Latest Department of Health Services Stories

2010-01-14 14:53:37

The Helios Energy Research Facility, originally proposed as a hillside headquarters for Berkeley-based alternative-energy research, appears close to finding a new home west of the Berkeley campus "” and to replacing a shuttered neighborhood eyesore with an eco-friendly building and public open space designed to spur downtown revitalization as it seeks solutions to global climate change. The brainchild of former Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory director Steven Chu "” now head...

2009-02-10 18:06:29

Experts say lead shot from firearms and lead sinkers might pose health risks for humans and wildlife alike. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that studies indicate venison often contains lead fragments, and birds have been found with fishing sinkers in their bodies and elevated lead levels in their blood. In Wisconsin, 15 percent of 199 samples of commercially processed venison contained lead bullet fragments, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of...

2008-10-14 21:00:22

GILBERT, Ariz., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Department of Health Services, Gilbert Hospital, located in Gilbert Arizona, was the first and only hospital of 88 in Arizona to successfully submit the required Arizona Hospital Discharge Data Report, a mandatory state filing. The report is required by the Arizona Department of Health Services to be submitted twice annually. However, changes to the 2008 report created a complex issue for hospitals wherein the report...

2008-06-22 09:00:29

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 22--When Twila Petker died on March 29, 2004, medical examiners couldn't miss the ugly ulcer on her back. "My mother had a ... sore on her back that was about 3 inches deep, 3 inches wide and went to the bone," said Steve Petker of Novato. "The coroner told me when I picked up the report that this was the worst case he'd ever seen." The Marin County coroner determined that the massive infection that killed...

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