In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retai
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The Annual Celebration of Culture & Language by the Latino Network of Monterey County is Wednesday, September 25th. This year’s main speaker is former Major League Baseball player, Ernesto “Ernie” Camacho. He has returned to his roots in Salinas & established a foundation to encourage Salinas Youth.
Important paperwork includes any document you might need in and after an emergency. Don't wait until you get an evacuation order to gather insurance cards, identification documents and other important documents.
Have you ever heard the saying “it’s like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?” While a sledgehammer will certainly open the nut, it will also smash it to bits. This points to the issue of how we respond to someone who reveals that they are thinking about suicide.
Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury.
Many people depend on daily medications. Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medication; 1 in 4 take three or more. If you or a loved one rely on daily medication to treat or manage a chronic disease, take time now to prepare your medicine cabinet for an emergency.
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Personal needs are the things that you absolutely cannot do without in an emergency situation. Think of personal needs as emergency necessities. You need to stockpile these supplies, provisions and equipment in order to protect the health and safety of your family in an emergency.
On August 3rd, Monterey County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an injured dog in a culvert in unincorporated Salinas. The dog, a male husky mix about 1 year old, appeared to be attached to a chain. Later it was discoverd a carabiner type clip was actually clipped through the dog's skin.
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If you’re drinking “Miracle” or “Master” Mineral Solution or other sodium chlorite products, stop now. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports that these products, sold online as “treatments,” have made consumers sick.
Monterey County Health Department was honored with two Model Practice Awards at the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices
The Lennox Intl has issued a recall for Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Monterey County joined other California cities and counties in a successful suit over lead-based paint. Settlement funds will be used for abatement and health programs.
The Medical-Legal Partnership between California Rural Legal Assistance and Monterey County Health Department started in December of 2017. The Year One report outlines the successes and legal needs of the clients served.
Nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV).