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Health officials confirm illness was Norovirus

Tulare County Public Health Lab has confirmed that the 51 people who fell sick after visiting the Visalia Country Club were in fact exposed to the Norovirus. Health officials confirmed the pathogen after analyzing stool samples of symptomatic people among those who were at the club’s food facility. County Health Department spokesperson Tammie Weyker said […]

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Kaweah Delta offers free diabetes support group in Exeter 

Kaweah Delta Health Care District will hold an ongoing free monthly diabetes support group through October in Exeter. The diabetes support group takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic, 1014 San Juan Ave., Exeter. The topics for the next two support […]

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FHCN gets dual recognition by putting patients first

Family HealthCare Network has received two Gold Seals of Approval by The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations, and as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) that is a special certification for accredited ambulatory care organizations that offer PCMH. The […]

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Tulare county HHSA: May is mental health awareness month

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is setting out to raise awareness, engage the community, and increase pathways to wellness by holding events and training sessions and hosting educational booths throughout the month of May, designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. “Wellness is essential to living a long and productive life,” said Chairman […]

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Drs. earn internal medicine fellowship

Two physicians with Visalia Medical Clinic have advanced to Fellowship in internal medicine with the American College of Physicians. Thomas Nguyen, MD, served his residency in internal medicine at Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. Olayinka Omololu, MD, served residencies in internal medicine in the […]

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Doc’s Corner

Lindsay High School holds blood drive May 3 The administration, faculty, staff and students at Lindsay High School invite you roll up your sleeves and donate blood drive on Friday, May 3 at the high school, located at 1849 E. Tulare Road in Lindsay. A bloodmobile will be on site between the hours of 9 […]

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Farmersville ‘boot’ drive helps Country kick muscular dystrophy

The Farmersville Fire Fighters will be conducting their 5th annual Fill-the-Boot (FTB) drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Thursday, April 25, 2013. They will be at the intersection of Farmersville Boulevard and Visalia Rd. from 7-10 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. The fire fighters will be asking passing motorists to donate dollars and […]

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The best of health

Just getting people outside and walking around is part of a healthy lifestyle. Dancing will get your heart rate up. Or maybe you prefer a bounce house. Fresh food is always good, especially if you can grow your own organically. And then it’s never a bad idea to get a check up, especially when it’s […]

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KDHCD breaks ground on new clinic

Kaweah Delta Health Care District held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for its fourth rural health clinic. The ceremony took place from at the site of the district’s future Visalia Health Clinic at 243 E. Caldwell Ave. The 11,800-square-foot clinic is expected to open in 2014. Services to be provided include Family Medicine (adult and pediatrics), […]

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Doc’s Corner

Kaweah Delta to host April 17 seminar on home safety for aging Kaweah Delta Health Care District will host a free Wellness & You seminar on home safety for the aging on Wednesday, April 17, in Visalia. The seminar will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, 4945 W. Cypress Ave. Speaker […]

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