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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.

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.