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County to Add Psychiatric Beds, Strengthen Behavioral Health Services

| 12:55 PM

The County Board of Supervisors today got an update on and voted to take the next step in immediate and long-term strategies to support San Diegans in psychiatric crisis and to help prevent such incidents from occurring.

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Opioid Use Slowing But Continues to Take San Diegans’ Lives

| 3:47 PM

Local prescription drug deaths declined in 2018. Deaths due to heroin increased. And fentanyl deaths continued to climb. This is what the County’s 2019 Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card shows regarding the opioid epidemic in the region. The annual report card was released today. The latest report shows 246 San Diegans died from prescription drugs […]

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Flu Cases Triple the Number at This Time Last Year

| 8:46 AM

With 300 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in San Diego this season, compared to 88 at this time last year, County health officials are emphasizing the importance of getting the flu vaccine. There have also been two deaths, reported earlier, compared to none at this point last season.