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June 27, 2022

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Deadline to install CO monitors approaches

Property owners of apartments and other multi-family rental units have until Dec. 31 to install carbon monoxide alarms in ccunits to comply with a 2010 state law. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act required single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install the alarms by July 1, 2011, but multi-unit property owners were given more time to come into compliance. Alarms are required in all units with attached garages or fossil fuel burning appliances.

Hollister Target gives away free flu shots to children

The Target pharmacy in Hollister is one of many locations throughout the Bay Area that is participating in the “Shoo the Flu” effort through Dec. 31.

Scratched eye isn’t healing

Q: We took Fiber, our terrier, to the vet for an injury to his eye. He scratched his cornea running after a ball in the bushes. The vet gave us some antibiotic ointment to put in his eye once or twice a day. But he’s not getting any better. The vet wants to see him again to do some tests and we’re not sure what to do. Should we take him to a specialist? Why isn’t the eye getting better?

Seniors can ask Medicare questions Tuesday

San Benito County senior citizens who have questions about Medicare will have a chance to ask them Nov. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Hollister Community Center, 300 West St., in Hollister. The forum is hosted by the Senior Network Services’ Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program.

CDC urges use of hygiene around pigs at county fairs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people who are at high risk of serious flu complications to avoid visiting swine barns at fairs this year since they are seeing an increase in the number of cases of a new flu virus, H3N2v, this year. There have been no cases of this particular strain of the virus in California.

Kickboxing: Hollister gym challenges members to weight-loss competition

For 46-year-old Dave Patrick, going to Main Street Kickboxing was a way to lose weight and get back into shape.

Rates of preventable infections vary at hospitals, study shows

Hazel Hawkins Hospital receives perfect score

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