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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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Diabetes patients can find support in Woodlake

If you have noticed you are unusually tired or sleepy, making more frequent trips to the bathroom, seeing sudden weight loss, numbness or tingling in your hands or feet or blurred vision these are early signs that you might be diabetic. Diabetes can be a scary proposition when you consider it can lead to amputation […]

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Think Pink

Normally the cover story for Purple Paper naturally features the color purple. But there is no denying that the most inspiring story leading up to this year’s Relay For Life in Exeter is positively pink. In the Central Valley, the color normally associated with breast cancer became synonymous with the story of Kyle Stutsman, a […]

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Relay-in Information

More than 1,200 people in Tulare County are diagnosed with cancer each year. And for every five of those new cases, another two people will die from cancer. The statistics might seem overwhelming but there is strength in numbers for the opposition to cancer as well. If you want to join the fight and help […]

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Life life, love and stop to smell the roses

  Often times we forget to stop and smell the roses. Whether it’s work, kids or school we are all guilty of neglecting the most important aspect of life, enjoying it. In 2004 Teresa Disinger was reminded how precious her life was after being diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Disinger first realized something wasn’t […]

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Relay for Cover

Relay For Life isn’t just about learning about cancer, raising money to fight cancer and remembering those who died from cancer. It’s about celebrating those who have survived and endured and the research and medical breakthroughs that are saving more lives each year. That’s why this year’s Relay is focusing on coming together as a […]

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Warriors show heart in cancer fight

Relay for life is an event that not only brings cancer front and center, but raises money to help fight the disease. Most walkers who participate in the event have been afflicted in some facet by cancer, and that is no different for the Wilson Warrior walkers this year. For some, it is a parent, […]

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Cancer comes to light

Relay For Life participants and donors remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating luminaria bags. In a life catered to individuality, the fight against cancer is one thing that everyone can rally behind. Exeter will light its luminarias on May 16 just as others will at Relays across […]

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Kaweah Delta gets an ‘A’ for safety

Kaweah Delta Medical Center has earned an “A,” the top grade for patient safety in the latest Hospital Safety Score. The score rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. “This ‘A’ recognizes the dramatic improvements we’ve made in quality of care and patient safety. We’re proud of this honor, but […]

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Drought clogs Central Valley airways

On April 29, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2015, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year’s report shows continued progress and challenges in reducing ozone and particle pollution, and reinforces the importance of the state’s strong clean air […]

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