Off The Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Mind Matters Clinic

Off The Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Mind Matters Clinic

Murphys, CA…Competitive runners, and people who just enjoy a stroll in the verdant countryside, are invited to take part in the 6th annual Off the Beaten Path, Walk/Run for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 22 in Murphys Community Park. The money raised will go to support Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that treats […]

Volunteers Plant the Seeds of Kindness at Mark Twain Medical Center

Volunteers Plant the Seeds of Kindness at Mark Twain Medical Center

San Andreas, CA…The month of April is dedicated to honoring all the volunteers in a community and encouraging volunteerism overall. Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation honored the hospital volunteers with an appreciation lunch on April 16th. With the theme “Volunteers Plant the Seeds of Kindness” the event highlighted their many hours spent spreading kindness throughout […]

Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

Atlanta, GA…What’s New? Eighteen more ill people have been added to the CDC investigation. Five more states have reported ill people: Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Montana. Nine more hospitalizations have been reported, including two people who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.  Highlights from the CDC…Information collected to date indicates […]

Yosemite Medical Clinic Legislation Passes House Floor

Yosemite Medical Clinic Legislation Passes House Floor

Washington, D.C. – H.R. 3607 by Congressman McClintock to address continued operation of the Yosemite Medical Clinic passed the House floor on April 16th. The legislation addresses all national park medical clinics, assuring that funds generated by clinics be retained by those clinics. Congressman McClintock delivered the following House floor remarks in support of the […]

Mind Matters Off the Beaten Path Fundraiser

Mind Matters Off the Beaten Path Fundraiser

Murphys, CA…Mind Matters is holding its 7th Annual Off the Beaten Path fundraiser on Saturday, April 28th in Murphys Community Park. The money raised will support those individuals and families who are affected by autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD. and/or learning disabilities. The event is open to all ages and includes a 5K walk and a […]

Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th

Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th

Mountain Ranch, CA…Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th! What is the Stop, Drop & Mud? We are proud to be bringing a mud run to Mountain Ranch again this year. For our 2nd Annual Central Fire Mud Run we are planning approximately 16 obstacles along the […]

FDA Approves Marketing of AI Based Device to Detect Diabetes-Related Eye Problems

FDA Approves Marketing of AI Based Device to Detect Diabetes-Related Eye Problems

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is permitting marketing of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high levels of blood sugar lead to damage in the blood vessels of the […]

Night Owls Have Higher Risk of Early Death

Night Owls Have Higher Risk of Early Death

Chicago, IL…”Night owls” — people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning — have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun, according to a new study from Northwestern […]

Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths

Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths

San Andreas, CA…Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths. Please join us for a community workshop presented by Ann Walton RN, Human Trafficking Lead for Mark Twain Medical Center. Learning objectives: Recognize misconceptions associated with human trafficking, Identify common red flags in any setting, Assess vulnerable persons for concerns, Learn about local and national resources DATES […]

Warning Signs: New US Health Study Reveals ‘Dangerous Disparities’ Among States

Warning Signs: New US Health Study Reveals ‘Dangerous Disparities’ Among States

Seattle, CA…Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted.  The likelihood of early death for men and women age 20 to 55 is highest in West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama. In contrast, same-age residents of Minnesota, California, […]

Calaveras County Public Health Department Conducting Focus Group

Calaveras County Public Health Department Conducting Focus Group

Arnold, CA…If you live in or near Arnold (including White Pines) please consider being part of a focus group happening in your area. Calaveras Public Health is holding a focus group to get feedback about our community. Register online or call at least one week before. Calaveras Public health partnered with Common Ground Senior Services […]

New Study Confirms that Healthy Diet Can Treat Depression

New Study Confirms that Healthy Diet Can Treat Depression

Adelaide, South Australia….A pioneering study shows that a tasty, Mediterranean-style diet rich in vegetables, legumes, fruit, nuts, fish oil and extra virgin olive oil can improve mental health in people suffering depression. The study, published in Nutritional Neuroscience by researchers from the University of South Australia, showed that, as volunteers improved their diet, their depression […]

Suzy Serra: “Don’t Ignore Heart Symptoms – It Could Kill You”

Suzy Serra: “Don’t Ignore Heart Symptoms – It Could Kill You”

San Andreas, CA…For nearly a year Suzy Serra sensed something wasn’t right — she just didn’t feel normal. By the time she finally realized it might be something serious, she almost lost her life at the age of 55. “It was easy to mistake the symptoms for something less serious” Suzy admits. “I was tired […]

Mark Twain Health Care District Finance Committee Member Needed

Mark Twain Health Care District Finance Committee Member Needed

San Andreas, CA…COMMUNITY MEMBER WANTED to serve as a Volunteer voting member of the Mark Twain Health Care District Finance Committee. The community member shall collaborate and assist the Finance Committee and staff with financial evaluations and decisions. QUALIFICATIONS include – be a Calaveras resident; minimum of a BA degree in business, finance or an […]

Register Now For Healthy Aging Event at Mark Twain Medical Center on April 3rd.

Register Now For Healthy Aging Event at Mark Twain Medical Center on April 3rd.

San Andreas, CA…Healthy aging is more than just physical health. It’s emotional, financial, and educational. Hosted by John Krutsinger of Edward Jones in Murphys, the event partners with three community non-profits; Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation (MTMCF), and Mind Matters. Ageless – A Prescription for Healthy Aging by Robert Pokorski, […]

Off The Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Mind Matters Clinic

Off The Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Mind Matters Clinic

Murphys, CA…Competitive runners, and people who just enjoy a stroll in the verdant countryside, are invited to take part in the 7th annual Off the Beaten Path on Saturday, April 28 in Murphys Community Park. The money raised will go to support Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that treats autism and other learning […]

What To Do If You Get the Flu? ~ Pharmacist Patrick Crosby of Meadowmont, Twain Harte & Groveland Pharmacies

What To Do If You Get the Flu?  ~ Pharmacist Patrick Crosby of Meadowmont, Twain Harte & Groveland Pharmacies

Arnold, Twain Harte & Groveland, CA…What To Do If You Get the Flu? I’m guessing that the flu isn’t on your top-10 wish list, right? But just in case you get sick this flu season, here’s a list of 10 things you can do to help ease your symptoms—and to stop the flu in its […]

If You Know One Person with Autism, You Know One Person with Autism.

If You Know One Person with Autism, You Know One Person with Autism.

Murphys, CA…Autism or autism spectrum disorder [ASD] describes a category of complex disorders of brain development. There are varying degrees of difficulty in social interactions, verbal and non-verbal communication, repetitive behavior, and/or restrictive behavior. As you can imagine this disorder is not only a challenge for the individual, but, also for the entire family, extended […]

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