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April 25, 2019 | Department of Health Services
"The best approach to prevention seems to be fair education. That is, education on vaping that isn't judgmental, that doesn't gloss over the allure and doesn't simply tell young people they are wrong. It seems like we are moving away from the 'Just Say No' message that failed our society with other substance abuse."- Sonoma West Publishers Staff
February 5, 2019 | Department of Health Services
Licensing your dog is such an important part of responsible pet ownership and to celebrate Sonoma County Animal Services is offering a dog license limited time fee waiver program from February 5th through March 3rd 2019.
August 22, 2018 | Department of Health Services
Consider screening for infectious diseases that are not uncommon in homeless communities such as TB, sexually transmitted infections (Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea), HIV, and Hepatitis A/B/C. Seize the opportunity of a healthcare visit and avoid delaying next steps.
August 2, 2018 | Department of Health Services
In Sonoma County, suspected accidental fentanyl related deaths have increased (12 in 2018 as of 7/31/18, 5 in 2017, and 3 in 2016). In California, fentanyl deaths increased from 2016 to 2017 by 57%. In 2017, 373 fentanyl deaths and 1,882 opioid overdose deaths were reported in California.