It’s Time for Holiday Kindness from Mark Twain Medical Center

It’s Time for Holiday Kindness from Mark Twain Medical Center

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center is a major provider of health care services and a major source of jobs for area residents. Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services; including three Specialty Care Centers and five community Medical Centers. […]

CDC Director on Continuing Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

CDC Director on Continuing Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

Atlanta, GA…“The latest CDC data show that the U.S. life expectancy has declined over the past few years. Tragically, this troubling trend is largely driven by deaths from drug overdose and suicide. Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the Nation’s overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losing […]

USNS Comfort Hospital Ship in Columbia Treating Refugees From Venezuela & More.

USNS Comfort Hospital Ship in Columbia Treating Refugees From Venezuela & More.

Bogota, Columbia….The first phase of the USNS Comfort hospital ship mission in Turbo finished yesterday after assisting 5,450 patients and performing 131 surgeries. The mission will continue in Riohacha as of November 26. In the five days of the mission in Turbo, USNS Comfort staff and their allies attended a total of 5,450 patients and […]

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Atlanta, GA…CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce. Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers: CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, […]

Wildfire Smoke Warning & Air Quality Advisory for Amador County

Wildfire Smoke Warning & Air Quality Advisory for Amador County

Sutter Creek, CA – Some areas of Amador County are experiencing heavy smoke due to smoke drift from wildfires burning in other counties. Amador County Public Health advises community members that air quality may be unsafe for those with sensitive medical conditions. Residents with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults should […]

Vietnam Veteran Marks 10 years of Walks to Raise Money for UCLA’s Operation Mend Ric Ryan has raised $125,000 to Support Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Vietnam Veteran Marks 10 years of Walks to Raise Money for UCLA’s Operation Mend Ric Ryan has raised $125,000 to Support Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Murphys, CA…Ric Ryan, 72, fought for his country in Vietnam, has had both knees and one hip replaced and, in August, was struck by a car at a crosswalk. The car accident took him out of action for several weeks, but soon he was back trekking along the streets near his hometown of Murphys, California […]

A Crowd Welcomes Olde Iron Fitness to Angels Camp

A Crowd Welcomes Olde Iron Fitness to Angels Camp

Angels Camp, CA…Last night the Angels Camp Business Association and community welcomed Olde Iron Fitness to Angels Camp. A good sized crowd was on hand to welcome the area’s newest business and fitness center. It was a great night for Troy, Karina & their team. Stop by their new gym on the South end of […]

MTMC Grows Orthopedic Care in Calaveras County as Seasoned Orthopedist Recruited to Join the Team

MTMC Grows Orthopedic Care in Calaveras County as Seasoned Orthopedist Recruited to Join the Team

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) has successfully recruited a third orthopedic surgeon to join the MTMC Specialty Care practice along with Dr. Craig Lovett and Dr. Lisa Siegler. Dr. Roger Rogalski is a welcomed addition to the experienced team. He has been actively practicing in the South Lake Tahoe as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, […]

MTMC Grows Orthopedic Care in Calaveras County as Seasoned Orthopedist Joins the Team

MTMC Grows Orthopedic Care in Calaveras County as Seasoned Orthopedist Joins the Team

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) has successfully recruited a third orthopedic surgeon to join the MTMC Specialty Care practice along with Dr. Craig Lovett and Dr. Lisa Siegler. Dr. Roger Rogalski is a welcomed addition to the experienced team. He has been actively practicing in the South Lake Tahoe as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, […]

Prevent Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot

Prevent Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot

San Andreas, CA…Dean Kelaita, Health Officer, is urging Calaveras County residents to get vaccinated against influenza (the flu) this season as soon as possible. In California, flu usually begins to increase in late November or December. It takes a couple of weeks after vaccination for the body to respond fully, so now is the time […]

More than 90% of the World’s Children Breathe Toxic Air Every Day Says WHO

More than 90% of the World’s Children Breathe Toxic Air Every Day Says WHO

Geneva….Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A […]

Open House for New and Spacious Clinic Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas

Open House for New and Spacious Clinic Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) is pleased to announce that the San Andreas Clinic has officially moved into their ‘New’ Family Medical Clinic that is close to 5000 square feet in size. On behalf of the physicians and staff at MTMC, the public is encouraged and invited to attend the ribbon cutting and […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Opens New and Spacious Clinic in San Andreas

Mark Twain Medical Center Opens New and Spacious Clinic in San Andreas

San Andreas, CA – October 26, 2018- Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) is pleased to announce that the San Andreas Clinic has officially moved into their ‘New’ Family Medical Clinic that is close to 5000 square feet in size. On behalf of the physicians and staff at MTMC, the public is encouraged and invited to […]

Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro Chipping on October 27th

Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro Chipping on October 27th

Copperopolis, CA….The Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS), Calaveras County Animal Services, Cathy Gatlin, DVM and the Copperopolis Fire Protection District are offering FREE RABIES VACCINATIONS & MICRO-CHIPPING. Saturday ~ October 27, 2018 ~ 9am to 11:30 At the Copperopolis Fire Station, 370 Main Street, Copperopolis Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. […]

The 10th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic Opened Industry Doors for Next Generation

The 10th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic Opened Industry Doors for Next Generation

San Andreas, CA….Last week and every October for the last decade the grounds and halls of Mark Twain Medical Center have filled with kindergartners from throughout Calaveras County. It is a great event that shows the next generation that EMS, Firefighters, Doctors, Nurses, Law Enforcement & more are there to help them and also provide […]

The White House on a Year of Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The White House on a Year of Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC…One year ago this week, President Donald J. Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Ever since, the Trump Administration has applied an all-of-Government approach to the epidemic, allowing each agency and department to do their part to help the cause. This is a crisis that cannot be solved through Government action […]

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