News at TUC


Long Ignored, Private Online Schools See Golden Opportunity in Pandemic

As she entered her senior year this fall, Kayla Shenk felt ready for a change. She adored the small Quaker school she'd attended since 6th grade. But because of its size, the school didn't offer all of the advanced science courses she wanted to take as she prepared for college.

Read More...12/30/20


Vallejo Health Air Group Offers $500 Prize for New Contest

VALLEJO - The Vallejo Citizen Air Monitoring Network is inviting artists of all ages to show their love for clean air with art in the "Art for Air" contest.

Read More...12/30/20


Patient Parents Grateful for Gifts

Christmas without toys is like ... well, it's like Christmas without toys, which is why about 165 parents or grand-parents waited several hours to snag precious gifts at Faith Food Fridays.

Read More...12/30/20


This Bay Area island named after a legendary horse is home to decades of naval history

Vallejo's Georgia Street slices right through the middle of downtown. On Saturdays, even in a pandemic, it is crowded with stalls and masked people for its weekly farmers market. The hubbub spills down the main thoroughfare and onto the Vallejo waterfront, where families walk and bicycle and restaurants host outdoor dining. Across the Napa River, one can see ships and old military buildings, tall, square, brick-and-glass warehouses that glint in the sun and glow pink at sunset. This is the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Crossing the bridge to Mare Island is like crossing a bridge into another world, one of stately naval mansions, a Victorian chapel, concrete bunkers and a peaceful, zen-like silence. It's a forgotten world, caked in layers of Bay Area history, where every sight hides its own story, some more than a century old.

Read More...12/21/20


Study Suggests Greater Social Support Linked to Lower Diabetes Distress

New research reveals a perceived lack of support from family and friends affects a patient's ability to manage type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Among vulnerable populations, the necessary modifications to daily lifestyle can be difficult to maintain without adequate social support, leading to diabetes-related distress that derails treatment.

Read More...12/21/20


Perceived Lack of Social Support Affects a Patient's Ability to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

New research reveals a perceived lack of support from family and friends affects a patient's ability to manage type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Among vulnerable populations, the necessary modifications to daily lifestyle can be difficult to maintain without adequate social support, leading to diabetes-related distress that derails treatment.

Read More...12/21/20


Continuing the Discussion: An Update from AACTE's 2020 Leadership Academy Series

Themed Leadership During Difficult Times, AACTE's first session of the 2020 Leadership Academy Series, held on October 14, explored how three institutions have risen to the challenge and taken strides to make lasting policy and programmatic changes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To continue the discussion, AACTE has provided panelist Lisa Norton, dean of the College of Education & Health Sciences at Touro University, California and one of the featured panelists, with some additional questions from session attendees. Here is what she had to say:

Read More...12/21/20


Eighth Symposium on COVID-19: What Have We Learned? How Can We Use What We Have Learned?

An online webinar, the eighth Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symposium is sponsored by New York Medical College of the Touro College and University System. Continuing Education credits are available upon request.

Read More...12/21/20


The Most Surprising Lessons I've Learned About Treating RA

If you've recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you've probably got questions. Answering the basic ones is easy. But a lot of what we know about this painful inflammatory condition changes almost daily. Even the most veteran practitioners are constantly discovering unexpected aspects of the disease. We asked some of the top rheumatologists in the country to share the surprising things they've discovered in treating patients with RA--the good... and the not-so-good. This is what they told us.

Read More...12/21/20


New Competency Focus Involves Structural Factors in Health

A lot is made of social determinants of health--for good reason--but many medical schools have yet to catch up with this defining feature of American life. To achieve health equity in the U.S., one physician expert says, there's a new domain--"structural competency"--that must find its way into the curriculum.

Read More...12/21/20


Touro University Goes Virtual with Lamplighters

As tempting as it may have been to cancel, Touro University decided the show must go on as the third annual Lamplighter Awards goes virtual Thursday.

Read More...12/11/20


Greater Social Support Linked to Lower Diabetes Distress, Study Says

A new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association(AOA) shows that community support may play a role in the management of diabetes.

Read More...12/07/20


Tip of the Week: Strengths-Based Leadership in Pharmacy

Everyone has their strengths and limitations, even while we work hard to improve (hopefully) each and every day.

Read More...12/07/20


The Week Ahead: Free flu shots available in Vallejo

VALLEJO -- A free drive-up flu clinic will be available Monday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Temple Apostolic Church, 900 Sixth St., Vallejo.

Read More...12/07/20


Greater Social Support Tied to Lower Diabetes-Related Distress

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of perceived social support is associated with lower diabetes-related distress among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Read More...12/07/20


Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into a Crisis

Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University California and an expert on K-12 online learning, believes that more than half of the nation's school superintendents "should be fired."

Read More...11/03/20


Vallejo Business Webinar Series for Women Continues Wednesday

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce's is holding a "Women Communicating with a Women" business webinar on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. The webinar is sponsored by Touro University while the series is sponsored by Medic Ambulance.

Read More...10/23/20


Why I Chose to Be a DO -- and Not an MD

As he updated the nation on President Trump's Health, White House physician Sean P. Conley, DO, brought new attention to the osteopathic degree. Many in the media questioned not just his statements, but also his qualifications to serve in this important role. But as those in the medical community are well aware, they could not be more wrong. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are similarly educated and identically licensed as our colleagues who hold a Doctor of Medicine degree, and as is the case for MDs, there are no restrictions on our practice.

Read More...10/16/20


How Online Learning Companies are Using the Pandemic to Take Over the Classroom

Opening schools during a pandemic in an underfunded urban district like Providence, Rhode Island, where buildings are in miserable physical conditions, is already a huge undertaking, but the situation is made worse when district leaders bring in private contractors who know nothing about the community and make no effort to collaborate with public school teachers. That's what's happening in Providence, according to Maribeth Calabro, the president of the Providence Teachers Union, who spoke to me in a Zoom call.

Read More...10/16/20


Touro Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Speaker Series

MARE ISLAND -- Touro University begins its Seeds for Social Change speaker series Wednesday as part of its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Read More...10/16/20


Teacher Tips: How to Reduce Screen Time When School Is Online

Like a long shadow sweeping the country, the coronavirus has transformed K-12 schooling, forcing millions of students to learn from home, parked in front of computers for many hours each week. And that's triggered new concerns about how much time kids are spending looking at screens.

Read More...10/16/20


In Brief: Berkeley Rotarians Honor Fauci, Health Care Workers

BERKELEY The Berkeley Rotary Club awarded its 2020 Peace Award to Dr. Anthony Fauci and front-line health care workers worldwide in an online ceremony Sept. 23. Fauci joined by video to thank Berkeley Rotary for the honor and commend health care workers for their dedication and selflessness, calling them "the true heroes."

Read More...10/01/20


For Your Health: Tips to protect your health from wildfire smoke exposure during Covid-19 pandemic

Air quality levels have fluctuated from moderate to hazardous levels due to the sheer number of wildfires that continue to rage throughout the state.

Read More...09/29/20


District of Columbia Adopts Diploma Privilege in Bar Exam's 11th Hour

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday adopted a diploma privilege program that will allow recent law graduates to be admitted to practice without taking the bar exam, provided they practice under the supervision of a local attorney for three years.

Read More...09/29/20


The Importance of Keeping Digital Instruction Consistent with School Goals

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has given the entire country a crash course in virtual education and digital education platforms. As school buildings closed in the spring of 2020, school leaders scrambled to implement virtual education programs. This was both a necessary response to the current crisis and, for virtual education advocates, an opportunity to permanently transform public education with digital technology.

Read More...09/29/20


LCMC Health Expresses Gratitude to Its Employees with Dining Initiative

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from LCMC Health will present employees with a VISA gift card to spend in Louisiana restaurants as an expression of gratitude for the incredible work that has been done at every level during the pandemic. Dubbed "Operation Bon Appetit," full-time employees will receive a $100 gift card, with part-time and contract employees given a card valued at $50.

Read More...09/22/20


Distance Learning Has Been Part of American Culture for 100 Years. Why Can't We Get it Right?

When authorities issued stay-at-home orders at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, schoolchildren worldwide entered what has to be the largest -- and probably least welcome -- distance-learning experiment in the history of education.

Read More...09/22/20


Solano-based Study Shows Diabetes-related Distress, Cardiovascular Health Link

MARE ISLAND -- Doctors have long-known the connections between heart attack and/or stroke and the onset of Type 2 diabetes, but most of those links have been discovered through physiological relationships.

Read More...09/17/20


Doctor Joins Potomac Valley Surgical Staff

KEYSER, W.Va. -- Dr. Alan Stephens, a general surgeon, has joined the medical staff of WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital .

Read More...09/09/20


5 Reasons To Choose Higher Education

You may have considered the idea of pursuing further education but apprehensive regarding the time and money spent during your studies. Education can be extremely important to your future career progression, and there are many additional benefits to continuing your education journey that you may not even be aware of. Ultimately, being more knowledgeable will not only boost your prospects in your professional life but also your personal life.

Read More...09/09/20


Flu Season is Approaching. Vaccine 'more important than ever'

The 2020-2021 influenza (flu) season will soon be upon us. This of course comes while we are still in the throes of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with the accompanying depression, anxiety, and delayed care for other diseases resulting from months-long shelter-in-place orders. To make matters even tenser, many persons have either lost their jobs or perhaps some portion of their income, and perhaps their health insurance.

Read More...09/09/20


COVID-19: How can students learn effectively, develop social skills in online classrooms?

2020 has been the most unusual school year in living memory, as the coronavirus pandemic prompted tthe closure of classrooms around the world, Up to 1.five billion children across 100 countries have been affected, and many have have been taking lessons remotely. Education authorities and schools have rushed to take classrooms online, and in many cases, there have been great challenges in preserving the quality of classes, keeping students engaged and also maintaining a good connection. But some observers believe the crisis could be turned into an opportunity to improve and widen access to quality education. Is online learning the future? Today, we are joined by Michael Barbour, Associate Professor of Instructional Design at Touro University California. It's great to have you join us. We also have Mary Jo Madda, Program Manager for Diversity and Education at Google.

Read More...09/09/20


Every Anxiety-Ridden Question You Have About School This Fall, Answered

There is no "first day of school" chalkboard big enough to capture the complexities of sending your kids to school -- or keeping them home -- during a global pandemic. Whether your school is holding in-person or remote classes or a hybrid of the two, whether your school district is offering you an agonizing choice, or your work situation leaves you with no choices, this is incredibly hard for all of us. To help navigate the transition ahead (or, in some parts of the country, already underway), Romper spoke to psychiatrists, psychologists, parenting coaches, educators, therapists, and an infectious disease specialist to answer every anxious question about back to school 2020 that we had heard, and some of our own.

Read More...09/08/20


Most Health Care Recommendations in Men's Magazines Lack Evidence

More than half of the recommendations found in men's health magazines lacked medical evidence, according to a retrospective study published in the American Journal of Men's Health.

Read More...09/01/20


The Week Ahead: Touro hosts Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series

VALLEJO -- Touro University California's sixth annual Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series is scheduled to start Thursday with a webinar on the impacts of Covid-19 on people of color in the United States.

Read More...08/27/20


Might online instruction widen the learning gap?

The Clark County School District's abrupt shift to digital learning in mid-March was especially tough on lower-income and minority students. Reportedly, nearly one-third of all students stopped learning because they didn't have a device or internet connectivity so they could participate in the remote instruction.

Read More...08/27/20


Touro Students Rally to Help Tend to Solano Fire Evacuees

SUISUN CITY -- As wildfires erupted Wednesday throughout rural Fairfield and Vacaville, neighboring Suisun City helped provide an evacuation center for those fleeing the flames.

Read More...08/27/20


West Nile Takes Vacation as Coronavirus Rages in Southern Nevada

It was a summer in Southern Nevada with a record number of illnesses caused by a virus.

Read More...08/27/20


Higher Risk for Fatal CHD Seen with Greater Type 2 Diabetes Distress

Adults with type 2 diabetes who experience stress connected with their disease may be at higher risk for fatal coronary heart disease, according to a speaker.

Read More...08/27/20


In brief: Hear talk on police brutality, COVID-19's health effects

On Aug. 27, Touro University California in Vallejo will kick off its sixth annual Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series with a keynote presentation by the U.S. Deputy Surgeon Rear Admiral Erica G. Schwartz on strategies to address the physical and mental burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Indigenous and other People of Color.

Read More...08/20/20


Top Central Texas educators honored

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Region 12 Education Service Center in Waco has named Aquilla ISD Superintendent Dr. David Edison as its 2020 Superintendent of the Year, Laurie Sims, who teaches at Kennedy-Powell Elementary School in Temple as its Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Dr. Misty Thomas, who teaches at Copperas Cove High School, as its Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Read More...08/20/20


Tip of the Week: Procrastinate to Your Own Detriment

Who has time to implement all these value-added services and marketing strategies we hear about? Well, someone shrewd enough in business and clinical practice had better do so. And those more likely to do so are those who are better time managers.

Read More...08/20/20


LCMC Health deepens connections to neighborhoods with mobile COVID testing

For the past five months, LCMC Health has focused more heavily on reaching people in their own neighborhoods through mobile COVID-19 testing.

Read More...08/20/20


Touro launches 6th annual Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series

VALLEJO -- Touro University California's sixth annual Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series is scheduled to start Aug. 27 with a webinar on the impacts of Covid-19 on people of color in the United States.

Read More...08/18/20


Remote learning for elementary students poses unique challenges

With thousands of parents opting not to send their children back to school, the biggest challenges of remote learning will be faced by the smallest students.

Read More...08/18/20


Reaching out to serve Vallejo community is a driver behind the work of students at Touro University California

Touro University California's faculty provides expert service at the Solano County Clinics. At the student-run Free Clinic in South Vallejo, students apply their knowledge and passion increasing access to care for the under insured. TUC provides training of CDC National Diabetes Prevention coaches, and over 2,000 diabetes screenings have been provided throughout Solano County since 2017.

Read More...08/11/20


Flu vaccine research at UNL takes interesting turn

LINCOLN, Neb. - A plant typically thought of as a disease instigator may hold the key to hindering future influenza illness.

Read More...08/11/20


Search for universal flu vaccine turns to tobacco plants

A plant typically thought of as a disease instigator may hold the key to hindering future influenza illness.

Read More...08/11/20


Solano physicians benefit from CMA, medical societies partnership

ROCKVILLE -- Solano and Napa County physicians made a trip Friday to Solano Community College for free supplies.

Read More...08/07/20


Tip of the Week: Minimizing Pharmacy Workflow Interruptions

Wouldn't it be nice to have all day to perform the tasks one sets out to do during their work day and not be interrupted by anyone at anytime? Can you imagine how much work you could get done? Can you imagine the stress reduction?

Read More...08/06/20


COVID-19 & Remote Learning: How to Make It Work

Few schools in the United States will get through the 2020-21 academic year without some form of remote learning, for some portion of the student body, for some period of time.

Read More...08/03/20


Tip of the Week: HIPAA Intertwines with Myriad Aspects of Practice

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is 1 of many laws and regulations with which pharmacies must comply. Failing to do so can result in extraordinary fines, termination by an employer, suspension or revocation of licensure, and long-lasting career damage.

Read More...07/30/20


Under COVID-19, Indiana districts launch virtual schools. Can they succeed where some for-profit operators failed?

Richard Brown was one of the thousands of Indiana parents faced with a difficult decision this month -- weighing the psychological, educational, and social benefits of sending his two children back to school against the risk to the entire family's health.

Read More...07/29/20


Touro University holding diversity webinar series

Esteemed education leaders will address building pipelines for black male teacher success as part of Touro University's Diversity Now Webinar Series.

Read More...07/28/20


Medical Guide 2020: Touro students fight for social justice, improved health care

With the rise of Covid-19 and the prevalence of marches and rallies demanding an end to systemic racism, 2020 has brought the concepts of health care and social justice to the forefront.

Read More...07/28/20


The geometry of Covid-19

Normally, this is the time of year when families with school-age children are shopping for school supplies, squeezing in the last summer trip, and looking forward to the new academic year with eager anticipation. This year, it's more a feeling of dread and uncertainty.

