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Measles – What’s all the fuss about?

Measles – What’s all the fuss about?

By Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, M.D.
January 29, 2015

There has been a lot in the news about a recent outbreak of measles linked to a Disney amusement park in Orange County, with now over 70 cases confirmed in California and several in other states as well.  What is measles and who is at risk?  Who exactly needs to be vaccinated?

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus.  It begins with fever, followed by cough, runny nose, sore throat and pink eyes, and then a whole body rash.  When someone with measles coughs or sneezes, the droplets are spread in the air and stay very infectious for up to 2 hours.  People are contagious from 4 days before they develop rash to 4 days after the rash starts.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
01-03-2015 - 01-03-2015
The Yoga Seed Collective
http://www.theyogaseed.org/workshops-trainings/?mobile=false&options%5Bids%5D=482&options%5Bsite_id%5D=23440
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Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Calling all fruit tree and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community garden in Woodland will host a fruit tree workshop on Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This outdoor class is free and open to all; no experience with fruit trees necessary.

This class, taught by a Yolo County master gardener who specializes in fruit trees, will help participants select bare root fruit trees for their home orchard.  Participants will also learn how to properly train and trim fruit trees during the winter dormant season to enhance growth and production in spring.  The class will take place in the garden orchard on the west side of the Bauer building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, and will include demonstration of various training and trimming techniques.   

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

The Yolo County Health Services Department, in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, is holding a free seasonal influenza vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  Besides providing opportunity for residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, this clinic also serves as a test of the county’s mass vaccination response.

In addition to getting a flu shot annually, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

·         Wash hands often with soap and water

·         Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces, i.e. countertops, doorknobs, telephones etc. 

I Had A Dream I Had Breast Cancer - I DID!

I Had A Dream I Had Breast Cancer - I DID!

I Had A Dream I Had Breast Cancer – I DID!

Hi!  I am Lisa O’Hara, Contributor to News10 My Neighborhood for the past three years.   So many events, taking photos and writing articles, informing our community of the great nonprofit organizations which serve our community, brought me to “Race for the Cure” last year which touched my heart deeply as I was photographing women whose survivor-strength shown on their faces, the family members who attended their mother, wife, daughter, aunt, niece and perhaps neighbor who was there to run “The Race For The Cure. “ There were many who as they ran, walked or were in wheelchairs and still undergoing various treatments, showed courage and resiliency for either their “noted year of survival” or the remembrance of a loved one whose life was taken by breast cancer. 

Emergency Medical Services in Which We Can All Take Pride

Emergency Medical Services in Which We Can All Take Pride

By Kristin Weivoda, Yolo County EMS Administrator

Have you ever needed an ambulance in Yolo County?  Or ever wondered how the program works?

The program – emergency medical services, or EMS – is a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care and other medical transport of patients with illnesses or injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.  In short, paramedic/ambulance service.

Each county in California is authorized to develop an EMS program and a local EMS agency that oversees the delivery of such services within its geographical boundaries.  Until last year, Yolo County was part of a multi-county EMS agency.  On July 1, 2013, Yolo County implemented its own independent local EMS agency to meet and serve the needs of Yolo County residents, and thus, became one of 33 local EMS agencies in California.