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Students Win District With Mental Health Video

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday proclaimed the month of May as Mental Health Month, with various activities designed to help educate people about mental illness and raise awareness about mental health conditions. Students from Madera South High School presented a video they made to raise awareness about mental health and the challenge to overcome the ...

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Break The Silence On Mental Illness

MADERA – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation invites the community to attend a free Brown Bag Lunch Series on the subject. “Break the Silence & Reduce the Stigma” includes three one-hour workshops designed to educate, and to create a dialog around serious mental health issues including depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder. All ...

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Adventist Health Shares Plans For Oakhurst Facility

OAKHURST – As Adventist Health prepares to take over operation of Community Medical’s Urgent Care and Rural Health Clinic, they are meeting with local organizations to answer questions and address concerns about what the transition will mean. Christine Pickering, Director of Communications and Marketing for Adventist Health, met with Rotary on Tuesday and Kiwanis on Wednesday in Oakhurst. The Adventist ...

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One Child, One Family, One Mission

When Chris and Cara Christopherson got the diagnosis that their daughter had Type 1 diabetes, they were about to be introduced to their new life, one that bore no resemblance to the life they had known so far. Just before daughter Haley’s third birthday, the symptoms began. Night sweats, frequent and painful urination, always thirsty, exhaustion.

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Update On Sheila And Eric From San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – Mountain area residents Sheila Moreno and Eric Wynne are both spending time recovering from separate surgeries, and each is doing well. That’s the word today as Eric’s wife Tina Wynne sends updates from the Bay area hospital where kidney donor Eric is resting, and anxious to get home. Coarsegold resident and organ recipient Sheila was well enough ...

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Fiesta For Kidney Donor Is From the Heart

COARSEGOLD – Kidney donor Eric Wynne and his family were stunned by the turnout on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Coarsegold Community Center, when over 400 people came out to support him, his wife Tina and their family. The event was called Fiesta for a Future, and community members are determined to ensure a healthy future for Sheila Moreno, who ...

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New Owners Talk About Future Of Urgent Care

OAKHURST – With the news of a new provider taking over Oakhurst’s Rural Health Clinic and Urgent Care from Community Medical Centers, everyone has questions about what the future holds for the facility. Christine Pickering, Director of Marketing and Communications for new owner Adventist Health, says that right now they are in the listening and learning mode.

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Urgent Care Has New Owner

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community Medical Center will transition operations to Adventist Health effective June 1. For almost four decades Community Medical Centers’ healthcare facility in Oakhurst served the mountain communities and its visitors.

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Rotary Clubs' Mobility Equipment Drive

Submitted by Fern Facchino OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary and the Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary are joining together to collect donations of used wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, shower benches, canes or any other type of mobility equipment. The items will be refurbished and distributed across the United States, Mexico and South America.

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