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Pan-seared tilapia with chipotle-lime butter

Pan-seared tilapia with chipotle-lime butter

Tilapia is one of the most common offerings at the supermarket fish counter, and it deserves to taken to "uncommon" status. A butter infused with smoky chipotle peppers should do the trick... Read More

New Personal Belief Exemption Form for Childhood Vaccination to Encourage Health Education

New Personal Belief Exemption Form for Childhood Vaccination to Encourage Health Education

October 30, 2013 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today made available the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) form parents or guardians are required to use ..... Read More

Free flu vaccine clinics for San Joaquin county residents

Free flu vaccine clinics for San Joaquin county residents

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will provide seasonal influenza vaccinations free of charge on Monday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out), at two community sites in Stockton: Delta College in Upper Danner Hall and downtown, next to the Stockton WorkNet office on South Lincoln Street. These special flu vaccine clinics are open to everyone, 3 years of age and older. They are “walk-in” clinics and no appointment is required.

Those who do not have health insurance and those at highest risk of complications from the flu, including pregnant women and persons with long term medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illness, are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Flu vaccination is also important for people who live with or care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications, and for anyone caring for newborns.

Farmers, contractors, workers struggle to make sense of Obamacare

Farmers, contractors, workers struggle to make sense of Obamacare

Farm employees often travel from job to job depending on the season of Central Valley crops, working for a variety of employers throughout the year, which creates a complex situation for labor contractors under the Affordable Care Act. The health care reform law commonly known as Obamacare will require hundreds of thousands of field workers to be covered by health insurance.

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What you need to know before you sign up for health insurance

What you need to know before you sign up for health insurance

If you are changing your insurance plan this year because of changes from the Affordable Care Act, there are two dates you should have circled on your calendar. One is Oct. 1, which is the day enrollment begins. The other is Dec. 15, which is when paperwork is due.

Health care reform has created a lot of confusion and even misunderstanding for businesses and individual consumers. As I write this, insurance agents are still receiving updates, almost daily, as to how the new plans will be administered.

Dinnertime Theme Nights

Dinnertime Theme Nights

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If you can jazz up a party with a theme, why not do the same thing at your dinner table? Beat taste-bud boredom and take-out temptation with theme nights!

Plan ahead and make a meal schedule that takes into account the types of foods your family loves, then get creative. By planning ahead, you’ll cut down on the six o’clock scramble and be less likely to turn to take-out or eating out.

Bonus: theme nights are a great way to introduce new foods and flavors using the comfort of a familiar dish.

Here are a few theme night examples to get you started:

Pasta Night... Read More

How to grow your own sprouts

How to grow your own sprouts

Growing your own sprouts is so easy to do that anyone with a kitchen can do it. Heck, you don't even need a kitchen. Just fresh water and a little bit of space. Let us show you how to grow your own sprouts so you always have them on hand to make your favorite meals even healthier... Read More