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New research focuses on growing tumor cells outside the body

NewsUSA – One of the great barriers to improving the fight against cancer has been the problem of growing human cancer cells for drug testing so they behave as if they were inside the patient. To answer this, pharmaceutical companies are beginning to grow human tumors in mice. But mice are not human, so the […]

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Kaweah Delta earns primary stroke center designation

Joint Commission, American Stroke Association’s certification for Kaweah Delta Medical Center is a in Tulare & Kings counties @TheSunGazette  VISALIA – The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association have awarded Kaweah Delta Medical Center certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, making it the first hospital with the designation in Tulare and Kings counties. […]

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Visalia Medical Clinic announces new gastroenterologist Shirley Pua, MD

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Some doctors come to the Central Valley because it is an underserved area. Others move here for the hands-on experience before moving on to more advanced facilities. But the newest doctor at Visalia Medical Clinic is moving to Visalia to be closer to her family and to live in a close-knit community. […]

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Kaweah Delta launches 24-hour neurosurgery program

Program diagnoses, treats brain, spinal cord, spinal column, nerve conditions throughout the body @TheSunGazette  VISALIA – Patients with severe head injuries and neurosurgical conditions can now get care at Kaweah Delta Medical Center thanks to an around-the-clock neurosurgery program. The program, which provides comprehensive neurosurgery care, allows people to be treated at Kaweah Delta rather than being […]

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FHCN opens Strathmore’s first health center

Family HealthCare Network’s newest health center opened on Feb. 26 at 22817 Ave. 196 in Strathmore By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN STRATHMORE – It’s hard to prevent a chest cold from turning into pneumonia if you have to travel to another city to see a doctor. For many Strathmore residents, foregoing a doctor’s appointment for a lingering […]

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Get Back on Your Feet: Tips for Running at Any Age

(NAPSI)—Running can seem like a daunting workout no matter your age. It takes an impressive amount of dedication to run long distances. However, 66-year-old Barbara McGirr did not let that deter her. Starting at the age of 62, McGirr set her sights on completing her first half marathon. After only six months of training and […]

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Lindsay Diabetes Project aims to help people live healthier

Registration open for free educational series that is comprehensively culturally sensitive @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – While everyone may be preoccupied with the super flu going around California, there are still other health concerns that are more than seasonal. One of those concerns is diabetes. Fortunately the Lindsay Hospital Board has funded the Lindsay Diabetes Project. The project […]

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Visalia Parks & Rec hopes to continue to grow competition for athletes over the age of 50

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Seniors from throughout the state, and in some cases much further, will gather in Visalia next week to compete in the third annual Visalia Senior Games. The Visalia Senior Games aim to provide excellent conditions for seniors who seek a competitive environment along with the camaraderie of other athletes. Created under the […]

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Kaweah Delta gets second tent for emergency department patients

Public is urged to visit doctors’ offices or urgent care clinics for non-life-threatening needs to ease demand on emergency department @TheSunGazette VISALIA – In an effort to handle the additional traffic of flu patients, Kaweah Delta Medical Center has received approval from the California Department of Public Health to begin using a second tent outside […]

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Region’s health care leaders partner to give Fresno County Medi-Cal patients greater access to care

@TheSunGazette FRESNO COUNTY – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) – the nation’s seventh-largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) – is taking their 41 years of primary and specialty care and partnering with the region’s largest health care system, Community Medical Centers. Announced last week FHCN and Community Medical centers are expanding services for Medi-Cal patients by […]

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