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Kaweah Delta selected for nationwide ER research

KDMC is one of eight sites selected for clinical trials to improve patient care in emergency departments @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A hospital emergency department may not seem the most likely place to perform a clinical trial. Loud, stressful and chaotic, the American emergency room offers a tried-and-true backdrop for television and motion picture productions but is […]

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VUSD opens its own clinic on Nov. 17

Visalia Unified Health & Wellness Clinic exclusively serves VUSD employees, spouses and their dependents @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Visalia Unified teachers trying to fit doctor’s appointments into a day that starts earlier than most offices open and ends about the time they close can now get appointments before and after school hours. Last week, the Visalia […]

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Get Physical: Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Josh Vance Arthritis of any type is inconvenient, but Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) comes with it’s own set of challenges. The good news is that a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis has a lot of options to successfully manage this painful condition. Rheumatoid Arthritis is unique in that it is an autoimmune disease. That means that […]

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Doctor ready to trade urban L.A. for rural Tulare County

Internal medicine specialist Lara Atchabahian joins Visalia Medical Clinic from USC Medical Center @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Lara Atchabahian, MD, internal medicine specialist, has joined Visalia Medical Clinic. Dr. Atchabahian completed her undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Keck School of […]

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County Medical Corps offers flu shots at Sierra View Hospital

@TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – The Centers for Disease Control estimates that upwards of 49,000 people may die from the seasonal flu in any given year with another 200,000 hospitalized in the United States alone. In an effort to ensure community members have access to the influenza vaccination, the Tulare County Medical Reserve Corps is offering a […]

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Lindsay gets active in running off diabetes

3K walk and health fair will include diabetes screenings, bicycle rodeo and entertainment on Oct. 28 at Lindsay City Park @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – Tulare County is among California’s leaders in growing some of the most nutritious produce in the world, but it is also growing the highest prevalence of diabetes. Tulare County consistently diagnoses twice […]

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Lost Girls Motorcycle Ride and Witch Walk help pay for mammograms for uninsured/underinsured women and men in Tulare County

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – What do broomsticks and Harleys have in common? They both drive women to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Two events earlier this month epitomize Tulare County’s dedication to helping all women fight cancer while also having fun on a Friday night or Saturday. On Oct. 1, the […]

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Author and breast cancer survivor Kim Becking to speak at Kaweah Delta’s 6th annual Pink Tea Party

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tickets are on sale for the Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s 6th annual Pink Tea Party, whose Asian-themed tea party with its lion dancers and Japanese obon dancers will transform the Visalia Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 22. The event will educate the community about breast cancer and celebrate those whose lives […]

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Yellow fever mosquito found in Tulare County

Invasive yellow mosquitoes found in the city of Tulare; mosquito can transmit several human diseases @TheSunGazette TULARE – Residents in Tulare County should make themselves aware that the threat of yellow fever mosquitoes lives in Tulare County. Last week the Tulare Mosquito Abatement District identified the yellow fever mosquito, in the city of Tulare. This […]

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California Dept. of Public Health encourages everyone get a flu shot before winter

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Winter is coming, and with it the flu. And unlike the old days where you just had to hunker down and deal with it, now you can actively prevent with one easy shot. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine in September or October […]

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