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The opioid crisis’ latest victims:addicted babies

NewsUSA And now the nation’s opioid crisis is putting newborn babies at risk. The use of prescription painkillers like OxyContin by women during pregnancy has resulted in what’s being called “an explosion” of infants as addicted to the drugs as their mothers. Newly published data in JAMA Pediatrics shows the number of cases of neonatal […]

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Elder abuse is on the rise in Tulare County, nationwide

@TheSunGazette visalia – Tulare County Public Guardian & Adult Protective Services invites community members to take part in a no-cost training to increase awareness and honor those senior community members who have suffered as victims of elder abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), “Every year an estimated five million, or one […]

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Kaweah Delta gives web site a facelift

@TheSunGazette visalia – Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDDH) has launched a new web site featuring several enhancements to meet the needs of the community using web and mobile technology to obtain health care information. “The new site has been designed to help people more easily find local medical and health-related information,” said Dru Quesnoy, […]

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Classes help seniors take control of their chronic conditions

@TheSunGazette exeter – If you would like to learn how to better manage your health, sign up for a free six-week workshop presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District. The free workshops are designed to help people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other chronic condition. Each session […]

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Surgeons, hospital hold ‘joint’ seminar

@TheSunGazette visalia – A hip and knee joint replacement seminar will be led by experienced and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Kaweah Delta on Thursday, April 20 in Visalia. Board-certified orthopedic surgeons Ian Duncan, M.D. and Jason Mihalcin, D.O. will be answering questions, discussing new advancement in technology and the benefits of minimally invasive techniques in […]

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Family HealthCare Network announces 18th annual Ivanhoe health fair

@TheSunGazette ivanhoe – Sometimes people should go to the doctor even when they do not feel well. For those folks, they need screenings, medications or just a simple checkup. But now instead of going to them, Family HealthCare Network is bringing doctors to you. Well at least those in Ivanhoe. FHCN is pleased to announce […]

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Making a Habit of being Healthy

If getting your kids to embrace healthy eating habits feels like a constant uphill battle, take heart in knowing you’re not alone. However, modeling smart choices in the kitchen and at the grocery store may be just the nudge your kids need. One of the biggest hurdles many families face when it comes to healthier […]

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Tulare County ranks low for healthy living

By Reggie Elllis @Reggie_SGN tulare county – When it comes to overall health and wellness, Tulare County is among the worst places to live in California and in the country. Tulare County consistently fell to the bottom of the list in a ranking of 57 California counties based on the health of its residents. Compiled […]

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Exeter’s Teresa Boyce reclaims life, gains mayoral post

By Josh Vance Special to the Sun-Gazette exeter – No one would guess looking at Teresa Boyce, mayor of Exeter, that just eight months ago she was in a fight for her life. In June 2016, a mysterious illness hijacked her nervous system, temporarily paralyzing her and destining her for weeks of intensive care and […]

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Firefighters ignite support to extinguish muscular dystrophy

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN tulare county – The San Joaquin Valley, and more specifically Tulare County, remains one of the poorest regions in the nation. But when it comes to giving the few extra dollars they have, Tulare County’s firefighters and residents are one of the best. During its annual “Fill The Boot” fundraiser for […]

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