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Tag: California Department of Public Health

State Officials, Patient Advocates Clash Over Caregiver Abuse Cases

January 22, 2014 | 11:13 am

State Officials, Patient Advocates Clash Over Caregiver Abuse Cases

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State officials dispute charges that they’re too slow to handle complaints of patient abuse in nursing homes.

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Who’s Protecting the Abused Elderly?

September 9, 2013 | 10:00 pm

Who’s Protecting the Abused Elderly?

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The state’s Department of Public Health failed to investigate serious cases, including suspicious deaths.

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Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

August 30, 2012 | 9:53 am

Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

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By Christina Jewett, California Watch California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors,¬†one illness and a possible fourth¬†this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the […]

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April 1, 2011 | 4:02 pm

Interview: California Health Dept Interim Director on Japan Radiation in Milk

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Yesterday, The California Report’s Central Valley Bureau Chief Sasha Khokha interviewed Dr. Howard Backer, Interim Director of the California Dept of Public Health, about traces of radioactive iodine emanating from Japan’s downed nuclear power plant that have been found in milk samples from cows in San Luis Obispo County. During this crisis, try as we […]

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