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County takes action on immunization

Tulare County residents and their children can start planning now for the childhood immunizations needed to start classes on time, with the assistance of the Immunization Action Plan (IAP) program, offered through the Department of Public Health. The IAP provides immunizations to children from 2 months through 18 years of age who are eligible for […]

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Helping kids make a lasting connection

Children in the foster care system due to abuse or neglect can loose contact with extended family, friends and neighbors. They feel isolated and lost when their world, as they know it, seems to disappear. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Tulare County is launching a new program to train volunteers to help children remain […]

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Adventist names new chief medical officer of clinics

Adventist Health / Community Care welcomes Dr. John Zweifler, MPH, as Chief Medical Officer of 38 rural health clinics in the central San Joaquin Valley. The clinics, located in Kings, Kern, Tulare and southern Fresno counties, experience over 400,000 patient interactions a year. Dr. Zweifler, a board-certified family physician who has 30 years of experience […]

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Health exchange opens wide with dental

Covered California announced its selection of pediatric dental health plans, ensuring that California children up to 19 years old will get expanded opportunities for better dental health. With its release of these plans and rates, Covered California took another step toward fulfilling the mandates of the historic federal health care reform law, the Patient Protection […]

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25th Annual Tommy Elliot Memorial Golf Classic set for Aug. 9

On Friday, Aug. 9, the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation will host its 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Tommy Elliott Memorial Golf Classic. The event raises funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and programs to improve patient outcomes and create a healthy community. In addition to honoring the Golf Classic’s namesake, Tommy Elliott, the tournament will offer golfers a variety […]

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CrossFit arena to bring health and fitness together in Lindsay

When Johnny Gonzalez and his brother Anthony opened Elite Fitness in Lindsay two years ago they wanted to pump new life into Tulare County fitness with the McDermont Field House at the heart of transfusion. They started by converting an old storage closet into a juice bar and retail supplement space. As personal trainers at […]

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High blood pressure increasing in young

Americans youth have always dealt with peer pressure, but now they are facing a new kind of pressure: high blood pressure. The risk of elevated blood pressure among children and adolescents rose 27% during a thirteen-year period, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Higher body mass, larger waistlines and eating excess sodium may […]

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FHCN to help residents access coverage

Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) will play a vital role in making sure thousands of Tulare County residents are able to access affordable health coverage. The Visalia-based network of health centers was awarded a $429,699 to enroll uninsured people in the new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. The announcement came during […]

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Sierra View Hospital lays off 49 employees

Sierra View District Hospital, a 167-bed, full-service acute care hospital, announced today a reduction of 49 positions effective immediately. The hospital, which serves the Southern Sequoia region of California’s Central Valley, faces financial challenges based on the impact of the Federal Affordable Care Act payment reductions and reduced patient volumes. The hospital’s executive team engaged […]

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