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80% of Americans Suffer from Back Pain That May Be Avoidable

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2015 10:53 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new report in December, 2014, that looked at the most common workplace injuries resulting in missed days from work. They found musculoskeletal disorders (sprains, strains, and tears) made up the largest percentage, accounting for 38 percent of overall injuries. Injuries to the back from “overexertion in lifting or lowering” accounted for the greatest portion of the musculoskeletal percentage...

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Celebrating Hospice Volunteers April 12 – 18 During National Volunteer Week, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Honors those who Give Selflessly to Others

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:29 PM
Jackson, CA...Over 40 years ago, the U.S. hospice movement was founded by dedicated volunteers who wanted to bring compassion and care to people at life’s end. This commitment to volunteering among our nation’s hospices continues to be a foundation of hospice care. During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is celebrating the many gifts of its dedicated volunteers from our community who provide support, companionship and dignity to patients and family caregivers facing serious and life-limiting illness...
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Sacramento Volunteer Instructor, George Schubel, Receives American Red Cross Presidential Award for Excellence

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 02:17 PM
Sacramento, CA...The American Red Cross has recognized Sacramento resident George Schubel as part of the National Award ceremony held in Washington, DC, earlier this month. The national Presidential Awards highlight the work of the Red Cross over the past year and recognizes those employees and/or volunteers from across the country who have gone above and beyond the level of extraordinary service...

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Mark Twain Medical Center Announces 6th Annual Spring Health Fair & Lupus Awareness Fun/Run Walk

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2015 09:38 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 6th Annual Health Fair and Lupus Fun/Run Walk on Saturday, March 28th from 8am until noon at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Over forty community health related service groups will participate in this community-wide event. A wealth of information will be available on topics such as senior health services, health insurance, nutrition, and fitness. Low cost testing and services include Blood Analysis ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($10). In addition to the five-panel blood analysis (this test consists of a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, and PSA for men), the Medical Center will also now screen for vitamin D deficiencies....

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Hospice of the Sierra Offering Orientation and Training for Prospective Volunteers

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/19/2015 05:25 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of the Sierra is looking for volunteers in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties and is offering orientation and training for those who are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The orientation session will occur on April 9, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Sierra’s Sonora office located at 20100 Cedar Road North.

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A Few Minutes with Marriage & Family Therapist, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress Counselor Michael McCratic, MFT BCETS

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/13/2015 12:04 PM
Murphys, CA...The following are interviews we did with Michael a couple of years ago. Unfortunately they are still relevant. Michael is a licensed Psychotherapist with over 23 years of experience counseling and teaching. He has taught for Fuller Theological Seminary, Northern California Bible College, and California State University Hayward. He has also presented various workshops and trainings throughout the Bay Area...

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Hospice Of Amador & Calaveras Raffle Winners

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/12/2015 05:47 PM

The Arnold Mark Twain Medical Team Is Ready To Serve

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2015 10:09 AM

Business Community Turns Out For Mixer At New MTMC Heart Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/20/2015 12:02 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center hosted the February Chamber mixer at their new Heart Center. Introduced and welcomed was Cardiologist Dr. Courtney Virgilio. MTMC rolled out the red carpet for the event with great food and even gifts for attendees. State Senator Tom Berryhill was also in attendance and some of you may not know he is now a local resident having moved from Ceres to Twain Harte. It was a great night and another example of quality, expert services available here locally. Just click below for lots and lots of photos...

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New National Nutritional Guidlines On The Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/19/2015 05:40 PM
Washington, DC...The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of prestigious outside experts, submitted its recommendations to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in order to inform the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Today, the Secretaries have released the advisory committee's recommendations report online, making it available for public review and comment. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) will consider this report, along with input from other federal agencies and comments from the public as they develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015, to be released later this year.
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