News at TUC


Magic mushrooms contain a key ingredient that could provide a safe and effective way of chasing the blues

Full of psilocybin, 'shrooms' are a good way of combating the blues, experts say. The compound, responsible for the high, offers more hope than antidepressants. Researchers reviewed seven studies to make their conclusion about 'shrooms'.

Read More...07/25/17


Phuc-son Dong, Family Physician, Is Practicing Preventive Care at Dignity Health Medical Group North State

Dr. Phuc-Son Dong is a doctor of osteopathic medicine who became a physician after he discovered the strong bond that exists between a patient and his or her doctor. He focuses on preventing disease and develops close relationships with his patients so they are comfortable asking him anything.

Read More...07/20/17


A Drug Causes Hundreds of Deaths and Millions of ADEs

FDA approvals do not necessarily mean that a drug will not later receive additional warnings. Actemra (tocilizumab), a medication for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), has recently been investigated for unlabeled side-effects that have allegedly lead to hundreds of deaths. But when warnings have not been issued yet, how can a pharmacist help?

Read More...07/13/17


Tips to create globally inspired kosher dishes

Ray Nottie, executive chef for Touro University at California, knew very little about traditional kosher cuisine when he was hired at the Vallejo, Calif., university in 2013. But his experience cooking for a diverse audience has led him to create globally inspired dishes that fit kosher restrictions.

Read More...07/07/17


Vallejo's Touro provost, COO, retires after seven productive years

After more than seven years of service to Touro University's California campus and the Northern California community, Provost and Chief Operating Officer Marilyn Hopkins, retired on Thursday, university officials said.

Read More...07/05/17


American Canyon High students win first-ever media festival awards

Student made films covering the Civil Rights movement, interracial marriage, and being gay garnered the first-ever awards for American Canyon High School at the annual California Student Media Festival.

Read More...07/05/17


Touro University California tackles diabetes throughout Solano County

Deanna Dickey vividly remembers the day Touro's new Mobile Diabetes Education Center first went out into the community.

Read More...06/26/17


'Alien yoga': The truth about the wacky trend you're seeing on Instagram

If you keep up with the latest yoga trends, and things like goat yoga and salt yoga are old news to you, you've likely come across Instagram posts of yogis contorting their stomach muscles into shapes that give off alien vibes. "Alien yoga," which is technically called Nauli, is one of six yoga moves that falls under the label "Kriya," Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, an associate professor at Touro University California COM, told Fox News.

Read More...06/19/17


Biz Buzz: Economy going gangbusters in Vallejo, Mare Island

Vallejo's economic fortunes have turned a corner and are moving full steam ahead, speakers at a Wednesday economic development luncheon said.

Read More...06/19/17


Complexities of Basal-Plus Insulin Therapy

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. This is Jay Shubrook, DO, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University of California. Today, we continue our series on practical insulin use in primary care. One of my colleagues, Clipper Young, PharmD, and a certified diabetes educator and MPH, is here with us. He works exclusively in a diabetes service for his clinical practice. Welcome, Dr Young.

Read More...06/19/17


Kaiser launches residency program to train new doctors in Sonoma County

Dr. Tricia Hiserote, a Kaiser family medicine physician, sat at a small wooden conference table Monday morning, peppering medical student Jonathan Tran with extensive questions about a patient's care.

Read More...06/12/17


Touro University to graduate 400 Monday, Tuesday

Touro University of Vallejo will hold graduation ceremonies for 400 students Monday and Tuesday at the University of California, Berkeley. The College of Osteopathic Medicine ceremony begins at 10 a.m., the College of Education and Health Sciences Ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday in 101 Zellerbach Hall, No. 4800, on the university campus.

Read More...06/12/17


Clinical review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Having a guided psychedelic experience may be a powerful treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. A new review of clinical trials suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy has the potential to help alleviate a variety of psychiatric disorders.

Read More...06/12/17


Magic Mushrooms Are Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Treatment

You may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous peoples in the Americas -- and more recently branded as an illicit party drug -- in recent years, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms has received a lot of attention from scientists for potential to treat substance use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Adding to the growing body of scientific literature supporting psilocybin-based therapy, on May 8 a team of researchers reported in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs that it's even more effective than traditional psychiatric therapies.

Read More...06/12/17


Touro University California Celebrates its 17th Commencement

Graduates and their families flocked to the Zellerbach Theater in Berkeley, CA, May 22nd and 23rd for the 17th commencement of Touro University California (TUC). A total of 401 students representing each of the three colleges graduated, ready to embrace promising futures as medical care providers, practitioners of public health, and educators. These ceremonies were held over two days, representing the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Education and Health Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy.

Read More...06/12/17