News at TUC
Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California Praise Funding of Three-Year, $100 Million Program to Train Primary Care Physicians in Under-Served Communities
A three-year, $100 million allotment from California’s General Fund will tackle the shortage and training of primary care physicians in the state’s medically underserved areas, a move advocated by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California among several health care groups.
Touro University has gained approval to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at its School of Nursing beginning this month.
Richard LeMieux went from the high life to homeless and back and wrote about it in a book called "Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey." Now a homeless advocate, he's the keynote speaker for a discussion on homelessness at Vallejo's Touro University from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
Across the state, about 800 middle and high school students wake up every morning, log on to their computers, and take all of their classes completely online. They're enrolled in to Maine's two virtual charter schools. This year, that same, online approach is also being used by brick-and-mortar schools, as well. The track record for online and blended learning is mixed nationally. The question now is if Maine's schools can buck the trend.
Last year, Lincoln kids sold more than 600 pounds of their hard-earned Halloween candy for some cold hard cash. Lincoln Family Dentistry’s Halloween Candy Buy Back program continues for the fourth year, promising kids and their parents 50 cents for every pound of candy turned in.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (eg, coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease) remains the leading cause of death among men and women.1,2 Although various CVD risk factors exist, most can be controlled or prevented through public health promotion, continuum of care, high-risk patient referral, and medication therapy management.3 Pharmacists worldwide are uniquely positioned to address most of these interventions for the primary prevention of CVD.4
Vallejo's Touro University California wants to be the "go-to" place for diabetes clinicians to get the most up-to-date information on disease management, so it's hosting a diabetes conference next month, Touro officials announced.
Family HealthCare Network welcomed physician assistants Li Chen Hsu and Priyanka Shah to its provider team in Visalia. Chen completed her master of science in physician assistant studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona and will offer family medicine services for patients of FHCN's Visalia School Avenue Health Center. Shah completed her master of physician assistant studies at Touro University in Vallejo and will offer family medicine services for patients of FHCN's Goshen Health Center.
If you're a pharmacist, you've undoubtedly heard the question, Are there too many pharmacy schools? We addressed it in our June 2009 cover story, "Betting on the pharmacy boom, building the future."
Beginning on October 20, Touro University's Student Run Free Clinic will offer a seven-week long Diabetes Education Program, in both English and Spanish. According to a 2009 study published by the California Diabetes Program, over 1 in 10 adults in California have diabetes, and 8.5% of people residing in Solano County have been diagnosed with the chronic condition.
Touro University COM Alumnus Dr. Michael Kurisu was recently featured in San Diego Magazine for his Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. The journalist reveals the revitalizing process of Dr. Kurisu's manipulative work, noting how infrequently doctors actually touch their patients today. "After treatment," the journalist says, "I felt like I had just come out of yoga." An excellent educational piece on the process of undergoing manipulative treatment.
Professor and registered yoga teacher Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, explains how yoga can help patients with low back pain.
FAIRFIELD -- NorthBay Healthcare announced Thursday that Konard Jones, president of its hospital division, will take the reins from President and CEO Gary Passama, who will retire March 31 after 35 years leading the local health care corporation.
It is 4:30 p.m. on a typical midsummer Friday outside Epiphany Episcopal Church, 100 degrees in the shade in downtown Vacaville, where some 20 or 30 mostly homeless men and women have gathered for a free, nutritious meal and, possibly, some free medical care inside the 300 West St. house of worship.
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