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Cuin’ for a Cure

“You have cancer” is the most terrifying phrase most people can imagine hearing from their doctor. We would assume that many people who receive that diagnosis are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, some have heard it as young as their 30s or 40s. Unfortunately more and more young people in their 20s, teens, and even […]

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KDMC unveils faster delivery triage

A newly expanded labor and delivery triage area will allow pregnant women to receive faster and more private care when it opens this fall at Kaweah Delta Medical Center. The expanded labor and delivery triage area, which has grown from four to seven beds, was unveiled yesterday, Aug. 20. The area is where women, who […]

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In Brief

Two local businesses to hold two blood drives in next 2 weeks A business in Exeter and another in Lindsay will hold blood drives for the Central California Blood Center this month. The staff at Waterman Industries invite their family and friends to join them in helping lives from 8-11:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 21 […]

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Lifestyles looks for families looking to change lifestyle

Families that are looking to get healthy together have until Friday, Aug. 30, to enroll in The Lifestyle Center’s upcoming “Healthy Habits: TAKE CHARGE!” weight management program. Participants of the six-week program, scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and end on Tuesday, Nov. 5, will benefit from the expertise of fitness and nutrition professionals […]

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Ag, food groups discuss Valley hunger

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture addressed the issue of hunger in the San Joaquin Valley at its at Aug. 6 meeting at California State University, Fresno. “The San Joaquin Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation and yet we have a number of individuals in these communities […]

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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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