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An interview with Tony Bowden, Santa Clara County’s new fire chief
Santa Clara County, public safety, Fire, Health, News, Tech

An interview with Tony Bowden, Santa Clara County’s new fire chief

Goals for New Santa Clara County Fire Chief Tony Bowden Healthy workforce, strong infrastructure and ‘servant leadership’ Santa Clara County’s new fire chief assumed his post recently. One of the main things on Tony Bowden’s mind is reducing the cancer rate among current and former firefighters. By having dozens of firefighters agree to be closely…

Stroke Awareness:  Know the signs, act FAST
Santa Clara County, Health

Stroke Awareness: Know the signs, act FAST

Stroke Awareness Saves Lives Would you know what to do if you were having a stroke?https://youtu.be/YLl4eL5-xxU If you are having any of the following warning signs, you may be having a stroke, even if you’re a younger person. Don’t wait to see if you’ll start to feel yourself again. You or someone else should call…

Santa Clara County designated age-friendly
Aging, Santa Clara County, Health

Santa Clara County designated age-friendly

County of Santa Clara spearheads age-friendly designation The County of Santa Clara and its 15 constituent cities have made a firm, ongoing commitment to making life as friendly as possible for older people. Good thing, too. Like most places on the planet, Santa Clara County stands on the cusp of an unprecedented wave of people…

Rehabilitation Center at VMC helps rebuild lives
Santa Clara County, Valley Medical Center, VMC, Health

Rehabilitation Center at VMC helps rebuild lives

The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has built a reputation as a national leader in care for patients who’ve suffered a stroke, a spinal cord damage or a traumatic brain injury. Based in innovation-driven Silicon Valley, the center pioneered an interdisciplinary team approach to care that has since become the standard. The care team…

Mosquitoes: lab abuzz with disease detectives
Environment, Parks, Public Health

Mosquitoes: lab abuzz with disease detectives

Santa Clara County Vector Control lab: the scientists behind eradicating mosquitoes   Ideally, summer is about freedom from homework, weekends at the lake and hanging out into the night, not mosquitoes. That’s why it’s also the season when Santa Clara County is most active protecting residents from the threat of the West Nile virus-carrying insects….

law enforcement, violence, public safety, Santa Clara County, Public Health

Santa Clara County community discusses gun violence — with civility!

Wise people learn the lessons of history. And history says gun violence has been somewhat less of a problem in Santa Clara County than in many places in California and beyond. Nor has the County endured spectacular mass slayings. Yet. But history also says that dozens of Santa Clara County die in firearms-related violence every…

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