Read More...07/28/20


Prepping for Flu Season in 2020: Why the Vaccine Is More Important Than Ever

In preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 influenza season, pharmacists are ideally positioned to educate patients about the utility of the influenza vaccine in helping to "flatten the curve" and prevent illness. Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many patients may be hesitant to venture to the pharmacy to receive an influenza vaccine for fear of possible exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus that causes the disease. As such, pharmacy staff have an opportunity to engage in outreach efforts to educate patients about the measures the pharmacy has put in place to help ensure their safety while continuing to promote the importance of receiving an annual influenza vaccine.

Read More...07/23/20


Education expert weighs options as 'pandemic pedagogy' grips schools

The school year is set to begin for K-12 schools in a matter of weeks. Most of the public districts that have announced reopening plans say they will permit only distance learning. Some are offering both in-person and distance learning, while others -- too many -- have not yet announced what they will be doing.

Read More...07/23/20


Touro student benefits from CalRTA scholarship

VALLEJO -- Paying for college has long been an issue for students, with "poor college student," being a well-known archetype.

Read More...07/23/20


Touro University holding health equity series via Zoom meetings

Touro University California is inviting the public to attend their Summer 2020 Health Equity Series held via Zoom at noon over the next four Fridays.

Read More...07/23/20


Parents guide to online school: 9 questions to help vet your back-to-school choices

In Brandon Wislocki's fifth grade class this spring in California, daily virtual classes were an experiment in creativity.

Read More...07/23/20


The Pivot Back to Remote Learning: Checklists for Teachers, Principals, and Ed-Tech Leaders

Here's the painful reality: It is likely that during the 2020-21 academic year, many school districts will have to shift back to full-time remote learning, some just for short periods and others for much longer stretches of time.

Read More...07/23/20


Tip of the Week: Involvement in State Pharmacy Associations

Your alma mater might have a legislative day in which visits can be made with local policymakers at your state capital. Your alma mater may also have a number of professional organizations you could join, some of which are chapters of state-level associations.

Read More...07/16/20


Agencies schedule free virtual Narcan training

VALLEJO -- Touro University California and Drug Safe Solano have partnered to offer a free Narcan training session online. The session will be from 1 to 2 p.m., July 7.

Read More...07/16/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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:

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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."

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


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.

Read More...05/13/20


Touro hosting virtual graduations on May 26 and 27

Faculty and staff will celebrate the accomplishments of Touro University California's Class of 2020 through a virtual commencement ceremony where students will have the opportunity to share this moment with family and friends from the comfort of their homes later this month, according to a Touro news release. In total, TUC will award 435 degrees to distinguished future doctors, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, public health practitioners, educators and educational administrators during the two day ceremony on May 26 and May 27.

Read More...05/13/20


For Better or Worse, Coronavirus Puts Cyber Charters in the Spotlight

The extended shutdown of most K-12 schools nationwide is putting cyber charter schools in a spotlight few could have imagined before the coronavirus outbreak. But that attention could come with good and bad consequences.

Read More...04/13/20


Solano conducts drive-thru Covid-19 testing at fairgrounds

Solano County Public Health tested about 30 people Wednesday for the novel coronavirus at the first drive-thru testing operation at the fairgrounds during this Covid-19 crisis. The testing was open only to first-responders, medical personnel and essential workers who live or work in the county, and who show symptoms.

Read More...04/13/20


Solano, Marin nursing schools consider options for students to enter workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

The statewide call for more health care workers to help during the coronavirus crisis has gotten the attention of Touro University California and Dominican University of California, both of which offer nursing programs.

Read More...04/13/20


Value-Added Services in a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Value -added services can occur in a broad array of settings and under multiple types of arrangements. There is much opportunity for pharmacists to demonstrate their value in patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). PCMH are a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated by their primary care physician that may include a centralized setting that facilitates partnership with patients, patients' families, and other health professionals.

Read More...04/06/20


Touro students translate CDC guidelines into different languages

Students from Touro University California helped translate a set of guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which were initially issued March 16 and intended to help people institute "best practices" for reducing the spread of novel coronavirus.

Read More...04/06/20


Solano County higher education adjusts well to outbreak guidelines

If there is a silver lining in the Covid-19 outbreak that has so many individuals and organizations practicing social distancing, remote working and distance learning, the students, staff and faculty at Touro University California, as well as Solano Community College, have found it.

Read More...04/06/20


Valley Children's announces new residency class on National Match Day

Valley Children's Pediatric Residency Program, Affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, announced its newest residency class on national Match Day last Friday, when medical students around the country found out where they will train for at least the next three years.

Read More...04/01/20


Indiana schools are out for the foreseeable future. Here's what students are missing

Matthew Perkins had ambitious plans for his eighth-grade science students: This spring, they were going to take a walk to observe nature like Charles Darwin did, use M&Ms to understand genetics, and dissect fetal pigs.

Read More...03/26/20


Vacaville schools to close for two weeks amid coronavirus outbreak

Vacaville Unified School District schools will be closed for the next two weeks due to concerns over the coronavirus, the district announced in an update Friday.

Read More...03/23/20


Match Day a success for Touro University in Vallejo

The Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCCOM), Class of 2020 celebrated a successful national residency match on Friday. Students were matched to 15 different medical specialties ranging from Internal Medicine to Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery.

Read More...03/23/20


At-Home Self-Care on Good Day Sacramento

Dr. Moe Jalloh is an assistant professor at Touro University California and spokesman for the American Pharmacists Association. He tells us about supplements and tasks people can do to boost their immune system.

Read More...03/23/20


Touro celebrates successful Match Day event

The Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2020, celebrated a successful national residency match Friday, with students being matched to 15 different medical specialties ranging from internal medicine to pediatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Read More...03/23/20


Touro moving to remote learning to prevent spread of COVID-19

In an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, Touro University California officials announced Thursday that teaching and learning activities are moving to a remote learning format starting Sunday, officials said in a news release. Students are expected to return to campus on April 20.

Read More...03/21/20


Going dark or online: North Bay colleges, universities take varying steps to stem coronavirus spread

Colleges and universities around the North Bay join California schools at various levels in closing their campuses and moving classes online, following the governor's recommendations against meetings large and small to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Read More...03/21/20


AECT leads global network to address challenges presented by unprecedented transition to online teaching

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology announced a webinar series addressing the challenges faced by education programs transitioning to online learning approaches. The series features education leaders from around the world and is open to AECT members and non-members at no cost.

Read More...03/21/20


ul W. Bennett: Lessons on e-learning from the front lines of the pandemic

Much can be learned from the abrupt change to distance learning in countries that have been ravaged by COVID-19

Read More...03/21/20


Things To Do Touro University's 2nd Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium

Sun, Jan 12, 2020 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Touro University California 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island Vallejo

Read More...03/09/20


Event: Free Diabetes Screening at the Fairfield Civic Center Library

Start 2020 off right with a FREE diabetes screening. The Fairfield Civic Center Library will be hosting a diabetes and blood pressure screening on Jan. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The screening will be conducted by Touro University California Diabetes Research and Management team and will include diabetes education. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Read More...03/09/20


Touro University to host free health video screening

Touro University California will host a screening of the video presentation titled "How Not to Die." The presentation, done by New York Times bestseller Dr. Michael Greger, examines the role diet plays in preventing, arresting and reversing 15 common, fatal diseases.

Read More...03/09/20


Touro University in Vallejo hosting free screening of 'How Not to Die'

While there are many diet trends available, it's hard to know which ones are based on the best available scientific evidence. That's why Touro University California's Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine Elective is hosting a free screening of "How Not to Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers" on January 23, the university announced.

Read More...01/13/20


The Global Search for Education: Global Create-a-thon Makes the "A" in STEAM as Important as Every Other Letter

"This project is completely student-created and student-run." - Lisa Gottfried Creative problem solving is as important as STEM, and a day-long hack-a-thon based in California is putting the focus on creativity instead of coding. A developer in today's world needs more than engineering, math and tech skills. The process of creating product is also about design-thinking, creativity and communication competencies.

Read More...01/13/20


U.S. Rep. Thompson Visits Touro University California to Recognize Coalition Addressing Opioid Epidemic

U.S. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) delivered the keynote address on October 8 at a gathering of Napa and Solano County health officials to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Drug Safe Solano.

Read More...01/09/20


Touro to host integrative medicine symposium on Jan. 12

Touro University California's (TUC's) Integrative Medicine Symposium will be held on Jan. 12, where experts from around the United States will share evidence-based complementary and integrative approaches to healthcare. The day will include workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Read More...01/07/20


Symposium set for Jan. 12 at Touro University in Vallejo

Touro University California's Integrative Medicine Symposium is set for Jan. 12 Experts from around the U.S. in the fields of Western, Naturopathic, Ayurvedic, Tibetan and Traditional Chinese Medicine will share evidence-based complementary and integrative approaches to healthcare, according to a news release.

Read More...12/31/19


January 2 Arts and Entertainment Source: Always Something To Celebrate

Eleni Kounalakis, California's first female elected Lt.Governor, fourth from right, posed with members of the Asian Pacific IslanderAmerican Public Affairs before delivering the keynote speech at Touro University California's successful Lamplighter Gala and Awards. (Courtesy photo)

Read More...12/31/19


Batter up: Pancake breakfast in Vallejo helps Legion Post 603

Warlito Moises is as spry of a 75-year-old as one can find. After some serious warnings from his doctor about his sugar glucose numbers, the veteran stopped carrying pockets of candy and -- heavens! -- limits his rice to a measly occasional cup. And when it comes to pancakes, the retired U.S. Navy Seabee understands his limits. "Two," smiled Moises. "If I'm really hungry? Four. That's it."

Read More...12/30/19


Touro University PA Program Granted 10-Year Re-accreditation

Touro University's Physician Assistant (PA) Program has been re-accredited for another ten years, signifying that Touro's program meets independent standards for function, structure and performance. Touro offers a joint Master of Science in PA Studies and a Master of Public Health, allowing graduates a unique experience where they earn two degrees in only 33 months.

Read More...12/27/19


Solano supervisors approve $13M in IT service contracts

A Virginia-based international firm with five California offices on Tuesday was awarded more than $13.3 million in contracts to provide information technology services to Solano County.

Read More...12/27/19


Dr. Keith Yoshizuka CSHP president-elect, board of directors

The California Society of Health-System Pharmacists is proud to announce the results of the 2020 CSHP Board of Directors election. This year, we are excited to welcome seven new members to our leadership team.

Read More...12/20/19 Announces Best Master's in Educational Leadership Degree Programs for 2020, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 50 Master's in Educational Leadership Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 174 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

Read More...12/19/19


Vallejo gets 'together' for Thanksgiving

Some came from care centers. Some came from the streets. Some came in just not wanting to be alone. However, one thing was clear -- 337 Nebraska St. was considered home to all. Vallejo Together, SolTrans and the Vallejo Moose Lodge No. 468 partnered together to provide free Thanksgiving lunches on Thursday afternoon. The day was filled with great food, conversations with friends and complete strangers, and a ton of entertainment, including the music from Jesse J, who crooned Frank Sinatra. There were also Ballet Folklórico de México dancers.

Read More...12/11/19


Biz Buzz: NapaLearns receives Lamplighter in Education Award

On Nov. 17, Touro University California presented NapaLearns its Lamplighter in Education Award. The Lamplighter Awards were created in 2018 to honor organizations that serve the public good and make significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to society's well-being, according to a news release.

Read More...12/11/19


Things to Do

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is an open Chamber commitee for which all Chamber members are eligible to attend. Each month the EDC meets and discusses various Economic Development topics throughout Vallejo. Key stakeholders such as the City of Vallejo, GVRD, Solano Association of Realtors, Visit Vallejo, Touro University, CSU Maritime Academy, and others report on a monthly basis.

Read More...12/11/19


Touro PA program earns 10-year reaccreditation

Touro University California's physician assistant program has been reaccredited for another 10 years, signifying that Touro's program meets independent standards for function, structure and performance, according to a press release. Touro offers a joint master of science in physician assistant studies and a master of public health, allowing graduates an experience where they earn two degrees in 33 months.

Read More...12/11/19


Touro University's physician assistant program receives re-accreditation

Touro University California's Physician Assistant Program has been re-accredited for another ten years, signifying that Touro's program meets independent standards for function, structure and performance, the university announced Thursday.

Read More...12/11/19


Leadership Vallejo accepting applicants for new class

Want to make positive changes in the city of Vallejo? Residents are encouraged to apply for Leadership Vallejo as the program is set to host its 13th class... "This program is for proven leaders who are ready to take their impact to the next level," said Andrea Garcia of Touro University California and Leadership Vallejo chairwoman, in a statement released by the program. "We offer a robust program that primes the student to expand their reach in Vallejo and leave a meaningful and lasting impact."

Read More...12/11/19


Touro University dishes out Lamplighter awards

The Farragut Inn Ballroom was filled with dignitaries and company/community leaders Nov. 17 in celebration of Touro University California's third annual Lamplighter Gala and Awards ceremony. The university honored nine community members and/or organizations that have devoted their time, talent and expertise to serving the public good and making significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to society's well-being.

Read More...12/11/19


Touro University California Honors Nine Community Members

The historic Farragut Inn Ballroom was filled with dignitaries and company/community leaders on the evening of November 17 in celebration of Touro University California's (Touro's) third annual Lamplighter Gala and Awards ceremony. The university honored nine community members and/or organizations that have devoted their time, talent and expertise to serving the public good and making significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to society's well-being.

Read More...12/11/19


From car dealership to education: Trendy virtual school opens

"From a research perspective, one of the things we have found is the physical contact that programs like this one has is often the main reason why they have success," said Barbour. "It's not a matter that the students are going to the building to learn math and social studies. It's that a teacher is there overseeing them that once a week for three hours, (the student) is required to be there."

Read More...12/11/19


Veterans Day events planned throughout city of Vallejo

There are a number of ceremonies planned in honor of Veterans Day throughout the city of Vallejo on Monday... Finally, at noon there will be a ceremony in front of the historic Mare Island Naval Hospital on the campus of Touro University California on Mare Island. The TUC Military Club will lead the ceremony to honor our veterans and their service, and a moment of silence will be held during taps. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

Read More...11/06/19


5th Annual Bay Area Emergency Medicine Symposium

EMIG is excited to present the 5th Annual Bay Area Emergency Medicine Symposium on November 3rd!!

Read More...11/05/19


Are cyber charters a way to 'hide' from child welfare scrutiny? Some Pa. superintendents say yes

Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University who studies virtual education, says there's little academic research on how cyber schools monitor child welfare. But he thinks virtual schools are at a natural disadvantage when it comes to keeping tabs on student well-being.

Read More...11/05/19


More Than 20K Without Power In Solano County: PG&E Shutoff

The city of Vallejo said Tuesday it is partnering with Touro University and Solano County to conduct wellness checks on residents with medical needs. Residents are also encouraged to check on neighbors or friends with medical needs who may need assistance.

Read More...11/05/19


Vallejo Chamber of Commerce hosts women in business conference on Nov. 12

The non-profit Equality Can't Wait estimates it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the United States. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Touro University California, and Medic Ambulance will host the Chamber's third annual Women in Business Conference, focusing on Equality in the Workplace on Nov. 12 to help strategize on how to close that gap, according to a chamber news release.

Read More...11/05/19


October 31, Arts and Entertainment Source: Celebrate

Devon Lee of Touro University, spoke on behalf of the Willie B. Atkins Program. The speech "discussed how education should be as a used as a tool to help others live and lead the lives that those that came before us have sacrificed for. I, particularly discussed how racism is now more sophisticated than it ever was," Lee said.

Read More...11/05/19


Mushrooms and More Guide TUC Grad's Research

Most people understand the image of a pharmacist filling a bottle of pills and explaining the proper dosage to a patient. Many pharmacists, however, are involved in research and academic pursuits related to pharmacology. What those pharmacists study can range greatly depending on their personal interests.

