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Touro students have helpful project all sewn up

The battle against the Covid-19 outbreak can be frustrating for student doctors at Touro University California. So many are driven to want to help, but there is not a lot these soon-to-be health care providers can do to directly assist with patient care or to help ease the workload of doctors and nurses.

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Touro to host autism conversation via Zoom

Touro University California will host a virtual conversation titled "Autism Acceptance" from noon to 1 p.m. April 22 via Zoom. Experts from Touro University California, The Arc-Solano and the Special Olympics, as well as self-advocates, will discuss resources that are available throughout the county and state shelter-in-place orders related to the novel coronavirus. The talk coincides with Autism Month.

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Touro University in Vallejo to host autism acceptance virtual lunch

Join a virtual conversation on Zoom with experts from Touro University California (TUC), Arc-Solano, and the Special Olympics as well as self-advocates to celebrate neurodiversity during Autism Month and learn what resources are available throughout the shelter in place. The panel will include Stacy Martinez, executive director of The Arc-Solano; Amanda Young, Special Olympics healthy athletes manager; and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) self-advocates, according to a TUC news release.

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Night-Shift Workers More Prone To Get Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Sleep in a 7- to 8-hour block every 24 hours, ideally at the same time each day and schedule the main block of sleep as close to evening or night as possible to minimize circadian disruption.

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Professional Development: Continuous Growth as a Pharmacist and a Person

One of the more important facets of maintaining and advancing your career trajectory is professional development. Once considered solely about acquiring continuing education, professional development is now widely understood to be a much broader concept. Here are 10 recommendations to maximize opportunities that sustain your professional growth:

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Exhausted and Grieving: Teaching during the coronavirus crisis

Michael Barbour, who focuses on virtual learning as an associate professor of education at Touro University California, said research shows that preparing lessons for distance-learning can be more time-consuming than for brick-and-mortar settings. Plans for live--or synchronous--sessions can take up to three times as long, he said, and plans for asynchronous lessons can take as much as five to eight times longer. Experts said teachers and those around them shouldn't discount the emotional toll that the sudden shift to home teaching is taking on them.

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Groups launch Give Life a Chance program in Solano County

The Solano County Sheriff's Office and Mercury Pharmacy, both members of Touro University California's Drug Safe Solano program, are launching the Give Life a Chance naloxone (Narcan) distribution program this summer. It will increase the availability and ease of access of Narcan, a life-saving medication that quickly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

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Drug Safe Solano Members Establish Give Life a Chance Program

Drug Safe Solano Members Establish Give Life a Chance Program to Increase Accessibility to Life Saving Opioid Overdose Medication Solano County's first major joint effort between law enforcement and professional services seeks to reduce the number of opioid overdose related deaths in low income communities

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Vallejo, Touro University, others partnering to help homeless get tested for coronavirus

Vallejo is doing its best to make sure anyone who needs testing for COVID-19 gets it, and that includes the homeless population. The City of Vallejo has combined with Touro University, Solano County Behavioral Health, Solano Resource Connect, Meals on Wheels and Fighting Back Partnership to help the homeless get tested as part of Project Roomkey.

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Drug Safe Solano creates new Narcan distribution program

The Solano County Sherriff's Office and Mercury Pharmacy, both members of Touro University California's Drug Safe Solano program, will be launching a new Narcan distribution program this summer. The Give Life a Chance naloxone (also known as Narcan) distribution program will increase the availability and ease of access of Narcan - a life-saving medication that quickly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, according to a press release from Touro University California.

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Young Doctors Struggle to Treat Coronavirus Patients: 'We Are Horrified and Scared'

As young doctors training to be psychiatrists, Rita Morales and her co-residents at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital filled many days counseling patients and managing their medications.

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Touro University names new assistant dean of College of Education and Health Sciences

After conducting a national search, Touro University California (TUC) has named Dr. Louise Santiago as the assistant dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences as well as the director of the Graduate School of Education (GSOE) within that college. "I'm honored to have been chosen by Touro's Hiring Search Committee," said Santiago in a statement released by the university. "I look forward to working with the Dean and GSOE faculty to increase our ability to prepare the education leaders of tomorrow to teach with integrity, serve their communities, and lead their school administrations and classrooms as innovative and culturally responsive educators."

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Doctor cleans coronavirus patient's room for housekeeper

Dr. Kevin Tsui said the staff takes care of the patients and each other. At first, the housekeeper at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas didn't know what to make of the intensive care unit doctor, dressed in protective gear, who began cleaning the room of a COVID-19 patient.

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Touro's nursing students rise up to help during health crisis

At a time when nurses throughout the country remain at great personal risk because of Covid-19, the students in the School of Nursing at Touro University California are answering the call to help where they are needed most, acting lightning quick to help test the community. "Solano County Public Health emailed us on a Friday, and after making several calls, by Tuesday students were working with them on the fairgrounds," said Margaret Pay, MSN, RN, CNL, assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

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For Your Health: Use mindfulness to reduce stress

The timing of this column was not planned to coincide with the worldwide pandemic that has impacted all of our lives, but the topic is certainly critical at this time as we can all benefit from resources for calming during a period of uncertainty and stress. Developing a mindfulness practice during home confinement could be a powerful and healthy coping mechanism. Mindfulness has become fairly well-accepted as a clinical practice with significant research to support its use.

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