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Half a million Californians have considered suicide

More than half a million adults in California seriously thought about committing suicide during the previous year, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study, which uses data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), is the first by the center to focus on suicide ideation. In […]

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Free weight loss class held at the Lindsay Wellness Center The Lindsay Wellness Center is hosting a free six-week weight loss class beginning next Tuesday, Jan. 8. The class is led by Nutrition Facilitator Patty Hylton and will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday through Feb. 19 at the Lindsay Wellness Center, located at […]

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Blood usage hits 10-yr. high

Record high usage over the last several days, the highest in ten years, has caused blood inventory to drop drastically. The Central California Blood Center is asking all blood donors, to please give TODAY at donor centers in Fresno, Visalia and Porterville in an effort to replenish the community’s blood supply as soon as possible. […]

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Visalia Medical Clinic expands Urgent Care

QuickCare, Visalia Medical Clinic’s walk-in care center, has been enlarged to twice the size to meet the demand for quick, non-emergency care. QuickCare, located at Visalia Medical Clinic, 5400 W. Hillsdale, is open seven days a week, with extended hours. Appointments are accepted but are not necessary. In addition to existing VMC patients, QuickCare is […]

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New Dr. joins KDMC Exeter Health Clinic

A new physician has joined Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic. Robert Allen, M.D., a family practice physician, is now seeing new patients at Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic, 1014 San Juan Ave. Dr. Allen, who is also Program Director of Kaweah Delta’s Family Medicine Residency Program, comes to Kaweah Delta from Visalia Medical Clinic. Set to […]

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Move like your life depends on it

Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and other journals shows that sitting for long stretches can be detrimental to your health, contributing to […]

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Opening your eyes

Tulare County residents who are having trouble sleeping or know someone who has a sleep disorder are invited to attend Kaweah Delta’s A.W.A.K.E support group on Monday, Dec. 17, in Visalia. The free support group is called A.W.A.K.E. because it helps people stay alert, well and keep energetic. Joe Malli, M.D., medical director of the […]

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Health Beat

Exeter Community Blood Drive held at A&W Restaurant The management and staff at A&W Root Beer in Exeter invite you to bring your family and friends to help save lives by donating at a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 6. Bloodmobiles will be located in the parking lot between the hours of 3-7 p.m. at […]

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Covering Problems

Winter has finally arrived. The air is cold and wet. Flu season is in full swing. And people are spending more time inside warm coats and homes. But what if you don’t have a way to stay warm and can’t afford to provide warmth for your children this winter? Stephanie Leal, director of Lindsay Healthy […]

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Exeter, Three Rivers to hold community blood drives on Dec. 6 If you’re in the giving mood this season, why not donate something that could save a life – blood. The holidays can be a dangerous time with so many people traveling large distances, but by giving blood you may be able to make sure […]

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