Wellness

Flu season has arrived – Not too late for a flu shot!

SAN FRANCISCO (January 16, 2015) – Bay Area Health Officers are seeing increased flu activity and encourage all residents to get flu shots and to wash their hands. Though the flu season has been relatively mild in the Bay Area so far this year, that could change. Flu is widespread in 46 states throughout the [...]

Let’s Meet the Community Wellness Program

The Community Wellness Program, located in the Wellness Center on the 2nd Floor of the main building across from the cafeteria, works to promote and encourage wellness practices among patients, staff, and all San Franciscans. The center supports a broad holistic view of health in which physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health are considered [...]

Ebola Fact Sheet

Key facts There is no Ebola in San Francisco. An Ebola case was diagnosed in Texas in a traveler from Liberia. Public health authorities in Texas and from the CDC are following up all contacts to that case to make sure that there is no further spread of Ebola. It is possible that a small [...]

SF HEALTH NETWORK KICKS OFF NEW YEAR BY GOING FOLIC!

SAN FRANCISCO— It’s New Year’s resolution time again. What easier resolution can young women make than to take a multi-vitamin with folic acid? National Folic Acid Awareness Week is January 4 to 11, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s San Francisco Health Network, in collaboration with its Family Planning Program, is excited to [...]

Preventing and Managing Chronic Diseases – Dr. Hilary Seligman UCSF/SFGH

Dr. Seligman of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH gave a fantastic presentation on food insecurity and preventing and managing chronic diseases at the 2015 Food Safety, Security and Sustainability Symposium in Sacramento, CA. In it she outlined the reasons that food insecure individuals are at higher risk for obesity, diabetes and other [...]

Zika Update

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre (paralysis) syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes. Zika is a virus that is spread through mosquito [...]

CDC Health Advisory: Flu Season Begins: Severe Illness Reported

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network February 1, 2016, 0850 EST (8:50 AM EST) CDCHAN-00387 Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspect influenza patients without waiting for testing Summary Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of [...]

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Celebrates 2016 “Summer Fest”

ZSFG’s Community Wellness Program is hosting Summer Fest to promote and celebrate family and community wellness. Here's a flyer. When: Friday, June 10th, 11am – 2pm Where: Building 5 – Cafeteria and 2nd floor hall at the Community Wellness Center Free festivities include: Rhythmic drums, DANCING to world beats, sharing healthy snacks, and more – [...]