Health Advisory on Wildfire Smoke

Health Advisory on Wildfire Smoke

San Andreas, CA…Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County is impacting air quality in Calaveras County. The impact varies, based on geographical location and wind direction, but has the greatest impact at this time on sensitive populations, including individuals with heart and lung disease, elderly persons, infants, children and pregnant women. As general cautionary […]

Adventist Health Sonora Recognized with Performance Excellence Awards

Adventist Health Sonora Recognized with Performance Excellence Awards

Sonora, CA…This week the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) announced that Adventist Health Sonora is being recognized with Performance Excellence Awards for Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers and Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections – MRSA Total Facility. Adventist Health Sonora has been recognized with these awards for achieving zero […]

Extreme Heat Linked with Reduced Cognitive Performance

Extreme Heat Linked with Reduced Cognitive Performance

Boston, MA – Students who lived in dormitories without air conditioning (AC) during a heat wave performed worse on a series of cognitive tests compared with students who lived in air-conditioned dorms, according to new research led by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. The field study, the first to demonstrate the detrimental cognitive […]

Drug Trials Show Promise Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Drug Trials Show Promise Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Tokyo & Cambridge…Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) and Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) (Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, CEO: Michel Vounatsos, “Biogen”) announced positive topline results from the Phase II study with BAN2401, an anti-amyloid beta protofibril antibody, in 856 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. The study achieved statistical significance on key predefined […]

Are You Ready for The 2018 Firecracker Mile?

Are You Ready for The 2018 Firecracker Mile?

Arnold, CA…We’re back for another great race! Join us in this one-mile race that occurs immediately before the Arnold Independence Day parade and celebrate July 4th mountain style! This is a fundraiser for Hazel Fischer Elementary School’s Parents Club, and all ages are welcome to participate. How fast can you run a mile? Once an […]

Can Your Morning Coffee Help with Type-2 Diabetes?

Can Your Morning Coffee Help with Type-2 Diabetes?

Zurich, Switzerland…A genetic circuit designed to regulate blood glucose levels, which is activated by the caffeine found in coffee, is demonstrated in a mouse model of diabetes. The findings are reported in Nature Communications this week. Type-2 diabetes mellitus affects more than 400 million people worldwide with substantial associated health costs. Successful health management requires […]

Poor Handwashing Spreading Dangerous Bacteria Around the Kitchen

Washington, DC…A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodborne illness. “As a mother of three young children, I […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes Additional Board Certified Surgeon with Multiple Specialties to Join the Team at MTMC

Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes Additional Board Certified Surgeon with Multiple Specialties to Join the Team at MTMC

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Medical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of an additional Surgeon to Mark Twain Medical Center. Dr. Eldo Frezza is a Board Certified General Surgeon, specializing in breast surgery, wound care, colorectal surgery, and advanced technology in hernia surgery. Dr. Frezza has practiced medicine in both the United States and […]

Golf Classic Raises $45,568 for Project HOPE

Golf Classic Raises $45,568 for Project HOPE

Copperopolis, CA…Last week, Adventist Health Sonora’s Foundation held the 22nd annual Golf Classic at Saddle Creek Golf Resort. It was a beautiful day for the 115 golfers who enjoyed 18 holes, lunch and an awards banquet. The tournament and contest winners were: 1st Place Champions/ Score: 51 Team 7A Joe Deleon Mutunga Maithya Axel Gomes […]

FDA Approves First Drug Comprised of an Active Ingredient Derived from Marijuana

FDA Approves First Drug Comprised of an Active Ingredient Derived from Marijuana

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. […]

Hospital Foundation Announces Winners of the Barger 2018 Golf Outing

Hospital Foundation Announces Winners of the Barger 2018 Golf Outing

Angels Camp, CA…The 11th annual Barger Golf Outing was held on Monday, June 4th at Greenhorn Creek Resort. The annual charity tournament attracted 120 golfers who competed in a modified scramble with scoring based on the “blind bogie” method. The day’s activities raised $60,000 bringing the cumulative event total to more than a half a […]

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