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SoCal meningococcal disease cases spike among gay men

The California Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in cases of invasive meningococcal disease in Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The cluster of cases in the last several months has disproportionately affected men who have sex with men and is prompting the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to issue an advisory.

San Diegans should test for HIV, free testing available

To do that, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its many partners are offering free, confidential HIV testing throughout the region. The free testing is part of National HIV Testing Week in San Diego County, which will take place June 21-27.

Early voting begins for June 7 election

Early voting began today and will continue from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and until the polls close at 8 pm on Election Day (Tuesday, June 7). The office will also be open 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 for weekend voting.

Public asked to use emergency rooms only in true emergencies

In an effort to reduce congestion at local hospital emergency rooms, regional health care leaders urged the public on Friday to use emergency rooms only in actual medical emergencies and provided recommendations for individuals on managing their health care to avoid ER overuse.

10 San Diego County trails to hike in 2015

It’s a great time for you – or your friends and other family members – to put down the electronic devices and participate in a sport you can do at your own pace.

Five more influenza deaths reported in San Diego

Five more San Diegans died from complications from influenza, bringing the total to nine this season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported on Wednesday.

10 confirmed measles cases reported in San Diego County

San Diego County now has 10 confirmed cases of measles among the growing number of California residents associated with the Disneyland outbreak first reported earlier this week.

Election 2014: Susan Guinn vows to defeat anti-gay County Clerk

Consumer attorney Susan Guinn says that Ernest Dronenburg’s political blunders and missteps show voters that “the incumbent is doing a terrible job. He is bad for business, bad for families and has abused his elected position to promote his own ideology, rather than following the law.”

San Diegans urged to get flu vaccination

As of Dec. 28, 357 flu cases have been reported this flu season, which is 50 percent more than the number of cases reported this time last season, reported KPBS.