News at TUC

 

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes New Maui and O'ahu Physicians

Six doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawai'i facilities across the state, including a new hire on Maui. The hires add to Kaiser Permanente's staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawai'i.

Read More...11/13/18

 

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:...Hyun "Francisco" Kim, 53, of Fremont, has been appointed to the California Acupuncture Board. Kim has been clinic director and an acupuncturist at the Healtones Medical Clinic and an adjunct clinical instructor at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2014.

Read More...11/13/18

 

8 Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes

One in eight American adults (about 29 million) has Type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body doesn't use insulin properly or make enough of it, causing blood glucose levels to climb. The older you get, the greater your risk. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that people with diabetes spend 2.3 times more on medical expenses than people without the disease--all the more reason to take prevention seriously or, if you've been diagnosed, to manage it as best you can.

Read More...11/13/18

 

FDA "Breakthrough" Ruling on Magic Mushrooms, Explained by Scientists

The US Food and Drug Administration has given a group of psychiatrists its blessing to dose patients with magic mushrooms in therapy sessions. This week, the FDA granted "Breakthrough Therapy" designation to COMPASS Pathways' psilocybin-assisted therapy for treatment-resistant depression. The London-based life sciences company, backed in part by Peter Thiel, will use the psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active chemical extracted from psychedelic mushrooms, to treat patients in Europe and North America in a Phase 2b trial to determine the optimal dose of the drug.

Read More...11/13/18

 

Garamendi selects Touro University staffer as a 2018 woman of year

Touro University California's Dr. Gail Feinberg is one of Rep. John Garamendi's women of the year for 2018. The recognition publicly honors outstanding women of the 3rd Congressional District who have improved the quality of life of their communities through their work or volunteerism, according to a press release about the selection. Feinberg was chosen for her service to the Solano County community.

Read More...11/13/18

 

Things To Do Women in Business: How Women Lead

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Touro University, Farragut Inn Touro University 1750 Club Drive Mare Island, Vallejo

Read More...11/13/18

 

County holds free flu shot clinics in Vacaville, next one scheduled on Oct. 29

Ben Tran, 5, of Vacaville watches as Touro University nursing student Som Ramirez gives him a flu vaccination during a free clinic Wednesday at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library. The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services Medical Division is holding free clinics at libraries around the county in the month of October.The final clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Vacaville Town Square Library.

Read More...11/13/18

 

Sponsored: From health care to engineering, to auto tech, colleges expand in Vallejo

With the expansion of the California State University Maritime Academy, Touro University's unique offerings in the health care industry and the growth and creation of new programs at Solano Community College, Vallejo isn't just a college town, it's a town experiencing a college boom.

Read More...11/13/18

 

Touro in Vallejo hosts free social justice lecture series

Beginning Monday, Touro University California hosts its fourth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series -- "an innovative collection of lectures and panel discussions from experts in the field on the public health impacts of migration, immigration and anti-immigration," organizers announced.

Read More...11/13/18

 

Free Touro violence prevention symposium planned for Sunday

Touro University and others have teamed up to present a free, public symposium on the subject of violence in the hope of finding ways to reduce it, organizers said. On Sunday, Touro University California faculty, students, Vallejo youth and community members offer two panels on violence prevention and building safe schools/communities, they said.

Read More...10/11/18

 

DIY Artificial Pancreas: Patients Aren't Waiting for Us

We are going to continue our series, Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. Today I'm delighted to have with me Rayhan Lal, MD, a senior fellow in adult and pediatric endocrinology at Stanford University.

Read More...10/11/18

 

New Online First from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

In JAOA's new online first format, osteopathic manipulative medicine faculty Drs. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, Jordan Keys, and Kimberly Wolf discuss osteopathic manipulative techniques in the setting of concussion.

Read More...10/08/18

 

Injected anti-inflamatory drug may be effective against gout

A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis... Howard Feinberg, a professor of rheumatology at Touro University in Vallejo, Calif., agreed. Based on the current and prior research, "we can assume that this drug will work for most patients," including those without a history of heart disease, he said.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Touro to host gun violence prevention event

Touro University California faculty and students will be joined by youth and other community members for a symposium on gun violence prevention and building safer schools and communities. Lisa Norton, dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, and Annette Aalborg, professor and coordinator of the Community Public Health Track, will head the event, which will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lander Hall, 1310 Club Drive, on Mare Island.

Read More...10/04/18