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What A Pain In The… Foot! Healing Plantar Fasciitis

I’ve run into an amazing number of people recently suffering from plantar fasciitis (one of those Greek phrases meaning inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot). I’ve had this condition and most people I know have either struggled with it themselves or are closely related to someone who has. It can take a year to fully ...

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Mosquito Season Is Here: Guard Against Zika And West Nile

Everyone I know has been breathing a sigh of relief for the rain that has once again filled our wells and reservoirs, while bracing for the impact of summer sunshine on the 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. And while you’re ...

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Bat Found In Oakhurst Tests Positive For Rabies

MADERA – A bat found near the track at Yosemite High School has tested positive for rabies. Kirsten Gross, Director of Madera County Animal Services, says the bat was found last week lying on the track, not moving, but still alive. It was taken to the Madera County Health Department for testing. This is the second rabid bat reported in ...

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One Tribe Global Workshop: Design/Create An Eco-Garden

OAKHURST — Permaculture designer and educator Marianna Burrett shares her passion in the second of two workshops focusing on connection to nature and — literally — planting the seeds of health. Organized by nonprofit One Tribe Global, the workshop is on Saturday, Mar. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library. An earlier ...

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Bone Density Screening New Service At JCF Hospital In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District is pleased to announce a new service now available in Mariposa at John C. Fremont Hospital – bone density screening. The District recently installed a Hologic Discovery Bone Densitometry machine in a new suite of the Imaging Services department. Bone density screenings are a preventative test to help people keep their bones healthy ...

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One Tribe Global Workshop: Planting Seeds Of Health

OAKHURST — Permaculture designer and educator Marianna Burrett shares her passion in the first of a two workshops focusing on connection to nature and planting the seeds of health. Organized by nonprofit One Tribe Global, the initial workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Another follows in ...

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One Tribe Global: Manifesting Health Through Nature

OAKHURST — The local nonprofit organization One Tribe Global is offering a trio of courses on health and nature. The classes include Manifestation of Health, Seeds of Health – Connection to Nature, and Seeds of Health – From Concept to Action. The three-hour sessions are held at the Oakhurst Library in the Community Room, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

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Young YHS Graduate In Need Of Heart Transplant After Losing Her Baby

CLOVIS — When 29-year-old Alyse Ornelas was rushed to the emergency room with shortness of breath and chest pain, no one could have suspected that the seemingly healthy young woman, at 23 weeks pregnant, was experiencing heart failure. On Sept. 26, Alyse – a YHS graduate and now a middle school teacher – was admitted to Clovis Community Regional Medical ...

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“Listen To Me Dad, You’re Having A Heart Attack!”

Written by Richard Keg — It’s been a year since my dad’s heart attack, as of about 10:30 p.m. today. To make sure he remembers to always listen to me, I just posted this on his wall: One year ago today, as of about right now, your heart attack started. I remember sitting here and arguing with you, telling you ...

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Mariposa County Offers No-Cost Flu Shots

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Health Department will be offering flu shots – at no cost – at the following locations: Tuesday, Sept. 19 2 to 3 p.m. – Mariposa Senior Center (for Seniors and Care Givers) Wednesday, Sept. 20 10 to 11 a.m. – Yosemite Wellness Center 12 to 1 p.m. – Yosemite Medical Clinic 3 to 4:30 p.m. ...

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