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Gary Herbst to head Kaweah Delta as next CEO

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Filling the shoes of a good leader like Lindsay Mann is a tall order, but Kaweah Delta Health Care District feels as if they found the man to do it. After a comprehensive search and interviews, Gary Herbst, Kaweah Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the past 25 years, assumed […]

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Senators renew fervor to fight valley fever

State Senators Jean Fuller and Andy Vidak co-author resolution to raise awareness about rise in Valley Fever cases in Kings and Tulare counties @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Valley Fever is a hidden killer. It’s caused by microscopic spores are buried in the dirt that once unearthed are spread by the wind. Its symptoms mimic pneumonia and […]

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Go ahead… Eat the whole watermelon

Family Features Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. With some fruits, half or more is wasted when you throw away the seeds and peel, but you may be surprised to learn that you can use an entire watermelon, including the rind, to make delicious and refreshing dishes. Most […]

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HHSA detects West Nile case in Tulare County

West Nile Virus affects one in Tulare County, St. Louis Encephalitis Virus detected in mosquito pool, increased safeguards recommended @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Summers in Tulare County are hot to say the least, but during this time of year the Tulare County Human Services Agency (HHSA) is asking people to be cautious as well. As of […]

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State to pay families to eat fresh fruits, veggies

@TheSunGazette sacramento – State and local governments will begin paying families to eat fresh. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has received a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help low-income Californians purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at certified farmers’ markets. The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant will […]

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Free seminars ‘Key’ to navigating retirement

By Gerald Carroll Special to Sun-Gazette visalia – Retirement is an uncharted phase of life for everyone, and even those who think they have it all figured out may find navigating the health care system to be the most treacherous part of their new journey. For instance, what is the difference in Medicare? When do […]

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VMC announces new Wellness Center for Medicare patients

visalia – Visalia Medical Clinic now offers The Wellness Center, a program designed just for Medicare patients to help ensure that they receive their free annual preventative care visits. The Wellness Center is staffed by Jamie Ruddy, a certified physician assistant, and nurse practitioner Juanita Castellano. Together, they offer the annual no-cost wellness visits that […]

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Sierra View offers non-invasive kidney stone procedure

By Kent Sorrells, PhD. Sierra View Local Health Care District Board Chairman porterville – Across the nation, over half a million people suffer the pain and helplessness that come with having kidney stones each year according to the National Kidney Foundation. Fortunately for valley residents, a new procedure has been developed by Gerhard Fuchs, M.D. […]

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