Fourth Annual Ladies Night Out For Breast Health Awareness

Fourth Annual Ladies Night Out For Breast Health Awareness

Sonora, CA… October is National Breast Health Awareness Month and Sonora Regional Medical Center is hosting the fourth annual Ladies Night Out to help the community celebrate life and as a reminder for everyone to get their recommended screenings. Ladies Night Out is scheduled from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, in historic downtown […]

18th Annual Fall Health Fair Is September 24th At Mark Twain Medical Center

18th Annual Fall Health Fair Is September 24th At Mark Twain Medical Center

San Andreas, CA..Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 18th Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 24th from 7am to noon at the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. “We are once again delighted to provide these needed health and well-being services at a low cost for our community,” said Bob Diehl, Hospital […]

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Boston, MA….This is the best visualization of the progression of antibiotic bacteria we have ever seen.  The following is from the Harvard Medical School that should have all of us cutting back on the antibiotics.  “In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a […]

The Third Annual Angels Camp Gold Run & AMA Fun Day & Video Promo With Rebecca Jarman!!

The Third Annual Angels Camp Gold Run & AMA Fun Day & Video Promo With Rebecca Jarman!!

Angels Camp, CA…Enjoy the Sierra Foothills on a 5K/10K race through the historic town of Angels Camp. A community sponsored run that benefit the students of Mark Twain Elementary School. This race will kick off with a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00am. 5K & 10K will start at 8:30. All races begin in […]

Founding President Of Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation, Doris Murphy Barger, Passes Away At 93

Founding President Of Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation, Doris Murphy Barger, Passes Away At 93

Murphys, CA…Doris Murphy Barger passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016 at the age of 93. She departed this world in the manner she lived her life – with strength, grace and dignity. She was a remarkable woman who lived a wonderful life. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her […]

Rail Road Flat Elementary School Uses Their 3D Printer to Make a Prosthetic Hand

Rail Road Flat Elementary School Uses Their 3D Printer to Make a Prosthetic Hand

Rail Road Flat, CA…The sixth grade students of Mr. Randall Youngblood’s class were told of a program called e-Nable in which a 3D printer was used to make a hand for a child that didn’t have one. “The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their […]

Quorum Health Consulting Contract Decision Pushed Back At MTHCD Board Meeting

Quorum Health Consulting Contract Decision Pushed Back At MTHCD Board Meeting

San Andreas, CA…The biggest item on yesterday’s Mark Twain Health Care District Board meeting was pushed back until the August 24th meeting. There may need to be some state specific contract adjustments. The agenda item was: “Consider approval of an agreement with Quorum Health Resources LLC for a financial, operational and strategic assessment of hospital […]

Advice From CDC For People In Or Traveling To Zika Affected Areas In Florida

Advice From CDC For People In Or Traveling To Zika Affected Areas In Florida

Miami, FL…The Florida Department of Health has identified an area in one neighborhood of Miami where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. This guidance is for people who live in or traveled to this area any time after June 15 (based on the earliest time symptoms can start and the maximum 2-week incubation period for […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Announces Availability Of Community Grant Funding

Mark Twain Medical Center Announces Availability Of Community Grant Funding

San Andreas, CA…SAN ANDREAS, CA, June 24, 2016- Mark Twain Medical Center, (MTMC) through its affiliation with Dignity Health, has announced the opening of the 2016 Dignity Health Community Grants Program. Each grant program candidate must submit a letter of intent by the July 29th deadline in order to be considered. Applicants must be a […]

Calaveras Public Health Issues Heat Advisory To Residents

Calaveras Public Health Issues Heat Advisory To Residents

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County Public Health Services has issued a heat advisory for the County. We urge the public to act now to prevent heat-related illness. Temperatures of 100 degrees or more are expected over the next several days. Dr. Kelaita, County Health Officer, stated, “Taking action now can prevent the possibility of heat-related illness. […]

Mind Matters Clinic Offers Programs To Help Children Progress in School

Mind Matters Clinic Offers Programs  To Help Children Progress in School

Murphys, CA…Students who are having difficulty with their reading and language skills have a place to seek help thanks to two programs offered by Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic. Fast ForWord, a computer based learning program, will be available in Murphys and Sonora starting June 27. Mind Builder will be offered in Murphys […]

Grants Awarded For Job Training & Health Literacy

Grants Awarded For Job Training & Health Literacy

Sonora, CA…In December 2014, HealthLitNow, (www.healthlitnow.org) a 501(c)3 non-profit, was launched from the Tuolumne County Innovation Lab (www.myinnovationlab.org) to provide Public Health Literacy programs for K-12 students throughout Tuolumne County and the Sierra Region. Public Health Literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals and groups can obtain, process, understand, evaluate, and act on […]

Freedom From Smoking Course Starting June 21st

Freedom From Smoking Course Starting June 21st

Sonora, CA…Sonora Regional Medical Center is offering the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® course which begins June 21. Classes will meet at the Live Well Be Well Center on Greenley Road from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday and one Wednesday for seven weeks, ending with a celebration on August 2. Freedom From Smoking […]

Mark Twain Healthcare District Receives District Certification

Mark Twain Healthcare District Receives District Certification

San Andreas, CA…Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is pleased to report Mark Twain Healthcare District has achieved designation as a Certified Healthcare District. As public agencies, California’s Healthcare Districts have well-defined legal obligations for conducting business in a transparent and responsible manner. To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a District must demonstrate […]