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Fact or Fiction? Advice for Fending off Mosquitoes

Summer may have just begun, but mosquitoes are already out in full force in many parts of the country. In fact, several cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), which can be carried by infected mosquitoes, have already been reported. With the early start of WNV, compounded by the fact that 2012 was the deadliest year […]

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Do you really know who is providing your medical care?

  Whether you’re being treated for a minor injury or undergoing major surgery, it’s likely you’ll encounter not just one, but a team of health care professionals. While having multiple professionals working to provide you with the highest quality and safest care eases some fear, it also can cause confusion. When undergoing a surgery or […]

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Teens workout Free at Lifestyle

The Lifestyle Center is giving Tulare County teens a chance to work out for free this summer through Teen Fitness Connection. Teens who are eligible can work out through Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Lifestyle Center. To be eligible, teens must: -Be 16-19 years of age -Live in Tulare County -Have a parent/guardian present at […]

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2 in Tulare honored as Heroes in Healthcare

usiness Street Online recognized eight Central Valley Healthcare Providers as Heroes in Healthcare. Two of the awards; Healthcare Professional – Parmod Kumar, MD and Innovation – Wireless on Wheels were celebrated by Tulare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kumar, Gastroenterologist and Vice Chairman of the Hospital District Board was selected as the Healthcare Professional Hero from […]

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Frozen berry blend linked to Hepatitis A

Costco has pulled an organic blend of frozen berries linked to 25 cases of Hepatitis A. The California Department of Public Health announced on June 3 that Costco pulled the Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend product from its shelves; however, the CDPH is warning consumers that the product is sold at many stores. The Centers […]

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Exeter Lions Club stretches dollars for community fitness

Exercise can add years to your life. Unfortunately, it has the opposite effect on exercise equipment. That’s why the Exeter Lions Club will begin work next week to install four, highly durable exercise stations at Schroth Park in Exeter. The southwest corner of Schroth Park will have a series of bars, rings and a plank […]

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FHCN gets top honor for immunization rates

On May 21, the Central Valley Immunization Coalition (CVIC) announced that Family HealthCare Network received its highest provider award for its utilization of the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) among all providers in Fresno, Tulare, Madera and Kings Counties. CVIC applauded their dedication to the CAIR program to improve immunization rates among their patients.  The award […]

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Health Beat

Three blood drives this month will help boost summer dip in supply Exeter and Three Rivers will both hold blood drives tomorrow, June 6 and Exeter will hold another next week. The Central California Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be in Exeter on Thursday, June 6 and on Wednesday, June 12. The bloodmobile will be parked […]

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Sierra View Hospital announces new CEO

The Sierra View Local Healthcare District Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Hefner, RN, BSN, MSHS as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra View District Hospital. Hefner offers a broad range of experience with over 22 years in the healthcare industry. She has worked in many various […]

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Kaweah Delta ready to launch hospital helipad

Kaweah Delta Health Care District will celebrate the completion of its helipad on Thursday, May 16, in Visalia. The event will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. under the helipad in the main parking lot at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, 400 W. Mineral King Ave. The $2.7 million helipad is expected to be fully operational by […]

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