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KDDH saves lives, cost with diabetes treatment

@TheSunGazette visalia – At 13.2%, nowhere in California is the prevalence of diabetes higher than Tulare County and no hospital knows the challenge of diabetes more than Kaweah Delta Medical Center. With 30 to 40 percent of all hospitalized patients requiring insulin therapy, not just those with diabetes, the common problem of insulin mismanagement has […]

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Tips for a fun, safe summer

(NAPSI) — While the warmer months and longer days are often a time for outdoor fun and more physical activity, they can also mean an increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawn mower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are common childhood injuries—but they don’t have to happen to your family.These tips from Shriners Hospitals […]

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FHCN building Strathmore clinic

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN strathmore – Every successful community is built on three pillars – public safety, education and health. In the last five years, the unincorporated community of Strathmore has made huge strides in education with the opening of Harmony Magnet Academy, which boasts two of the best academic pathway programs in the nation, […]

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The opioid crisis’ latest victims:addicted babies

NewsUSA And now the nation’s opioid crisis is putting newborn babies at risk. The use of prescription painkillers like OxyContin by women during pregnancy has resulted in what’s being called “an explosion” of infants as addicted to the drugs as their mothers. Newly published data in JAMA Pediatrics shows the number of cases of neonatal […]

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Elder abuse is on the rise in Tulare County, nationwide

@TheSunGazette visalia – Tulare County Public Guardian & Adult Protective Services invites community members to take part in a no-cost training to increase awareness and honor those senior community members who have suffered as victims of elder abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), “Every year an estimated five million, or one […]

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Kaweah Delta gives web site a facelift

@TheSunGazette visalia – Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDDH) has launched a new web site featuring several enhancements to meet the needs of the community using web and mobile technology to obtain health care information. “The new site has been designed to help people more easily find local medical and health-related information,” said Dru Quesnoy, […]

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Classes help seniors take control of their chronic conditions

@TheSunGazette exeter – If you would like to learn how to better manage your health, sign up for a free six-week workshop presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District. The free workshops are designed to help people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other chronic condition. Each session […]

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Surgeons, hospital hold ‘joint’ seminar

@TheSunGazette visalia – A hip and knee joint replacement seminar will be led by experienced and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Kaweah Delta on Thursday, April 20 in Visalia. Board-certified orthopedic surgeons Ian Duncan, M.D. and Jason Mihalcin, D.O. will be answering questions, discussing new advancement in technology and the benefits of minimally invasive techniques in […]

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