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Waterman Industries in Exeter holds blood drive on March 27 The management and staff at Waterman Industries invite you, your family and friends to join them in saving lives by donating at a blood drive on Wednesday, March 27. A bloodmobile will be on site between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All […]

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County offers health outreach training

  Sun-Gazette Tulare County Health and Human Service Agency’s Public Health Department and the Public Health Institute will host a Spanish training, Tomando Control de Su Salud, for community health workers and promotores (Hispanic outreach educators). The training provides the facilitation skills needed to lead community workshops with a co-facilitator to teach those with chronic […]

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Is “immigrant advantage” disappearing among Mexican youth? For many years, Mexican adult immigrants newly arrived in the United States have been slimmer than their U.S.-born offspring but that health advantage could be disappearing, according to a recent article in Social Science & Medicine. Using California Health Interview Survey data, researchers found that young Mexican immigrants […]

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Kaweah Delta hosts free screening for deadly condition

People who are 60 years or older or have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms have the chance to be tested for the condition on Saturday, March 16, in Visalia. Kaweah Delta Health Care District is hosting the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in partnership with vascular surgeons Omar Araim, M.D., and Matthew Campbell, M.D., […]

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TRMC workers split on budget solutions

Last month, Shawn Bolouki, Chief Executive Officer and Sherrie Bell, Chairwoman and President of the Governing Board, Facilitated 4 Employee Forums. During the Forums the Hospital’s current financial status was discussed including the reduction in patient volumes. Shawn shared the need to restructure operations in order to sustain the hospital, look at a possible partnership […]

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Adventist names Sr. VP of Patient Care Services

Andrea Kofl, MSN, has been named senior vice president for Patient Care Services for Adventist Health / Central Valley Network. Kofl came to Adventist Health with more than 30 years of wide-ranging health care leadership experience. Her background includes about four years at Adventist Health hospitals in Southern California and a year and a half […]

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Creature Comforts: How To Care For Injured Wildlife

Last week my three children found an injured Red-shouldered Hawk in our driveway sitting in a puddle being harassed by two of our cats. Our oldest daughter who raises chickens and does not have a phobia of large birds, decided she could get it into a cage. “Yeah” yelled the other kids. “Then you can […]

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Kaweah Delta set to host Feb. 20 heart lecture and health fair

Angiograms, stents, bypass surgery, heart catheterizations – what does it all mean? This heart month, Kaweah Delta Health Care District will teach people about heart procedures and how to keep their hearts healthy on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Visalia. The event will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W. Mineral […]

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