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A new dimension in breast cancer detection

@TheSunGazette visalia – Technological advances in cancer care have allowed doctors to switch their emphasis from treatment to prevention over the last few decades. And new technology in the detection and evaluation of cancer cells is helping doctors make more accurate diagnosis if cancer cells are spreading or stagnant and if tumors are benign or […]

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Western Hospital-ity

@TheSunGazette woodlake – Woodlake’s first hospital is still standing in town and you’ve probably been inside of it under one of its many other names over the years. Located at 101 N. Palm St. at the corner of Naranjo Boulevard, the Woodlake Sequoia Hospital was built around the 1920s. The photo above depicts what the […]

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FHCN seeks community service nominations

@TheSunGazette visalia – Family HealthCare Network is pleased to announce it is now seeking nominees for the 2016 Anita de la Vega Community Service Award. For its sixth year, Family HealthCare Network’s award will honor one local advocate’s achievements, and the impact of their service in their community. The Anita de la Vega Community Service […]

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A healthy 75 years

@TheSunGazette visalia – Visalia Medical Clinic will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a health festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 24. The public event, to be held at the clinic at 5400 W. Hillsdale, will feature free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure tests, and children are encouraged to bring their bike and […]

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Dropping off students can up ozone levels

@thesungazette central valley – The Valley Air District asks that parents carpool when dropping off or picking up kids, in an effort to help the environment. With school back in session the Valley Air District is asking the public to reduce vehicle emissions by carpooling or walking their children to school and to refrain from […]

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Visalia approves second urgent care clinic

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – Kaweah Delta will begin the next phase of alleviating overcrowding at its emergency department thanks to a recent decision by the Visalia City Council. At its July 18 meeting, the city council had the second reading of an ordinance approving a zone change, parcel map, conditional use permit and […]

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Target heart rate

Are you getting the most out of your workout? One way to know for sure is to aim for a target heart rate. A target heart rate is a pre-determined pulse rate that can be used to gauge the intensity and effectiveness of your exercise. Seasoned athletes and beginners can all benefit by knowing their […]

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Wildfire smoke has far reaching effects

NAPS There’s been a disturbing pattern of increasing wildfires in the U.S. and Canada. Nine of the 10 largest wildfires in the U.S. in recent history have occurred since 2000. The U.S. Forest Service now spends more than half its annual budget on firefighting, compared to 16 percent just 20 years ago. The trend is […]

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Allergy study results not a real nail biter

@TheSunGazette bethesda, md. – “Children who suck their thumbs and bite their nails suffer fewer allergies, study finds,” reported The Daily Telegraph. “Thumb-sucking and nail-biting might prevent allergies,” read the Washington Post. “Thumb-sucking, nail-biting have a positive side,” wrote the Science Daily. Headlines around the world reported on a recent study linking thumb sucking and […]

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FHCN opens second health center in Tulare

@TheSunGazette tulare – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) opened its second health center in Tulare yesterday. On July 5, FHCN opened its newest health center at 1008 N. Cherry Street through a partnership with Tulare Pediatric Group. FHCN welcomes the team of medical providers who are already serving Tulare’s pediatric patients, including pediatricians Susan Haack, MD, […]

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