News at TUC


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


Mobile Phones Could be Anti-HIV Tool

Mobile phone technology could be an effective means to promote improved health practices among Cambodia's female entertainment workers and help curb the spread of HIV, according to a new study conducted by the organisation KHANA and the Center for Global Health Research at Touro University in California.

Read More...02/07/17


Cutting Sugar Causes Drop in Heart Disease Risk Among Obese Children

Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III - two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.

Read More...02/07/17


Maintaining a Healthy Heart: Starting from Blood Pressure and Blood Lipids

Have you ever wondered why a medical assistant takes your blood pressure every time you are at the doctor's office? Have you ever wondered why your primary care provider asks you to get blood work, specifically a lipid panel, done at least once a year? The reason is simple: they care about your heart. Let's explore heart health through the lens of blood pressure and blood lipids.

Read More...02/07/17


The Insulin Talk: What To Say When Your Patient Needs to Start Insulin

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, DO, professor in the Department of Primary Care at Touro University, in California. I am delighted to talk today with Eugene Wright, MD, a clinical faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

Read More...01/30/17


Free bus service to, from Mare Island through Feb. 14

For more than a dozen years, getting to Mare Island from the Vallejo mainland meant driving, walking or riding a bike. There has been no regular bus service to the island for at least that long.

Read More...01/30/17


Picks & Pecks: Kaiser, Touro working to fill education needs

Health care continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields and two strong organizations in the area are continuing to take steps to help fill that need.

Read More...01/20/17