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Higher Daily Step Count Linked with Lower Mortality

In a new study, higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. The research team, which included investigators from the National Cancer... — Updated 5/10/2020

 
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Alzheimer's Association Offers Online Activities

The Alzheimer's Association has converted all of its in-person programs and support groups to virtual platforms for education, and to telephone for support groups. "In addition to converting all of our local programs, the... — Updated 5/10/2020

 

OsteoStrong Offers Balance, Fracture Prevention

"It's not a gym," said Angela Patterson about OsteoStrong, the business she and her husband, Eddie, recently opened in Visalia. They are also the owners of an OsteoStrong location... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

CDPH to Invest $4.5 Million to Address Dementia

On February 11, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced awards totaling $4,500,000 to six local health jurisdictions to help address dementia. Each local health jurisdiction awardee will receive $750,000 in... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

Senior Loneliness Shortens Lifespan

Loneliness, which affects one in three aging adults, is a serious epidemic among seniors in the U.S. According to a National Poll on Healthy Aging, chronic loneliness can impact... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

Local Health Officers Following Latest Coronavirus Updates

Tulare and Kings Counties are working closely with the California Department of Public Health and other health partners, and following the latest news about the new Novel Coronaviru... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

Kaweah Delta Opens Sequoia Health and Wellness Centers

On January 14, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District celebrated the opening of Sequoia Health and Wellness Centers, which opened to better care for all people in Tulare County,... — Updated 4/18/2020

 

Kaweah Delta Limits Emergency Visitors

In response to feedback from patients and community members, Kaweah Delta is limiting the number of visitors a patient can have with them in the Emergency Department (ED). Patients can now choose two visitors to accompany them... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
 By Bruce Goldman    Health

Stanford-UCSF Study Reports Cure for the Common Cold in Human Cells

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

New Evidence Shows Optimists Live Longer

After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at VA Boston... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

CDPH Urges Californians to Get Influenza Vaccine

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine to protect their health, and the health of others, during this flu season.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Holiday Blues - Depression among the Elderly

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Alzheimer's Risk, Progression, Resilience Differ by Gender

Research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) held in Los Angeles earlier this summer identified a number of differences in the progression and... — Updated 9/2/2019

 

Commonly Prescribed Drugs Could Increase Dementia Risk

New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson's disease and depression could significantly... — Updated 9/2/2019

 

Scientists Suspect Many Alzheimer's Diagnoses Wrong

LATE, formally known as limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, a recently recognized brain disorder that mimics the clinical features of Alzheimer's disease, could... — Updated 8/11/2019

 

West Nile Virus Detected in Visalia

A sampling from a mosquito trap in southwest Visalia has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Delta Vector Control District, the testing agency, and the Tulare County Health... — Updated 8/11/2019

 

CalFresh Food Debit Card Now Available to Seniors Receiving SSI/SSP Benefits

On June 1, the CalFresh food program in Tulare County and statewide expanded to serve qualifying individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment... — Updated 8/11/2019

 

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk of Dementia

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood... — Updated 8/11/2019

 

Tulare County Marks Mental Health Month with Focus on Reducing Stigma

May is Mental Health Month, and the Tulare County Health & Human Services Mental Health Branch and its partners are raising awareness about the connection between physical and m... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

Elderly Firearm Owners with Dementia Pose Shooting Risk

Red flag laws allowing for the removal of firearms from people with mental illness need to be widely extended to patients suffering from dementia, according to an article in The... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

'Walk With Ease' Program Coming to Visalia Senior Center

Physical activity is important at any age as it helps to build a healthy heart, strong bones and improve movement and flexibility. As we get older, there are additional benefits... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

Kaweah Delta Affiliates with Country's Top Heart Hospital

Kaweah Delta has officially joined forces with Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute, the No. 1 ranked heart program in the country, in an effort to elevate services... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

Visalia Medical Clinic CEO to Retire

After 25 years as the chief executive officer of Visalia Medical Clinic, Richard (Rick) Strid is retiring and beginning a new career in teaching. Strid has overseen significant... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

Diabetes Main Reason for Frequent Geriatric Emergencies

Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer and require more resources and medical interventions. The most common conditions among... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

Measles Outbreak Not a Problem for Most Seniors

Measles, a highly contagious viral disease, is spreading, most signifi cantly in the American Northwest. The Washington State Department of Health reported 25 confirmed cases in one county. Measles begins with a fever that lasts... — Updated 5/28/2019

 

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