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Exeter medical office welcomes home new physical therapist

@TheSunGazette exeter – There is one chief complaint that seems to surround Valley businesses, finding the right person for the job. Businesses can spend months searching and interviewing candidates to no avail. But sometimes things turn right around. For one regular columnist in this paper, Josh Vance with Vance Physical Therapy and Wellness, a well […]

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‘Visalia Medical’ team selects new cardiologist

@TheSunGazette visalia – Reza Rafie, MD, has joined Visalia Medical Clinic and is now seeing patients at the Tulare Cardiology Center. The son of a cardiologist, Dr. Rafie wanted to be a cardiologist because he enjoys the role of reasoning, logic and math in the medical specialty, and the way his father respected his patients […]

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New PA joins ‘Family’ at Visalia health center

@TheSunGazette visalia – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce the addition of William B. Sharp, PA-C to its provider team. Sharp is now offering services in Family Medicine in the community of Visalia. William B. Sharp completed his Physician Assistant Program at Bethel University in Paris, Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Science […]

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Higher level of stroke care earns Kaweah Delta national recognition

@TheSunGazette visalia – Having a stroke is a scary time in a person’s life. They are unsure what to do, what they will be able to do if they survive, and recovery treatment often times involves months of physical therapy and diligent care. But people who are having a stroke or a “mini stroke” are […]

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KDDH saves lives, cost with diabetes treatment

@TheSunGazette visalia – At 13.2%, nowhere in California is the prevalence of diabetes higher than Tulare County and no hospital knows the challenge of diabetes more than Kaweah Delta Medical Center. With 30 to 40 percent of all hospitalized patients requiring insulin therapy, not just those with diabetes, the common problem of insulin mismanagement has […]

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Tips for a fun, safe summer

(NAPSI) — While the warmer months and longer days are often a time for outdoor fun and more physical activity, they can also mean an increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawn mower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are common childhood injuries—but they don’t have to happen to your family.These tips from Shriners Hospitals […]

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FHCN building Strathmore clinic

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN strathmore – Every successful community is built on three pillars – public safety, education and health. In the last five years, the unincorporated community of Strathmore has made huge strides in education with the opening of Harmony Magnet Academy, which boasts two of the best academic pathway programs in the nation, […]

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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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