Mark Twain Medical Center Orthopedic Services. 40 Years Of Experience & Close To Home
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/24/2014 05:16 PM
Great American Smokeout Coming November 20, 2014
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/18/2014 11:39 AM
San Andreas, CA...In recognition of National Rural Health Day and the Great American Smoke out on Thursday, November 20th, Calaveras County Public Health Services encourages smokers to put their health first and commit to quitting tobacco for good. Rural areas in California have high rates of tobacco use. The adult smoking rate for Calaveras County was recently estimated at 18.2%, compared to the state rate of 13.8%. In 2012, the smoking rate for youth in grades 9-12 in Calaveras County was 10%. Nearly 9 out of 10 adult smokers start smoking by age 18...
Support The Team Alan Swortfiguer Cardiac Fight At GoFundMe
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/18/2014 02:04 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Hello Everyone. We are raising money for our father, Alan Swortfiguer. He is a loving father of nine, grandfather of three, a brother, uncle, and husband. He has had a life threatening congenital heart defect his whole life. Ever since he was a child he has had many battles with his health such as, cancer and two open heart surgeries. In recend months Alan has been batteling life threatening sepsis and right and left heart failure. In the past Alan always pulled through, until now. His heart is enlarged and his pulmonic valve is shot. The pulmonic valve is responsible for getting blood to the lungs to be oxygenated and then returned to the heart to deliver oxygen to his whole body. The Doctors have spoke about replacing the pulmonic valve, but the cancer and radiation from his past has detroyed the tissue of his heart,lungs, and vessels, which makes the valve replacement surgery very dangerous and the doctors unsure of whether to do it or not. The lack of oxygen his heart is pumping due to the damaged pulmonic valve has started to cause kidney and liver failure. HIs options at life are dwendling down to nothing. Currently he is at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA waiting to see if his body will improve so they perform surgery on his heart. The hope is to get as much fluid off him as possible and hope the kidneys have a good day so Alan has a better chance of making it through the surgery...
Valley Springs Curves Donates To Mark Twain Cancer Center
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/17/2014 07:58 AM
San Andreas, CA...Curves Assistant Manager, Laura delivered an over sized donation check to Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation Cancer Center last Wednesday!! Many, many thanks to all of our Curves members, Flamingo Flocking Chairman Charnette and all of her hard work; the local businesses for their donations for our raffle baskets and the many new members to Curves of Valley Springs, for their $10 donation for 10 Free workouts. We raised $550!! There were quite a few hospital staff and volunteers in attendance at the Cancer Center this morning when the check was delivered!! Go Curves!!
Give The Gift Of Fitness With Memberships From Family 4 Fitness
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/10/2014 02:13 PM
Vallecito, CA...As we get closer to the Holiday Season what could be a better gift than a membership to Family 4 Fitness. Give the gift of health and fitness. Call 209.736.0039 and get started or give the gift of fitness to a friend or loved one today.
Above is one of our previous interviews and Kenny Lee has some great tips for year round fitness.
Teddy Bear Clinic Opens Young Eyes To Healthcare Field ~By John Hamilton
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/10/2014 12:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...Every year Mark Twain Medical Center opens it's doors to the area's future Doctors and Nursers for a Teddy Bear Picnic. This year 475 kindergarteners from across the county visited the Medical Center in late October. In addition to Doctors, Nurses and staff at MTMC they invite paramedics, fire fighters and others involved emergency as well as normal healthcare. On the day we stopped by the CHP Helicopter was on hand to provide information on their operations which include at times air medical transport. CHP Pilot Jim Hendrix did a great job fielding questions from his young audience. We have a few photos of the event below and a short video of the CHP Helicopter coming in to land....
Mark Twain Medical Center Sponsors Multiple Heath Fairs Everyear
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/05/2014 09:46 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center sponsors health fairs that reach out to the community several times per year and provide free or reduced cost health screenings. These events also provide an opportunity for allied organizations to market their services as well. Below are a few shots from their fall health fair held a few weeks ago....
State Health Officer Issues Risk-Based Quarantine Order to Provide Consistent Guidelines for Counties
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/31/2014 09:14 PM
Sacramento, CA...Health care providers and travelers returning from Ebola affected regions will be individually assessed for exposure risk While there continue to be no reported or confirmed cases of Ebola in California, State Health Officer and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman today took action to help prevent any potential spread of the disease in the state by issuing a quarantine order and associated guidelines that require counties to individually assess persons at risk for Ebola and tailor an appropriate level of quarantine as needed. This flexible, case-by-case approach will ensure that local health officers throughout the state prevent spread of the disease, while ensuring that individuals at risk for Ebola are treated fairly and consistently...