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WUSD to get $25 for ACA

Woodlake was among 57 rural communities throughout the country to receive $25,000 to help inform rural residents about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help them sign up for health insurance coverage. The $24,992 grant was awarded to the Woodlake Unified School District as part of $1.4 million to reach out to [...]

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Rabies remains rare, but fatal

There has been a lot of discussion in the news about Ebola and how there have been a few cases of the foreign-borne threat recently discovered in the United States. But there is another fatal virus that has plagued our continent for decades and could be on the rise. Dr. Kelly Anez, co-owner of Pacific [...]

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Dr. sentenced for illegally dispensing pain meds

A Visalia doctor will serve nine months in prison after being convicted of writing prescription for pain medications to patients who did not need them and then trying to launder the money through various bank accounts. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced Dr. Terrill Eugene Brown, 61, of Visalia, to four years and nine [...]

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Health Beat

Kaweah Delta offers free risk assessment for breast cancer In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is asking people to take a free online test that will identify factors that put them at risk for breast cancer. Through Friday, Oct. 3, anyone who completes the Breast CancerAware health risk assessment [...]

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Fostering Funds to Care for Children

The Family Builders Foster Care, Inc. (FBFC) is asking the local communities for help fundraising money for their nonprofit organization. Family Builders Foster Care is a nonprofit foster family agency that serves children in the San Joaquin Valley. Children who are placed into the agency range from infancy to 21 years of age. FBFC is [...]

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Finances ‘stable’ after TRMC restructuring

On August 28, 2014, Fitch Ratings Agency affirmed it has removed Tulare Local Health District (TLHD) from the ‘Ratings Watch List.’ Fitch changed its official outlook on TLHO to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative.’ Fitch Ratings credits the Stable outlook to the ‘dramatic turnaround in operating and financial performance.’ The District’s finances were last reviewed by Fitch [...]

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Pharmacy honored for innovative practice

Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s Pain Pharmacist Team has been awarded one of three honorable mentions for innovative pharmacy practice in California. The award, from the California Society of Hospital Pharmacists, is for Kaweah Delta’s Pharmacy Pain Management Service, a new approach to pain management that began in October 2013. The Kaweah Delta team will be [...]

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TC Foster Care holds orientation on Sept. 18

Tulare County Foster Care Licensing will hold an orientation for prospective foster parents at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at its 26500 S. Mooney Blvd. office. In addition to scheduled orientations, Tulare County Foster Care Licensing staff members now offer personal orientations in order to be more accessible to prospective foster parents. Foster care [...]

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Trying to Fulfill Destini

A cancer diagnosis is one of the hardest things to hear from your doctor. Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer makes the news even more difficult. But for all of the hardship of fighting the disease, one Exeter woman’s diagnosis has shown her how much support she has from friends, family and even [...]

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Purple Purse Challenge

The Allstate Foundation has selected Family Services of Tulare County as a Community Partner in its 2014 Purple Purse Challenge, a national campaign to ignite public awareness and fundraising for financial empowerment services benefiting domestic violence survivors. Each of approximately 150 participating organizations across the U.S. is challenged to raise funds in its local community [...]

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