Read More...10/18/19


Touro University California supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

Touro University California Supervisor Grace Landel received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support she provides her California Army National Guard employee, Capt. Joy Dugan. Dugan stated: "Grace has been supportive of my multiple deployments. Last year I was deployed to Qatar and then the week of Thanksgiving, I was mobilized to Chico, California for the wildfires. She has been extremely accommodating and supportive of my military career."

Read More...10/17/19


Q&A: An old-school pharmacist with very modern opinions

Pharmacist Fred Mayer, 86, is the CEO of Pharmacists Planning Services Inc., and the former owner of Sausalito Pharmacy, where he worked for over 35 years and became a prominent fixture in the community -- as much for his friendly, loquacious manner as for his public health advocacy. Through PPSI, Mayer launched effective education and awareness campaigns -- his earliest include the Great American Smokeout in 1970 (later adopted by the American Cancer Society) and National Condom Week. Mayer, who lives in San Rafael, is still busy as ever -- mentoring pharmacy students at Jewish-rooted Touro University California in Vallejo, speaking out, writing op-eds on issues of concern, and spending time with his four children and six grandchildren.

Read More...10/17/19


Touro University California lecture series continues on Oct. 28

On Oct. 28, Touro University California will host the fifth lecture in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year's focus is on environmental justice and public health examining the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health.

Read More...10/17/19


Employment Extravaganza hiring event set in Vallejo

Employment Extravaganza Part 2, with more than 40 open positions and featuring 150 or more employers from inside and outside Solano County, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at the Americas Job Center of California. Among the participating firms are Factory OS, C&H Sugar (Crockett), Solano County Transit, Bolt Staffing (American Canyon), IMOD Structures, Touro University California, Simonton Windows, Travis Credit Union, Hired Hands (Napa), Accent Care (Concord), Michael's Transportation, Dickey's Barbecue Pit (Vallejo), Walmart Neighborhood Market (Vallejo), Home Instead Senior Care, Merry Maids and the city of Vallejo.

Read More...10/04/19


First anniversary celebration of the Drug Safe Coalition set for Monday

The Drug Safe Solano Coalition will be celebrating their first anniversary with an event at Touro University California on Monday, the university announced. Drug Safe Solano is a group of healthcare and community stakeholders from across Solano County who have come together to address the epidemic of local opioid overdoses and increasing rate of substance dependency present in the county.

Read More...10/04/19


Celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day with Touro University California

Touro University California (Touro), Senator Bill Dodd's Office, Assembly member Timothy Grayson's Office and the City of Vallejo invite you to celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day on October 4, 2019. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local dignitaries while learning about the important contributions of Touro's future pharmacists and current faculty. Refreshments and commemorative photo opportunities will be available. The celebration is free and open to all.

Read More...10/03/19


Touro University in Vallejo to celebrate American Pharmacists Month

Touro University California and the city of Vallejo are inviting residents to celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day on Friday, according to a Touro news release. Touro's College of Pharmacy will provide light refreshments and give an up-close look at a wide variety of pharmacy activities and hear how students and faculty are making sure that patients receive optimal drug therapy management. The event will celebrate the achievements of American pharmacists and female pharmacy leaders. The celebration is free and open to all.

Read More...10/03/19


Fairfield woman '100 percent' committed to youth, women's golf

Lynda Donahue has for weeks been training as though she were about to run a half-marathon. In reality, the Fairfield resident and retired director of special education at the Vacaville School District is just preparing to go out to play a round of golf - a 100-hole round of golf.

Read More...10/03/19


Touro clears campus as 4-alarm fire rekindles on Mare Island

A wildfire on Mare Island that started Wednesday rekindled at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Vallejo officials report. The Vallejo Fire Department called a four-alarm response due to high winds in the area and received assistance from several area fire agencies, including the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Read More...10/03/19


Five-alarm grass fire on Mare Island keeps firefighters busy in Vallejo

A perpetual blanket of smoke covered the city Thursday as Vallejo firefighters battled at least four separate grass fires, including a five-alarm blaze which scorched about 40 acres of land in the southern portion of Mare Island. First reported at 11:30 a.m., the Mare Island fire quickly spread, aided by high winds, near an area which burned during a previous fire that started early Wednesday morning.

Read More...10/03/19


Get a jump on flu season with free shots at Solano libraries

A steady stream of people stopped by the Ulatis Community Center library Wednesday afternoon to get a jump on the flu season. The Solano County Library and Solano County Public Health Department, with help from Touro University California students, offered free vaccines.

Read More...10/03/19


Touro University hosting lecture on civil and human rights challenges in Vallejo

Touro University California will host the fourth lecture in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series on Oct. 7, the university announced. This year's focus is on environmental justice and public health examining the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health.

Read More...10/03/19


Elizabeth Leong, DO, joins Munson Healthcare

Elizabeth Leong, DO, has joined the staff of Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital as a specialist in family medicine. Dr. Leong earned her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California. She completed her family medicine residency at Spratanburg Regional in South Carolina and Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater, Michigan. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Read More...10/03/19


Two new doctors join Northbay's primary care centers

Two new physicians have joined NorthBay Medical Group's Center for Primary Care. Drs. Nguyen Khoi Nguyen, M.D.; and Kevin Xunan, D.O. are the new hires, and both bring a focus on family medicine. Xunan will be joining the Vacaville center. He earned his medical degree from Touro University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and his master's in public health from Touro as well.

Read More...10/03/19


August 29 Arts and Entertainment Source: Always Something To Celebrate

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and Vallejo City Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga pose with Warlito Moises at the Moises Avenue Ceremony at Touro University last week. (RICHARD FREEDMAN -- TIMES-HERALD)

Read More...10/03/19


Surgeon returns to NMMC

Peter J. Sirois, president and CEO at Northern Maine Medical Center, has announced the return of Dr. David Coffman to the hospital's surgical team. Coffman was first employed at the hospital from 2012 to 2016 as a general and trauma surgeon and surgical critical care intensivist. He said he returned to Northern Maine Medical Center for the opportunity to teach medical students, to be involved with the construction of the state-of-the-art operating room and to be a part of the diverse medical staff.

Read More...10/03/19


Touro University hosting lecture on climate change

In its third of a six-part lecture series, Tom Goldtooth will discuss how climate change is impacting the health of indigenous communities across the U.S. and beyond on Sept. 23. The lecture is part of Touro University California's Environmental Justice and Public Health Lecture Series. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., inside Lander Hall, Touro University Campus, Lander Hall Room A-164, 105 Owen Drive on Mare Island in Vallejo.

Read More...10/03/19


The world's first magic mushroom research center is launching in Jamaica

What exactly makes magic mushrooms psychedelic? How psychedelic are they? Are there any undiscovered psychedelic molecules hidden inside those freaky fungi? These questions will be the focus of the world's first research center focused on these psychedelic lifeforms, launching this year in the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. The research is wholly funded by a Canadian psychedelic company, Field Trip Ventures, which plans to put the findings to profitable use.

Read More...10/03/19


Doug Ford's Classroom, Part 1: Digital jolt looms large in big changes

In a two-part series, reporters Heather Rivers and Louis Pin examine the Progressive Conservative government's new education policies, and how they'll affect students - from kindergarten to university - when classes resume.

Read More...09/03/19


Lecture on social justice in public health set for Aug. 26

Touro University California will host the first lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year's focus is on the ongoing impact of environmental risks on health through a lens focused on social justice -- particularly the disproportional risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

Read More...08/29/19


How to Use Ketogenic Diets in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and diabetologist at Touro University California. We're here at the 79th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in San Francisco. I'm happy to have Dr Rucha Mehta with me. Dr Mehta is an endocrinologist at Apollo Hospital in India and a frequent presenter at the ADA. I want to talk about a topic that has really been a hot topic at this year's meeting: ketogenic diets in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Read More...08/29/19


Medical Guide 2019: Touro's Biotech Academy lights way for future scientists

Graduate students enrolled at Touro aren't the only ones benefiting from the school's focus on student success and innovation. Eight years ago, Dr. Shin Murakami, an associate professor at TUC, began the Biotech Academy, a free summer program meant to engage area high school students in the practical applications of healthcare techniques taught at a school like Touro.

Read More...08/29/19


California physician in training reveals how she copes with burnout, is researching solutions

Yasmin Bains got her first taste of physician burnout after completing the Pre-Professional Health Academic Program at California State University, East Bay. "It was go, go, go. I really did not take the breaks that were needed," Bains said, noting the program was manageable but the stress level was higher than she'd anticipated. "I think emotionally and mentally, that's where things got challenging. I had those classic signs of burnout after completing (the program). I was feeling disengaged, lonely, and started isolating myself from friends and family."

Read More...08/29/19


North Bay business briefs from Luther Burbank Center, Sonoma Clean Power, Touro University and more

Touro University California researchers have announced research suggesting that the commonly held view that eating more white meat than red will have more positive effect on blood cholesterol levels. Rather, both diets plans result in high readings, and the only diet that does result in lower levels was plant-based.

Read More...08/29/19


Meet Kaiser Permanente's Patricia Hiserote, a 2019 North Bay Women in Business winner

North Bay Business Journal asked 2019 Women in Business Awards winner Patricia Hiserote to fill us in on her background, responsibilities and community involvement, and insights into what makes her a notable professional in the region.

Read More...08/29/19


Touro Student's 'Fresh' Idea is Taking Root

Perhaps it's fitting that a university located on an island could be seen as providing a bridge to the future, but that's exactly what Touro University California's DO/MPH student Timothy Kim is hoping happens with Pharm Fresh.

Read More...08/29/19


Touro's lecture series continues on Sept. 9 in Vallejo

Touro University California will host the second lecture in its free, fifth Annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series on Sept. 9. This year's focus is on environmental justice and public health examining the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health. In the second of this six-lecture series, pediatrician, professor and public health advocate, Dr. Mona Hann-Attisha, who was named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in 2016 for her research that first exposed the Flint water crisis as well as Phoebe Seaton, the co-founder, co-director and legal director of the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability who has advocated for safe drinking water on behalf of California residents across the state. They will discuss the importance of water rights and justice for all communities. The lecture is from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 9, at Lander Hall, Touro, Lander Hall Room A-164, 105 Owen Drive in Vallejo on Mare Island.

Read More...08/28/19


Ever-changing Vallejo offers more than expected

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom may be its best known landmark, but the largest city in Solano County also has been home to the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and twice served as the state capital.

Read More...08/28/19


Moises family gets Mare Island street name back

Warlito Moises may be small in stature, but the retired Mare Island police officer felt 10 feet tall when he, his father, and brother were honored in the dedication of Moises Way at Touro University's library patio late Thursday afternoon. Warlito, his brother, Ernesto, and their late father, Bataan Death March survivor James Moises, dedicated more than 100 years of service to the former naval base.

Read More...08/28/19


Touro College rankled as most secure campus

When we talk about campus security, the prevention of property crime typically isn't at the top of the agenda. Oftentimes it's not on the agenda at all. Meanwhile, crimes like burglary, robbery, car theft, and larceny consistently dominate campus crime reports--in fact, burglary alone constituted 42% of all crimes reported by colleges in 2016.

Read More...08/28/19


Lecture on social justice in public health set

Touro University California will host the first lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year's focus is on the ongoing impact of environmental risks on health through a lens focused on social justice -- particularly the disproportional risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

Read More...08/05/19


Desselle added to Task Force on Pharmacy Benefit Management Reporting

The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) today announced the membership of a Task Force on Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Reporting required by Assembly Bill (AB) 315 (Wood, Chapter 905, Statutes of 2018). "Pharmaceutical drug costs continue to rise, and often the "why?" remains unexplained," said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), author of AB 315.

Read More...07/24/19


2019 Social Justice & Public Health Lecture Series

We know that we affect the environment, but how does the environment affect us and our health? Our attention to environmental health issues is often the result of emergencies: Zika virus outbreaks; Flint, Michigan's water crisis; Hurricane Katrina. Join us for a series of 6 lectures by nationally recognized leaders in the field as we expand our awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health through a lens focused on social justice - particularly the disproportionate risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

Read More...07/05/19


Little Lake Health Center in Willits welcomes Dr. Terri Turner

Mendocino Community Health Clinic (MCHC) Health Centers welcomes Dr. Terri Turner, an experienced internist/osteopath who specializes in functional medicine for adults. Dr. Turner joined the Little Lake Health Center team in May, where she sees patients and oversee mid-level providers.

Read More...07/02/19


TUC student among panelists slated for conference on burnout

As pressure on the American health care system grows, the price being paid physically and emotionally by those providing that care will be the center of attention July 26 at the 20th annual Health Care Conference in Santa Rosa. Tait Shanafelt, chief wellness officer, Stanford Medicine Jeannie and Stewart Ritchie Professor of Medicine, and associate dean, Stanford School of Medicine (courtesy photo) 2015 Keynoting the event, sponsored by the Business Journal, Western Health Advantage and Sonoma County Medical Association, with a look physician and health care worker wellness will be Tait Shanafelt, M.D., chief wellness officer, Stanford Medical Center.

Read More...06/26/19


TUC pharmacy students among "Script Your Future" winners

Today, the National Consumers League (NCL) and its partners announced the winners of the eighth annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge, a competition designed to engage health profession students and faculty across the nation by encouraging teams to develop creative initiatives to raise public awareness about the importance of medication adherence. This year's winners are Pacific University School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, North East Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (NEOMED), Touro University California College of Pharmacy, and the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy.

Read More...06/25/19


Students experience medical simulations during program at Touro University

Fairfield high school student Nathalie Aquino said she had been considering a career in the sciences, but a medical simulation event at Vallejo's Touro University.

Read More...06/25/19


Saturated fat increases LDL despite red, white meat consumption

White and red meat consumption had similar effects on blood cholesterol levels in patients with high saturated fat intakes, according to data from the APPROACH trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Read More...06/14/19


18 North Bay HR professionals reveal secrets to hiring in a tight labor market

Tight labor markets are becoming a fact of life for area businesses, so North Bay Business Journal asked local professionals on the people side of business about their challenges and solutions. The following are their responses to our questions. The professionals are listed alphabetically.

Read More...06/14/19


Oakland Takes Step Toward Decriminalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms

A resolution to decriminalize certain natural psychedelic plants and fungi -- such as "magic" mushrooms -- was approved by an Oakland City Council committee Tuesday night and is expected to go to the full council for a vote on June 4. If the measure passes, Oakland would become the second city in the country to decriminalize entheogenic plants, following Denver earlier this month.

Read More...06/14/19


New study gives failing grades to virtual schools

Thousands of K-thru-12 students in Michigan never set foot on campus -- they take all their classes online via two virtual charter schools. But some new policy briefs give virtual charter schools overall a failing grade.

Read More...06/14/19


Red and White Meats Are Equally Bad for Cholesterol

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat, such as poultry, has equally negative effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study, led by scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) - the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins.

Read More...06/14/19


When it comes to cholesterol, is chicken as bad as red meat?

Those who eschew steak in favor of chicken because they think it's healthier may be able to put lean beef back on the menu. That's because new research, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is raising questions about poultry and cholesterol. The small study found that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming an equal amount of plant protein.

Read More...06/14/19


Touro professor comments on virtual school enrollments

The number of K-12 students enrolling in full-time virtual and blended learning schools continues to grow, despite research suggesting that students in these programs do not perform as well as their peers in traditional settings. In a series of new research briefs released Tuesday, the nonprofit National Education Policy Center (NEPC) challenges the idea that online learning programs can be as effective as traditional schools in delivering individualized instruction to students. And it shows that, for all the flexibility they offer, such programs often come at a cost to student performance.

Read More...06/14/19


Touro professor helps author virtual education report

The future of education, you might hear some enthusiasts say, is virtual: Online schools have grown significantly over the past decade, as have traditional schools that use online curriculum, and the promise of virtual education is boundless. Or not. Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2019, a report published annually by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, looks at the research on this form of education and suggests that some brakes ought to be put on the virtual education revolution.

Read More...06/14/19


Navy doctors graduate from Touro

Four Sailors received their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine during the 2019 Commencement for the Touro University California on May 20. These Sailors are recipients of the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) The Army, Navy, and Air Force offer a service scholarship to students who attend medical and dental school programs. If accepted, students receive full coverage of all tuition/fee charges as well as reimbursement of health insurance costs and other related school expenses.

