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South Stockton Neighborhood Celebrates Healthy Corner Store Conversion Saturday

South Stockton Neighborhood Celebrates Healthy Corner Store Conversion Saturday

Community organizations and agencies including the Network for a Healthy California (Network), and Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin/Dorothy L. Jones Family Resource Center have continued to work together with the neighborhood corner store, M & M Market, to improve access and availability to healthier food and drink choices for the surrounding community. Corner stores are critical in the battle against obesity, particularly among low-income Californians who are at greater risk.

The community is encouraged to come and see what is being done and can be done at neighborhood markets to improve food and drink options that support healthier lifestyles. The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 11am to noon, at the M & M Market, 1804 E 8th Street, Stockton, CA 95206.

Dameron Hospital Offering Free Flu Vaccines Saturday Feb. 9th

Dameron Hospital Offering Free Flu Vaccines  Saturday Feb. 9th

Dameron Hospital will be offering free flu vaccinations Saturday February 9th beginning at 10 AM to 2 PM at the main entrance to Dameron Hospital at 525 Acacia Street. Due to the seasonality of the flu vaccine the Hospital is offering free vaccinations until the supply of vaccine has been depleted. All community members, age 3 and over, are encouraged to participate if your family has not previously received a vaccination.

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even people with a history of great health can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming seasons.

SJ Delta College Community Education – Pharmacy Technician Starts March 2

SJ Delta College Community Education – Pharmacy Technician Starts March 2

 

SJ Delta College Community Education – Pharmacy Technician Starts March 2

Program Summary: As a Pharmacy Technician, you will help the pharmacist package or mix a prescription, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payments and coordinate billing. This course combines 182 hours of classroom instruction with a 120-hour externship to provide you with a complete learning experience.

Course Fee: Course tuition is $2,695 (includes books, supplies, externship, and course completion certificate). PAYMENT IN FULL MUST BE MADE TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF CLASS.

Eye care patients still come first with costly regulations in sight

Eye care patients still come first with costly regulations in sight

Central Valley optometrists and ophthalmologists combine high-tech and traditional treatments with dedicated customer service to provide eye care that is second to none.

“With the advanced technologies available to optometrists today, patients can expect a less invasive and highly accurate diagnostic experience during their eye exam,” said Dr. S. Barry Eiden, American Optometric Association spokesman. 

SJ Delta College Phlebotomy Technician classes start Feb. 23.

SJ Delta College Phlebotomy Technician classes start Feb. 23.

This program is designed for persons employed or those who plan to be employed by a licensed clinical laboratory or public health department. The course combines 64 hours of classroom instruction with a 40-hour off-site clinical externship, coordinated by Boston Reed, to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. The 40-hour externship includes at minimum 50 successful venipunctures and 10 skin punctures. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive our certificate of completion and become eligible for certification in the State of California as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT 1).
 

Course Fee: Course tuition is $2,895 (includes books, medical equipment, externship, and course completion certificate).

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.