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More residents needed for COVID testing to slow the spread, move...

Riverside County residents are needed for coronavirus testing to continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus, as well as help the county emerge from the state’s most restrictive purple tier. Coronavirus tests for active infections slows the spread of the disease by identifying infected individuals who can then be isolated as well as their close contacts.

After years of attempts, bill to empower nurse practitioners passes California...

A measure that grants California nurse practitioners the ability to practice without physician supervision passed the state legislature Monday, the culmination of a long and contentious legislative journey. The bill gained momentum as the pandemic put a spotlight on health care disparities and workforce shortages.

How to Help Your Kid Get Better Sleep

Most of us know how important sleep is to anyone … without enough sleep and without enough quality sleep, you can find yourself suffering the consequences, whether you realize it or not. You may not be sleeping soundly, and you may not be getting into the different types of sleep everyone needs (think REM sleep and dreaming – essential to our overall health).

HLB Solution Could Be Available in Three Years

University of California, Riverside (UCR) scientist Hailing Jin believes she has found a substance capable of controlling the deadly citrus greening disease known as huanglongbing (HLB).

CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Accelerate Adoption of Value-Based...

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid directors designed to advance the adoption of value-based care strategies across their healthcare systems and align provider incentives across payers. Under value-based care, providers are reimbursed based on their ability to improve quality of care in a cost-effective manner or lower costs while maintaining standards of care, rather than the volume of care they provide.

More residents needed for COVID testing to slow the spread, move...

Riverside County residents are needed for coronavirus testing to continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus, as well as help the county emerge from the state’s most restrictive purple tier.

Riverside County health officials urge residents to take precautions because of...

Wildfires burning throughout California are generating smoke and ash that is impacting portions of western Riverside County, prompting health officials to urge residents to take precautions with the unhealthy air quality levels.

Riverside County reports first flu-related death of 2020-21 influenza season

A man in his 80s from the San Jacinto Valley is being reported as Riverside County’s first flurelated death of the 2020-21 flu season.

Riverside County School Waiver Status

Riverside County officials have begun accepting waiver applications from public and private K-6 schools wishing to resume in-person classes. Waivers are necessary because Riverside County is currently on the state’s watch list. The county must be off the watch list for 14 days before schools and school districts may reopen without a waiver.

“Keep Up the Rates” Campaign Encourages Vaccination Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our health and well-being beyond the damage caused by the virus. In nearly every community, elective surgeries have been postponed, and routine care has been delayed. Amid closed healthcare offices and clinics, compounded by fear of contracting COVID-19, routine vaccinations have declined significantly across all age groups, with demand plummeting as much as 95 percent for some vaccines.