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Wildfire smoke chokes Valley air

Tulare County Health and Human Services points out dangerous air quality from nearby wildfire @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Fires all over California, but in particular the Ferguson Fire in nearby Yosemite National Park, has decimated the air quality for Tulare County residents. Residents all over Tulare County were unable to see the Sierra Nevada mountains and […]

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Nurse practitioner leaves hospital for fast-paced QuickCare

Annita Cline is Visalia Medical Clinic’s newest family nurse practitioner at QuickCare walk-in clinic @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Patients will be welcomed with a new face at Visalia Medical Clinic’s QuickCare walk-in clinic. Last week VMC announced Annita Cline, family nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients. Cline comes to VMC from Kaweah Delta Health Care District, […]

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Cardiologist brings high honors to Visalia Medical Clinic

Dr. Sarmad Said is one of few international medical graduates to become a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, medical associations @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Cardiologist Sarmad Said, MD, is now seeing patients at the Visalia and Tulare offices of Visalia Medical Clinic. Dr. Said earned his medical degree and Ph.D. in Germany. He […]

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Get immunized before going ‘back to school’

Tulare County Public Health holds low-cost immunization clinics throughout local communities @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tulare County parents and their children can get the immunizations required for children starting school with the assistance of the Immunization Action Plan (IAP) program, offered through the Public Health branch. The IAP program provides immunizations to children from two months […]

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Mosquitoes pose a triple threat as a vector of three viruses

Health & Human Services Agency, Delta Vector Control District warn public to prevent mosquito bites @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Residents of Visalia beware of the dangers lurking around standing water and other mosquito breeding grounds. The Tulare County Health & Human Services and the Delta Vector Control District are asking people to be vigilant against mosquito […]

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Joseph Ford, DO, will begin his stint at Visalia Medial Clinic in August

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Urologist Joseph Ford, DO, might be new Visalia but he won’t be new to rural ag based areas. Until he starts at the Visalia Medical Clinic in early August Dr. Ford is completing his fellowship in urological oncology at the Carolinas Medical Center, Levine Cancer Institute in North Carolina. He served his […]

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Family medicine physician joins Tulare Cardiology

@TheSunGazette TULARE – Family medicine physician Roy Kin-Wai Chan, MD, is now seeing patients at the Tulare Cardiology Center, an affiliate of the Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation.   Dr. Chan has been with the Tulare VA Community-Based Outreach Center since 2012, providing primary care and women’s health care for veterans. Previously he provided care at […]

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Dept. of Public Health reminds Californians about safe food handling during the summer season

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Millions of Americans will spent this and other summer evenings enjoying picnics, barbecues and other outdoor activities. But not everything in the summer sun is fun when it comes to food. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding Californians about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness. Salmonella, E. […]

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Adventist plans to reopen Tulare hospital by October

Tulare hospital district agrees to lease Tulare Regional Medical Center to Adventist Health; hospital settles lawsuit with former medical staff @TheSunGazette TULARE – After years of infighting, intrigue and insolvency, Tulare Regional Medical Center got some good news last week. On June 27, the Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHD) board of directors voted to exclusively […]

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California Dept. of Public Health confirms first human West Nile Virus illness of 2018

Four West Nile Virus illnesses confirmed in Kern, Los Angeles and Riverside counties  @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – The weather is getting warmer and will soon reach scorching temperatures for the next few months. Unfortunately, with the added temperature spike comes the increase of West Nile Virus (WNV) vectors, most notably mosquitoes. Already, the California Department of […]

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