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Caregiver Groups Offer More Than A Break

OAKHURST – The numbers are staggering: 65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the adult U.S. population, providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged, according to a study published by the National Alliance of Caregiving. Many families regularly face the stress and isolation that can come along with taking care of an aging or ailing person. Now ...

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Urgent Care Rumors Addressed

OAKHURST – There have been rumors around town that Urgent Care is closing. So we contacted Mary Lisa Russell, Senior Communications Specialist at Community Medical Centers, who sent us a statement from their Chief Executive Officer.

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Want Better Health? Try Returning To Basics

OAKHURST – It seems like you can’t turn on the news these days without a barrage of information about this year’s incarnation of the influenza virus, or its tailor-made nemesis, the flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia recommends that all people get flu shots, especially those who are more vulnerable to its effects: the very ...

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First Death From Flu In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso is reporting that one person has died in Madera County due to the flu, and encourages everyone to take precautions and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say that this is one of the worst flu seasons ever. The best protection against the flu is a flu ...

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Small Hospital Well-Suited to Serve Big Needs

MARIPOSA – The John C. Fremont (JCF) Health Care District has a message for residents of Oakhurst and other nearby mountain towns: the next time you or someone you know needs medical attention, the JCF hospital staff and physicians are ready, willing and able to serve you with healthcare technology and services that exceed expectations. Located at 5189 Hospital Road, ...

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Sheriff's New Service Offers Dignity To Seniors

MADERA COUNTY — With so many elderly people living alone these days, being able to check on their safety and welfare has become a concern for friends and relatives, and for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. To address this growing concern, Sheriff John Anderson has launched a new program called “Elder Orphans.”

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New System Serves Those Who Live Alone

MADERA COUNTY – Every year there are countless cases of people dying alone in their homes. Sometimes it is days or even weeks before anyone knows they are gone. Sheriff John Anderson is determined to afford these citizens some dignity.

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Free Smiles Saturday In Coarsegold

Local dentists provide no-cost care – COARSEGOLD – Look for smiles to be a little brighter this weekend, as three area dentists host the mountain community’s first Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event, providing a free day of dental care to more than 100 residents. DFTH takes place at Coarsegold Dental on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 ...

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Additional Flu Shot Clinic Added To Mountain Area Schedule

Get The Flu Shot, Not The Flu The Madera County Public Health Department is offering Flu Vaccinations at various clinic sites throughout the county. With budget cuts affecting everything, there was only one clinic scheduled in the mountain area. But there has been an additional drive-through flu clinic added to the schedule in North Fork on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from ...

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Take A Chance, Make A Difference

SierraNewsOnline is all about celebrating people who are up to something. In their jobs, in their communities and in their lives. Amanda DeMasters is one of those people, and we want to celebrate her! Amanda took the very huge and very scary step of writing about her disease, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), and putting it out there for everyone to see. ...

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