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MIND and Mediterranean Diets Apparently Result in Fewer Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

People who eat diets rich in green leafy vegetables as well as other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts and fish may have fewer amyloid plaques and tau... — Updated 5/25/2023


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


CDC Now Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Following regulatory action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at... — 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


FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Leqembi

On January 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb) via the Accelerated Approval pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Leqembi is the second of a new category of medications approved... — Updated 3/8/2023


Fear of Falling Can Impact a Loved One's Mental Health

One of the biggest health risks facing older adults is falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 36 million older adults suffer a fall, with three million people requiring trips to an emergenc... — Updated 3/2/2023


United Health Center Opens in Visalia

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Hearing Loss Increases Likelihood of Dementia

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have dementia... — Updated 3/2/2023


Can Being Scammed Have Long-Term Effects on Men's Health?

“Grandpa, do you know who this is? Please don’t tell anyone, but I’m in trouble and need money right away.” So begins one of the most common scams targeting older adults. For older men in particular, getting tricked by a... — Updated 1/3/2023


Current Influenza Season Differs from Recent Years

The 2022 flu season is different from recent flu seasons, according to Tulare County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught. “During the 2020 and 2021 flu seasons, most people were using masks while in indoor spaces, which served to pr... — Updated 1/3/2023


Adventist Health Introduces Second Mobile Health Unit in Central Valley

In an effort to increase healthcare access throughout the Central Valley, Adventist Health unveiled a mobile health unit that will provide primary care services throughout the... — Updated 11/7/2022


Kaweah Health, Keck Medicine Enhance Local Urology Services

To better serve patients in Tulare County, where a recent community needs assessment found that urology services are severely lacking, Kaweah Health and Keck Medicine of USC have... — Updated 11/7/2022


Kaweah Health to Mark Hospice, Home Care, Palliative Care Month

Kaweah Health is celebrating November as National Hospice, Palliative Care and Home Care Month by emphasizing the importance of quality home-based care and dignified end-of-life... — Updated 11/7/2022


Alzheimer's Drug Lecanemab Slows Memory Decline in UK Trial

The following article was posted at on September 22. We are sharing the post with only minor edits so we don't lose any of the enthusiasm of... — Updated 11/7/2022


CDC Recommends Three Flu Vaccines for Seniors

During most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease, accounting for the majority of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. For the 2022-2023 flu season, the CDC recommends any one of... — Updated 11/7/2022


Kaweah Health Uses New Piece of Technology in Stroke Rehabilitation

Kaweah Health is the first in California using a new piece of technology, the SafeGait 360º Balance and Mobility Trainer to help people who are learning to walk again after... — Updated 9/8/2022


St. Louis Encephalitis Cases Reported in Tulare County

Tulare County Public Health has reported two cases of St. Louis Encephalitis (SLEV) in the county. An additional five cases are currently under investigation and may result in... — Updated 9/8/2022


First West Nile Virus Case Detected in Kings County

The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) of the year has been detected in Kings County. The Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) reported the case to the California Department of Public Health on July 14 and it is... — Updated 9/8/2022


Bank of America donates $10,000 to Adventist Health

Bank of America awarded Adventist Health in the Central Valley a $10,000 grant in support of the COPE Health Scholar Program, which provides aspiring health care professionals an... — Updated 9/8/2022


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Simplified to 988

In July, the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was simplified to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year... — Updated 9/8/2022


FDA Ruling Enables Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule on August 16 to improve access to hearing aids, which may in turn lower costs for millions of Americans. This action... — Updated 9/8/2022


Walking May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Walking for as little as 15 minutes a day may help stave off Alzheimer's Disease, says a study at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center. The study found that regular habits of... — Updated 7/24/2022


Rectal Cancer Disappears After Experimental Use of Immunotherapy

Sascha Roth remembers the phone call came on a hectic Friday evening. She was racing around her home in Washington, D.C., to pack for New York, where she was scheduled to undergo we... — Updated 7/24/2022


Monkeypox Less Serious, Harder to Catch than COVID

The monkeypox virus is a completely different virus than the viruses that cause COVID-19 or measles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is not kno... — Updated 7/24/2022


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