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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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HOW can you help a neighbor?

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN exeter – What started as a lump that Dora Simons found on one of her breasts in 2007, has turned into an eight-year battle with cancer that has no end in sight. Simons had a partial mastectomy on Dec. 5, 2008 to remove the cancer only to find that the surgeon […]

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First 5 of Tulare County helps breast-feeding program continue

@TheSunGazette Tulare – Tulare Regional Medical Center was awarded a $252,800 grant by First 5 Tulare County on May 26 to continue its breast-feeding program through 2016-17. First 5 Tulare County’s mission is to enhance the early development of children in Tulare County. Since receiving its first grant in 2008, the nursing staff at Healthcare […]

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Ambulance companies to fill gap left by largest provider

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN Visalia – Tulare County may be losing its largest ambulance provider, but local emergency medical officials say residents won’t see the difference. On May 19, American Medical Response (AMR), part of the nation’s largest ambulance service, announced that it would be shutting down its Tulare County operations by Aug. 31, 2016. […]

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Sierra View offers nurses extraordinary recognition

@TheSunGazette porterville – Nurses at Sierra View Medical Center are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The Award at Sierra View Medical Center is co-sponsored by The Friends of Nursing. The first award recipient is Linda Loeffler. Nurse Loeffler […]

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