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California confirms first coronavirus-related death

Health officials in Placer County, Calif., have confirmed the state’s first coronavirus-related death in an elderly adult with underlying health issues. The news comes on the same day that Washington state reported an additional COVID-19 fatality, bringing the national death toll to 11. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE “We extend our deepest condolences to… Read More »

California woman collapsed on Christmas with ‘vape lung’ says ‘I looked dead’

‘I look dead’: California woman who spent two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape lung’ after collapsing on Christmas Day warns urges teens – and adults – to stay away from e-cigarettes Julia Itzen, 37, of Los Angeles, California suddenly collapsed on Christmas Day She wound up spending two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape… Read More »

California to be first state to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants – BBC News

California is poised to become the first US state to offer government-provided healthcare to some immigrants who are in the country illegally. State Democrats agreed on Sunday that adults between the ages of 19 to 25 should have access to Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income insurance programme. The measure must still be approved by the full… Read More »

Emergency responders to California wildfire used a patient lookup system to harness volunteer providers

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens When it comes to responding to disasters like the recent wildfires in California, caring for displaced patients is hard enough. And it gets worse unless you have access to their health information. The Patient Unified Lookup System, known as PULSE, was developed for just that… Read More »

Camp Fire in Northern California destroys Adventist Health Feather River Hospital, patients evacuated

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres and numerous structures in Northern California, killing five people and destroying Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. Both the hospital and the town have been leveled by the Camp Fire,… Read More »