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Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services

Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services
One of only seven APEx accredited facilities in California

Modesto, CA – Memorial Medical Center, part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals, has become the first Sutter Health facility, and seventh facility in all of California, to achieve a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services from ASTRO — the premier radiation oncology society in the world.

Kaiser receives top safety ranking for Modesto location

Kaiser Permanente’s Modesto Medical Center recently received top honors from a safety organization.

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Planned facility to give at-risk seniors integrative wellness options

 

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON — University Park, once home to an historic state mental hospital, is the site of another historical event — the next in a long line of developments helping the area to thrive.

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Health Sector Partnership holds first shirt-sleeve session

 

Consultant Paul Downs addresses the attendees of the first shirtsleeve session of the San Joaquin Area Health Sector Partnership.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON — Healthcare, education, workforce development and government leaders from throughout San Joaquin County came together on Oct. 23 to find solutions to the Central Valley’s ailing healthcare industry.

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Lodi Memorial to hold stroke symptom awareness talk

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Many don’t. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is seeking to inform the public about the signs and symptoms with an upcoming talk.

The talk, a “lunch and learn” event, will talk about strokes and the signs and symptoms of the affliction.

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Cider company proving good things comes in pears

 

Hemly Cider is a pear-based alcoholic beverage company that operates out of Lockeford.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

LOCKEFORD — Did you know that pear orchards are flood-friendly? Or that in the U.K. cider refers to an alcoholic beverage made from apples, whereas as Perry is an alcoholic beverage made from pears — what Americans refer to as pear cider.

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How to choose the right Halloween candy

How to choose the right Halloween candy

By Dr. John Luther

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

But dental practitioners aren’t nearly as enamored with Halloween, because they know the possible ramifications of eating candy. It not only can create damage to the teeth and gums, but also possibly to a child's overall health.

Having healthy teeth and gums has an impact that goes far beyond the mouth. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities, periodontal disease and infection, which can impact a patient's heart, lungs, and entire body.

5 tips from Western Dental

1. Choose candy carefully: Try to avoid hard candy, such as lollipops, and other sweets that stay in the mouth for a long time. These candies increase the risk for tooth decay.