News at TUC


Mental health after devastating Northern California wildfires focus of July 31 conference

Recovery from the mental health impacts of the October wildfires, retaining and recruiting doctors to the area and key legislation affecting medicine will be among the topics at the North Bay Business Journal / Western Health Advantage Health Care Conference on July 31, a Project Rebuild event.

Read More...07/13/18


Students Address Barriers to Patient Health at the Student-Run Free Clinic

While performing a routine history at the Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC), Yasmin Bains discovered how one pain connects to others. The rising 3rd year medical student at Touro University California (TUC) was seeing someone who had come in with debilitating back pain when the patient told her that she was grieving from the loss of her mother.

Read More...07/12/18


5 Yoga Poses You Can Do from Your Couch on Painful Days

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are often searching for new ways to reduce pain and keep their joints mobile. Enter: Yoga. Yoga has been shown to help with various kinds of chronic pain.

Read More...07/10/18


Why Indian women are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency

Indian women, especially those who belong to lower socio-economic groups, have a Vitamin D deficiency and are at risk of bone damage and diabetes, says a new study.

Read More...07/06/18


High school students pick up medical knowledge at Touro University

Twenty-one students from high schools across Solano, Contra Costa and Napa counties got a hands-on experience at Touro University California's seventh annual Biotech Academy Summer Internship Program. Students participated from June 18 to Thursday in several intensive sessions on a variety of topics, including osteopathic medicine, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, anatomy, diversity and inclusion in medicine, and nursing.

Read More...07/06/18


Not all PCPs realize CDC has tools to help prevent diabetes

Slightly more than one-third of primary care providers knew of the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program for preventing diabetes, and less than 20% knew of the agency's STAT toolkit that serves the same purpose, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Read More...07/06/18


California Retired Teachers Association Announces Scholarship Winners

The local California Teachers Association (CalRTA) chapter 24 handed out eight $2,500 scholarships this week to eight college students from Solano County. The women were honored at the CalRTA luncheon on Wednesday, May 16, at Rancho Solano Country Club.

Read More...06/25/18


Five Types of Diabetes: Will New Classification Make Management Easier?

Today, Dr Sumera Ahmed joins us. Dr Ahmed is an internist and diabetologist who is a new faculty member at Touro University California. Dr Ahmed, I want to talk a bit about types of diabetes. I believe that people think of type 1 and type 2, but there are actually several more types of diabetes. Could you tell the audience how you see the general groups of diabetes?

Read More...06/25/18


Touro offers multiprong approach to diabetes outreach: Medical Guide 2018

It was from a pew at Emmanuel Temple in Vallejo where Donald Darnell Thompson, 44, first heard about the Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program that was going to be offered at his church.

Read More...06/25/18


ACP Glycemic Treatment Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case

Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, DO, family physician; diabetologist; and professor at Touro University, Vallejo, California. Today we are continuing our series, Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. I am delighted to have with me Timothy Wilt, MD, MPH, a core investigator and staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research in Minneapolis, and a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr Wilt, welcome aboard.

Read More...06/19/18


Touro issues degrees to more than 550 grads

Faculty, students and staff of Touro University celebrated commencement ceremonies Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mare Island campus, according to a press release. The university issued degrees to 551 medical, public health and education professionals, the release stated.

Read More...06/12/18


Diabetic Retinopathy: Can Artificial Intelligence Provide a Better Way to Detect Disease?

The recent approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the first autonomous diagnostic system for the detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR)[1]--the IDx-DR (IDx, LLC; Coralville, Iowa)--appeared to signal the beginning of the inevitable advance of artificial intelligence (AI) toward replacing, rather than merely assisting, physicians in diagnosing diseases.

Read More...06/12/18


Touro University California promotes Lisa Norton to Education and Health Sciences dean

Touro University California has promoted Lisa Norton, Ed.D., to dean of the College of Education and Health Services. Norton has been at the 1,400-student private institution on Vallejo's Mare Island since August 2016, first as associate dean of that college and then interim dean as of last summer.

Read More...06/12/18


Vallejo's Touro University staffer wins national innovation award

Touro University California staff innovations that help future doctors see the humanity in future patients, earned Tami Hendriksz her third award from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, school officials announced.

Read More...06/04/18


Touro University graduates more than 500 at 2018 commencement ceremony

Touro University California officials this week handed degrees to more than 500 newly minted graduates, the Vallejo school announced.

Read More...05/25/18