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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.

Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

MODESTO, CA – Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is part of an elite group of hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association for awards signifying a commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for the STEMI and 

In-Shape aims to raise $100,000 for cancer research

 

In-Shape is raising funds for cancer research during the month of October.

Stockton-based In-Shape Health Clubs, with more than 70 locations throughout the state, is flexing its money-raising muscle. The all-encompassing fitness provider is striving to raise $100,000 for cancer research.

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Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class.