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Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Offers Free Cancer-Detection Program

The free service focuses on early detection and prevention based on family history. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Veterans Qualify for Free Senior Social Programs

Friendship Center locations in Goleta and Montecito offer support groups and socializing. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Assemblymember Limón Gets Emergency Psychiatric Measure Signed

Destroyed by the Thomas Fire, Ventura’s Vista del Mar psychiatric hospital to open temporary location. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cottage Health Offers Natural-Disaster Therapy Sessions

The free 90-minute group sessions are open to anybody traumatized by recent wildfire and mudslides. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Social Workers Concerned With Increase in Babies Exposed to Meth

Caseworkers have described the trend as a countywide crisis. Read story.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CenCal Health Ranks Fourth Statewide

The full-service health plan covers 20 percent of population in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Flu Deaths in Santa Barbara County Hit 12

The number of emergency room visits for flu-like symptoms is somewhat higher than this time last year. Read story.

Friday, March 2, 2018

With Little to No Health-Care Coverage, Uber Drivers Worry About the Flu

The independent contractors take precautions to protect their health and livelihoods. Read story.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Flu Activity on the Rise in Santa Barbara County

The past two weeks have seen an increase in cases of influenza. Read story.

Originally published 11:11 a.m., January 5, 2018
Updated 4:26 p.m., January 5, 2018

Santa Barbara Nursing Programs Ranked Among Best in State

City College and Santa Barbara Business College take fourth and fifth. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sansum and Blue Shield Work Out Deal to Cover Santa Barbara County

7,000 Affordable Care Act patients across the county breathe a sigh of relief. Read story.

Monday, November 27, 2017
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