Long Beach health department
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is asking for a report from the City Public Health Officer concerning educational efforts by the Health Department to inform grocers and their customers about the need to clean reusable bags that may be the source of bacteria. An agenda item asking for the report will be heard in early March. “The [...]
Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are all preventable conditions, tied to good nutrition and exercise. With these conditions at record levels nationally, the Long Beach Health Department will be hosting a series of free special health screening events to assist residents in their quest toward improved health. “I encourage Long Beach residents to take action [...]
On Thursday City Manager Patrick West named Susan Price, Manager of the Community Health Bureau, to be Interim Director of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).
Why risk a bad case of the flu? Protect yourself with a flu shot from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. Flu season will arrive soon in Southern California, and with flu vaccine in plentiful supply currently, you can protect yourself, your family, your co-workers and the community from the [...]
The City of Long Beach Department of Health, with assistance from the American Red Cross, has announced the dates for the 2012 Annual Flu Clinics. This year’s walk-in flu clinics will begin on October 23, 2012, and continue through November 30, 2012. The clinics are for people age 60 and older and adults ages 18 [...]
The City of Long Beach reopened beaches in the Alamitos Bay at 9:00am Saturday morning. City officials have been conducting daily water quality tests inside the Bay following last week’s sewage spill from a private sewer system. As the week progressed, tests showed decreasing amounts of bacteria in the Alamitos Bay, and officials on Saturday [...]
The weekend sewage spill from a private sewer system has resulted in additional beach closures in Alamitos Bay. Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner ordered additional recreational beach areas closed Tuesday following a sewage spill on Sunday in the Cerritos Channel, which closed Mother’s Beach swimming area. Due to bacteriological test results analyzed [...]
Dogs and their owners came out to Kress Market Wednesday to celebrate dining on the outdoor patio. This new policy, approved by the Long Beach City Council, allows restaurant owners to offer patio dining experiences for people and their four-legged friends.
Ron Arias, Director of the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), has announced his plans to retire, effective the end of December 2012. “Ron will be terribly missed,” said City Manager Patrick H. West “His passion for the community and his commitment to the health profession is unmatched, and [...]
The City of Long Beach is alerting the public about flea-borne typhus, a disease transmitted to humans by fleas. In 2012 to date, eleven cases of flea-borne typhus have been reported among Long Beach residents, as compared to nine reported for all of 2011. Officials conducted a detailed investigation into the cases that have been [...]