Physician Assistant Star Hildabrand: Treating Generations of Patients in Angels Camp

Physician Assistant Star Hildabrand: Treating Generations of Patients in Angels Camp

Angels Camp, CA…Physician Assistant Star Hildabrand has watched many young patients grow up during her 13 years at the Angels Camp Family Medical Center. “The kids I first saw when I started here in 2005 are now teens and young adults. I’ve been taking care of them their whole lives.” Over the years, Star has […]

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

Arnold, CA…We stopped by Big Trees Fitness and Melissa Wagner told us about the SilverSneakers that Big Trees Fitness just qualified for. SilverSneakers is a complete program that is available to most seniors at no cost. SilverSneakers is a fitness program for adults 65+ comes free with qualifying health plans, giving you unlimited access to […]

Influenza Cases are Increasing in California Health Officials Encourage Californians to Get Vaccinated ~ Dean Kelaita, M.D.

Influenza Cases are Increasing in California Health Officials Encourage Californians to Get Vaccinated ~ Dean Kelaita, M.D.

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County Public Health Division is monitoring influenza activity throughout our community. Though activity in Calaveras County has not yet increased, activity in California is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season. Health officials encourage Californians to get vaccinated. “With the increase in influenza impacting many communities […]

Nurse Practitioner Ann Radford Mentors Patients Beyond Their Symptoms

Nurse Practitioner Ann Radford Mentors Patients Beyond Their Symptoms

Arnold, CA…Throughout her career, Nurse Practitioner Ann Radford says she has always recognized that lifestyle choices and personal challenges greatly influence the health of her patients. “I’ve always tried to mentor patients beyond their symptoms,” she explains. That attitude led her to recently earn certification as a Life Coach, something she believes complements her training […]

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 […]

New Rules Expanding Opportunity For Small Business Health Plans Moves Forward

New Rules Expanding Opportunity For Small Business Health Plans Moves Forward

Washington, DC….The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans. Up to 11 million Americans working for small businesses/sole proprietors and their families lack employer-sponsored insurance. These 11 million […]

Diabetes Drug ‘Significantly Reverses Memory Loss’ in Mice with Alzheimer’s

Diabetes Drug ‘Significantly Reverses Memory Loss’ in Mice with Alzheimer’s

Lancaster, UK…A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after scientists found it “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice through a triple method of action. The research, published in Brain Research, could bring substantial improvements in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease through the use of a drug originally created to treat type […]

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

Arnold, CA…We stopped by Big Trees Fitness and Melissa Wagner told us about the SilverSneakers that Big Trees Fitness just qualified for. SilverSneakers is a complete program that is available to most seniors at no cost. SilverSneakers is a fitness program for adults 65+ comes free with qualifying health plans, giving you unlimited access to […]

Affordable Care Act Enrollments Roll On

Affordable Care Act Enrollments Roll On

Washington, DC…In the last week of Open Enrollment for 2018, 4,143,968 people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform or were automatically re-enrolled in a plan. As in past years, enrollment weeks are measured Sunday through Saturday. This Open Enrollment snapshot covers the period from December 10, 2017, to 11:59PM Eastern Time on December 15, 2017. […]

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 […]

In 2016, the Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States was More Than Three times the 1999 Rate.

In 2016, the Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States was More Than Three times the 1999 Rate.

Washington, DC….Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999–2016.  Key findings.  Data from the National Vital Statistics System, Mortality In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in 2016 (19.8 per 100,000) was 21% higher than the rate in 2015 (16.3). Among persons […]

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

Arnold, CA…We stopped by Big Trees Fitness and Melissa Wagner told us about the SilverSneakers that Big Trees Fitness just qualified for. SilverSneakers is a complete program that is available to most seniors at no cost. SilverSneakers is a fitness program for adults 65+ comes free with qualifying health plans, giving you unlimited access to […]

Mind Matters Has Had Another Great Year in 2017

Mind Matters Has Had Another Great Year in 2017

Murphys, CA…December – gifts, parties, school vacations, religious celebrations, hustle and bustle. But, December is also the end of the year, a time to reflect on what has happened in 2017. Mind Matters has had a good year, serving between 250-300 clients. Our Board of Directors remains stable, skilled, and dedicated. Our staff remains professional […]

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

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

Arnold & 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 tracks and […]

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

Arnold, CA…We stopped by Big Trees Fitness and Melissa Wagner told us about the SilverSneakers that Big Trees Fitness just qualified for. SilverSneakers is a complete program that is available to most seniors at no cost. SilverSneakers is a fitness program for adults 65+ comes free with qualifying health plans, giving you unlimited access to […]

Executive Summary of Proposed Mark Twain Health Care District & Dignity Health

Executive Summary of Proposed Mark Twain Health Care District & Dignity Health

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain Health Care District (District) and Dignity Health propose to restructure the relationship by which Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) leases its hospital facilities from the District and by which MTMC is governed. The restructuring would establish a new long-term lease between MTMC and the District to: • Maintain the continuity of […]

Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives to Combine to Form New Catholic Health System Focused on Creating Healthier Communities

Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives to Combine to Form New Catholic Health System Focused on Creating Healthier Communities

Englewood, CO & San Francisco, CA…Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system. The combination brings together two leading health systems, allowing the organizations to expand their mission of service and create a healthier future for people and communities across […]

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