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Two women holding several gift bags

Gift Deliveries Bring Joy to Vulnerable and At-Risk Adults

| 11:31 AM

Staff from the County’s Public Administrator, Guardian, and Conservator’s Office are doing their part to brighten the holidays for the clients they serve throughout the year. They are delivering holiday gifts to dozens of men and women in their care.

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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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An exam room at the Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health Credit: UC San Diego Health

New Initiative Ensures Emergency Rooms are Senior-Friendly

| 11:20 AM

Hospitals across the region are making significant commitments to improve emergency care for senior citizens, pledging Monday to participate in a new Senior Emergency Care Initiative.