San Diego, California - Surfers, swimmers and other water-goers should avoid the beaches due to our recent storm, the Department of Environmental Health warned Friday.

San Diego, California - Hospitals in Europe where nursing staff care for fewer patients and have a higher proportion of bachelor’s degree-trained nurses had significantly fewer surgical patients die while hospitalized according to a new study. These findings underscore the potential risks to patients when nurse staffing is cut and suggest an increased emphasis on bachelor’s education for nurses could reduce hospital deaths.

Rochester, Minnesota - Surgery to alter the digestive system is one of the most effective ways to address severe obesity. But, bariatric surgical interventions are costly, often irreversible and carry the risk of short- and long-term complications.

San Diego, California (NAPSI) - Creating a world free of multiple sclerosis requires a collaborative effort. That’s why starting every March, individuals and MS groups across the country unite to raise awareness and find new and better ways to help people living with MS lead their best lives.

Santee, California - For the third year in a row, the County-operated Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility in Santee is rated among the best nursing homes in the nation in an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report.

San Diego, California - Shame, stigma, fear of jeopardizing their careers. All can keep people from getting help for a mental disorder. The reluctance to seek treatment is even greater in the military community.

San Diego, California - Influenza activity in the region continued to decline over the past week, although three additional flu deaths were reported.