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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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Conference focuses on services for farmworking women

Conference for Farmworker Women to address and promote health, immigration and safety issues @TheSunGazette  VISALIA – Providing easy access to essential services to the women who are the backbone of the local agricultural economy is the mission of the 17th Annual Farmworker Women’s Conference being held at the Visalia Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 2 […]

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What you need to know this Medicare enrollment season

By Rick Beavin California Market President Humana It’s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year. People typically have a lot of questions as they research their Medicare options, which primarily include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage […]

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Walking out on Alzheimer’s Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.

A person’s memories make who that person is, and to lose that is devastating. Some refer to Alzheimer’s disease as “the longest goodbye,” but some are working to bring awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The walk […]

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Kaweah Delta unveils Lindsay Health Clinic

Health clinic expansion project improves access to health care for people in rural areas @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Sometimes the hardest part of getting medical care, is getting there. But Kaweah Delta is cutting the rural divide between patient and provider by expanding services in existing rural clinics. Their latest unveiling was Saturday, Sept. 15 in […]

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Woodlake takes bite out of opioids

Woodlake receives $40,000 in Rural Development investment funds, will use it purchase K-9 unit vehicle @TheSunGazette WASHINGTON – Woodlake is going to take a few more bites out of crime with federal Rural Development dollars. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced last week that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

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Kaweah Delta is asking for applicants to join the Patient and Family Advisory Council

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – One of the most difficult parts of being hospitalized, or having a family member in the hospital is not knowing what is going on. Even worse is not knowing how to find out what you might need to know. The process can be confusing, difficult and frustrating. But there is an effort to […]

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New FHCN provider brings experience from southern hemisphere

Catalina Castillo Pedraza joins Family HealthCare Network in Visalia after earning MD in Colombia and residency at University of Miami @TheSunGazette VISALIA – When Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is looking a for a doctor, distance does not matter. They’ll accept any docs with the chops to hack it in the Valley which is illustrated by […]

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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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