District voted to require …

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Study: Employers Fail to Keep Farmworkers Safe From Covid

Although farm and food production workers were considered essential workers during the pandemic, many of California's food employers endangered those workers, violating Cal/OSHA's Covid-19 guidelines more often than most industries, a new report said. The California Institute for Rural Studies’ …

Image caption: Californians may soon mask in public places again, as the BA.5 COVID variant sweeps the state.
What the COVID BA.5 Variant Means For California

California is headed for a new COVID surge as BA.5, the most contagious variant of the virus yet discovered, arrives in the state, apparently causing an uptick in hospitalizations and deaths.

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Stroke Awareness Foundation boosts outreach

The Stroke Awareness Foundation (SAF) announced a new board member June 30 who is expected to bolster the organization’s efforts to inform communities of the signs associated with the devastating disease. Chris Wilder, the former executive director of the Valley …

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Providers Ready to Ramp Up Services in Wake of Ruling

As the news broke on June 24 that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, local healthcare activists and politicians reflected the general sentiment that reverberated across Santa Clara County: anger, sadness and shock. But in the midst of …

Image caption: Justice Clarence Thomas calls for SCOTUS to pull back even more established rights after Roe v. Wade.
Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Throw Out Your Rights

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.

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