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    West Nile Virus Detected in Long Beach Area Mosquitoes

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    Long Beach Public Health Officials have identified mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in the central area of the city, near Chittick Field. Vector Control Program is setting additional mosquito traps in the area and has posted warning signs surrounding Chittick Field. Long Beach Vector Control will continue to treat mosquito-breeding locations in the area [...]

    Councilman Dee Andrews host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration

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    Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Long Beach Ministers Alliance, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Weed & Seed Program, and the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach is hosting the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon [...]

    Walkability assessments to take place in North Long Beach on May 25th and 27th

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    The City of Long Beach Departments of Health and Human Services, Public Works and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency in partnership with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments (PLACE) Program will host two walk audits in North Long Beach on May 25th and May 27th, 2010. At [...]

    Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Wellness Fair at Recreation Park

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    Approximately one out of every four Americans suffer with some form of a mental health challenge in their lifetime.  It is important to recognize that we all may know someone who has this struggle, and that there are resources to help. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Long Beach Health Department is [...]

    Get your teen vaccinated for free on Tuesday

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    Vaccines prevent life-threatening disease. The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that young adults receive vaccines to help prevent disease in adulthood.  For three years the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has worked with the Long Beach Unified School District and CalState,Long Beach School of Nursing to [...]

    Health Department will use stimulus finds to reduce obesity, tobacco use

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    Long Beach residents will benefit from new federal stimulus grant funding awarded to Los Angeles County. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $32.1 million to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to launch initiatives that promote physical activity to obesity and related chronic disease and to [...]

    H1N1 vaccine still recommended as flu cases decline; city plans another free vaccine clinic at El Dorado Senior Center

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    The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will offer free H1N1 flu vaccine at a special clinic at El Dorado Park on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to noon. The clinic will be held in the El Dorado Park Senior Center facility, which is located at [...]

    Health Dept closes Colorado Lagoon after sewage spill

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    Long Beach City Health Officer Helene Calvet, M.D., has issued a beach closure order for the Colorado Lagoon following a sewage spill Tuesday morning near 3rd Street and Granada Avenue. The spill entered into the storm system and sewage eventually reached Colorado Lagoon. The spill was reported to the City’s Department of Health and Human [...]

    GoScan software will track patients in case of flu pandemic in Long Beach

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    The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has chosen GoScan software to help track cases of the pandemic H1N1 (swine) flu virus. This is the sixth in a series of GoScan contracts with local and state government agencies focusing on tracking H1N1 (swine) flu outbreaks. During an emergency such as the H1N1 pandemic, [...]

    Long Beach kids safe from H1N1 flu vaccine recall

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    Today, a manufacturer of the H1N1 flu vaccine issued a voluntary recall of specified batches of the pediatric preservative-free vaccine (for use in children 6 months to less than 3 years old) due to a slight loss in vaccine strength over time. The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) [...]

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