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5 life saving facts about baby boomers generation

  Were you born from 1945 through 1965? If so, you’re part of the unique generation known as the baby boomers. Here are interesting facts about baby boomers in America. One of them could save your life. 1. Baby boomers are one of the largest generations in U.S. history. The baby boomer generation, made up [...]

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Covered California now accepting applications for grants

  Covered California™ has announced its intent to award up to $16.9 million in grants for the launch of its Navigator Program, the next phase in the agency’s outreach, education and enrollment efforts. Covered California will award grants to educate consumers about Covered California health insurance plans and about how to obtain financial assistance to [...]

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Officials warn against dangers of drowning

  Drowning is a danger any time of the year and wherever water is present. Instances of drowning escalate in the summer, when more people are apt to spend time in the pool or at the seaside. But drownings can occur year-round, and young children are at the greatest risk of drowning. While many people [...]

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County Offers training

  Sun-Gazette Tulare County Foster Care Licensing will hold an orientation for prospective foster parents at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 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. [...]

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KDH welcomes four new Psychiatry residents

  Sun-Gazette Kaweah Delta’s first class of psychiatry resident physicians will soon begin caring for patients at Kaweah Delta Medical Center. The four resident physicians are the first class of the Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s psychiatry residency program, the district’s third residency program. “This is truly a historic moment for Kaweah Delta when you [...]

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County to update 411 on 211 organizations

  At the June 23 meeting of the Tulare County OES Interagency Drought Taskforce, everyone was encouraged to update their 211 service listings who provide any type of public services, whether it be related to the drought, or any safety net programs to make sure and register their agency resources with Tulare County 211. Their [...]

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Red Cross urges July 4th safety

  The local Red Cross is urging the community to put safety first during the Fourth of July holiday. Over the last year (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) the local Red Cross responded to over 400 home fires in the Central Valley. Volunteers assisted hundreds of families and over 1,000 people who were [...]

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Cities sharpen medical waste disposal laws

  Exeter and Woodlake became the latest cities to pass an ordinance making it safer and cheaper for residents to properly dispose of their home generated needles and lancets. Known as sharps, medical needles and lancets are primarily used by diabetics (both human and animal) to test glucose levels and inject insulin. Anne Magana, an [...]

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West Nile Virus sends 1 to the hospital

  Recently, a case of West Nile Virus was reported to Tulare County Health and Human Services. The individual impacted was hospitalized and is now recovering. Delta Vector Control District also reported that 36 mosquito pools and 21 dead birds have tested positive for West Nile. During the summer months, community members should be on [...]

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HEALTHBEAT

Tulare Regional Medical Center earns Gold Seal of Approval Demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s National Standards for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Tulare Regional Medical Center Laboratories – which include the in-patient, out-patient and Mineral King Toxicology Laboratory – have once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. HCCA/Tulare Regional Medical Center underwent [...]

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