News at TUC

 

High pain levels linked with impaired memory in older adults

Older adults with high levels of pain are more likely to develop impaired memory than those with low levels of pain, a new study suggests... Dr. Howard L. Feinberg, a professor of rheumatology at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, who also was not involved in the study, said the results help "direct physicians to treat the pain that could affect memory and avoid treatments for pain (which could make memory worse) when they are not needed."

Read More...08/16/18

 

Doctors' Tips for a Great Home Workout

Exercising at home can help you foster a healthy mental space by creating judgment-free zone and eliminating comparison syndrome, which can get in the way of a successful workout... Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, Chair and Associate Professor of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at Touro University California, recommends setting up a space where you can easily focus on your workout. "I turn my phone off (unless I'm listening to a new podcast while working out!). Distractions happen when working out at home, and having our BFF call, an email come in, or a news alert only distracts you from getting your workout on!"

Read More...08/15/18

 

Vallejo Outreach exceeds expectations as 2000 pairs of shoes, backpacks handed out

...Some parents have a hard time believing their child can get free glasses, "that's why we have information in different languages," Taylor said. Touro University on Mare Island sent at least a dozen students to the Outreach with adults getting free cholesterol and blood glucose screenings and tables set up for those needing hands-on diagnostic treatment. One visitor worked on for 10 minutes walked out happy to be able to move his neck properly and pain free, said Melissa Pearce, assistant professional of osteopathic manipulative medicine at Touro. Others were grateful to get the free screenings and learned as much about Touro students as the students learned about the public, said Rolly Kali-Rai, assistant professional of pharmacy medicine at the university.

Read More...08/07/18

 

Health Care Conference tackles resilience, moving forward after the fires

The Business Journal held its 19th annual Health Care Conference on July 31, bringing out more than 175 area professionals for presentations about mental health issues stemming from October's wildfires. Clinicians, corporate executives, and nonprofit and governmental leaders addressed their ongoing efforts, along with the impending first-year anniversary of the fires.

Read More...08/03/18

 

Snap, Crackle, Pop

Sometimes you move like a well-oiled machine, and other times your body creaks like a rusty ten-speed.

Read More...07/31/18

 

The Unique Feature of the Israeli Type 2 Diabetes Guideline

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hello, I am Jay Shubrook, Family Physician and Professor at Touro University California. We are presenting here from the 78th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. I am here today with Dr Baruch Itzhak, who is a specialist in family medicine and a diabetologist in the primary care setting in northern Israel.

Read More...07/31/18

 

American Canyon math instructor wins Napa County Teacher of the Year

n Eick [2014 alumnus of the Graduate School of Education] has become the first instructor at American Canyon High School to win Napa County Teacher of the Year. "To be a finalist is an honor," said Eick last Wednesday at a ceremony held at Riverbend Plaza at the Historic Napa Mill. "But to win, it's amazing."

Read More...07/30/18

 

Highlights from the American Diabetes Association annual meeting for PCPs

A potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes, an analysis of cardiovascular outcome trials for patients with the condition and how to treat diabetes in youth, were some of the top takeaways from this year's American Diabetes Association meeting, according to an interview with an ADA member. Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, assistant professor of primary care at Touro University, California, discussed the meeting's highlights with Healio Family Medicine.

Read More...07/30/18

 

Complex Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Who Should Lead the Team?

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hello. I am Jay Shubrook, family physician and professor at Touro University California in Vallejo. We are at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Orlando, Florida. We are going to discuss the complexities of managing patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Joining me for this discussion are two colleagues.

Read More...07/30/18

 

Making Diabetes Guidance 'As Simple as Possible'

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, family physician and professor at Touro University California. We are here in Orlando, Florida, at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Today I have with me Lori Berard, RN, who was integral in [developing] the Canadian diabetes guidelines, both by being on the executive committee and as a chapter author. Welcome, Lori. Lori Berard, RN, CDE: Thanks for having me.

Read More...07/26/18

 

Learn to de-stress the workplace at upcoming Vallejo chamber event

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce holds its first Good Morning Vallejo event of 2018, "Wellness in the Workplace: The Cost of Stress," later this month, officials announced. The event will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Courtyard by Marriott. The cost, which includes breakfast, is $20 per person for Chamber members and $30 for non-members.

Read More...07/25/18

 

New more-than-halfway house opens in Vallejo

You could call it the house that love built. Or, you could call it Johanna's Home, which is what Vallejo Together's Maria Guevara calls it. It's the second of two "self sufficiency program" homes the 2016 Solano County Woman of the Year Award recipient has opened here as a hand-up to people struggling to get back on their feet.

Read More...07/19/18

 

Highlights from the American Diabetes Association annual meeting for PCPs

A potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes, an analysis of cardiovascular outcome trials for patients with the condition and how to treat diabetes in youth, were some of the top takeaways from this year's American Diabetes Association meeting, according to an interview with an ADA member. Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, assistant professor of primary care at Touro University, California, discussed the meeting's highlights with Healio Family Medicine.

Read More...07/18/18

 

Vallejo's Touro University summer school gives teens a head start in medicine career

Twenty-one students from high schools across Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties in a Biotech Academy gained insight in medical areas like osteopathic medicine, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, anatomy, diversity and inclusion in medicine, and nursing June 18-28 at Touro University of California in Vallejo.

Read More...07/18/18

 

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