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Covered California opened Nov. 15

Family HealthCare Network’s team of certified enrollment counselors are gearing up for the 2015 Covered California open enrollment period which begins Nov. 15 and continues through Feb. 15, 2015. Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) will once again serve as a Certified Enrollment Entity for Covered California, assisting local individuals and families in applying for and selecting [...]

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An Easy Pill To Swallow

Kaweah Delta Medical Center has been named one of six recipients of the 2014 American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Best Practice Award for a new approach to pain management for hospital patients. Kaweah Delta Pharmacy staff will accept this national award the second week of December during an event in Anaheim. It will [...]

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Second Sequoia Prompt Care opened Nov. 10 in Visalia Sequoia Prompt Care, a division of Kaweah Delta Health Care District, will open its second location on Monday, Nov. 10, in Visalia. The second Sequoia Prompt Care is located at 820 W. Akers St., Suite 100, inside Sequoia Medical Plaza at the corner of Akers Street [...]

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Well Off a Healthy Average

More than two-thirds of Tulare County children either live in poverty or their families can barely afford basic living expenses. Tulare County children are also falling behind the State average in nearly every category across education, health and economic well being. But just knowing that information in relation to the rest of the state may [...]

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CAPs off to KD lab

The laboratory at Kaweah Delta Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. Accreditation has been granted to Kaweah Delta’s lab for a two-year period. In 2011, Kaweah Delta upgraded its chemistry lab to a state-of-the-art system [...]

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FHCN re-opens Visalia health center

After undergoing a two-month long renovation, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) re-opened its Visalia Bridge Health Center in downtown Visalia on Nov. 1. With new extended hours, the 15,000 square foot facility will now be open seven days a week, offering family medicine walk-in care along with full dental services and expanded space for community outreach [...]

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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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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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