Our Health California

The Dizzying Road to Mental Health Care

In California, 1.4 million people live with a serious mental illness, while millions more struggle with day-to-day mental health challenges. However, most don’t get the care and treatment they need.

Five Things You Should Know About the Flu Shot

Under normal circumstances, both December and January are dangerous months when it comes to the flu. It’s peak flu season — and in fact, National Flu Vaccine is observed the week of December 2-8! As you well know, this year falls outside the realm of “normal” circumstances. In the midst of a pandemic that is threatening to further burden California communities, health care workers, and hospitals, it’s even more essential to do what we can to keep flu risk low. A flu vaccine is the best way to do just that. Here are 5 things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone should know about the flu shot: