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100 & Counting

An Exeter woman turned 100 on Aug. 29 and, given her family history, could be alive for at least another decade. Laveda Ferguson celebrated her big day with a party surrounded by friends and family this past Saturday. She received a special birthday greeting this year from President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. […]

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Kaweah Delta Delivers baby photos online

Kaweah Delta Health Care District has a new online nursery to help Tulare County’s newest parents share photos of their little ones. The online nursery is accessible from the home page of Kaweah Delta’s website,KaweahDelta.org, by clicking on “online nursery.” The online nursery allows site visitors to see pictures of babies who have been photographed inside Kaweah […]

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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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