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Kaweah Delta Medical Center among best in vaccinations for staff

Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s staff influenza vaccination rate has been 98 percent for the past two years, exceeding national goal @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The public is constantly urged by hospitals and health care professionals to be vaccinated for the flu. Flu vaccines keep detrimental symptoms at bay and emergency rooms less crowded. But little thought […]

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SVMC implement acute care restrictions today

Restrictions for Sierra View Medical Center to help curb the spread of RSV and the flu start Wednesday, Dec. 5 @TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – The best way to prevent the spread of viruses, is simply not to be around them. And Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) is making sure to keep those with respiratory syncytial virus […]

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Children’s Hospital gets $50K to help child cancer survivors

Donation helps children’s hospital promote healthy living in childhood cancer survivors @TheSunGazette MADERA – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded $50,000 to Valley Children’s, as part of $1.7 million in funds distributed to hospitals around the country to treat more children in clinical trials. The infrastructure grant will go to Valley Children’s Childhood Cancer Survivorship […]

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VMC’s Bruce Hall, MD, awarded 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dedication to a craft can certainly yield results. And for one local physician, dedication earned him a lifetime achievement award. Bruce Hall, MD, was recently awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). This award recognizes outstanding achievements of a chapter member who has dedicated […]

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Visalia’s Measure H failure last year leads to master plan, new partnership

Kaweah Delta hires master planning firm, studies Sierra View Medical Center partnership @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Hospitals need to meet California’s earthquake standards by 2030. While some hospitals managed to finance the expensive infrastructural cost through bonds, Kaweah Delta needs to find another way after the failure of Measure H last year. Now, Kaweah Delta, with […]

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1 in 6 people get food poisoning each year

COS Training Resource Center awarded specialty crop grant @TheSunGazette TULARE – About 48 million people in the U.S. (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is […]

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Wildfire smoke prompts health caution, no burn in effect

Health officials across the valley issue health caution for public due to poor air quality from surrounding wildfires @TheSunGazette San Joaquin Valley – Fires have ravaged entire neighborhoods all over California and now the smoke is drifting its way into the Central Valley. Local air officials have been prompted to issue a health caution because […]

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Orange Custard Bread Pudding

Serves 6 1 loaf (16 ounces) sliced raisin-cinnamon bread 2 cups TruMoo Orange Scream Milk 3 large eggs ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange peel ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon orange extract ¹⁄8 teaspoon salt confectioners’ sugar Heat oven to 350°F. Cut raisin bread into 1-inch pieces (about 8 cups). In large […]

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TRMC tries to move past  trauma, re-open for business

Tulare Regional Medical Center welcomes first ER patient within first hour of opening By Nancy Vigran Reporting for the Sun-Gazette tulare – It’s been a year since Tulare Regional Medical Center shuttered its doors. Many thought they would never reopen. But, on Oct. 15 they did, due to a lot of hard work by a […]

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Get immune from the flu this season

California Department of Public Health urges Californians to get the flu vaccine soon @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Fall is undoubtedly the season of change. But that does not mean your health has to, and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) doesn’t want any more people falling victim to the flu than necessary. That is why […]

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