News at TUC


Chef creates global soul food on kosher campus

Chef Ray Nottie knew just the basics of kosher cooking when he was hired for the chef position at Touro University California (TUC). Describing his meeting with a supervising rabbi, he said, 'I may not know 100 percent about kosher, but I've got the passion for food,'" Nottie says. "'I know international cuisine, you know kosher. Let's come together and make this happen."

Read More...04/14/17


Patients with HIV: Counsel About Complementary and Alternative Supplement Use

Many patients who have HIV use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help handle their health issues. This population, like other populations of people who have chronic diseases and take many different prescription drug therapies, is at high risk for drug interactions.

Read More...04/14/17


Sutter Solano Medical Center Helps Touro University Launch Mobile Diabetes Education Center

Touro University California alongside executives from Sutter Solano Medical Center unveiled and officially launched a first-of-its-kind mobile diabetes education center at a press conference on the Touro campus early morning Monday, March 13.

Read More...04/14/17


Insulin Resistance: When We Are the Problem

I am Jay H. Shubrook, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University in California. We are going to continue our series on practical insulin use in primary care. I am happy today to have Stephen Brunton, MD, executive director of the Primary Care Metabolic Group, who is going to talk not about physiologic insulin resistance but rather about clinician resistance to the use of insulin. Welcome, Steve.

Read More...04/14/17


5 Things We Can All Do to Maximize the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurological disorder that can impair communication and social interactions, and often includes repetitive behaviors and/or focused interests. This month is dedicated to increasing the inclusive practices, self-determination skills, and awareness of ASD to ensure all individuals are able to achieve the highest quality of life.

Read More...04/14/17


Vallejo's Touro University California wins Community Philanthropy Award

Among the medical caregivers, public health professionals and educators being educated at Touro University California are students who also collectively volunteer more than 22,000 hours of service each year to nonprofits and worthy causes.

Read More...04/14/17


Kosher soul food on the menu at Touro dining hall

Tomato fennel soup. Roasted sweet potato, kale and sausage. Fried red snapper and grits topped with roasted tofu and okra. Sautéed garlic spinach and dirty rice. Cheesecake for dessert. All kosher. And that's not even the surprising part.

Read More...03/20/17


Experts agree Nevada pot test flawed

Law enforcement, drug lab chemists, public defenders and even a DUI victim's advocate all called on lawmakers to change the marijuana driving under the influence laws in Nevada, saying the existing law doesn't test for actual impairment.

Read More...03/20/17


Women Making a Difference at Touro University California

They are women who collaboratively care for a community known as the underserved. They educate, volunteer and serve the homeless, the low-income, and the ethnically diverse population. And they do this willingly, saddled with a commitment to the wellness and empowerment of our communities. They are the many women of Touro University California (TUC).

Read More...03/14/17


Diabetes education-mobile launched in Vallejo on Monday

Pushing forward with its focus on diabetes, Vallejo's Touro University, in partnership with Sutter Solano Medical Center on Monday, launched a first-of-its-kind diabetes-mobile, officials of both institutions announced.

Read More...03/14/17


CA: Bus Service to Mare Island is Extended, and it's Free

It's not there yet, but SolTrans' bus trips onto and around Mare Island have been extended and made free through May 27 to see if ridership can justify establishing a permanent route, agency officials announced Friday.

Read More...03/08/17


Heart Offbeat? 5 Things You Should Know About AFib, Or An Irregular Heartbeat

Along with being Black History Month, February is also Heart Health Month. It's something more of us should take seriously considering that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men. One of the many forms of heart disease that people may not know much about is atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, better known as an irregular heartbeat.

Read More...03/06/17


Seniority: Health fair good start for good care

"Prevention is better than cure." -- Desiderius Erasmus I'm sure those of you who were around during the '50s will recall Art Linkletter's weekly television show "People Are Funny." I remember it somewhat but have always like the catchy title and still agree "People ARE funny!"

Read More...03/06/17


Just Say Om: How Yoga Can Help Prevent and Manage Back Pain

Patients with low back pain can benefit from practicing yoga because it can help address many aspects of pain, according to the American Osteopathic Association.

Read More...03/03/17


Free Funny, Serious, One-man-race-relations Play at Touro Feb. 14

A free, one-man show chronicling the "poignant and comedic, ... changing face of the African American experience," is being offered free on Valentine's Day at Vallejo's Touro University's Farragut Ballroom, organizers announced.

Read More...02/07/17