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Touro University in Vallejo taps Olds as new IT director

Touro University California officials announced the appointment of Scott Olds as the new Director of Information and Technology on campus. With more than 28 years of experience, Olds will be responsible for recruiting and leading a high-performing Information Technology team that will build a state-of-the-art campus technology infrastructure that supports the future needs of students, faculty and staff across all of TUC's graduate programs, officials said.

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TUC professor cited in Colorado ed bill debate

Colorado's online schools will have to track their students and will face limits in how they rebrand themselves if Gov. Jared Polis signs a bill that's on the way to his desk. Senate Bill 129, approved by both houses of the General Assembly, would require the state's online schools to track and report to the Colorado Department of Education if students drop out or leave for other schools between the annual enrollment count day and the end of the school year, as well as the grade level of students who leave.

Read More...06/14/19


Touro event raises funds to diversify health care in underserved areas

Live performances by well-known artists, food, raffle prizes and more await those who attend Touro University California's fourth annual Mosaic Celebration fundraiser on Wednesday April 17, to support diversity scholarships, organizers said. During the evening, 27 students will be awarded the Diversity Scholarship, to help them pursue studies in healthcare and public health, in under-served communities, they said. Awards will also be given to two exceptional community leaders: CC and Regina Yin and Medic Ambulance Service, organizers said.

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TUC professor weighs in on Canada online learning

Last week, the provincial government announced that secondary school students will be required to take four out of the 30 high school credits required for an Ontario high school diploma as online courses.

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Vallejo's Touro University hosts World Autism Awareness Lunch

Touro University California hosts its first-ever free World Autism Awareness Lunch at the campus's Farragut Inn Ballroom on April 2, university officials announced. The event is open to the public. Autism, which is usually a life-long condition, affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the U.S. and can be reliably diagnosed around age 2 to 4, Touro spokesman John Promani said. "As such, parents of young children, family and friends of those diagnosed with autism, medical professionals, and others interested in knowing more about autism, would be interested and benefit from attending" the Touro event.

Read More...06/14/19


Making a little sugar feel like plenty

A few weeks ago, I spent two days at Touro University California learning about some of the research and work the team there does in the healthcare world. Some of the words I heard a lot of included diabetes, cancer and obesity. While I was aware that obesity is a serious concern globally, what I did not realize is just how much of an epidemic it truly is.

Read More...06/14/19


Touro honors individuals at Health Hero awards ceremony

Touro University California's Public Health Program hosted its 12th Annual Public Health Hero awards ceremony April 3, recognizing students, alumni and community members for their commitment to reducing health disparities and promoting social justice through their community leadership and service, the university announced.

Read More...06/14/19


Touro PA added to LMH staff

The LMH Health medical staff keeps growing, with at least 30 new doctors and advanced practice providers joining the community in the last year. LMH Health invites the community to join in welcoming these new providers:

Read More...06/14/19


Touro University California Award and Accreditation

Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), Primary Care Associate Professor Dr. Alesia Wagner has been awarded the Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California (OPSC) Physician of the Year award for her ongoing work promoting osteopathic education and student mentoring.

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Touro University's medicine class ace annual match game in Vallejo

Touro University of California College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 did better than any previous class in being selected for residency programs, university officials announced. It's an annual nail-biter all new medical school graduates endure, a school spokesman said.

Read More...04/01/19


Move Over CV Benefits: Renal Benefits of SGLT2s and GLP1s

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and diabetologist at Touro University in California. Today, we're going to talk about what to do with our patients who have diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Read More...03/12/19


150 Napa County teachers earn master's degrees in innovative learning

Since 2010, 150 Napa County teachers have earned or have nearly earned master's degrees in Innovative Learning, focusing on how to use technology and digital environments to engage students and prepare them for future careers, thanks to a program funded by local non-profit NapaLearns.

Read More...03/05/19


Deintensifying Diabetes Drugs: Important Considerations

Welcome back to Everyday Diabetes: Practical Pointers for Primary Care. I'm Jay Shubrook, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University, California. We hear a lot about the importance of intensifying insulin therapy in our patients with type 2 diabetes. And that is reasonable; it is important to get people to goal. A corollary that is becoming very important is: When do we deintensify insulin? When do we step back?

Read More...03/04/19


Choosing a First Injectable in Type 2 Diabetes: Try a GLP-1

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and diabetologist at Touro University California in Vallejo. Today we're going to discuss the brand-new 2019 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Abridged Standards for Primary Care[1] and specifically talk about the hyperglycemic guidelines, which include some important changes for primary care. With me is Dr Neil Skolnik, a professor of family and community medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Neil, we're happy to have you with us today.

Read More...03/04/19


Touro program receives grant to promote diverse health care workforce

For the 12th year in a row, Touro University California's joint master of science in Physician Assistant Studies/master of Public Health program has been awarded a $96,000 Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs Grant through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Read More...03/04/19


North Bay business briefs from American River Bank, Vallejo's Touro U., Napa's Queen of the Valley and more

For the 12th year in a row, Touro University California's joint Master of Science in physician assistant studies (MSPAS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) program has been awarded a Song-Brown Healthcare workforce training programs grant through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

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Touro awarded grant to promote a diverse healthcare workforce

Touro University California has received a grant to provide a 2-week Bridge Program and assist physician assistant (PA) students complete rotations in rural and underserved areas, the university announced last week.

Read More...03/04/19


Choosing a First Injectable in Type 2 Diabetes: Try a GLP-1

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and diabetologist at Touro University California in Vallejo. Today we're going to discuss the brand-new 2019 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Abridged Standards for Primary Care[1] and specifically talk about the hyperglycemic guidelines, which include some important changes for primary care. With me is Dr Neil Skolnik, a professor of family and community medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Neil, we're happy to have you with us today. Neil Skolnik, MD: It is a pleasure to be here.

Read More...02/13/19


VUSD Welcomes Principal Jessica Reed!

We are excited to share that Jessica Reed has been hired as the instructional leader and Principal at Jean Callison Elementary. Mrs Reed was recently honored as the Association of California School Administrators district four Elementary Principal of the Year.

Read More...02/08/19


Managing Diabetes Distress in Primary Care: Doing It Better

Today I'm delighted to have Dr William Polonsky back with us today to talk about diabetes distress. Dr Polonsky is a PhD, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and the president of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute in Southern California. Welcome back, Dr Polonsky.

Read More...02/08/19


2019 ADA Standards of Diabetes Care Unpacked for Primary Care Providers

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: I'm Jay Shubrook, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University California in Vallejo. Joining me today is Neal Skolnik, professor of family and community medicine at the Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He's going to talk about the brand-new American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines[1] and the very specific changes to the prioritization of medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Welcome, Dr Skolnik.

Read More...02/08/19


Touro lecture to outline need of green health care

Touro University will host a lecture outlining the importance of reducing environmental impacts in the health care industry from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday at Lander Hall Auditorium A, 1557 Azuar Drive.

Read More...02/08/19


Bay Area political events: Segregation, Robert Reich

Government-engineered segregation: Richard Rothstein, distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and the Haas Institute at UC Berkeley, discusses his book "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." Free. 5 p.m., Touro University California, Lander Hall, Room B, 1557 Azuar Dr., Vallejo. More information is here.

Read More...02/08/19


Touro University California Presents a Special Presentation on the Importance of Green Healthcare by Dr. Roya Azizi

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Touro University California's (TUC's) College of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health Program welcome Dr. Roya Azizi, to discuss the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in minimizing waste and the overall carbon impact from healthcare. The lecture is free and open to the public with prior registration.

Read More...02/08/19


14 New Workout Ideas That Will Make You Love Exercise

If you do the same workout day after day, even the most inspiring practice or scenic run can start to feel stale. Not only that, your body becomes conditioned to the movement, resulting in diminished returns in strength, balance, and endurance. With that in mind, we asked experts across a variety of physical disciplines for their favorite exercise add-ons or creative stand-alone workouts.

Read More...01/04/19


Touro presents expert on 'carceral citizenship'

University of Chicago criminal justice expert Reuben Jonathon Miller says we are living in a "supervised society," and plans to explain what life is like for those caught up in the criminal justice system, at a free event at Touro University California on Mare Island on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Read More...12/19/18


This one trick can help retirees save big on prescription drug costs

At Squared Away, a blog published by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we asked Mohamed A. Jalloh in Napa, Calif., to guide consumers on how to reduce their costs. He is a pharmacist, assistant professor at the Touro University California College of Pharmacy, and a spokesman for the American Pharmacists Association.

Read More...12/11/18


Evidence Shows Early Prediabetes Intervention Works

As the number of U.S. patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes surges to new levels, researchers know interventions that could delay or prevent the disease are underused.

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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. Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH, practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Nanaikeola Clinic. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, where she also earned her Master of Public Health.

Read More...12/11/18


Traverse City Record Eagle's Briefcase: Fall 2018

Matt Jackson, D.O., was named Director of Sports Medicine at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital. One of his primary goals it to create more awareness around concussion prevention.

Read More...12/11/18


Online schools: 'We need the Ministry to step up'

The biggest weakness for online schools is a lack of government funding, a select committee has been told...Michael Barbour from Touro University in California told the select committee the lack of guaranteed government support put schools' efforts in danger.

Read More...12/11/18


Controlling Chaos: An Acquired Skill

Julian Gallegos was a fairly new nurse in the U.S. Air Force when he was sent to Germany's Ramstein Air Base to help care for service members being flown in from the war zone in Iraq. He met incoming flights and cared for patients -- whose injuries ranged from minor to critical --as they were bused from the landing strip to the hospital.

Read More...11/27/18


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

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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.

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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


Touro's 4th annual Public Health lecture series starts mid-October

Touro University California will begin its fourth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series on Oct. 15 with an overview on Immigration and Health Care by Dr. Seth Holmes. Holmes is an associate professor of medical anthropology and public health at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding co-chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

Read More...10/04/18


How Bad Is It Really to Drink While Taking Antibiotics and Other Meds?

Warning: Do Not Use With Alcohol You're about to order your first beer of the night when it hits you: You've been taking antibiotics for a few days to treat a no-longer-bothersome travel bug. Are you even "allowed" to drink? Maybe, maybe not... While many other antibiotics are generally safe for moderate drinkers, check with a pharmacist first and, if cleared, space out when you take each, advises Mohamed Jalloh, a spokesperson for the American Pharmacists Association.

Read More...10/04/18


'Second responders' recognized for Napa County fire assistance

Napans are likely familiar with the first responders who immediately stepped forward during last October's wildfires to battle flames and rescue victims. At the same time, a second group of citizens quietly followed in their footsteps... For example, Mohamed A. Jalloh, Pharm.D., an assistant professor at Touro University who volunteers as a pharmacist for OLE Health in Napa, arranged transportation for evacuees during last October's wildfires so patients could see healthcare providers.

Read More...10/04/18


Medical Education in Nevada: Progress Made, Long Way to Go

Great strides in expanding medical education in Nevada have been made in the past few years. Yet the effects have been minimal so far and won't kick in until years in the future. In addition, much more work needs to be done, experts said. "[Medical education] is improved and has a long way to go," said Shelley Berkley, CEO and senior provost of Touro University's Western Division.

Read More...10/04/18


Finding the Sweet Spot of Primary Care Diabetes Management

M FS Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO, professor at Touro University California, continuing our series Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. Today I am delighted to have with me Kwabena Adubofour, MD, an internist and primary care diabetologist. He is the medical director at the East Main Clinic and the Diabetes Intervention Center in Stockton, California.

Read More...10/04/18


Technology Drives Better HCV Outcomes

Using ingestible sensors, mobile apps, dashboards and other high-tech tools, pharmacists are working with providers to improve adherence rates among patients with hepatitis C virus, according to two studies presented at the 2018 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Meeting.

Read More...10/04/18


Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, family physician and professor at Touro University California. We're here at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 78th Scientific Sessions and continuing our discussions on diabetes guidelines around the world. Today I'm happy to have with me Dr Rucha Mehta, who is from the Apollo Hospital in Gujarat, India. Tell me a little bit about the guidelines in India for diabetes.

Read More...10/04/18


Another Vallejo store goes healthy with VibeSolano makeover

The Grocery Outlet on Admiral Callaghan Boulevard in Vallejo has become the ninth store to complete a Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community program makeover.

Read More...10/04/18


Who Is the 'Cardiometabolic Specialist'?

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 (CV) disease. Joining me for this discussion are two colleagues.

Read More...10/04/18


5 Ways to Detox Your Liver That Really Work

Want to get loose at happy hour - and still show up fresh for work the next day? How about saying yes to a night out with friends - college style - without canceling your next-morning workout? You know you'd rather enjoy an evening on your couch with a bottle of wine if you knew you'd wake up sans regret.

Read More...10/04/18


Solano College Benefit Gala honors alumni in community

Comedian Dan St. Paul is the featured performer and master of ceremonies for the 2018 Solano Community College Benefit Gala Sept. 8. The event also includes the Distinguished Alumni Awards, and the Alumni of the Year Award. Sarah Sweitzer, provost of Touro University California.

Read More...10/04/18


'Unique' NICE Guidelines Have Clinician and Patient in Mind

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and professor at Touro University, California. Today I'm happy to have with me Dr John Wilding, who is a professor at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. We're going to talk a little bit about the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines.

Read More...10/04/18


Solano College Benefit Gala honors alumni in community

The event also includes the Distinguished Alumni Awards, and the Alumni of the Year Award. This program began in 2014 to recognize the prominent role of Solano College alumni in the community. The Class of 2018 includes: Sarah Sweitzer, provost of Touro University California.

Read More...10/04/18


'Unique' NICE Guidelines Have Clinician and Patient in Mind

Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and professor at Touro University, California. We're here at the 78th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. We're going to continue our discussion about guidelines for diabetes around the world. Today I'm happy to have with me Dr John Wilding, who is a professor at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. We're going to talk a little bit about the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines.

Read More...10/04/18


Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announces new board of directors to serve the 2018-2019 term

The Solano County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a dynamic business organization that provides opportunities for personal growth, business success and community leadership, has announced the new board of directors for 2018-2019 term. Education Committee Chair: Brigit Perez, Director of Alumni Relations at Touro University California. Resident of the City of Vallejo, CA. Born in Vallejo, CA. Bilingual in Spanish.

Read More...08/30/18


Solano Life 2018: Vallejo renaissance is ambitious, but attainable

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom may be its best known landmark, but the largest city in Solano County also has been home to the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and twice served as the state capital.

Read More...08/30/18


North Bay business news from Napa Valley College, Touro University, Arrow Benefits Group and more

In collaboration with Napa Valley College, eight students from that two-year college were selected to participate in the Touro University California Summer Research Program, where they worked with Touro professors on graduate-level research in fields like cellular and molecular biology, epidemiology, and chemical sciences.

Read More...08/30/18


CME Symposium: Diabetes Therapies and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction : Taking a Closer Look at SGT 2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

This CME Symposium takes place on October 9, 2018, from 6:30 PM - 8:00PM at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Blaine Kern Ballroom, 859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Chair: Jay Shubrook , DO , FAAFP Professor of Medicine Touro University California

Read More...08/30/18


Business Memoranda: 08/22/2018

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort announced Dr. Matt Jackson (Alumnus, COM 2009) as the facility's new director of sports medicine. Jackson practices sports medicine in Traverse City and joins the hospital to "ensure Benzie area athletes receive the same kind of support as those in urban areas across the state," according to a Munson Healthcare release.

Read More...08/30/18


AADE honors six educators for achievements in diabetes education

Six diabetes educators were honored for their achievements in the field of diabetes education and their dedication to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) during its annual conference. Award winners are: Rising Star Award: Clipper F. Young, PharmD, MPH, BC-ADM, CDE Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Read More...08/30/18


Diabetes' Costs in Time and Treasure

Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, a family physician and professor at Touro University, California. I am here today at the 78th Scientific Sessions of American Diabetes Association in Orlando, Florida. We all know that diabetes is a disease associated with significant costs. Currently, 1 out of 4 US healthcare dollars are spent on a person with diabetes,[1] making it one of the single largest expenses in the United States.

