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01:43

How to Wash Your Hands Correctly

| 3:34 PM

Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from getting sick, but you have to do it regularly and correctly. As simple as it sounds, here are instructions.

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VIDEO: This Man’s Heart Stopped Beating. Here’s Why He’s Alive Today.

| 1:59 PM

When someone goes into cardiac arrest, seconds can be the difference between life and death. The County’s Public Access Defibrillator Program makes Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, accessible in public and private places where large numbers of people gather. AEDs restart a heart that has stopped beating. They save lives, and no one knows that better than a group of co-workers in one downtown San Diego County office.

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02:49

The Healing Power of Recreational Therapy

| 8:13 AM

The San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital has a variety of in-house programs to assist patients in their crisis recovery process. One of the most popular and successful is Recreational Therapy. Whether patients choose painting and ceramics or volleyball and yoga, the joy they feel has real healing power.

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03:45

Compassion is the Prescription for Care at County Psychiatric Hospital

| 1:29 PM

The County has added more than $54 million to this year’s Behavioral Health Services budget, along with dozens of new positions and investments throughout the county. But, as a visit with the caring and compassionate staff at the County’s Psychiatric Hospital shows, treating mental illness is an extremely complex process and funding is just one of the many challenges.

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02:58

VIDEO: Public Health Nurses Respond to Flu Outbreak at Migrant Shelter

| 1:52 PM

County health care specialists have screened about 15,000 asylum seekers at the local temporary shelter with no signs of a slowdown. When the newest arrivals showed a spike in flu-like symptoms, our Public Health nurses quickly made a plan and made the adjustment.