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October 3, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bid to expand its already large Southern California membership base, FHP International Corp. said Tuesday that it will soon expand its health maintenance organization network into San Diego County. Clemens Scharwath, FHP's newly appointed regional vice president for San Diego, said the company hopes to begin marketing its prepaid health plans in the county later this month. The membership drive will be kicked off by a $1-million marketing campaign in the local media.
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October 1, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials here are alerting doctors as they brace for the arrival of cholera, an epidemic that has spread north through the Americas and struck a new nation each month since it was first discovered in Peru in January. Federal and local health officials stress that a major outbreak of cholera is not expected to hit the United States.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1986
A raw sewage spill into Mission Bay on Friday prompted San Diego County health officials to quarantine an estimated 1,000 yards of beach until further notice, said an officer with the Mission Bay Harbor Patrol. The closure was expected to extend through the weekend. Officer Dorothy Eckman said the County Health Services Department closed a stretch of beach from South Crown Shores in the eastern quadrant of the bay to the wildlife refuge area just south of Campland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1991 | LANIE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a brushy San Clemente canyon near the San Diego County border, Orange County health officials have found a tick infected with debilitating Lyme disease. That discovery marks the first such find in Southern California and the farthest south that an infected tick has ever been detected in California, local and state health officials said Friday.
NEWS
June 15, 1985 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County health officials and specialists at UC San Diego Medical Center are conducting surveys and tests to determine whether an outbreak of listeriosis found in Los Angeles and Orange counties has occurred here, officials said Friday. The health officials are also trying to find out whether any listeriosis cases found in San Diego County are related to the tainted Jalisco cheeses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1985 | KEAY DAVIDSON, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County health officials have removed the administrator of the beleaguered Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital in Santee, which has been fined $35,000 during the past year for state health law violations. Francoise Euliss will be transferred to a yet-to-be-determined county post--possibly one concerned with issues of long-term health care--with no change in pay, Paul Simms, deputy director of health services, said Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1987 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County health authorities have begun training recovering drug addicts to go out to clinics, jails and the streets to educate drug users about the risk of infection of AIDS through contaminated needles. About a dozen men and women referred through drug-treatment programs and trained this week by the county Department of Health Services are to begin work in early March in an effort to stem the spread of the fatal infection among the thousands of intravenous drug users in the county.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 8,000 children in San Diego County may not get measles vaccinations next year despite a fivefold increase in measles cases over the past year, county health officials say. "If we haven't got the vaccine, we're obviously not going to immunize," said Donald Ramras, county health officer. "If things don't change, my prediction is that some people won't get it." The problem is a money crunch in the state Department of Health Services.
NEWS
October 1, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials here are alerting doctors as they brace for the arrival of cholera, an epidemic that has spread north through the Americas and struck a new nation each month since it was first discovered in Peru in January. Federal and local health officials stress that a major outbreak of cholera is not expected to hit the United States.
NEWS
February 2, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A persistent measles epidemic that has gripped the Southland and other regions of California since late 1987 flared anew in January, claiming six lives and prompting some experts to warn that an end to the outbreak is nowhere in sight. The surge in measles cases comes after several counties experienced a lull late last year that gave many health officials hope that the stubborn epidemic might be subsiding.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bid to expand its already large Southern California membership base, FHP International Corp. said Tuesday that it will soon expand its health maintenance organization network into San Diego County. Clemens Scharwath, FHP's newly appointed regional vice president for San Diego, said the company hopes to begin marketing its prepaid health plans in the county later this month. The membership drive will be kicked off by a $1-million marketing campaign in the local media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The measles epidemic that has plagued Southern California since late 1987 has dramatically worsened, with Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, the hardest-hit areas, reporting many more cases during the first three months of 1990 than in all of 1989. Dramatic increases in measles cases have also been registered throughout the Central Valley and in San Diego County, and a measles outbreak has developed in Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NEWS
February 2, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A persistent measles epidemic that has gripped the Southland and other regions of California since late 1987 flared anew in January, claiming six lives and prompting some experts to warn that an end to the outbreak is nowhere in sight. The surge in measles cases comes after several counties experienced a lull late last year that gave many health officials hope that the stubborn epidemic might be subsiding.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 8,000 children in San Diego County may not get measles vaccinations next year despite a fivefold increase in measles cases over the past year, county health officials say. "If we haven't got the vaccine, we're obviously not going to immunize," said Donald Ramras, county health officer. "If things don't change, my prediction is that some people won't get it." The problem is a money crunch in the state Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1987 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County health authorities have begun training recovering drug addicts to go out to clinics, jails and the streets to educate drug users about the risk of infection of AIDS through contaminated needles. About a dozen men and women referred through drug-treatment programs and trained this week by the county Department of Health Services are to begin work in early March in an effort to stem the spread of the fatal infection among the thousands of intravenous drug users in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1986
A raw sewage spill into Mission Bay on Friday prompted San Diego County health officials to quarantine an estimated 1,000 yards of beach until further notice, said an officer with the Mission Bay Harbor Patrol. The closure was expected to extend through the weekend. Officer Dorothy Eckman said the County Health Services Department closed a stretch of beach from South Crown Shores in the eastern quadrant of the bay to the wildlife refuge area just south of Campland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The measles epidemic that has plagued Southern California since late 1987 has dramatically worsened, with Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, the hardest-hit areas, reporting many more cases during the first three months of 1990 than in all of 1989. Dramatic increases in measles cases have also been registered throughout the Central Valley and in San Diego County, and a measles outbreak has developed in Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NEWS
June 15, 1985 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County health officials and specialists at UC San Diego Medical Center are conducting surveys and tests to determine whether an outbreak of listeriosis found in Los Angeles and Orange counties has occurred here, officials said Friday. The health officials are also trying to find out whether any listeriosis cases found in San Diego County are related to the tainted Jalisco cheeses.
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