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Kaweah Delta erects tent structure outside of the Emergency Dept. to combat overcrowding during flu season

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center announced last week that it will be expanding its Emergency Department over the next two years, but that doesn’t help the daily overcrowding happening now. To help treat patients more quickly, a temporary reception tent has been put up outside of the hospital’s normal Emergency Department […]

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Choosing Health Care Benefits — a Chore or a Labor of Love?

NewsUSA – If you’re like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report. For many, that might be true. But why not look at choosing benefits as something […]

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Sierra View Medical Center is among best hospitals for collecting, contributing electronic patient data

@TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE –  Sierra View Medical Center is a pioneer in the field of collecting patient data electronically, a key component in creating a national database of information that can improve the nation’s health care system. Earlier this month, The Joint Commission recognized Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) as one of its “2017 Pioneers in […]

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Kaweah Delta selected for nationwide ER research

KDMC is one of eight sites selected for clinical trials to improve patient care in emergency departments @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A hospital emergency department may not seem the most likely place to perform a clinical trial. Loud, stressful and chaotic, the American emergency room offers a tried-and-true backdrop for television and motion picture productions but is […]

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VUSD opens its own clinic on Nov. 17

Visalia Unified Health & Wellness Clinic exclusively serves VUSD employees, spouses and their dependents @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Visalia Unified teachers trying to fit doctor’s appointments into a day that starts earlier than most offices open and ends about the time they close can now get appointments before and after school hours. Last week, the Visalia […]

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Get Physical: Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Josh Vance Arthritis of any type is inconvenient, but Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) comes with it’s own set of challenges. The good news is that a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis has a lot of options to successfully manage this painful condition. Rheumatoid Arthritis is unique in that it is an autoimmune disease. That means that […]

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Doctor ready to trade urban L.A. for rural Tulare County

Internal medicine specialist Lara Atchabahian joins Visalia Medical Clinic from USC Medical Center @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Lara Atchabahian, MD, internal medicine specialist, has joined Visalia Medical Clinic. Dr. Atchabahian completed her undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Keck School of […]

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County Medical Corps offers flu shots at Sierra View Hospital

@TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – The Centers for Disease Control estimates that upwards of 49,000 people may die from the seasonal flu in any given year with another 200,000 hospitalized in the United States alone. In an effort to ensure community members have access to the influenza vaccination, the Tulare County Medical Reserve Corps is offering a […]

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Yellow fever mosquito found in Tulare County

Invasive yellow mosquitoes found in the city of Tulare; mosquito can transmit several human diseases @TheSunGazette TULARE – Residents in Tulare County should make themselves aware that the threat of yellow fever mosquitoes lives in Tulare County. Last week the Tulare Mosquito Abatement District identified the yellow fever mosquito, in the city of Tulare. This […]

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California Dept. of Public Health encourages everyone get a flu shot before winter

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Winter is coming, and with it the flu. And unlike the old days where you just had to hunker down and deal with it, now you can actively prevent with one easy shot. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine in September or October […]

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