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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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Lindsay gets active in running off diabetes

3K walk and health fair will include diabetes screenings, bicycle rodeo and entertainment on Oct. 28 at Lindsay City Park @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – Tulare County is among California’s leaders in growing some of the most nutritious produce in the world, but it is also growing the highest prevalence of diabetes. Tulare County consistently diagnoses twice […]

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Lost Girls Motorcycle Ride and Witch Walk help pay for mammograms for uninsured/underinsured women and men in Tulare County

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – What do broomsticks and Harleys have in common? They both drive women to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Two events earlier this month epitomize Tulare County’s dedication to helping all women fight cancer while also having fun on a Friday night or Saturday. On Oct. 1, the […]

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Author and breast cancer survivor Kim Becking to speak at Kaweah Delta’s 6th annual Pink Tea Party

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tickets are on sale for the Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s 6th annual Pink Tea Party, whose Asian-themed tea party with its lion dancers and Japanese obon dancers will transform the Visalia Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 22. The event will educate the community about breast cancer and celebrate those whose lives […]

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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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Tulare County firefighters announce “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Members of fire departments throughout Tulare County, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and MDA families, united yesterday in Tulare to kick-off the 2017 fall Fill the Boot fundraising season to help kids and adults in our home towns living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Local city […]

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Running and Leg Pain: Why you shouldn’t just quit running

By Jeffrey Hagen, DPM Visalia Medical Clinic Recently I was at a high school track meet and watched a runner limp through an entire 2-mile race. Anybody could see that with every lap she hurt more and more. Though she finished last, the spectators all gave her a rousing cheer for finishing the race despite […]

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Low Back Pain

By Josh Vance Low back pack is one of the most common types of pain and can severely affect the way you live. The vast majority of people will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime so it is wise to educate yourself about it. There are many common causes for low […]

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