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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. 

Lodi hospital recognized with ‘Safe Sleep’ certification

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial isn’t sleeping on the job, but it’s making sure the newborns in its care can … safely.

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Cardiologist Hundal joins Adventist Health Lodi Memorial

Rajan Hundal, MD, has joined Adventist Health Lodi Memorial as a cardiologist.

 

Rajan Hundal, MD

Hundal is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine, and he will practice at the organization’s Fairmont Specialty Care location at 845 S. Fairmont, Ste. 8, in Lodi.

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Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Modesto, CA — Four hospital campuses within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network, including Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked among the top 50 in the state include: