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 By Steve Pastis    Health    September 1, 2017 

Local Help Available to Deal with Senior Hopelessness

"Nationally, there are twice as many suicides as homicides, said Noah Whitaker, director of the Suicide Prevention Task Force, which is responsible for the oversight and guidance of suicide...

 

Walk to End Alzheimer's Set for October 14 at Mooney Grove Park

Walkers, team captains, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the 2107 Visalia Walk to End Alzheimer's, which will be held on Saturday October 14, at Mooney Grove Park, beginning at 8 a.m. The Walk...

 

Valley Fever Cases Increase in California in 2016

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in late July that there was a large increase in the number of reported Valley Fever cases in California with illness onset in 2016. Last...

 

Pancreatic Cancer: Know Your Family, Know Your Risk

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with a mere 29% one-year survival rate. In 2016, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer death in the country. The time frame...

 

Kaweah Delta Breast Center Announces Pink Tea Party Keynote Speaker

Tickets are now on sale for Kaweah Delta Breast Center's 6th annual Pink Tea Party, scheduled for the Exhibit Hall of the Visalia Convention Center on Sunday, October 22, beginning at 1 p.m. (Doors...

 

Open Arms House Hosts Open House

More than 100 people attended the open house for the Open Arms House in Visalia on June 22. Board members conducted tours and answered questions. Craig VanHorn brought the A&W Floatmobile and it was...

 

Senior Health Fair to Invigorate Hanford Civic Auditorium May 10

Kings County Commission on Aging, along with In Home Supportive Services and USDA, will host the first Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium,...

 

Arthritis Foundation Launches 'Prescription for Access' Toolkit

The pain and management of arthritis may not be visible, but it is incredibly real to the 50 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis and related diseases. Adding to this population's challenges...

 

Men at Greater Risk Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

 

Proper Nutrition is Key to Senior Health

Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85, who will represent 20% of the population by the year 2040. Because we are...

 

Older Drivers Embrace New Vehicle Safety Features

Older drivers are increasingly comfortable with, and recognize the benefits of, active safety technology, but they are still reluctant to relinquish total control to an autonomous vehicle, according t...

 

Canadian Company Unveils Wearable Device for Seniors

Kasiel Solutions has announced its first product, ORA, a personal safety alert device designed for seniors that is disguised in jewelry and sportswear. The device works with a smartphone, keeping the...

 

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

New CDC studies underscore the urgency of hepatitis C testing and treatment, especially for baby boomers Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to...

 

People Over 50 at Increased Risk of Shingles Virus

A few years ago, a Harris Interactive-sponsored poll found that Americans consider 50 to be the "perfect age" to live forever in good health. For many, the half­-century mark can be a time when...

 

Kaweah Delta to Host Monthly Diabetes Support Groups

To help people who have diabetes live better lives, Kaweah Delta Health Care District will begin a series of free monthly diabetes support groups through October in Visalia, Lindsay, Woodlake and Orosi. Support group attendees will review topics...

 

Ever Wonder Who Participates in All Those Health Surveys?

Giving blood and participating in fundraiser walks are popular ways to help those in need, but there's another way to directly support America's medical research communities and advance important...

 

Electronic Blood Pressure Monitors Now Available at Tulare County Libraries

Tulare County Library and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) are collaborating to provide more than books to check out at the library. Patrons of Tulare County Branch Libraries can now check out electronic blood pressure kits to...

 

Senior-Friendly Workout Improves Movement and Prevents Injury

Exercise is good for everyone, but seniors with mobility or balance issues may wonder what kind of exercise they can do that will be safe, easy and effective. Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill...

 

'The Best Prevention for Influenza is the Flu Vaccine'

Flu season is here. It's time to take steps to protect yourself against "Influenza 2016." The influenza strains that are expected to be most prevalent this year are the A/California, A/Hong Kong,...

 

The Truth about End-of-Life Care

When a loved one is critically ill, hearing that it's time for hospice care can be devastating news. On top of the emotional upheaval of coping with a terminal illness, you may be unsure what hospice...

 

Study Reveals New Risks for Diabetes Patients

Did you know that you could be slowly getting sicker with artery blockage, even if you are symptom-free and not diagnosed with heart disease? Your gender, age and whether you have diabetes all affect...

 

Why Sleep Apnea is Bad for Your Health

A poor night's sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted...

 

Health Threat as Cedar Fire Smoke Spreads into Area

Smoke levels from the Cedar fire are high in Tulare County, especially in the area of the city of Porterville. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. It can irritate your eyes and...

 

First Case of Zika Virus Reported in Tulare County

The Tulare County Public Health branch has confirmed that an individual in Tulare County has tested positive for the Zika virus after getting bitten by mosquitoes during recent travels in Central...

 

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Senior Helpers, a provider of personalized in-home senior care, shared 10 telltale signs a loved one may be living with Alzheimer's or dementia. With Baby Boomers now reaching age 65 and an individual...

 

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