Read More...08/30/18


New Doctor Joins BMC Surgical Services, Providing General Surgery Care

Berkshire Health Systems has appointed Dr. Adam Bowling (Alumnus, College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2012) to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Berkshire Surgical Services of BMC.

Read More...08/30/18


American Association of Diabetes Educators Honors Excellence in Diabetes Education

Six diabetes educators were honored for their achievements in the field of diabetes education and their dedication to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) during its annual conference. Award winners are: Rising Star Award Clipper F. Young, PharmD, MPH, BC-ADM, CDE

Read More...08/28/18


PA Foundation 2018 Global Outreach Grant Recipient Projects

Touro University (project led by Joy Dugan, MPH, DHSc, PA-C; Sahai Burrowes, PhD, MALD; and Sarah Sullivan, MSN, MPH) Project Name: "Supporting Global Health PA Education for Vulnerable Populations in Uganda and Bolivia"

Read More...08/28/18


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


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


Not all calories are created equal: Calories from sugar-sweetened drinks cause more weight gain and increase your risk of disease than bread or potatoes

The team of 22 nutrition researchers, who published the paper in Obesity Reviews, highlighted that most Americans consume too many calories. About 69 percent of US adults are overweight while newly released figures indicate that almost 40 percent are obese. While consuming too many calories of any food can increase the risk of obesity and other diseases, sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role even compared with calorically-equal amounts of starch.

Read More...05/24/18


American Lung Association to award former US Rep. Shelley Berkley

It's a night of breathtaking fashion, fun, and fundraising for an important cause. The American Lung Association will soon be hosting its "breath FASHION" event, and former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley will be honored.

Read More...05/24/18


Type 2 Diabetes: The Case for Using the ADA Standards in Primary Care

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO. I am a professor in the primary care department of Touro University. We are going to continue our program on Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. Today I am speaking with Hope Feldman, a family nurse practitioner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Primary Care Advisory Group and Professional Practice Committee, which developed the 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Welcome, Hope.

Read More...05/24/18


2018 Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award Winners

The awards process is the single most important means that APAOG has for recognizing PAs who have made significant contributions in women's health. This year, Sarah Clasby, MSPAS, MPH, PA, CEHS Class of 2018, has been awarded this year's Student Award!

Read More...05/24/18


Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Michael Barbour and Bryan Mann on Virtual Schools

Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith interviews Michael Barbour of Touro University California, and Bryan Mann of the University of Alabama. Greg, Michael and Bryan discuss the current research regarding virtual schools.

Read More...05/24/18


Touro's Mosaic Celebration raises money for diversity scholarships

Touro University will host its Mosaic Celebration fundraiser recognizing and supporting the academic achievement of students who, through their varied cultural experiences, contribute to inclusive excellence at the university.

Read More...05/15/18


Dueling Type 2 Diabetes Guidelines: Sorting It Out

Hello. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO, professor in the Primary Care Department at Touro University, California. Today we're going to talk about diabetes guidelines that don't seem to all match with each other. How do we make sense of this, and what are we to do?

Read More...05/15/18


April 26 Vallejo A&E Source: Activities, thing to do

May 5: JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, presents Professor Mark Teaford of Touro University, talking about field work in Africa and how fossils are found there, 2 p.m., free. for more information.

Read More...05/09/18


Bay Area Better Letter

Fifty-five percent of Californians are diagnosed with either diabetes or pre-diabetes. Nonprofit graduate institution Touro University is addressing this crisis by providing easy access to screenings and diabetes education through its Mobile Diabetes Education Center.

Read More...05/09/18


T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age: 'Scary Stuff'

We have a very important topic to discuss. A study in Diabetologia that looked at the age of diagnosis and the severity of the type 2 diabetes found that the younger you are at diagnosis, the worse the disease. Tell me more about that.

Read More...05/09/18


OMT Minute: OMT for Patients With Sacral Somatic Dysfunction

Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, demonstrates sacral rocking, an OMT technique to optimize biomechanical efficiency of the pelvis. This technique can aid in improving conditions such as low back pain, constipation, and dysmenorrhea.

Read More...05/09/18


Confronting Addiction in the Jewish Community

If your child received a prescription for Percocet after getting wisdom teeth removed, he is not alone. He is also at risk of opioid addiction. Just one week's worth of this commonly prescribed painkiller can cause addiction. The extremely addictive nature of opioids is driving a national epidemic, and making them the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.

Read More...05/09/18


Are you storing your pills in the wrong place?

Just about every household has pills. Where's the best place to keep them? It's not the medicine cabinet -- or your kitchen counter. About 82 percent of American adults take at least one prescription medication, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A 2017 survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition found that 76 percent of Americans take dietary supplements, whether vitamins, botanicals or others.

Read More...05/09/18


Enjoying the holidays with dietary restrictions

Dr. Alejandro Gugliucci from Touro University joins Megan to talk about healthier holiday options.

Read More...05/09/18


Gallegos Studies Hidden Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Filipino Americans

When he was a diabetes nurse practitioner at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, Julian Gallegos noticed a higher instance of type 2 diabetes among many of his Filipino patients, despite many of them appearing lean and healthy.

Read More...05/08/18


National Nurses Week, 3 Stories of TUC Nurses in the Community

In the special National Nurses Week issue of The Daily Republic, read three stories of TUC nurses who each bring their expertise to improve patient outcomes locally. Featuring Dr. Julian Gallegos, Ms. Jennifer Veler, and Ms. Kalsang Dorji.

Read More...05/08/18


Compassion of Nursing Shows in ICU

For Jennifer Veler, who has spent 15 years in the intensive care unit as a supervising nurse, being a nurse is all about discipline, coordination, and more importantly, compassion.

Read More...05/08/18


Understanding Pain: Lead Nurse in NorthBay Medical Center Implements New Tool to Assess Nonverbal Pain

Growing up at a boarding school for Tibetan refugees in India, Kalsang Dorji learned early about the impact that one person can have. Living in a community that had to get by on limited resources, Dorji would often witness what looked like wonders worked by the hands of the volunteer medical groups who would come to provide care.

Read More...05/08/18


Vitamin C: Everything You Need to Know Understand the benefits, how much you need - and whether you can consume too much

If you picture an orange when you think of vitamin C, you're right on - the fruit, as well as other citrus fruits, is a vitamin C powerhouse. You may also quickly associate the vitamin with cold prevention, another understandable link, since some research - and more products (and moms) - tout it.

Read More...05/08/18


Solano Hispanic chamber, Touro host Medicare seminar in Vallejo

A free seminar on Medicare is being presented by the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Farragut Inn, 1750 Club Drive. The seminar is being hosted by the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Touro University California.

Read More...05/04/18


5 Ways The Real World Is Not Like College

As so many commencement speakers will be reminding tens of thousands of graduates over the next few weeks, real life truly begins the day after graduation. As students look toward the future with hope and in all likelihood, a bit of apprehension, it is important to take the best of the college experience along to the next stage and, at the same time, remember that the real world has its own rulebook to which newcomers must adapt if they want to succeed.

Read More...05/04/18


Secrets of Success: Touro University hits 20-year higher-education milestone in Solano

Decades ago, a high school diploma - and possibly honorable military service - was enough to land a good-paying job to support a family. In many industries these days, continuing professional education is a must. This area of academia is a particular specialty for Touro University, which specializes in graduate programs.

Read More...05/04/18


10 stories about women in medicine: National Women Physicians Day, Feb. 3

This week we celebrate National Women Physicians Day! The third annual day of recognition on Feb. 3 was founded by emergency medicine physician Hala Sabry, DO, in 2016.

Read More...05/04/18


Bolt Staffing of Napa, Sonoma names ops chief; other North Bay professionals news

Tawhid Gazi, M.D., gastroenterologist and Daniel Gibert, D.O., have joined the medical staff of Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Dr. Gibert completed his Medical Education at Touro University California, his residency at Midwestern University and a Fellowship in Urology at the Ohio Health Dublin Methodist Hospital.

Read More...05/04/18


Touro University offers free diabetes screening, education via mobile unit

Serena Cerniglia approached the Touro University Mobile Education Diabetes Education Center with a little trepidation. She was already familiar with the term pre-diabetes having heard it four years ago. She dropped by the Kroc Center Friday and in less than 15 minutes had her results and a one-on-one session with Anne Lee, the diabetes program coordinator for the mobile unit.

Read More...05/04/18


San Ramon Valley Unified Recognizes 2018 Teachers Of The Year

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized Lynn Alamillo and Shanna Gagnon as the 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year. She has a business degree from University of California at Berkeley, a teaching credential from Chapman University, and a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Touro University.

Read More...03/21/18


Touro announces scholarship fundraiser

Touro University will host a diversity scholarship fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at 1750 Club Drive on Mare Island. The event's honored guest will be Carmela Castellano-Garcia, president and CEO of California Primary Care Association. The event will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, tastings from Mare Island Brewing Company, a hosted bar and live and silent auctions.

Read More...03/19/18


Women Making a Difference: Touro's Sweitzer offers advice for young women

Straightforward with a smile, Provost of Touro University California's Sarah Sweitzer has led a career of inspiring others in the sciences and academia. From supporting students in her lab to embracing initiatives to help the community, the native Vallejoan often finds the best in others.

Read More...03/13/18


Provost Sarah Sweitzer, PhD, talks with John Young of 95.3 KUIC about TUC

Listen as Provost Sarah Sweitzer, PhD, talks about TUC with John Young of 95.3 KUIC!

Read More...03/08/18


Local teacher, textile artist joins HQ Gallery

The HQ Gallery at 333 First St. is pleased to announce that fiber artist Jan Radesky has become one of their newest members.

Read More...03/07/18


Touro to Host Program on Confronting Addiction

Nearly half of American adults have a close friend or family member who's been addicted to drugs, and the skyrocketing opioid epidemic is driving this statistic even higher. On Tuesday, March 13, Touro College and University System will host a lecture on the causes of addiction and ways communities can help their members recover.

Read More...03/01/18


Free kids' medical clinic at two Vallejo schools

One of the best-kept secrets in Vallejo has been leaking, and Kathleen Hahn couldn't be happier about it. Hahn is the nurse practitioner at Vallejo City Unified School District Health Centers' Free Pediatric Clinics next to Elsa Widenmann and Pennycook Elementary Schools. They are Solano County's only school-based health centers, where children who are not insured or under-insured, Medicaid/Medi-Cal or Child Health & Disability Prevention recipients or American Indian or Alaskan Natives can get free vaccines and other medical services, Hahn said.

Read More...02/27/18


SightMD Announces Expanded Services In Manhattan With Addition of Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Eunice Kohara

SightMD today announced that families in the greater Manhattan area will soon have increased access to comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology services thanks to the addition of board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist Eunice, M. Kohara, DO, who will begin accepting new patients in Manhattan on February 10, 2018, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.

Read More...02/21/18


Free Dialogues on Diversity comedy play at Touro on Feb. 22

An African American and a Jew walk into a bar. ... The Black-Jew Dialogues, A Multi-Cultural Comedy, presented at Touro University at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, takes whatever you think comes after that line, and turns it into a lesson in ethnic relations in the United States, organizers said.

Read More...02/21/18


Lynette Gray is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Lynette Gray is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Education and Workforce Services. Ms. Gray's professional title is Associate Director at San José Evergreen Community College District - Community College Center for Economic Mobility. Her expertise lies in the area of education and training grants management, facilitating education opportunities for under-served populations, and creating career pathway options in high-wage, high-growth, high demand industries.

Read More...02/21/18


Bay Area Jewish population growing in Solano County, shrinking in San Francisco, new study finds

The highest concentration of Jews in the Bay Area can be found in the East Bay, including Solano County, according to a first-of-its-kind study released last week.

Read More...02/21/18


BriaCell Opens Fourth Clinical Site in Advanced Breast Cancer

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. ("BriaCell"), an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company with a proprietary targeted immunotherapy technology, is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinical site, Jefferson Breast Care Center in Philadelphia, PA, and the appointment of Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya, a board certified medical oncologist, as the clinical site's principal investigator.

Read More...02/15/18


Important takeaways from 2018 ADA guidelines for PCPs

With primary care clinicians playing an ever-increasing role in the management of diabetes, staying on top of new developments in the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2018 is critical. Among the changes in this year's guidelines are medication management, screening children, and diabetes distress.

Read More...02/15/18


When you need to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin...

As a clinician and a certified diabetes educator who works with patients with diabetes to manage their condition, when reviewing patient profiles, I frequently find myself in search of a better approach to starting the conversation on initiating insulin. For clinicians, insulin initiation might mean sending a few more prescriptions to the pharmacy and educating patients on proper injection techniques, the side effects of insulin, and treatment for hypoglycemia, as well as monitoring blood glucose control. However, for patients, adding insulin to their current diabetes medication regimens might lead them to think that they have failed in some way in managing their condition, that they are at fault despite being adherent to their oral antidiabetic medications, or that they have lost control over their lives.

Read More...02/15/18


Longtime high school principal, Ed Santopadre, named chief of ed services for Vacaville Unified School District

Teacher and coach, union president, assistant principal, then principal, and, now, assistant superintendent for educational services for the third-largest school district in Solano County. As chief of educational services, Santopadre, who earned a master's degree in education from Touro University in Vallejo and an administrative credential...

Read More...02/15/18


Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma: Women in Medicine: National Women Physicians Day, Feb 3

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day by reading about Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma's Calling as a DO. "I admired my teachers and mentors so much that I wanted to work to inspire others as they had inspired me," says Dr. Pierce-Talsma, chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine department at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Read More...02/05/18


10 Ways Poor Posture Can Harm Your Health

Poor posture can negatively affect your energy level, says Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, an associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine at Touro University in Vallejo, California. "When we have poor posture, we add tension and compression to structures that weren't meant to bear that weight."

Read More...02/05/18


Students to Interact with Local Companies on National Job Shadow Day

February 2nd is not only Groundhog day, it is National Job Shadow Day. To celebrate, in partnership with the Solano County Office of Education, the Solano County Workforce Development Board, the Solano County Economic Development Corporation, the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, about 900 10th graders from the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and the Vacaville Unified School District will be participating in industry tours. The premier event is called Inspire: Dreams Move Forward.

Read More...02/05/18


10 stories about women in medicine: National Women Physicians Day, Feb 3

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day by reading about Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma's Calling as a DO, part of The DO's 10 favorite stories about women in medicine.

Read More...02/05/18


Woman With Rare Case of Whooping Cough Breaks Rib, Bruises Stomach After Coughing Nonstop

Touro University medical student Shamis Fallah prepares paperwork before administering a Tdap vaccination during the Solano County health fair on August 11, 2010, in Vallejo, California.

Read More...01/31/18


Sarah Sweitzer, Ph.D., will join the Touro University California family in Solano County as provost

Sarah Sweitzer, Ph.D., will join the Touro University California family in Solano County as provost and chief academic officer, beginning Jan. 29. Dr. Sweitzer, a Vallejo native, brings more than 13 years of higher education experience to the Mare Island campus, the university stated.

Read More...01/31/18


Richard Rico: Table set for ag, & a mare

FOR a long time now, Vallejo has deserved to win one. From the Civil War through WWII, historic Mare Island had spawned everything from man o' war gunboats to nuclear subs. But the Navy doesn't live there anymore.

Read More...01/31/18


Vallejo woman welcomed as Touro's new provost

Touro University California is welcoming Vallejo native Sarah Sweitzer as Provost and Chief Academic Officer to join the school Jan. 29, school officials announced. "Dr. Sweitzer's intelligence, enthusiasm, and talent are exemplary," Touro College and University System President Alan Kadish said. "We are thrilled that she is joining Touro."

Read More...01/31/18


Teachers find new work at career fair

For those looking for a new job in education or to become a first-time teacher the opportunity to put their best foot forward came Saturday with the annual Fairfield-Suisun School District Winter Career Fair.

