Category Archives: Health care

Denham: ‘This is for the 22′

The following was provided in a news release this week from Rep. Jeff Denham, R- Turlock, regarding providing more mental health treatment options for veterans: U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, joined colleagues in the House of Representatives this week in introducing H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, which would establish a pilot program [...]

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Caring for the caregiver

Mary Nicholson, founder of Stockton-based Healings in Motion, wrote the following letter to promote this year’s Caregiver Symposium, an event she started several years ago in Stockton to help those who help others and recognize their valuable contributions to the community. She has also spearheaded the effort to push hospitals in San Joaquin County to [...]

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$20,000 San Joaquin Valley health grants available

The Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management has announced the second round of funding through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund. The fund is offering grants of up to $20,000 for new prospective grantees working to promote community health and health equity within the eight targeted San Joaquin Valley counties – Fresno, Kings, [...]

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All consumers should check out California Healthcare Compare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement this week:  California Healthcare Compare is a new tool that provides the public with access to important information about the price and quality of medical care in California. Californians have had very little access to price information before seeking medical care. In the last few years, we’ve [...]

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E-Cigarettes Are A Community Health Threat

California Department of Public Health director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Here’s the advisory: “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as [...]

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