California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless

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The first drenching rains of the season, an atmospheric river that came ashore this week, flooded roadways and snarled traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday. For one group of residents, the region’s homeless, the rains were more than just an inconvenience. Damp and cold conditions bring influenza and infections to the crowded tent encampments that have swelled …

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Dr. Reinking providing mobile care through Oakland STOMP. Photo by Jane Tyska.

Roots in the News: “Homeless Doc Takes Stethoscope to the Streets”

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Check out Roots Community Health Center’s Street Team Outreach Medical Program (STOMP) and STOMP’s Dr. Jason Reinking in this multimedia news piece, “Homeless Doc Takes Stethoscope to the Streets.” The piece, authored by Oakland Tribune Columnist Tammerlin Drummond, was featured in InsideBayArea News, San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times! Read the full article here. Drummond: Homeless doc takes stethoscope …

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