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  • Drug Take-Back Program takes place Saturday

    April 27, 2012 10:10 PM

    Got unwanted or expired prescription drugs sitting around? Local law enforcement agencies want to help you dispose of the pills properly. The Fourth Drug Take-Back event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. It's all part of a national effort by the Drug Enforcement Administration to improve... more »
  • Local health officials warn about TB outbreak

    October 12, 2011 11:42 PM

    There is concern tonight about the latest outbreak of tuberculosis cases in Santa Barbara County. County health officials say there have been 17 confirmed cases this year. 14 of them are in northern Santa Barbara County. There were 33 cases last year and that was the highest in recent... more »
  • Local parent concerned about childhood vaccinations

    August 14, 2010 8:22 PM

    Like it or not, many kids are getting ready to go back to school. For most parents, that means making sure their kids have the proper vaccinations, but there are parents who feel vaccinations aren't the way to go. Health experts say there has been an increase in the... more »
  • Seventh swine flu death reported in Santa Barbara County

    December 31, 2009 4:31 PM

    A seventh person in Santa Barbara County is dead from H1N1, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. The most recent death occurred in November, but has now been classified as H1N1-related. All seven people who have died from the swine flu had underlying medical conditions. As... more »
  • Additional swine flu doses available in SLO County

    November 20, 2009 4:48 PM

    Additional doses of the swine flu vaccine have arrived in San Luis Obispo County. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is distributing approximately 18,000 doses next week. The vaccines will go to the county's ongoing school vaccination program, vaccination of emergency medical services personnel and additional clinics. ... more »

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