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Visalia to hold Valley’s first Senior Games

Planning is underway now for the first City of Visalia Senior Games … a first for the Central Valley!  Senior Games is open to those ages 50 and better and with 11 age divisions for men and women in each event. The 8 games to be included in the first Visalia Senior Games include: Archery, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, 5K Road […]

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FHCN names new Dental Director

Patients of Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) from all around can trust that their dental care is in great hands. In fact, for some it may be in familiar hands as their awaiting dental director has worked in this capacay already as interim FHCN is pleased to announce it has named Karthik Raghuraman, DDS, MPH as […]

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Three Strokes in Three Weeks

The statistics for health complications in America are staggering. More so in the age in which ill health is effecting younger and younger generations. Stress, for most, is beginning to reach an all time high, unhealthy foods that are just a short five minute wait reside at every street corner, and sedentary lifestyles leave many […]

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Valley Children’s ER marks one-millionth visit

Valley Children’s Emergency Department has recorded its one-millionth visit since moving to the Madera campus in September of 1998. The ED is also now the state’s busiest emergency department for patients younger than 21 years of age “I think it’s an honor that people continue to seek healthcare services here,” says Dr. Lawrence Satkowiak, medical […]

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FHCN Ivanhoe health worker earns scholarship

Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) recently awarded six Tulare and Kings County high school seniors, junior college students, and an FHCN employee with $600 scholarships through its Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund. Each year, FHCN awards the scholarships to up to six students pursuing a degree in the fields of health or community health. Locally, Madel Comonfort, […]

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Sierra View Medical Center to host Farmers Market

Sierra View Medical Center isn’t just where you go when you are sick, now you can go there to try and prevent illness by eating healthier. The Porterville hospital is inviting area residents to come to the Sierra View Farmers Market, in partnership with the Visalia Farmer’s Market every Tuesday morning from June 9 through […]

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Lunch and Learn in Lindsay

Holding a seminar is nothing new for health care providers. You set aside a few dates, pull out a few seats, speak for a few minutes, maybe answer a few questions and then go back to the office for a few weeks. But helping people live healthier lives takes more than a few reminders. That’s […]

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KDMC to host free aneurysm screening

People who are 60 years or older or have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms have the chance to be tested for the condition for free on Saturday, June 6, in Visalia. Kaweah Delta Health Care District is hosting the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in partnership with vascular surgeons Omar Araim, M.D., Matthew Campbell, […]

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KDMC helps put patients minds at ease

In its first two months, Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s new around-the clock neurosurgery program has kept over 65 patients from having to go out of the area to be treated for severe head injuries and neurosurgical conditions. “This program is already changing the lives of people in this community,” said Ian Johnson, M.D., who […]

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HHSA offers summer safety tips

Tulare County Health & Human Services Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, is strongly recommending that community members be extra vigilant in supervising children around swimming pools and spas during this holiday weekend and throughout the summer months. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), more California toddlers are killed by accidental drowning […]

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