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New MRI Scanning System Advances Healthcare in Tulare

Adventist Health is improving healthcare in Tulare with an advanced MRI and medical imaging space. The equipment began serving patients in late August. The ribbon-cutting was held o... — Updated 11/11/2023


COVID-19, Flu and Valley Fever Cases Expected to Increase

Tulare County has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 activity in late summer/early fall, according to Dr. Sharon Minnick, senior epidemiologist, Tulare County Public Health. "As... — Updated 11/11/2023


What to Do if You See Changes in Loved Ones During the Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, people are hitting the road or taking to the skies to visit family. Maybe it's just been a few months, or maybe it's been since this time last... — Updated 11/11/2023


Kaweah Health Named One of America's Great Community Hospitals for Older Adults

Kaweah Health announced that Becker’s Hospital Review has named it as one of 153 great community hospitals nationwide. Kaweah Health was one of only three California hospitals to make the list, and the only one between San Jose... — Updated 9/4/2023


Working on Brain Health in Aging

When thinking about your health and wellness goals as you age, you likely have a few benchmarks in mind – maybe there’s a distance you’d like to run, walk or bike. Perhaps you’re looking to shave off a few pounds, improve... — Updated 9/4/2023


CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendations for use of new Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccines from GSK and Pfizer for people ages 60... — Updated 9/4/2023


Alzheimer's Association Holds International Conference

New research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2023 covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, including advancements in treatment, early and accurate diagnosis, and... — Updated 9/4/2023


Kaweah Health Completes Watchman Heart Implant

Kaweah Health announced its first implant procedure of the Watchman FLX left atrial appendage closure device for stroke prevention on a patient with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Kimberly Jensen    Health

Wheelchairs, Diabetes and Insulin

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Poor Sense of Smell Increases Risk of Depression in Older Adults

In a study that followed more than 2,000 community-dwelling older adults over eight years, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have significant new evidence of a link... — Updated 9/4/2023


Adventist Health Offers World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Adventist Health Hanford is now offering the world's smallest pacemakers to Central Valley patients, the hospital announced in a July 12th press release. Sukhvinder Bhajal, MD, a... — Updated 9/4/2023


First-Ever County-Level Alzheimer's Estimates Presented

The first-ever county-level estimates of the prevalence of people with Alzheimer's dementia - in all 3,142 United States counties - were presented at the Alzheimer's Association... — Updated 9/3/2023


FDA Approves Leqembi to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

On July 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) converted Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb), indicated to treat adult patients with Alzheimer's Disease, to traditional approval follow... — Updated 9/3/2023


Adventist Health Offers World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Adventist Health Hanford is now offering the world's smallest pacemakers to Central Valley patients, the hospital announced in a July 12th press release. Sukhvinder Bhajal, MD, a... — Updated 9/3/2023


FDA Approves Drug to Treat Agitation Associated with Dementia

On May 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the supplemental approval of Rexulti (brexpiprazole) oral tablets for the treatment of agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. This is the... — Updated 7/16/2023


Potential Mental Health Problems for Older Adults

We live in an era where people talk openly about mental health more than ever before. And yet, according to Mental Health America, 68% of older adults know little or nothing about... — Updated 7/16/2023

 By Kimberly Jensen    Health

Be Aware of Possible Chronic Illnesses

What chronic illnesses should I watch out for as I get older? Seniors who live in the U.S. can expect to live longer than ever before. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), once you pass the age of 65,... — Updated 7/16/2023


Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Alzheimer's

A new study published in Neurology has found that sleep apnea and a lack of deep sleep may be associated with poorer brain health, leading to increased risks for stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. Sleep apnea is... — Updated 7/16/2023


Adventist Health Hanford Adds Robotic Technology to Its Surgical Options

Adventist Health Hanford has expanded patients' surgical options with the da Vinci Xi robotic system, advancing the technology used in minimally invasive procedures at the... — Updated 7/16/2023


Alzheimer's Association Welcomes Results of New Study

On May 3, Eli Lilly and Company announced positive results of its study showing that Donanemab significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in people with early... — Updated 7/16/2023


CMS Plans to Ensure Availability of Alzheimer's Drugs

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on June 1st how people can get drugs that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease covered by Medicare. If the Food... — Updated 7/16/2023


Diane Ramsey-Paige Fights for Rare Disease Community

By definition, the term "rare" implies something uncommon. When applied to diseases, it means a condition that impacts a small number of patients, usually fewer than one in 2,000.... — Updated 5/25/2023


Senior Health Fair in Hanford Set for May 26

The Kings County Commission on Aging Council will present this annual event, featuring a free pancake breakfast (from 9-10 a.m)., flu and COVID-19 shots, entertainment and informational services. The event will be held on Friday,... — Updated 5/25/2023


Link Found between Eye Damage and Alzheimer's

Cedars-Sinai investigators have produced the most extensive analysis to date of changes in the retina - a layer of tissue at the back of the eye where visual information originates... — Updated 5/25/2023


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