Orange County Breeze
News of Northwest Orange County, CA




 
 

 
Orange County seal

Public comment sought on Orange County plan to improve health

The Orange County Health Care Agency and its partners announce a plan to help improve the health of everyone who lives, works and plays in Orange County. Orange County’s overall health fares well compared to other counties in...
by courtesy
0

 

Subscribe to our daily morning email news update!


 
pills, drugs, capsules

Safely dispose of old prescription drugs at National Drug Take-Back Day

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. This ...
by courtesy
0

 

Subscribe to our daily morning email news update!


 
drugs, medicines, capsules

Cypress Police to take part in National Drug Take-Back Day

Got Drugs?  Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 26, 2014. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than 7 million America...
by courtesy
0

 
 
MemorialCare-Health-System-logo

2nd Annual Stomp on the Roof Festival provides health resources and support

Food trucks, live music and drum circles doesn’t quite sound like the setup at your average health festival. But that’s exactly what Arts & Services for Disabled and Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) had in mind when...
by courtesy
0

 

 
Graphic courtesy of California Highway Patrol.

CHP driving class offers seniors keys to safe driving

Talking with an older family member about their driving is often difficult. Most of us put off that talk until the person’s driving has become what we believe to be dangerous. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented t...
by courtesy
0

 

 
Orange County seal

Mercury poisoning linked to face cream

The Orange County Health Care Agency warns against the use of face creams that appear to be homemade or imported from Mexico due to potentially high levels of mercury. One case of mercury poisoning associated with use of these ...
by courtesy
0

 

 
Anna Sladkey, physical therapist, Pediatric Rehabilitation Department, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, tries on the Bioness Functional Electrical Stimulator, for the first time, which is used to stimulate functionality in the upper extremities of children. Courtesy photo.

Miller Children’s Hospital receives grant for new rehabilitation equipment

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Department at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach accepted a $40,000 donation from the California Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation (CCRF) on Tuesday, March 25, to purchase Bioness Function...
by courtesy
0

 
 
Cypress Boys and Girls Club at Cedar Glen Park

Cypress Club joins national effort to set Guinness World Record for fitness

If you drove by your local Boys & Girls Club last night and saw a mass of kids exercising to a fitness video, you witnessed their attempt to set the world record for Most People Exercising to a Fitness Video within 24 Hours...
by courtesy
0

 

 
school bus and students

Education Committee approves emergency student treatment, school choice information

The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously today to approve two legislative measures authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). SB 1266 will require public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors o...
by courtesy
0

 
 
Orange County seal

OC Health Care Agency releases study on firearms deaths in Orange County

A new study by the Orange County Health Care Agency examines the prevalence and circumstances around firearm-related incidents in Orange County between 2009 and 2011. During this period, there were 1,292 firearm-related inciden...
by courtesy
0

 

 
St. Irenaeus Health Ministry Board Members prepared healthy snacks for the March 24, 2014 workshop on “Linking Health of Body, Mind and Spirit” at St. Irenaeus Parish Hall. Left to right: Terry Arenz, Monica Kovach, Carol Reed and Betty Borowski. Photo by Edna Ethington.

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry hosts workshop on body, mind and spirit

Approximately a hundred parishioners came to St. Irenaeus Parish Hall on Monday, March 24, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to participate in St. Irenaeus Health Ministry’s Workshop on “Linking Health of Body, Mind and Spirit...
by cehwiedel
0

 
 
Rob Jones with San Juan County supporters. Courtesy photo.

Paralympian/Wounded Warrior nears end of cross-country cycling journey

Rob Jones has never taken the easy route. So it’s no surprise that the U.S. Paralympian and combat-wounded retired Marine chose Bar Harbor, Maine, as the starting point for his epic cross-country cycling trek. He set out Mond...
by cehwiedel
1

 

 
Cypress senior center

Special topics and screenings at Cypress Senior Center for April 2014

The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center, which is located at 9031 Grindlay Street, just south of Lincoln Ave. and about a mile west of Valley View St. in Cypress. You need not be a Cypress resident t...
by courtesy
0

 
 
MillerChildrensHospital

Miller Children’s Hospital promotes autism awareness with “Light it up Blue” campaign

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 88 American children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder – a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. To raise awareness of this prevale...
by courtesy
0