Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Roundup for September 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Roundup for September 17, 2020

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA approved an abbreviated new drug application for propofol injectable emulsion USP 200 mg/20 mL, 500 mg/50 mL, and 1,000 mg/100 mL, for Single Patient Use Only. Propofol injectable emulsion 10mg/mL is an intravenous […]

The Beloved Annual “Celebrate Life” Art Auction is going VIRTUAL

The Beloved Annual “Celebrate Life” Art Auction is going VIRTUAL

Jackson, CA…The show must go on for the 21st Annual Hospice of Amador & Calaveras “Celebrate Life” Art Auction,and it willꟷVIRTUALLYꟷon Friday, September 18 on Facebook live.  This year’s event promises the same excitement as in years’ past, with a live art auction, a raffle-style drawing for valuable prizes, and the ever-popular final event of […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Names Dr. Pardeep Athwal as New Chief Medical Officer

Mark Twain Medical Center Names Dr. Pardeep Athwal as New Chief Medical Officer

San Andreas, CA…Pardeep Athwal, MD, MBA began serving as Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Centers Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on September 14th. Dr. Athwal received his Doctor of Medicine at the St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at the University Hospital of Brooklyn followed by his Diagnostic Radiology residency […]

Your Experienced Behavior Health Staff Awaits at Mark Twain Medical Center

Your Experienced Behavior Health Staff Awaits at Mark Twain Medical Center

San Andreas, CA…We believe in understanding and caring for the whole person. Our experienced staff is committed to providing compassionate and quality care, in an atmosphere enabling communication, trust, and personal growth to residents in our rural communities. Diana Peck, LCSW, Therapist James Dalton Medical Office 590 Stanislaus Ave., Angels Camp Karen Karam, LCSW, Therapist […]

Calaveras Public Health Reports 3 deaths and 7 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

Calaveras Public Health Reports 3 deaths and 7 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 3 new deaths and 7 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The latest fatalities include 1 female and 2 males all over the age of 65. All 3 deaths stem from the outbreak among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas. All individuals […]

Calaveras Public Health Reports 8 Deaths (All Tied to Avalon Healthcare), 12 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

Calaveras Public Health Reports 8 Deaths (All Tied to Avalon Healthcare), 12 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…On Friday, September 11, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 8 new deaths and 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The latest fatalities include 2 females and 6 males all over the age of 65. All 8 deaths stem from the outbreak among residents of Avalon Health Care San Andreas. All individuals […]

A Joint Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras County Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

A Joint Air Quality Advisory issued by Calaveras County Public Health and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Health Officer and Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions due to smoke from the various fires around the state. There are currently no fires burning in Calaveras County The Hwy 4 […]

Five local Community Leaders Appointed to Mark Twain Medical Center Community Board

Five local Community Leaders Appointed to Mark Twain Medical Center Community Board

San Andreas, CA…Five new community members have recently been appointed to serve on the Mark Twain Medical Centers (MTMC) Community Board. The mission and purpose of the MTMC Hospital Community Board is: (a) provide local oversight of quality of care delivered in the local hospital; (b) oversee medical staff functions; and (c) to provide advice […]

Popular $45 Blood Tests Available by Appointment at Mark Twain Medical Center!

Popular $45 Blood Tests Available by Appointment at Mark Twain Medical Center!

San Andreas, CA…Social distancing protocols prevents Mark Twain Medical Center from hosting its traditional 600 + attendees during the Annual Fall Health Fair. However, the $45 blood analysis screening which hundreds of local residents always take advantage of at the event are still be available – by appointment over the next few weeks. Call 209-897-0003 […]

Calaveras Public Health Reports 16 New Cases of COVID-19. 5 Suspected Covid Positive Deaths at Avalon Healthcare

Calaveras Public Health Reports 16 New Cases of COVID-19.  5 Suspected Covid Positive Deaths at Avalon Healthcare

San Andreas, CA…On Friday, September 4, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The additional cases include 1 female between 18 to 49 years of age, 4 females and 2 males between 50-64 years of age, and 3 females and 6 males over 65 years of age. There were […]

Calaveras County To Open Cooling Center in San Andreas Starting Saturday Through Tuesday

Calaveras County To Open Cooling Center in San Andreas Starting Saturday Through Tuesday

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division has issued a heat advisory and will open a cooling center in San Andreas from Saturday, September 5 through Tuesday, September 8. San Andreas Calaveras Health and Human Services Agency, Sequoia Room 509 E. St. Charles, San Andreas, CA 95249 (Northeast corner […]

Nearly 100 Common Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Cognitive Decline

Nearly 100 Common Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Cognitive Decline

Minneapolis, MN…A class of drugs used for many conditions, including allergies, colds, high blood pressure and depression, may be associated with an increased risk of developing mild thinking and memory problems, particularly in people who have genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease or markers of this condition, according to a study published in the September […]

Popular $45 Blood Tests Available by Appointment at Mark Twain Medical Center!

Popular $45 Blood Tests Available by Appointment at Mark Twain Medical Center!

San Andreas, CA…Social distancing protocols prevents Mark Twain Medical Center from hosting its traditional 600 + attendees during the Annual Fall Health Fair. However, the $45 blood analysis screening which hundreds of local residents always take advantage of at the event are still be available – by appointment over the next few weeks. Call 209-897-0003 […]

Amador COVID-19 Update, One Death & Three New Cases Since Friday

Amador COVID-19 Update, One Death & Three New Cases Since Friday

Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health confirms an additional three COVID-19 cases and 1 additional death since Friday’s COVID-19 update. The individual who passed was a resident of Jackson in their 80s with underlying conditions placing them at increased risk for COVID-19 complications. To date, Amador County remains in Tier 1 – purple […]

Governor Newsom Unveils Stringent, Slow Plan for Living with COVID-19

Governor Newsom Unveils Stringent, Slow Plan for Living with COVID-19

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide, stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 for the long haul. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the […]

Calaveras Public Health Reports 13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County & State Announces New Monitoring System

Calaveras Public Health Reports 13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County & State Announces New Monitoring System

San Andreas, CA…On Friday, August 28, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The additional cases include 3 females and 2 males between 18 to 49 years of age, 2 males between 50-64 years of age, and 2 females and 4 males over 65 years of age. There were […]

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