Read More...01/31/18


Touro welcomes new provost to Vallejo campus

Touro University California will welcome a new leader Monday at its Vallejo campus. School officials and the public will gather to greet Sarah Sweitzer, the Mare Island-based school's new provost and chief academic officer. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Farragut Inn, 1750 Club Drive, Mare Island, off Highway 37.

Read More...01/31/18


This Test Could Save Your Life

Wouldn't it be great if there were some sort of test you could take to predict which medications are most likely to work best for you personally, and which ones could hurt you with an adverse reaction? Good news: There is such a test, and although you probably haven't heard of it, it's not some out-of-reach possibility for future use - it's starting to pop up at medical centers around the country.

Read More...01/12/18


Mindful Meditation Useful to Avoid Burnout, Promote Wellness

"Physicians who have an ability to provide self-care during their medical careers are more equipped to provide for the ultimate health, wholeness, and healing of their patients," said Stacey Pierce-Talsma, D.O., chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at Touro University California.

Read More...01/05/18


American Canyon, downtown Vallejo made news in 2017

Cooper also noted that Vallejo's other two institutions of higher learning -- Touro University and California State University Maritime Academy -- both announced expansion plans in 2017.

Read More...01/03/18


Dr. Scott: The season of weight gain is upon us

Although we tend to think of weight gain as an insidious process, the holiday season is the time when many of us fail in the battle of the bulge. Recently, I interviewed Touro University diabetes coordinator Anne E. Lee for a television show on diabetes management which will air in January on Community Access Television.

Read More...01/03/18


People in Business

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is welcoming Dr. Kyle Reynolds to Covenant Clinic. Dr. REynolds is a hospitalist who specializes in internal medicine and is currently working at Covenant Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California in 2010.

Read More...12/28/17


Study: Overuse Of Sunscreen Adding To Global Vitamin D Deficiency Issue

Many of us slather on the sunblock before heading out each day to prevent the growth of skin cancers, but a recent study finds that sunscreen use is also causing an alarming surge in cases of vitamin D deficiency worldwide.

Read More...12/28/17


Solano Chronicles: Old Navy Hospital on Mare Island achieved national acclaim

Mare Island's rich history as a site for medicine and medical innovation began with the arrival of the 20-gun sloop of war USS Warren on Sept. 18, 1854, two days after David Glasgow Farragut took charge as commandant of the U.S. Navy's first permanent base on the West Coast.

Read More...12/28/17


Are Older Diabetes Drugs Safe and Effective?

Dr Shubrook: There are so many medicines used to treat diabetes today. The great majority of them are new. One of the questions I get asked is: What is the place for the older medicines? Where and when do you use them? Dr Petznick: I definitely think there's a place for the older medications. One of the biggest things that I deal with on a day-to-day basis is the cost of newer medications. If you give a patient a medication and they can't afford it, they're not going to take no matter what you recommend. That's the situation in which I will usually use those older medications.

Read More...12/28/17


Eliminating Fructose Promises Improved Lipids in At-Risk Children

Reducing fructose in the diets of obese Latino and African-American children improved their lipid profiles quickly,1 according to research presented at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Universal City, California. In as little as 10 days, improvements were achieved, said Alejandro Gugliucci, MD, PhD, dean of research at Touro University California in Vallejo.

Read More...12/15/17


ADA 2018 Abridged Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Update for Primary Care

Good morning. This is Jay Shubrook, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University, California. We are continuing our series on Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. I am delighted to have with me today Eric Johnson, associate professor in family medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and assistant director of the Altru Diabetes Center. We are talking about the 2018 "Abridged Standards of Care" from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Read More...12/13/17


The Giving Tuesday Difference

After we've done our shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, a different opportunity arrives on the global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday.

Read More...12/07/17


Nestor Aliga: Purple Heart Trail Sign

On Thursday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m., we will commemorate the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day and celebrate Purple Heart Medal recipients by unveiling the newly-installed "Purple Heart Trail" sign at Mare Island's Tennessee Street entrance. The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to our war heroes who were killed in action or wounded in action.

Read More...12/06/17


Food charity banks enough for 126K meals

Among the other Solano County nonprofits that conducted campaigns...Touro University California raised $4,400 for its Student Emergency Fund.

Read More...12/01/17


National Diabetes Prevention Program: What You Need to Know by January 1, 2018

Today's topic is the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDDP). We all know about prediabetes in the United States. It is common, affecting one third of Americans. Without any intervention, we know that about 11% of those with prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes each year. Further, more than 90% of the people with prediabetes don't know that they have it.

Read More...12/01/17


OMT Minute: OMT for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Kimberly Wolf, DO, demonstrates the use of the thoracic inlet myofascial release and sacral wobble techniques to increase range of motion and mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Read More...12/01/17


OMT Minute: Condylar Decompression Technique for Infants

Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, demonstrates the use of the osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) technique condylar decompression on infants. This technique can help manage various symptoms, including colic, reflux, feeding dysfunction, torticollis, plagiocephaly, and constipation.

Read More...12/01/17


Touro University campaign helps raise funds for fire victim students

Touro University students impacted by the devastating North Bay wildfires will benefit from the school's Giving Tuesday Campaign this year, which includes a new wrinkle, school officials said.

Read More...11/30/17


Leading Obstetrician and Gynecologist Cheryl Twu, DO, FACOG, to be Recognized as a 2016 Top Doctor in Burbank, California

Cheryl Twu, DO, FACOG, obstetrician and gynecologist at Burbank Women's Health, and affiliated to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center, has been named a 2016 Top Doctor in Burbank, California.

Read More...11/30/17


Alejandro Gugliucci, Touro University California - Sugar and Fatty Liver Disease

Excess sugar intake has many bad effects on your health. Alejandro Gugliucci, professor and associate dean for research at Touro University California, discusses another reason to cut sugar from your diet.

Read More...11/30/17


Top reports on obesity and liver health for 2017

Below, has compiled a list of some of the most relevant reports on obesity and liver health for 2017. "The improvements in these outcome measures occurred irrespective of baseline liver fat content or weight change," Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD, from the Touro University, California, and colleagues wrote.

Read More...11/30/17


Ask Dr. Scott: Safe Toys Month reminds us to think before we purchase

I recently interviewed Dr. Tami Hendriksz, chairwoman of pediatrics at Touro University, on "Health Focus with Dr. Scott," a show we film at Vallejo Community Access Television. Hendriksz pointed out that, at early developmental stages, kids tend to put everything in their mouths. Button-sized batteries found in electronic toys are toxic when ingested.

Read More...11/29/17


11th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors is another success

The hall was filled with many people for whom English was not a first language, so the prayer was given in Tagalog as well, something 79-year-old Rosario Padua appreciated. She beamed through bites of turkey. There were almost as many volunteers as there were guests, from Girl Scout Troop 20067, to the folks from the Eric Reyes Foundation, to students from Touro University, to Vallejo Together.

Read More...11/28/17


Mass incarceration of minorities is a public health concern, Touro event organizers say

Broken On All Sides, a documentary on "race, mass incarceration and new visions for criminal justice in the U.S.," was screened at Touro University on Monday as the last in a series of Health Equity and Criminal Justice-related events for 2017.

Read More...11/28/17


Honoring 'our warriors' key message at Vallejo Veterans Day event

Only 1 percent of the public serves in the military, people attending the Veterans Day celebration Friday at Touro University were told. Col. Michael Higgins, commander of David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, said the center heals, protects and trains heroes.

Read More...11/13/17


Nestor Aliga: Come out and support vets

You are all cordially invited to these Veterans Day commemorations in Vallejo this Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Nov. 10 at noon, at the Mare Island Hospital Flagpole, 1310 Club Drive, Touro University California (the West Coast's first private Purple Heart university) will hold its "Veterans Day Celebration -- Connecting Generations." It is hosted by the TUC Military Club and light refreshments will be served.

Read More...11/13/17


Fairfield, Vacaville, Rio Vista, Vallejo to host Veterans Day events

Touro University California's Military Club is starting a day early at noon Friday in front of the century-old Mare Island Hospital at 1310 Club Drive for a student-led commemoration ceremony called Connecting Generations.

Read More...11/13/17


Inside the $1 Million Fight to Hold South Carolina's For-Profit Virtual Charter Schools Accountable

Michael Barbour, an associate professor of instructional design at Touro University California, has written extensively about virtual and for-profit schools. "I've said it many times: When you are operating schools on a business model, they become widgets and the bottom-line thinking becomes, 'How can I maximize profits for this widget?' " he told The 74.

Read More...11/13/17


Wildfires stressed wine country's healthcare system, creating a crisis and a warning for future

Dr. Scott Witt kept close behind the ambulance carrying the newborns. On his motorcycle, he drove over and ducked under downed power lines. He swerved around embers blowing onto the highway.

Read More...11/08/17


Online school receives millions from state despite poor performance, unconventional spending

One of Indiana's largest high schools ended this past school year with almost 5,000 students, but no desks and no classrooms. The school also had very few graduates--61 out of more than 900 seniors graduated last year. What Indiana Virtual School did have: Tens of millions in state dollars due to come its way over the next two years, and a founder whose for-profit company charged millions of dollars in management fees and rent to the school.

Read More...11/08/17


ADA: Lifestyle management key to treating patients with diabetes

"The cornerstone of treatment of patients with diabetes is lifestyle management. In the vast landscape of advice on diet and exercise, it is important to give evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle management to our patients with diabetes," Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, assistant professor of medicine in the primary care department at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, told Healio Family Medicine.

Read More...11/08/17


Napa Wildfires Update, Part Two: 6 Specific Actions For Moving Forward

Diaz also said that finding medication and open pharmacies was a problem for people in the community. "We worked with representatives from Touro University to drive patients to pharmacies for free so that they could access their much-needed medications, particularly those with diabetes in need of insulin" he said. "Touro University was a valuable partner throughout this ordeal."

Read More...11/08/17


Overweight Children and Adults Get Significantly Healthier and Quickly with Less Sugar--Even if They Don't Lose Weight

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see measurable improvements in metabolic function. Improved measures of health can be seen in less than two weeks of sugar reduction, according to a review published in the August edition of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).

Read More...11/08/17


New faces at Western Sierra Medical Clinic

Doctor's Zarlasht (Zari) Fakiri and David Narita, who have more than three decades of family medicine experience combined, have joined Western Sierra Medical Clinic and will help meet the increased demand for primary care services in the Auburn and Grass Valley communities.

Read More...11/08/17


Three doctors join Sanford Bemidji

Sanford Bemidji recently welcomed Dr. Maritess Asumen, Dr. Michael Jaje and Dr. Paul Lappinga to its team of providers. Asumen joined the family medicine team at Sanford Bemidji, 1611 Anne St. Clinic. She received her medical degree from Touro University -- California in Vallejo, Calif., and completed a residency at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y

Read More...11/08/17


Epicast: 139 Dr. Roger Mignosa: Movement, Breath, & Brain Function

True healing calls for an integrated approach to our physical, mental, and emotional wellness. - Dr. Roger Mignosa From head to toe, we are all highly connected and comprehensive human beings. The physical and mental aspects of our life affect each other in powerful ways and the seemingly separate systems of the body are actually heavily interrelated.

Read More...11/07/17


Last two free Touro lectures on incarceration, public health

There are two more free lectures planned at Vallejo's Touro University as part of a series focusing on the health impacts of incarceration -- not just on inmates, but also on their families and communities.

Read More...11/07/17


This is the healthiest way to sit at your desk

Think your sitting posture is pretty good? Here's a fun exercise: Ask a friend at work to snap a pic of you at your desk when you least expect it, suggests Stacey Pierce-Talsma, chair of osteopathic manipulative medicine at Touro University California.

Read More...10/26/17


Overweight Children and Adults Get Significantly Healthier and Quickly With Less Sugar--Even If They Don't Lose Weight

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see measurable improvements in metabolic function.

Read More...09/08/17


Study Finds Promise in New Tactic to Curb Obesity: Address Physician Bias

An educational initiative at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine is reducing medical students' negative attitudes toward people with obesity, a finding researchers hope will translate into better outcomes for patients struggling with weight, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Read More...09/08/17


Unity Day event Sunday will feature free health tests, information

Among the many things that Vallejo's diverse community has in common is the need to be and stay healthy. This is what motivates the various health-related concerns that plan to be at Unity Day 2017 -- One Love -- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Park on Sept. 10.

Read More...09/07/17


Nine-day, low-sugar diet cuts liver fat 20 percent

Cutting out the sort of sugar commonly found in soft drinks, fruit juices and processed foods reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents, a condition closely tied to diabetes and heart disease.

Read More...09/05/17


Sister of iconic 60s activist part of Touro speaker series

Fania Davis -- sister of 1960's political activist Angela Davis -- will be speaking at Vallejo's Touro University on Sept. 11 as part of this year's Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series, organizers said.

Read More...09/05/17


Here's someone to blame for skyrocketing drug prices

They operate in secret. They have no laboratories or research centers, and produce nothing. But they control a critical intersection of our health care system, influencing the price we pay for prescription drugs and skimming off billions of dollars for themselves.

Read More...09/05/17


Dosing Insulin: The Most Important Thing Is the Education

Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO, professor and diabetologist at Touro University. We're at the 77th Annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. I'm here with one of my colleagues to continue the program on practical use of insulin in primary care.

Read More...09/05/17


Switching Sugar for Starch Leads to Less Fatty Liver in Kids

A nine-day experimental diet that cut out the type of sugar in soft drinks, fruit juices and most processed foods significantly reversed the buildup of liver fat in children and adolescents - a condition strongly linked to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Read More...08/29/17


Readers' Picks: Rising Stars of Healthcare Research

Dr. Eric J. Ip is chair and associate professor of clinical sciences at the Touro University California College of Pharmacy.

Read More...08/28/17


What Is the 'Triangle of Death' on Your Face?

New warnings are issued after a woman developed cellulitis after popping what she thought was a pimple on a sensitive part of her face.

Read More...08/28/17


Short-Term Removal of Sugar Reduces Sugar-to-Fat Conversion in Liver

Removing sugar for just 9 days can consistently reduce the liver's conversion of sugar to fat, known as de novo lipogenesis (DNL), and decreased liver fat, according to study results.

Read More...08/28/17


Reducing Sugar Intake Improves Health Quickly, Researchers Find

We know sugar is not exactly the healthiest thing we can consume, but a new study underscores just how dramatically and speedily eliminating it from our diets can affect our well-being.

Read More...08/28/17


Midwives' and patients' perspectives on disrespect and abuse during labor and delivery care in Ethiopia: a qualitative study

It is increasingly recognized that disrespect and abuse of women during labor and delivery is a violation of a woman's rights and a deterrent to the use of life-saving, facility-based labor and delivery services. In Ethiopia, rates of skilled birth attendance are still only 28% despite a recent dramatic national scale up in the numbers of trained providers and facilities.

Read More...08/24/17


Academic medicine: This DO found her calling in the classroom

As Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, was finishing up her residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM), she found herself drawn back to academia.

Read More...08/24/17


Magic mushrooms contain a key ingredient that could provide a safe and effective way of chasing the blues

Full of psilocybin, 'shrooms' are a good way of combating the blues, experts say. The compound, responsible for the high, offers more hope than antidepressants. Researchers reviewed seven studies to make their conclusion about 'shrooms'.

Read More...07/25/17


Phuc-son Dong, Family Physician, Is Practicing Preventive Care at Dignity Health Medical Group North State

Dr. Phuc-Son Dong is a doctor of osteopathic medicine who became a physician after he discovered the strong bond that exists between a patient and his or her doctor. He focuses on preventing disease and develops close relationships with his patients so they are comfortable asking him anything.

Read More...07/20/17


A Drug Causes Hundreds of Deaths and Millions of ADEs

FDA approvals do not necessarily mean that a drug will not later receive additional warnings. Actemra (tocilizumab), a medication for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), has recently been investigated for unlabeled side-effects that have allegedly lead to hundreds of deaths. But when warnings have not been issued yet, how can a pharmacist help?

Read More...07/13/17


Tips to create globally inspired kosher dishes

Ray Nottie, executive chef for Touro University at California, knew very little about traditional kosher cuisine when he was hired at the Vallejo, Calif., university in 2013. But his experience cooking for a diverse audience has led him to create globally inspired dishes that fit kosher restrictions.

