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Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Kings Center Kosta Koufos scheduled to appear at Get Fit health celebration at Westfield Galleria at Roseville this Saturday

 

Sacramento Kings Center Kosta Koufos and team mascot Slamson are scheduled to attend Get Fit with the Kings, a free community event where experts from Kaiser Permanente provide tips on being healthy and active. The public will be able to interact with a sports medicine physician who cares for the Sacramento Kings, fitness experts, a registered dietitian and other Kaiser Permanente representatives with valuable tips on healthy and active living. Among the fitness-themed activities will be a concussion awareness area where the public can try on “concussion goggles” that simulate a concussion. In addition, one lucky audience member will have a chance to play 1:1 hoops with Koufos, who will also sign autographs from 4 to 5 pm for the first 150 fans.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

On any normal day, Marco Guzman, Jr. is a supervisor for Sutter Medical Foundation’s(SMF) Cardiology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine services, based in care centers located in Fairfield, CA.

But recently, on a day that by any stretch of the imagination was not normal, Marco the supervisor became “Marco the superfriend” and he, along with a few of his West Coast Avengers teammates, helped bring some joy to people dealing with the devastating wild fires in California’s wine country.

Sutter Medical Foundation Auburn Urgent Care is “Movin’ on up” to increase exam room capacity

Sutter Medical Foundation Auburn Urgent Care is “Movin’ on up” to increase exam room capacity

Auburn, CA – Patients seeking care from Sutter Medical Foundation’s (SMF) Urgent Care Center in Auburn will need to travel a little farther to receive services from its caregivers…..about 10 feet up.

On October 25, the Urgent Care Center —chosen as the ‘Best of the Best’ in the Auburn Journal’s 2017 reader poll as Best Urgent Care— made a short move upstairs to a larger, more accommodating space, Suite 201 at SMF’s Medical Office Building at 11795 Education Street.

“We are excited to increase our ability to care for patients in our urgent care setting, going from five exam rooms to eight exam rooms for patient visits,” said Robert Bixler, M.D., Urgent Care Department Chief and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) physician. “Any time we find an opportunity to improve our popular urgent care services, we are going to find a way to make it happen. And in Auburn, that means a move up.”

How to choose the right Halloween candy

How to choose the right Halloween candy

By Dr. John Luther

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

But dental practitioners aren’t nearly as enamored with Halloween, because they know the possible ramifications of eating candy. It not only can create damage to the teeth and gums, but also possibly to a child's overall health.

Having healthy teeth and gums has an impact that goes far beyond the mouth. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities, periodontal disease and infection, which can impact a patient's heart, lungs, and entire body.

5 tips from Western Dental

1. Choose candy carefully: Try to avoid hard candy, such as lollipops, and other sweets that stay in the mouth for a long time. These candies increase the risk for tooth decay.

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (SSH-NV) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement for Hip and for Knee. Certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

“We are very happy to receive certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Dennis Sindelar, Chief Administrative Officer for Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley. “We feel this validates the work we do to provide our patients with safe, quality care as they receive joint replacement services.” Read more.

State bill would allow disclosure of home care workers’ private information

California’s Department of Social Services currently maintains a registry of all home care aides in the state.

The registry exists for the purpose of allowing consumers to search for and locate a registered home care aide. The public registry includes only the name of the aide, along with their registration status.

In addition, governmental and non-profit institutions have access to the database, including personal contact information, so that they may provide information to aides about their education and training programs, in an effort to improve the quality of care. However, an aide may “opt out” of having their personal contact information provided to such institutions... Read More

Stem cell treatment for children with Spina Bifida helps dogsfirst

A pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy — a combination of surgery and stem cells — developed at the University of California, Davis, to help preserve lower-limb function in children with spina bifida.

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