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Heat Stroke Or Heat Exhaustion: How To Tell The Difference

CENTRAL SIERRA — The forecast for extremely high temperatures has raised concern for the health and safety of Central California residents. The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) urges residents to take precautions to avoid heat illness as well as to know the signs that indicate the need to seek medical care. Persons who work outdoors should be aware ...

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More Good Salt May Not Be Bad

For years my younger son was a chocolate maker in Portland, gifted in combining flavors to create unusual combos that were remarkable yummy, like chili and orange, lemon with lavender and honey, or curry chocolate. My favorite of all time was dark chocolate sea salt caramels. I still occasional crave that heavenly salty-sweet combo! I have always found it curious ...

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Do You Need Vitamin D? Answer May Surprise You

Sometimes I find it easier to write in public places, where there is no laundry calling my name. One such time recently, as I was researching a topic, I was also eavesdropping on a gaggle of women comparing their vitamin D test results. Apparently, they had all been told, in the last five years, that they were deficient in vitamin D ...

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Adventist Health Announces New Direction

CENTRAL VALLEY – Adventist Health has been an integral part of the communities it serves, providing faith-based whole-person care for more than 100 years. As consumer expectations and the healthcare industry have evolved, so has the health system. In starting the next chapter of its story, Adventist Health has announced a new brand direction that will be shared system-wide. The ...

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Mosquitoes Are Out: Guard Against Zika And West Nile

Everyone I know has been breathing a sigh of relief for the rain that has filled our wells and reservoirs, while bracing for the impact of summer sunshine on the waterlogged landscape. If you haven’t already lined someone up to take care of the weed whacking, you may want to get that on your “to do” list. A few weeks ago ...

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Mindfulness And Meditation For Well-Being

Have you ever stared out your window, lost in the beauty of the moment? Maybe you watched the squirrels playing chase around the giant oak tree or just sat and listened to the rain? If you have, then, congratulations! You know how to meditate. On the other hand, if you’ve never quietly enjoyed the setting sun, bees buzzing in the ...

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Guard Against Deadly Hantavirus While Spring Cleaning

The abundant sunshine has turned my thoughts to spring and the evitable spring cleaning that most of us undertake to mark the end of winter. Garages and closets get reorganized. Seasonal cabins that have lain dormant for five or six months are opened up, and aired out. The problem with spring-cleaning those rooms and buildings that have been shut tight ...

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Restorative Pilates At The Community Center

Starting Monday, Feb. 27 – Wednesday, Apr. 17, Virginia Eaton leads Restorative Pilates classes at the Oakhurst Community Center, twice a week. See flyer below for details. About 15 years ago, I ruptured a disc in my back (L5/S1 for those who like details). My doc was sure that surgery was in my future but I had other ideas. After ...

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New Guidelines For Treatment Of Low Back Pain

The number one complaint almost everyone has, at some point in their life, is low back pain. This is probably one of the most challenging topics that arise with clients and managing low back pain requires a willingness to think about the pain a little differently. I learned this lesson myself 15 years ago when I violently ruptured a disc ...

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Nina Farley-Bates Is Healing Minds In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist is helping to heal minds at Adventist Health / Community Care in Oakhurst. Nina Farley-Bates is a native of Kingsburg who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Fresno. After earning her degree, she went on to earn a Master of Social ...

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