Health

Reports focusing on the latest health news and trends along California's Central Coast.

Ken Pfeiffer Photography

Are you looking to improve your life? Feel free to go all out. 

Flickr user: Steven Depolo

The frozen vegetables and fruits covered under an expanding voluntary recall by CRF Frozen Foods affects products sold in all 50 states and several Canadian provinces.

The teen birth rate is dropping nationwid, especially among Hispanic and black girls, and those same statistics are mirrored here on the Central Coast. 

The Monkey Mind: That endless stream of troubling thoughts or other distracting chatter can zap confidence, preventing a person from focusing on what is truly important. 

Broadcast date: 04/12/2016

Power is the driving force in almost every aspect of our lives. 

Getting a handle on food and environmental allergies

Apr 20, 2016
Ken Pfeiffer Photography

It seems like allergy season gets longer every year. Whether it’s foods or the environment, a lot of people are suffering from allergies.

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Residents of a San Luis Obispo County neighborhood are in the early stages of suing the County over a toxic chemical that is testing positive in their well water. 

Broadcast date: 03/29/2016

With all of the sexual content available and graphic images displayed on billboards, in store windows and in the media - we do a poor job of talking about sex and intimate relationships. 

The process for giving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has changed quite a bit over the years and there is a new push on the Central Coast to get people acquainted with the most recent version of this life-saving technique. 

Broadcast date: 03/22/2016 

Journaling is therapeutic. It's more than just a writing exercise. 

Broadcast date: 03/15/2016

One of the most well-recognized epidemics in the United States is that of skewed body image. But is this epidemic well understood? Tune in for a conversation about the sorts of mental strain that precipitate eating disorders, and advice on grappling with body image issues.  

Dr. Susan Swadener

For National Nutrition Month, hear from Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr. Susan Swadener and Registered Dietitian Megan Coats with Cal Poly Campus Dining about the campaign to inform the public about healthful eating and lifestyle and about their work as registered dietitians. 

Lisa Gardiner

Parents will soon be able to choose from a list of local after-school programs that are certified by the state as healthy options for their kids. 

Broadcast date: 03/01/2016

Although toddlers can be physically demanding and emotionally frustrating - the years spent raising teens can bring us to our knees. But time with our teens can often be engaging, enlightening and fulfilling. 

Broadcast Date: 02/23/2016

The medical model and helping professions are not exact sciences. 

James Gathany

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is working to inform the public and health physicians about how to prevent the spread of Zika virus. 

Broadcast date: 02/12/2016

Young adults (ages 12-17) perceive prescription pills, such as opioid pain relievers, to be less dangerous than street drugs because they are available through legal prescriptions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 As the country is working on a plan to combat the Zika virus, a local blood provider is putting restrictions on who can donate.

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The State of California is preparing to update residents of San Luis Obispo County who have well water that recently tested positive for the industrial solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE.

James Gathany

Concern over the Zika virus is growing in California as an outbreak of the disease continues to spread in Central and South American countries. 

Broadcast date: 1/12/2016

What goes into leaving a legacy? 

Finding fulfillment when the pressure is on

Jan 7, 2016

Broadcast date: 1/5/2016

What does it mean to be fulfilled in one's work? 

The water at Central Coast beaches should be avoided over the next few days, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health said on Monday.

Broadcast Date: 12/15/2015 

One of our most influential relationships is the one we have with our father. 

City of Santa Barbara

Results are now in for chemical testing of a local police department. 

In August, the City of Santa Barbara said it would look into what could be causing a spike in health problems, following some employee concerns. 

Santa Barbara County is in the process of contacting a 260 Central Coast residents after a data breach exposed their medical records. 

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The E. coli outbreak connected to Chipotle restaurants is now thought to be in California. 

City of Morro Bay

City officials in Morro Bay say they are working to notify homeless residents regarding a creek cleanup planned for next month. 

Flickr user youngthousands

San Luis Obispo County health officials are issuing a public health alert in response to a number of viral meningitis cases on the Cal Poly campus. 

Kirsten Macintyre, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

UPDATE: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9:55 a.m.

The California Fish and Game Commission voted 3-0 on Thursday morning in favor of an emergency rulemaking to delay recreational Dungeness crab season by up to 180 days.

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