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Flu season - it's not too late for vaccinations

Flu season - it's not too late for vaccinations

Influenza is on the rise, but it's not too late for you or your workers to get a flu shot, according to Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health.

209 Cheer and Dance Supports Relay for Life - Team Life is Pretty

209 Cheer and Dance Supports Relay for Life - Team Life is Pretty

209 Cheer and Dance is a proud supporter of Relay for Life – Team Life is Pretty.  Alina “Pretty” Mendoza is a Stockton resident who has overcome her battle with cancer not once, but TWICE!  She was diagnosed with ependymoma (a brain tumor over 7 ½ inches in size) on November 16, 2004, when she was only 2 ½ years old. She went into remission in October 2005. On September 28, 2007, she stopped breathing in her mother’s arms. It was discovered that she had a 6 centimeter mass blocking her airway, and she was subsequently diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma (a blood cancer). She went into remission in November 2010.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE - GET YOUR FLU VACCINE TODAY!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE - GET YOUR FLU VACCINE TODAY!

Stay Flu-Free This Holiday Season


STOCKTON, CA (December 14, 2012) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports current surveillance data indicate this year’s influenza (flu) season  is well underway and  levels of influenza activity in the United States are continuing to increase across the country. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should receive an annual seasonal flu vaccine as the single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential complications.

Tune in TONIGHT to 'Fighting Lung Cancer: A Woman's Inspiration'

Tune in TONIGHT to 'Fighting Lung Cancer: A Woman's Inspiration'

Increasingly, more and more people who’ve never smoked a day in their life are being diagnosed with lung cancer. And while lung cancer causes more deaths annually than any other form of cancer, if caught early, recovery is at its best.

News 10 and Mercy Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento invite you to tune in to a special half-hour segment “Fighting Lung Cancer: A Woman’s Inspiration” Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.

You will be introduced to local women, all non-smokers, who were diagnosed with lung cancer incidentally, and learn about the movement that seeks to screen and catch lung cancer early—for the best possible treatment outcomes.

Again, this show airs Thursday, November 29, at 7:30pm on News10.  You won't want to miss it!

 

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust poses potential health concern on Valley’s west side

Gusty winds over the western San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through late afternoon.

As rain moves through the Valley, health concerns related to particulate pollution will subside. Rain, already beginning in the north Valley, is expected to reach Kern County by late afternoon.

Winds may produce areas of localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Health Plan of San Joaquin Expands into Stanislaus County

Health Plan of San Joaquin Expands into Stanislaus County

HPSJ, one of the leading providers of managed care services in San Joaquin County, has opened offices in Stanislaus County, hiring approximately 25 new staff.

"Our focus has broadened regionally in order to ease the transition of the Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal," says Shani Richards, Community and Legislative Affairs Liaison.

Richards say HPSJ submitted a bid to supply services to the County and was awarded the contract this fall.

Health Plan of San Joaquin, with nearly 200 employees, is a local health plan located in the heart of the Central Valley. It provides access to high quality cost-effective health care to over 115,000 people - serving families in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties.

Healthy Families is a low cost insurance plan for children and teens that offers members health, dental and vision coverage. Healthy Families is available for families who do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal.

The City of Ripon to host Hospice of San Joaquin’s Tree of Lights for the first time in 2012

The City of Ripon to host Hospice of San Joaquin’s  Tree of Lights for the first time in 2012

The 2012 holiday season will kick-off as hundreds of families will join together to light-up the Hospice of San Joaquin’s Trees of Lights throughout San Joaquin County.  “This year we are happy to announce Hospice of San Joaquin and the City of Ripon have partnered to establish a Tree of Lights at the jewel city of the State of California,” noted Gene Acevedo, Community Outreach Director Hospice of San Joaquin, “Hospice of San Joaquin has been serving the Ripon community for 22-years.  We are honored to contribute to the traditions enjoyed by Ripon’s Citizens.  Lighting the Tree of Lights will become an annual ritual that announces to opening of Ripon’s holiday season.”

“Tree of Lights offers our community an opportunity to memorialize a loved one no longer with us, or to honor a that person who holds a special place in your heart,” explained Stephen Guasco, Hospice of San Joaquin’s Chief Executive Officer.