Over $1.63 million in grants was announced for local efforts to get people vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Local health officials, including CHC's CEO Ronald Castle, gathered in Santa Barbara to hear Rep. Salud Carbajal announce four new grants to help protect central coast residents.
Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that causes mild, cold-like symptoms. While most people recover in a week or two, RSV can be severe, especially for infants or for older adults.
November is Diabetes Awareness month, so CHC would like to share some helpful facts, tips and resources you could benefit from and hopefully reduce your risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 37.3 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes and an estimated 96 million adults have prediabetes.
Proper screening for breast cancer is crucial and it can start with a simple self-examination that you can do anywhere. A breast self-exam and recommended screenings from your healthcare provider can increase your chances of early detection - especially when along with routine physical exams by a doctor, mammography screenings, and sometimes, ultrasound and/or MRIs.