Read More...07/07/17


Vallejo's Touro provost, COO, retires after seven productive years

After more than seven years of service to Touro University's California campus and the Northern California community, Provost and Chief Operating Officer Marilyn Hopkins, retired on Thursday, university officials said.

Read More...07/05/17


American Canyon High students win first-ever media festival awards

Student made films covering the Civil Rights movement, interracial marriage, and being gay garnered the first-ever awards for American Canyon High School at the annual California Student Media Festival.

Read More...07/05/17


Touro University California tackles diabetes throughout Solano County

Deanna Dickey vividly remembers the day Touro's new Mobile Diabetes Education Center first went out into the community.

Read More...06/26/17


'Alien yoga': The truth about the wacky trend you're seeing on Instagram

If you keep up with the latest yoga trends, and things like goat yoga and salt yoga are old news to you, you've likely come across Instagram posts of yogis contorting their stomach muscles into shapes that give off alien vibes. "Alien yoga," which is technically called Nauli, is one of six yoga moves that falls under the label "Kriya," Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, an associate professor at Touro University California COM, told Fox News.

Read More...06/19/17


Biz Buzz: Economy going gangbusters in Vallejo, Mare Island

Vallejo's economic fortunes have turned a corner and are moving full steam ahead, speakers at a Wednesday economic development luncheon said.

Read More...06/19/17


Complexities of Basal-Plus Insulin Therapy

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. This is Jay Shubrook, DO, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University of California. Today, we continue our series on practical insulin use in primary care. One of my colleagues, Clipper Young, PharmD, and a certified diabetes educator and MPH, is here with us. He works exclusively in a diabetes service for his clinical practice. Welcome, Dr Young.

Read More...06/19/17


Kaiser launches residency program to train new doctors in Sonoma County

Dr. Tricia Hiserote, a Kaiser family medicine physician, sat at a small wooden conference table Monday morning, peppering medical student Jonathan Tran with extensive questions about a patient's care.

Read More...06/12/17


Touro University to graduate 400 Monday, Tuesday

Touro University of Vallejo will hold graduation ceremonies for 400 students Monday and Tuesday at the University of California, Berkeley. The College of Osteopathic Medicine ceremony begins at 10 a.m., the College of Education and Health Sciences Ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday in 101 Zellerbach Hall, No. 4800, on the university campus.

Read More...06/12/17


Clinical review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Having a guided psychedelic experience may be a powerful treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. A new review of clinical trials suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy has the potential to help alleviate a variety of psychiatric disorders.

Read More...06/12/17


Magic Mushrooms Are Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Treatment

You may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous peoples in the Americas -- and more recently branded as an illicit party drug -- in recent years, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms has received a lot of attention from scientists for potential to treat substance use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Adding to the growing body of scientific literature supporting psilocybin-based therapy, on May 8 a team of researchers reported in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs that it's even more effective than traditional psychiatric therapies.

Read More...06/12/17


Touro University California Celebrates its 17th Commencement

Graduates and their families flocked to the Zellerbach Theater in Berkeley, CA, May 22nd and 23rd for the 17th commencement of Touro University California (TUC). A total of 401 students representing each of the three colleges graduated, ready to embrace promising futures as medical care providers, practitioners of public health, and educators. These ceremonies were held over two days, representing the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Education and Health Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy.

Read More...06/12/17


Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California Highlight Studies: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Offers a Safe Alternative to Opioids

With addiction to opioids climbing in the United States, the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California are pointing to several new studies that reveal various manipulative treatments may significantly reduce pain and even relieve the symptoms of colds and pneumonia augmenting the use of drugs and focusing on a more holistic approach.

Read More...06/12/17


The Path to Good Posture: Easy Stretches to Align Your Spine

You don't need a personal Pilates instructor to achieve healthy body alignment. Make a few minor adjustments to your daily routine, and start walking taller now.

Read More...06/12/17


Vallejo's Touro University rolls out mobile diabetes education center

Touro University is launching of a mobile diabetes education center. It is a recreational vehicle outfitted with equipment and stocked with educational materials. Once on the roads of Solano County, it will provide services such as screening, prevention services and training.

Read More...06/06/17


American Canyon students shine once again at robotics competition

American Canyon robotics students are making an annual rite of passage of going to Davis each spring and coming home with a bounty of awards.

Read More...06/05/17


Good News: Retired teachers award $20K in scholarships

Eight Solano County students received a combined $20,000 in scholarships from California Retired Teachers Association Division 24 at a recent ceremony held at the Rancho Solano Country Club in Fairfield.

Read More...05/25/17


Sunscreen may cause vitamin D deficiency, says study

Sunscreen is considered key when it comes to protecting against skin damage. A new study, however, suggests that there may be a significant drawback to using sunscreen: it could lead to vitamin D deficiency.

Read More...05/08/17


Touro University Wins Community Philanthropy Award

In late March, Touro University California was one of 23 organizations to receive the Community Philanthropy Award from the North Bay Business Journal. Recipients of the Award were recognized for their commitment and efforts to improve the lives of others.

Read More...05/08/17


Cure for Vitamin D deficiency? More sun, less block: study

There's a global D-ficiency happening. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency from lack of sun exposure caused by suncreen use, a new clinical review says.

Read More...05/03/17


Touro University hosting 16th Research Day

Touro University California will host its 16th annual Research Day at 1 p.m. Thursday. The event showcases the recent research by faculty and students while celebrating their contributions to community health issues.

Read More...05/03/17


Too MUCH sunscreen is making us vitamin D deficient by blocking the good side of sunshine, controversial study claims

Our dedication to suntan lotion has driven up rates of people needing vitamin D supplements, a controversial new study claims. Figures suggest three-quarters of the US population are deficient in the 'sunshine vitamin', including 95 percent of African Americans.

Read More...05/03/17


Missions of Mercy

Sega, Kenya is perhaps much like you would imagine a rural community in a third-world country to be--remote and largely undeveloped. Lacking both roads and running water, electricity is present, yet sporadic in this town.

Read More...04/27/17


Chef creates global soul food on kosher campus

Chef Ray Nottie knew just the basics of kosher cooking when he was hired for the chef position at Touro University California (TUC). Describing his meeting with a supervising rabbi, he said, 'I may not know 100 percent about kosher, but I've got the passion for food,'" Nottie says. "'I know international cuisine, you know kosher. Let's come together and make this happen."

Read More...04/14/17


Patients with HIV: Counsel About Complementary and Alternative Supplement Use

Many patients who have HIV use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help handle their health issues. This population, like other populations of people who have chronic diseases and take many different prescription drug therapies, is at high risk for drug interactions.

Read More...04/14/17


Sutter Solano Medical Center Helps Touro University Launch Mobile Diabetes Education Center

Touro University California alongside executives from Sutter Solano Medical Center unveiled and officially launched a first-of-its-kind mobile diabetes education center at a press conference on the Touro campus early morning Monday, March 13.

Read More...04/14/17


Insulin Resistance: When We Are the Problem

I am Jay H. Shubrook, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University in California. We are going to continue our series on practical insulin use in primary care. I am happy today to have Stephen Brunton, MD, executive director of the Primary Care Metabolic Group, who is going to talk not about physiologic insulin resistance but rather about clinician resistance to the use of insulin. Welcome, Steve.

Read More...04/14/17


5 Things We Can All Do to Maximize the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurological disorder that can impair communication and social interactions, and often includes repetitive behaviors and/or focused interests. This month is dedicated to increasing the inclusive practices, self-determination skills, and awareness of ASD to ensure all individuals are able to achieve the highest quality of life.

Read More...04/14/17


Vallejo's Touro University California wins Community Philanthropy Award

Among the medical caregivers, public health professionals and educators being educated at Touro University California are students who also collectively volunteer more than 22,000 hours of service each year to nonprofits and worthy causes.

Read More...04/14/17


Kosher soul food on the menu at Touro dining hall

Tomato fennel soup. Roasted sweet potato, kale and sausage. Fried red snapper and grits topped with roasted tofu and okra. Sautéed garlic spinach and dirty rice. Cheesecake for dessert. All kosher. And that's not even the surprising part.

Read More...03/20/17


Experts agree Nevada pot test flawed

Law enforcement, drug lab chemists, public defenders and even a DUI victim's advocate all called on lawmakers to change the marijuana driving under the influence laws in Nevada, saying the existing law doesn't test for actual impairment.

Read More...03/20/17


Women Making a Difference at Touro University California

They are women who collaboratively care for a community known as the underserved. They educate, volunteer and serve the homeless, the low-income, and the ethnically diverse population. And they do this willingly, saddled with a commitment to the wellness and empowerment of our communities. They are the many women of Touro University California (TUC).

Read More...03/14/17


Diabetes education-mobile launched in Vallejo on Monday

Pushing forward with its focus on diabetes, Vallejo's Touro University, in partnership with Sutter Solano Medical Center on Monday, launched a first-of-its-kind diabetes-mobile, officials of both institutions announced.

Read More...03/14/17


CA: Bus Service to Mare Island is Extended, and it's Free

It's not there yet, but SolTrans' bus trips onto and around Mare Island have been extended and made free through May 27 to see if ridership can justify establishing a permanent route, agency officials announced Friday.

Read More...03/08/17


Heart Offbeat? 5 Things You Should Know About AFib, Or An Irregular Heartbeat

Along with being Black History Month, February is also Heart Health Month. It's something more of us should take seriously considering that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men. One of the many forms of heart disease that people may not know much about is atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, better known as an irregular heartbeat.

Read More...03/06/17


Seniority: Health fair good start for good care

"Prevention is better than cure." -- Desiderius Erasmus I'm sure those of you who were around during the '50s will recall Art Linkletter's weekly television show "People Are Funny." I remember it somewhat but have always like the catchy title and still agree "People ARE funny!"

Read More...03/06/17


Just Say Om: How Yoga Can Help Prevent and Manage Back Pain

Patients with low back pain can benefit from practicing yoga because it can help address many aspects of pain, according to the American Osteopathic Association.

Read More...03/03/17


Free Funny, Serious, One-man-race-relations Play at Touro Feb. 14

A free, one-man show chronicling the "poignant and comedic, ... changing face of the African American experience," is being offered free on Valentine's Day at Vallejo's Touro University's Farragut Ballroom, organizers announced.

Read More...02/07/17


Mobile Phones Could be Anti-HIV Tool

Mobile phone technology could be an effective means to promote improved health practices among Cambodia's female entertainment workers and help curb the spread of HIV, according to a new study conducted by the organisation KHANA and the Center for Global Health Research at Touro University in California.

Read More...02/07/17


Cutting Sugar Causes Drop in Heart Disease Risk Among Obese Children

Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III - two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.

Read More...02/07/17


Maintaining a Healthy Heart: Starting from Blood Pressure and Blood Lipids

Have you ever wondered why a medical assistant takes your blood pressure every time you are at the doctor's office? Have you ever wondered why your primary care provider asks you to get blood work, specifically a lipid panel, done at least once a year? The reason is simple: they care about your heart. Let's explore heart health through the lens of blood pressure and blood lipids.

Read More...02/07/17


The Insulin Talk: What To Say When Your Patient Needs to Start Insulin

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, DO, professor in the Department of Primary Care at Touro University, in California. I am delighted to talk today with Eugene Wright, MD, a clinical faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

Read More...01/31/17


Free bus service to, from Mare Island through Feb. 14

For more than a dozen years, getting to Mare Island from the Vallejo mainland meant driving, walking or riding a bike. There has been no regular bus service to the island for at least that long.

Read More...01/31/17


Picks & Pecks: Kaiser, Touro working to fill education needs

Health care continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields and two strong organizations in the area are continuing to take steps to help fill that need.

Read More...01/21/17


Vallejo's Touro University adds nursing program

Touro University has launched a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at its School of Nursing beginning in January. The new Touro course is the only program of its kind in Solano County, and will include a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track to serve a diverse population, and help address health care provider shortage.

Read More...01/13/17


Solano EDC announces new directors

Newly appointed Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson is one of seven new directors on the Solano Economic Development Corporation board, which also includes two area councilmen.

Read More...01/31/17


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.

Read More...01/04/17


Touro University Receives Approval for Doctor of Nursing Program

Touro University has gained approval to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at its School of Nursing beginning this month.

Read More...01/10/17


Touro University Vallejo approved for new program

Touro University California will likely launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice program next year, which will help address health care provider shortage in Solano County, school officials announced Monday.

Read More...12/20/16


Riches to rags and back free presentation at Vallejo's Touro University

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.

Read More...11/02/16


Maine's Virtual Charter Schools Begin to Smooth Out Some of the Bumps in Year Two

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.

Read More...10/31/16


Kids can turn Halloween stash into cash

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.

Read More...10/31/16


Cardiovascular Disease: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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

Read More...10/28/16


Vallejo's Touro offers latest in diabetes management tools class for doctors

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.

Read More...10/19/16


The Board Room for Oct. 10

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.

Read More...10/19/16


Remember When: You first heard the pharmacy school question?

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."

Read More...10/19/16


Touro University Provides Free Diabetes Classes

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.

Read More...10/19/16


I Tried It: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

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.

Read More...10/10/16


How yoga can help your patients with low back pain

Professor and registered yoga teacher Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, explains how yoga can help patients with low back pain.

Read More...10/10/16


NorthBay Healthcare promotes from within, names new leaders

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.

Read More...09/27/16


Stopgap medicine for the homeless

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.

Read More...08/29/16


Touro University begins speaker series on social justice in public health

VALLEJO -- Touro University California kicks off a six-part Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series on Thursday. The series will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. on select dates through Nov. 10 in Lander Hall, Lecture Hall A, on the campus. Sessions are free to the community. Advance registration is required.

Read More...08/29/16


Touro University Awarded $2.5 Million in Scholarships

U.S Congressman Mike Thompson recently announced a $630,000 Health Resource and Service Administration grant that will fund scholarships for Touro Students on Mare Island. The grant will be available for the next four years, totaling over $2.5 million.

Read More...08/22/16


New Touro Study Focuses on Sugar Consumption Among Obese Children

In a newly published study, researchers from Touro University and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) determined that calories from sugar are distinct from other calories in the way they metabolize to fat in the liver and then accumulate in the bloodstream. This study further expands on previous research published last year in which researchers found that restricting sugar reversed a number of metabolic diseases in children.

Read More...08/03/16


Touro students to benefit from federal grant

VALLEJO -- More than $2.5 million of scholarship money is available over the next four years for students at Touro University on Mare Island. Rep. Mike Thompson recently announced an annual $630,000 Health Resource and Service Administration grant that will fund the scholarships of 42 students through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

Read More...08/03/16


Less sugar in obese children can reduce adult heart disease, Touro study finds

Parents can significantly reduce their obese children's risk of heart disease just by cutting their sugar intake, a new Touro University-lead study shows. This could have far-reaching impacts in areas like Solano County, where nearly 30 percent of children are technically obese, Touro officials said.

Read More...08/01/16


Solano County Celebrates Breastfeeding Families

The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division is celebrating breastfeeding mothers and their families during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2016. This year's theme, "Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development," links breastfeeding to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all and protect the planet.

Read More...08/01/16


Russian Olympic team's drug usage could have long term effects on athletes' health

Over 100 athletes banned from the Rio Olympics after proof of a state-run doping program also need to worry about the health impacts of steroids. So do those who used the team's drug cocktail but were never tested and caught

Read More...08/01/16


2016 Vallejo Graduates

The City of Vallejo wishes to congratulate the many students who celebrated the end of the school year with graduations. Both high school and higher education students worked diligently this year to complete their respective requirements to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.

Read More...07/27/16


Vallejo's Touro University awarded more than $2 million in federal scholarship grants

More than 40 underprivileged students will benefit from more than $2 million in scholarships to Vallejo's Touro University over then next four years, Rep. Mike Thompson announced Tuesday.

Read More...07/27/16


Cutting sugar causes drop in heart disease risk factors among obese children

Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III - two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.

Read More...07/20/16


What I Learned at ADA: 5 Family Physicians' Advice for Diabetes Management

Think About Cost - Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. [I'm] Jay Shubrook, DO, family physician and diabetologist, Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, here today at the ADA Scientific Sessions.

