Nonprofits collaborate to open food pharmacy

Samaritan House and Second Harvest Food Bank, with support from the Sequoia Healthcare District, officially opened a Food Pharmacy Wednesday where low-income patients with diabetes can “fill” prescriptions for free nutritious food. The Food Pharmacy is thought to be the first of its kind in California, located at the Samaritan House Redwood City Free Clinic Read More »

Cielo Vista unveils free community fitness center

Family, students and staff at Cielo Vista Charter School in Palm Springs can now use the school’s recently opened fitness center for free through a $70,000 grant from the Desert Healthcare District. The grant, which paid for gym equipment including a treadmill, an elliptical, sets of weights and several other machines, is part of Cielo Read More »

Tahoe Forest offering free programs for American Heart Month

During the month of February, American Heart Month, Tahoe Forest Hospital is focusing on helping our community understand the threat of heart disease and the importance of staying fit through diet and exercise. Approximately every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event and about one every minute will die from one, making heart Read More »

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Blog

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. With ovarian cancer known as the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States it’s important to stay informed about this type of cancer. This disease is wide ranging, affecting women ages 35-74, making it crucial to get educated about the threat and support our loved Read More »

National Suicide Prevention Week

Everyday people struggle with life and many end up feeling so alone that they want to give up. It’s important that those around you know how much you mean to them and to understand the warning signs that often accompany suicidal thoughts and actions. This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, a national campaign to Read More »

National Men’s Health Week

This week is National Men’s Health Week, aimed at creating awareness of preventable diseases and promoting early detection for men of all ages.  Because men are less likely than women to go to the Doctor for annual exams, it’s important to reach out and create a culture that encourages them to take advantage of the Read More »

Prevention First: Invest in Public Health to Make the ACA Successful

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The famous quote from Benjamin Franklin is one we hear often in health care, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will give us a new opportunity to put prevention into practice. If we are really serious about improving the health of Americans Read More »