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Soaring prices making “Affordable” Care Act anything but for some

Soaring prices making “Affordable” Care Act anything but for some

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Surging costs for health insurance have gotten the attention of the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE). The group added its voice Tuesday to the chorus criticizing the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act.

 

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Modesto’s Doctors Hospital honored for reducing infections

Modesto’s Doctors Hospital honored for reducing infections

MODESTO — The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) named Doctors Medical Center a 2016 Performance Excellence Award winner. The hospital earned the award for its work in reducing hospital-acquired conditions.

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In-Shape Health Clubs to take part in Medicare fitness program

In-Shape Health Clubs to take part in Medicare fitness program

STOCKTON — In-Shape Health Clubs are taking part in a program aimed at older adults. The club will now offer the Sliver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging program at more than 50 of its 72 locations in California.

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Long time area physician joins Lodi Health practice

Long time area physician joins Lodi Health practice

Norman Schmidt, MD

LODI — Dr. Norman D. Schmidt has joined Lodi Health’s Millsbridge Family Care. He brings 24 years of experience to the position after operating a solo family practice in Turlock.

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Modesto hospital recognized for organ donation efforts

Modesto hospital recognized for organ donation efforts

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MODESTO — Memorial Medical Center was awarded Platinum recognition for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. The award comes as part of a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

The hospital, part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals, was one of 281 hospitals recognized. There were 995 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign.

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Kaiser’s Northern California health plans earn five-star rating

Kaiser’s Northern California health plans earn five-star rating

OAKLAND — The National Committee for Quality Assurance gave Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and commercial health plans in Northern California its highest rating, Wednesday. The national group rates health plans for consumer experience, prevention and treatment.

The group’s report gave Kaiser Permanente’s health plans five-out-of-five stars for its 2016-17 plans. Kaiser Permanente had the only plans in the country to receive that rating for both its Medicare and private plans.

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Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

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