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Cannabizzes may need to post warning signs

Cannabizzes may need to post warning signs

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s Board of Supervisors has advised against using cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the idea of requiring dispensaries and farms to post warnings on it has gained traction. ​A resolution approved at the August 20 supervisors meeting declares that “women in Humboldt County who are contemplating

Public Health meningitis notifications completed

Public Health HUMBOLDT COUNTY – Public Health officials have completed direct notification of all individuals who may have come into close contact with a student who tested positive yesterday for bacterial meningitis. Local medical providers have also been alerted, and medical practices have been notified of any patients in their practice who may need antibiotics

‘Off the charts’ spike for Hepatitis C

Note: This article was first available to Premium Subscribers on June 21. Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt public health staffers have told the Board of Supervisors that the county is seeing a “frightening increase” in the Hepatitis C infection rate. A needle exchange program aims to control it. Hepatitis C is an

Supervisors get flu vaccines to help raise awareness

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chairperson Ryan Sundberg receives a flu vaccine at Tuesday’s board meeting from Carol Newman, a registered nurse with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Public Health immunization clinic. Sundberg opted for the flu mist, which is an option for healthy people ages 2 through 49. A flu shot is

Avoid the misery and get a flu shot

Flu shots will be easier to get the next few weeks as the Department of Health and Human Services expands its hours for the Public Health Clinic in Eureka one night a week. The clinic, located at 529 I St., will be open every Tuesday night until 5:30 p.m. through the month of January. Regular