August 29, 2002
Re "Crying Out on Health Care," editorial, Aug. 25: The Board of Supervisors has become more mystical and dangerous than Scrooge. It has transformed horrible diseases of the past into potential diseases of the future. Since when has ceasing to immunize so many children against severe communicable diseases been more cost-effective than treating even a few of these morbid diseases in our local hospitals? And what about the children who might be forced to suffer from these illnesses in our county facilities?
December 1, 2011 |
Ultramarathoners go to extremes, but their rate of major injuries may be somewhat moderate. A study of 396 ultramarathoners found that while many suffer injuries throughout the course of their race, the vast majority of them are minor. Researchers looked at medical data on runners who competed in Racing the Planet 4 Deserts series, a four-part ultra-race that takes place over seven days in rough terrain on four continents. Runners travel 150 miles per race. Medical tents are set up throughout the course and at the finish line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1987
Thousands of adults who don't keep their immunizations up to date become seriously ill or die from easily preventable illnesses, a government-sponsored survey shows. The study by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control said that children are immunized routinely but that adults are more difficult to reach.
August 8, 2009 |
VISALIA -- Health officials in California and Colorado say at least nine people have reported illnesses tied to recalled ground beef that may be tainted with salmonella. On Thursday, Fresno-based Beef Packers Inc. recalled 825,769 pounds of ground beef produced June 5-23. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the beef was distributed to retail distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah. A spokesman for the California Department of Public Health said Friday two people have reported feeling ill in Tulare County and three in Orange County.
February 20, 1999
What's so special about Mike Utley [Feb. 16]? Every year thousands of people overcome life-threatening illnesses and crippling accidents. Utley chose to participate in a violent activity. He was aware of the risks and was well paid. Moreover, he took those "steps" with two strong men holding him up and a third person guiding his feet while cameras were rolling. That's grandstanding, not walking. F.G. WOOD Bakersfield
February 20, 1993
I'd like to know what's wrong with KABC spending 17 minutes covering one of the greatest artists and humanitarians in the world? The man quietly brings a message of peace, love and hope to the world, obviously a message we desperately need. He continues to bring hope to millions of Americans with life-threatening illnesses. That's news to me. CATHERINE FRIES North Hollywood
February 24, 1992 |
HAZARDOUS DUTY: Orange County's workplaces seem to be getting less dangerous. . . . The chances of getting scalded, punctured or otherwise hurt on the job here were nearly one in 40 in 1990, according to the latest figures from the state's workers' compensation program. That's 31,000 reports of workplace injuries or occupational illnesses in 1990. . . . Still, 10 years ago, the chances of getting hurt on the job were one in 32.
December 5, 1987 |
Malnutrition has been increasing in Mexico for several years and now affects an estimated 40 million people, Salvador Cuevas, a nutritional researcher with the National Polytechnic Institute, said Friday. Cuevas said that low incomes and poor dietary habits contribute to the problem. He added that respiratory and digestive tract illnesses remain the leading causes of death in the country.
December 12, 1987 |
The Food and Drug Administration alerted Americans late Friday to avoid eating mussels, oysters and clams from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Canada. Officials emphasized that the particular type of toxin prompting the warning persists even after being cooked. The warning was issued shortly after Canadian health officials advised their U.S. counterparts that 70 illnesses and one death in Canada have been linked to contaminated mussels.