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Let’s talk turkey about Thanksgiving’s myths and misinformation

Letter to the editor published by East County Californian, November 11, 2021Gloria Chadwick, RN For centuries, children growing up in the United States have been taught that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621 with a feast between the pilgrims and Wampanoag Native American tribe. There is no record of turkey being served at this historic […]

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Deadly Fentanyl a growing danger to East County

As published in The East County Californian, August 2021by Virginia Hall, RN San Diego County law enforcement leaders have sounded the alarm. Deaths from fentanyl overdoses are expected to reach over 700 this year including babies and children. It only takes a speck to kill someone. To educate people, they are working to get the message out […]

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Herrick Health Library reopens with new additions for families

LA MESA, CA (July 2021) – After sixteen months of closed doors, the Herrick Health Library recently announced its reopening with an expansion to the Children’s department and a return to in-person programming. The updated space reflects the increasing demand for fun and interactive family spaces. With the goal to turn children into lifelong learners, […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District and Sharp HealthCare celebrate 30-year anniversary of public/private partnership

Original lease to operate Grossmont Hospital signed in 1991; voters have since extended to 2051 LA MESA (June 24, 2021) — Thirty years ago, the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) leased operations of its La Mesa public hospital to Sharp HealthCare, initiating a public/private partnership that local voters extended through 2051.  The original agreement was designed […]

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Relationship Trauma: Prevention, Education, and Empowerment

Center for Community Solutions is a nonprofit whose mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Their prevention programs use education as a tool to break the cycle of violence and prevent violence before it happens. CCS believes that violence is preventable: violence is a […]

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Mental health: Vulnerable populations left behind

As published in The East County Californian, May 2021By Randy Lenac The leading cause of death in the US is heart disease; in correctional facilities, it’s suicide. Compared to the outside world, the population of incarcerated people has always had the greatest rates of mental diagnoses. Recently, that number has risen exponentially. Between 2009 and 2019, the […]

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