NIH Blood Pressure Study Supports 130/80 as New AHA/ACC Hypertension Threshold

NIH Blood Pressure Study Supports 130/80 as New AHA/ACC Hypertension Threshold

Washington, DC…Findings from a landmark study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) support a key component of the new 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines announced by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at the annual AHA meeting in Anaheim, California. In 2013, the National Heart, Lung, and […]

West Nile Virus Detected in Copperopolis

West Nile Virus Detected in Copperopolis

Copperopolis, CA…West Nile Virus has been detected in the Copperopolis area of Calaveras County. On 10/4/12 Calaveras County Public Health Division received confirmation of the first detection of West Nile Virus for 2017 in a chicken from Copperopolis. The chicken is part of a flock of “sentinel chickens” that are part of a surveillance program […]

Mark Borchin, Picture of Health Wary of Stress ~ Men’s Health Feature from Sandie Lema

Mark Borchin, Picture of Health Wary of Stress ~ Men’s Health Feature from Sandie Lema

Mokelumne Hill, CA…Mark Borchin of Mokelumne Hill is the picture of health – blessed with low blood pressure and high metabolism. To keep it that way he is an active runner, plays basketball every week and hikes with his wife. But, he is always aware that stress looms as a big health threat. Mark is […]

“Tackle Your Health” Sparks Men’s Health Conversation

“Tackle Your Health” Sparks Men’s Health Conversation

San Andreas, CA…It’s a fact, most men do not talk about their health – with family, friends or especially with a physician. That’s changing in Calaveras County where four community-minded men are speaking out on the topic during Men’s Health Month in November. Bret Harte High School Coach Casey Kester, Calaveras High School Coach Jason […]

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

San Andreas, CA…Men’s health is the topic of a free workshop on Nov. 9 at Mark Twain Medical Center. “Tackle Your Health” is the theme for the 10 a. m. to noon event focusing on lifestyle and health resources for men. A variety of presenters and health resource organizations will be featured and lunch is […]

Regular Marijuana use Linked to More Sex According to Stanford Study

Regular Marijuana use Linked to More Sex According to Stanford Study

Palo Alto, CA…The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States shows a positive correlation between the two. Stanford researchers analyzed data and found a positive association between frequency of marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse. The jury’s still out […]

Understanding ADHD – Get Answers, Get Help, Get Moving ~ By Trudy Lackey

Understanding ADHD – Get Answers, Get Help, Get Moving ~ By Trudy Lackey

Murphys, CA…October is ADHD Awareness Month. Luckily for us, Dr. Ryan Thompson, the Founder and Medical Director of Mind Matters is an expert on the topic. Here, he will share the definition, the causes, and treatment strategies for those affected with ADD/ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity, is a prevalent disorder affecting about […]

Nurse Practitioner Linda Colliflower Brings Women’s Health Focus to Calaveras County

Nurse Practitioner Linda Colliflower Brings Women’s Health Focus to Calaveras County

San Andreas, CA…Nurse Practitioner Linda Colliflower has joined the staff at San Andreas Family Medical Clinic, after more than 20 years as a well-known professional in neighboring Amador County. She and her husband Dr. William Colliflower shared a practice of gynecology and women’s health before his recent retirement. They have treated hundreds of women from […]

Mark Borchin, Picture of Health Wary of Stress ~ Men’s Health Feature from Sandie Lema

Mark Borchin, Picture of Health Wary of Stress ~ Men’s Health Feature from Sandie Lema

Mokelumne Hill, CA…Mark Borchin of Mokelumne Hill is the picture of health – blessed with low blood pressure and high metabolism. To keep it that way he is an active runner, plays basketball every week and hikes with his wife. But, he is always aware that stress looms as a big health threat. Mark is […]

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

San Andreas, CA…Men’s health is the topic of a free workshop on Nov. 9 at Mark Twain Medical Center. “Tackle Your Health” is the theme for the 10 a. m. to noon event focusing on lifestyle and health resources for men. A variety of presenters and health resource organizations will be featured and lunch is […]

Special Screening of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict,” November 7, Calaveras Performing Arts Center

Special Screening of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict,” November 7, Calaveras Performing Arts Center

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County had a rate of 124 opioid prescriptions per 100 residents in 2016, according to the California Department of Public Health. To better understand what this means for our community, the public is invited to a free educational event on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Calaveras Performing Arts Center at Calaveras […]

Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells

Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells

Bronx, NY…Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue of Cancer Cell, was directed against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may also have potential for attacking other types of cancers. Evripidis Gavathiotis, Ph.D.“We’re hopeful […]

Mark Twain Medical Center President and CEO Bob Diehl Joins University Advisory Committee

Mark Twain Medical Center President and CEO Bob Diehl Joins University Advisory Committee

San Andreas, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2017 – Bob Diehl, President and CEO of Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC), has been named to the advisory committee of the University of the Pacific’s new Physician Assistant Studies Program, Dignity Health announced today. Diehl brings more than 25 years of executive health care leadership to the committee, […]

‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose

‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose

San Andreas, CA…Two “Mammo-GLAM” events marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October give local women the opportunity to overcome fear of a critical health screening by surrounding it with some quality girlfriend time. Think of it as “girls-night-out” with a serious purpose – helping women overcome mammogram fears and shape a healthy future. Oct. 10 […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Announces 2017 Dignity Health Acts of Humankindness Awardees

Mark Twain Medical Center Announces 2017 Dignity Health  Acts of Humankindness Awardees

San Andreas, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2017 – Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) today announced that three of its employees, Hayley Litzenberg, Robyn Price and Bridget Proctor will be recognized among more than 300 winners across Dignity Health as Acts of Humankindness Award Winners for exemplary acts of compassion and humankindness demonstrated over the past […]

“Pink In The Night” Brought the Community Together for Breast Cancer Awareness!

“Pink In The Night” Brought the Community Together for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Valley Springs, CA…The Community came together to honor those who have fought or may fight a battle against Breast Cancer. This great sponsored by Mark Twain Medical Center & The Mark Twain Health Care District. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month they hold the great “Pink in the Night” event every year. They […]

‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose

‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose

San Andreas, CA…Two “Mammo-GLAM” events marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October give local women the opportunity to overcome fear of a critical health screening by surrounding it with some quality girlfriend time. Think of it as “girls-night-out” with a serious purpose – helping women overcome mammogram fears and shape a healthy future. Oct. 10 […]

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