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Finances ‘stable’ after TRMC restructuring

On August 28, 2014, Fitch Ratings Agency affirmed it has removed Tulare Local Health District (TLHD) from the ‘Ratings Watch List.’ Fitch changed its official outlook on TLHO to ‘Stable’ from ‘Negative.’ Fitch Ratings credits the Stable outlook to the ‘dramatic turnaround in operating and financial performance.’ The District’s finances were last reviewed by Fitch [...]

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Pharmacy honored for innovative practice

Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s Pain Pharmacist Team has been awarded one of three honorable mentions for innovative pharmacy practice in California. The award, from the California Society of Hospital Pharmacists, is for Kaweah Delta’s Pharmacy Pain Management Service, a new approach to pain management that began in October 2013. The Kaweah Delta team will be [...]

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TC Foster Care holds orientation on Sept. 18

Tulare County Foster Care Licensing will hold an orientation for prospective foster parents at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 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. Foster care [...]

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Trying to Fulfill Destini

A cancer diagnosis is one of the hardest things to hear from your doctor. Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer makes the news even more difficult. But for all of the hardship of fighting the disease, one Exeter woman’s diagnosis has shown her how much support she has from friends, family and even [...]

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Purple Purse Challenge

The Allstate Foundation has selected Family Services of Tulare County as a Community Partner in its 2014 Purple Purse Challenge, a national campaign to ignite public awareness and fundraising for financial empowerment services benefiting domestic violence survivors. Each of approximately 150 participating organizations across the U.S. is challenged to raise funds in its local community [...]

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Diabetes drains patients, partners

More than 382 million people around the world suffer from diabetes-a staggering number that continues to climb. The impact of the disease, however, can’t be fully realized without considering the psychosocial effects on those living with diabetes and the family members, caregivers, and health care providers who support them. As a leader in diabetes care, [...]

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Health Beat

Two blood drives held this month in Lindsay Residents in Lindsay will have two chances to donating life saving blood this month without ever leaving town. The Central California Blood Center will hold two blood drives in the Friendly City on Sept. 16 and Sept. 19. The Lindsay Community Blood Drive will be held from [...]

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Yellow fever mosquito found in Exeter

A mosquito known to carry yellow fever has been detected in the City of Exeter. On Monday, the Delta Vector Control District announced it had found an Aedes aegypti mosquito, native to sub-Saharan Africa and found in tropical South America, within the city limits. More commonly referred to as the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti [...]

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Dentist is all smiles in Lindsay

After 30 years of service to the city of Lindsay Dr. Bob Chiurazzi said goodbye to his patients and friends at his retirement mixer on July 31. The mixer was also an opportunity for Chiurazzi to introduce his patients to Dr. Julia Valle, who will be taking over the 70-year-old dental practice. Dr. Chiurazzi was [...]

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Diabetes Academy to be held at Lindsay Wellness Center Novo Nordek, a pharmaceutical company, will hold a Diabetes Academy on Aug. 26 at the Lindsay Wellness Center. Diabetes Educator Lisa Franco will lead the free class to help diabetics learn to manage the disease. Topics include Diabetes 101 – basic diabetes information and terminology; Staying [...]

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