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Medications for Mono inmates examined

In a federal lawsuit filed by former Mono County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Madrid and in arbitration testimony over Madrid’s firing, comments were made about the Mono County Jail’s handling of inmate medications. We checked in with Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson. Madrid’s attorney said that when his client brought up the alleged “mishandling […]

 
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Surge of whooping cough cases in Mono

Whooping Cough Has Returned to Mammoth – from Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson During the last 5 weeks, the Mono County Health Department has received reports of 9 laboratory confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis). All are residents of Mammoth Lakes, and most are infants and children under 2 years of age. All […]

 
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Public health – designed to protect food, water, health

It’s National Public Health Week, so we spoke with Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.  Cleland Hoff interviewed the doctor about the many aspects of Public Health that mostly go unnoticed. Dr. Johnson said that the citizens are impacted by Public Health when they go out and eat at a restaurant.  Inspections are done […]

 
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No evidence of flu here

For an unknown reason, flu season this year has barely materialized.  Some officials speculate that drier, warmer weather has kept the bugs at bay, but that’s not a scientific fact.  Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson did issue a flu update as February gets underway. Dr. Johnson said that there is no evidence of […]

 
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