Spring allergy season is upon us, but those who suffer from allergies may have started experiencing the irritating symptoms long before now. The early release of pollen triggered by warm temperatures and dry conditions may be the culprit, experts say.
Elder abuse is not something people discuss much in Southeast Asian communities, but local organizations believe it’s an issue worth learning more about. Merced’s Healthy House, along with the Valley Crisis Center, the Merced Police Department and the District Attorney’s office have teamed up to apply for a federal grant that would allow for further education on this issue.
Infections in health care settings continue to be a public health risk in California, the state revealed in a report last week. But overall, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health, hospitals have demonstrated progress in preventing infections.
Statewide data released by Covered California officials late last week show that nearly 500,000 people signed up for health coverage through the exchange during the second open enrollment period – a large chunk were Latino and young adults.
New research at UC Merced has discovered that the toxoplasma parasite, an organism capable of infecting almost all warm-blooded animals, can be more dangerous than most believed. This new research project found that South American strains of the parasite are stronger and better at evading the immune system, resulting in disease in hosts that should have been immune.
Castle Family Health Centers in Atwater will offer free health examinations Saturday. Services will include: diabetes and blood pressure screenings, breast examinations, and vision tests for adults. Hearing and vision exams will be available for children.
Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and San Diego State University released new estimates that measure the levels of medical insurance coverage among undocumented immigrants in several California communities, including Merced County.
An Iowa-based organization that leads adventure trips for cancer survivors has revealed its next excursion — a journey to Tibet to hike around Mount Kailash, which many religions have deemed a sacred site.
The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.