Read More...07/14/16


DOs, researchers awarded $1 million to conduct osteopathic research

The AOA is awarding more than $1 million in research grants to nine principal investigators, including three DOs, who will use the funds to conduct osteopathically focused research projects. The merit-based grants will facilitate research projects designed to demonstrate the value osteopathic physicians offer patients and the greater health care community.

Read More...06/29/16


Touro graduates inaugural class from accelerated nursing program

VALLEJO -- Less than two years after stepping foot in a Touro University classroom, 29 men and women picked up their master of science in nursing degrees. They were the first students to earn that accomplishment at the Vallejo campus.

Read More...06/14/16


Strike a pose: TUCOM students learn anatomy through yoga

Anatomy is a critical subject that medical students must master, and many do so by attending lectures, then spending hours studying textbooks, flash cards and taking exams. Students at the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) in Vallejo can now supplement their traditional anatomy studies by taking a new elective course that teaches anatomy through the practice of yoga.

Read More...06/10/16


HbA1C Blood Test Uncovers Undiagnosed Diabetes

A new study reveals that the hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) test can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients admitted with hyperglycemia.

Read More...06/03/16


Blood test uncovers undiagnosed diabetes in hospital patients with high blood sugar

A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia, commonly known as high blood sugar.

Read More...05/25/16


Touro programs help take nurses to next level

VALLEJO -- The health care environment is changing rapidly and Touro University California School of Nursing is positioned to build on the skills of associate and bachelor's degree registered nurses to meet the evolving health workforce needs.

Read More...05/09/16


Volunteer crews eliminate blight for Earth Day

Mother Earth sighed with relief Saturday as volunteers donated time picking up trash in Vallejo and surrounding areas. Local efforts focused primarily at Blue Rock Springs Creek, South Vallejo and nearby state parks.

Read More...04/26/16


Volunteers scatter across Solano County for Earth Day cleanups

FAIRFIELD -- Hundreds of people fanned out Saturday to clean up creeks and other waterways at locations across Solano County as part of the region's celebration of Earth Day.

Read More...04/26/16


Principals named for Northwood Elementary, Harvest Middle schools

New principals have been named for Northwood Elementary School and Harvest Middle School in Napa. Sarah Knox, former assistant principal at McPherson and Canyon Oaks elementary schools, has been named principal of Northwood Elementary School starting July 1.

Read More...04/20/16


Diabetes expert, now at Touro University, launches studies, programs

More than half of California adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a recent UCLA study shows, and a Touro University study hopes to prove that they may not be safe on the road.

Read More...04/14/16


Bixby Director serves as Keynote Speaker of Touro University's Public Health Hero Day Awards

Bixby Director serves as Keynote Speaker of Touro University's Public Health Hero Day Awards

Read More...04/08/16


Four NorthBay Nurses Earn $5K Scholarships

Four NorthBay Healthcare nurses have earned the first-ever nursing scholarships from NorthBay Healthcare and Travis Credit Union, it was announced during a White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 12 at Touro University. Four $5,000 scholarships were presented to Hilda Castro, R.N., Michelle Kahrimanian, R.N., Marianne Neil, R.N., and Brad Vasconcelles, R.N.

Read More...04/05/16


Free March 31 workshop explores mindfulness

What is mindfulness and how can it affect your health? Can it be used to treat anxiety, chronic pain and depression? There is a free mindfulness workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center that will aim to answer these questions. No registration is needed. Spanish language translation will be available and refreshments will be provided.

Read More...03/30/16


Trend? Chabad rabbis make their own (kosher) wine

Tenenbaum didn't start out making wine as a major business venture either, but it sure ended up that way. Now on its third vintage of zinfandel, his Cuvée Chabad label is distributed worldwide by Covenant, a prestigious kosher wine operation based in Berkeley. (Covenant, Hagafen Cellars in Napa and Four Gates Winery in Santa Cruz are the only commercial kosher wineries in Northern California.)

Read More...03/30/16


Dodd, Frazier name women of year for their Assembly districts

FAIRFIELD -- Local members of the state Assembly on Monday announced that a pair of women from their constituencies are receiving Woman of the Year honors for 2016.

Read More...03/16/16


Leadership Vallejo Year Nine contemplates improvement projects

Vallejo residents have the Leadership Vallejo program to thank for the new and improved mural and the planters on Tennessee Street, the planters and doggie-do cleanup stations on the waterfront and the yurt at McIntyre Ranch.

Read More...03/01/16


Touro dean receives lifetime achievement award

A dean with Touro University California has been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his work in the medical community, the university announced this week. Michael Clearfield picked up the honor from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California earlier this month.

Read More...03/01/16


Lifestyle changes will reduce the risk of heart disease in diabetics in just two months

Just two months of healthy living classes can significantly reduce the risk of common diabetes complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, limb amputation and microvascular complications, says a study. At present, nearly 30 million people in the US suffer from diabetes and one in three from pre-diabetes. Community-based interventions provide social support and give specific instructions that help move patients into healthy habits, revealed the study. In some cases, it also enables patients to reduce medication. Sixteen two-hour classes were conducted, which were focussed on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with Type 2 diabetes and soaring blood glucose levels during fasting, the researchers said. [...] 'This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes,' said Jay Shubrook, diabetologist at Touro University in California.

Read More...02/04/16


Intervention program reduces CVD risk in Appalachian patients with diabetes

Community lifestyle intervention classes through the Complete Health Improvement Program reduced CVD risk factors in patients with elevated fasting blood glucose or a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes living in Appalachian Ohio, researchers reported in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. [...] "This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes. But lifestyle changes require more commitment than taking a pill, which is why programs like CHIP are so beneficial," Jay Shubrook, DO, a diabetologist at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a press release.

Read More...02/04/16


Healthy Lifestyle May Trim Heart Risks In Diabetics, Says Study

Just two months of healthy living classes can significantly reduce the risk of common diabetes complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, limb amputation and microvascular complications, says a study. [...] "This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes," said Jay Shubrook, diabetologist at Touro University in California.

Read More...02/01/16


New Study Reveals High Fat DASH Diet Reduces Blood Pressure, Triglycerides

A new study titled "Comparison of the DASH diet and a higher-fat DASH diet on blood pressure and lipids and lipoproteins: a randomized controlled trial," has found that a proper DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet greatly cuts down blood pressure, while also reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) as well as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [...] Led by Ronald Krauss and Sally Chiu as well as Nathalie Bergeron of CHORI, with Touro University, the researchers wanted to know if a good lipid and lipoprotein part of a DASH diet could sustain favorable blood pressure when modified with DASH diet that has full-fat dairy foods in it.

Read More...01/25/16


Vallejo's Touro University to open metabolism research lab

In what's designed as a collaborative effort between research institutions and communities around the North Bay, Touro University California is opening a free health care clinic and research laboratory in Vallejo. The Translational Research Clinic and Student Health Clinic are set to open Jan. 20. It will house the Vallejo campus' research lab, where extensive and in-depth work will be done on diabetes and metabolism. Most efforts will focus on childhood and adult obesity issues, like diabetes, and the effect of diet on metabolism.

Read More...01/25/16


The effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on pharmaceutical innovation

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multi-national trade agreement now being considered by 12 countries. In an insightful commentary in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP), the ramifications of major components of the agreement are discussed, especially those potentially impacting the worldwide pharmaceutical industry. Editor-in-Chief of RSAP, Shane P. Desselle, PhD, of Touro University California College of Pharmacy, and Applied Pharmacy Solutions, adds, "The effect on drug prices, particularly generic drugs, will diminish access to essential medications among underserved populations in developing nations."

Read More...01/25/16


Touro opens new research, health clinics

Touro University California opened a Translational Research Clinic and Student Health Clinic this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The Jewish-owned medical school on Vallejo's Mare Island will use the research clinic to teach as well as conduct trials in diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease research. The new health clinic will allow for improved health services to students, including counseling services.

Read More...01/22/16


Touro University wants to find cure for diabetes

Chances are that solutions to chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes could one day be found in Vallejo -- at Touro University California's new Translational Research and Student Health Clinic -- which was officially dedicated on Wednesday.

Read More...01/21/16


Touro opens new research facility

Touro University officials cut the ribbon an a new clinic Wednesday that will house research efforts that could significantly improve the lives of those who are obese or have diabetes.

Read More...01/21/16


Touro University is a 2015 recepient of the Spirit of Solano award

Touro University is a 2015 recepient of the Spirit of Solano award, presented by the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce at the annual gala hosted by Solano Economic Development Corporation, a countywide organization that promotes business and industry in Solano County. Provost and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, accepted the award on behalf of Touro University, speaking of the university's dedication to excellence through education and graduating caring, knowledgeable students ready to hit the ground running.

Read More...12/24/15


New cases of diabetes are declining in the US, CDC reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a decrease in the number of new cases of diabetes to 1.4 million in 2014, down from 1.7 million in 2009. While this is a step in the right direction, physicians caution there is still much work to be done in preventing and managing this disease. "We still have 1.4 million Americans developing diabetes each year, and that is still three times the rate we saw in the early 1980s," says Jay Shubrook, DO, a professor and director of clinical research and diabetes services at the Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo. "We need to be as persistent at preventing and attacking this disease as it is relentlessly progressive."

Read More...12/17/15


'Die In' for justice at Touro University in Vallejo

Medical students at Touro University take part in a national protest for racial injustice by staging a 'Die In' on Thursday in front of Lander Hall on Mare Island in Vallejo.

Read More...12/11/15


Area companies earn Spirit of Solano awards

Ten area companies were honored Thursday during the 20th annual Spirit of Solano luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn. [...] Touro University received the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce spirit award, which was accepted by Marilyn Hopkins, the school’s provost and chief operating officer. The university was recognized for its service to the community, which includes free health classes and a student-run health clinic for uninsured residents.

Read More...12/08/15


Chambers of Commerce present Spirit of Solano awards

Gumption and a dedication to the community are qualities shared by 10 businesses honored at Thursday's 20th annual Spirit of Solano ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield. Dr. Marilyn Hopkins with Touro University accepted an award from the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. She spoke of a dedication of excellence through education, of service through graduating caring, knowledgeable students ready to hit the ground running.

Read More...12/08/15


Top Stories from Drug Topics: November 2015

With the ever-increasing demand for retail pharmacists to fill more scripts in less time, it's not surprising that the most-read Drug Topics story of November was Anna Leon Guerrero's blog "Pharmacy staffing levels can threaten patient lives." Guerrero, a PharmD candidate at Touro University in Vallejo, California, urges state pharmacy boards to adopt regulations that create safe working environments for pharmacists and, by extension, patients. She suggested that fines imposed on pharmacies should be increased in cases of excessive dispensing and failure to counsel patients.

Read More...12/01/15


Pharmacists in Action, December 2015

"Pharmacists are basically what stands between many of us and a life of pain and other symptoms," said Solano County Supervisor Linda Siefert during a presentation at Touro University 
California's College of Pharmacy to 
celebrate American Pharmacists Month.

Read More...12/01/15


Ceremonies in Vallejo honor, thank veterans

Touro University California held its own Veterans Day event at noon, in front of the restored flag pole in front of the Mare Island Hospital. Organized by the school's Military Club, the ceremony honored students, faculty and staff who are currently serving -- or have served -- in the military.

Read More...11/12/15


Diabetes Prevention Program to help Vallejo locals, long term

Touro University California is looking to encourage locals to eat healthier and work out through a yearlong diabetes prevention program that starts Thursday. Dr. Jay Shubrook works at the school and is organizing these classes, which are being offered free to the public, thanks to the university and Solano County Public Health.

Read More...11/11/15


Cutting sugar from kids' diets appears to have a beneficial effect in just 10 days

American kids consume an insane amount of sugar -- often double or triple the federal recommended dietary guidelines -- and these empty calories are often blamed for everything from obesity to hyperactivity in the schools. What happens when we take it away? Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and Touro University decided to find out by recruiting 43 volunteers, ages 9 to 18, and putting them on low-sugar diets and measuring all kinds of things about how their bodies changed as a result. All of the study participants -- 27 of whom identified as Latino and 16 as African American -- were obese and had at least one other metabolic health issue, such as high blood pressure or a marker of fatty liver.

Read More...11/09/15


Early Insulin: Better First Treatment for Type 2?

Patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may do better long term if they go on early, intensive insulin treatment instead of the standard route of using oral medication first, according to new research. In a pilot study, researchers assigned 23 men and women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the previous six months to go on either intensive, early insulin therapy for three months or to go on oral agents that were stepped up as needed for 15 months. All got diabetes education about the importance of meal planning, diet and exercise. "Twelve weeks of intense insulin therapy followed by observation for a year was as good as oral therapy intensified every month for 15 months," says Jay Shubrook, DO, director of clinical research and diabetes services, Touro Universisty California in Vallejo. Two patients from each group dropped out before the study ended.

Read More...11/02/15


Keeping kids healthy during the Holidays

It's important to stress good eating for your kids at an early age. Researchers at USCF and Touro University both did a test while putting 43 obese kids on a diet for just nine days. In the program, they substituted carbs such as rice, bread, and pasta in place of sugar, specifically juices and sodas. The results and changes were dramatic.

Read More...11/02/15


TUC Flu Clinic

Touro University California is partnering with Walgreens to offer free flu shots for the community at TUC's Student-Run Free Clinic, Norman C. King Community Center, 545 Magazine Street in Vallejo, on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free flu shots will be administered to anyone above the age of 7 who can walk and receive a shot. Other services include free physical examinations, health education, medication review, blood pressure checks, and more. For more information, call 707-653-6331.

Read More...11/02/15


Cutting added sugar could improve health in 10 days, study reveals

Added sugars are known enemies of good health, but reversing the negative effects is possible -- and it only takes a matter of days. That's according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco, published in the journal Obesity. Researchers found that when they cut added sugar from the diets of 42 obese children, it took just 10 days to see significant drops in blood pressure and cholesterol, among other things. "When we took the sugar out, the kids started responding to their satiety cues," Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro University, senior author of the paper, said. "They told us it felt like so much more food, even though they were consuming the same number of calories as before, just with significantly less sugar."

Read More...11/02/15


Here's Why Cutting Sugar Intake Is Sweet For Your Child's Health

Sugar is bad news, as one new study from University of California San Francisco and Touro University California researchers showed. But what actually happens to a child's body when there's high sugar intake and when the sweet stuff is removed from diet? According to Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz, senior author of the study, when sugar was taken out of the diets of the 43 child subjects, they began to heed their bodies' satiety clues, or know when they were full or hungry. Some even felt like they were being provided so much food, wrote the authors.

Read More...11/02/15


Video: Study finds child's health dramatically improves by cutting out sugar

Physicians agree that good eating habits are something that should start at an early age. But still, some people become obese while they are still children. But now, a new study finds a child's health can dramatically improve simply by cutting out one type of food. Researchers at UCSF and Touro University put 43 obese kids on a diet for nine days. They didn't cut calories or carbs.

Read More...10/30/15


Reducing sugar intake offers amazing results for obese kids in just ten days

If you are suffering from obesity and want to get back to healthy weight then simply reduce sugar intake from your diet. Researchers from University of California San Francisco and Touro University California found that obese children became healthy in just 10 days by just reducing sugar intake in their diet. Senior author Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro University added that when sugar was taken out of their diets, the children began heeding their bodies' satiety cues."They told us it felt like so much more food," he said, highlighting the kids consumed the same number of calories.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting Sugar from Kids' Diets Improves Health in 'Just Days'

Children who reduced their sugar intake saw a reversal of chronic metabolic diseases in as little as 10 days, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Obesity, researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Touro University California say the reversals of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other metabolic diseases occurred without reducing calorie intake or weight loss.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting Sugar Intake Improves Obese Kids' Health in Ten Days

A recent study published in Obesity has found that cutting the amounts of sugar being consumed daily significantly improves the overall health of obese kids, in just ten days. "I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies; after only nine days of fructose restriction, the results are dramatic and consistent from subject to subject. These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake and to be mindful of the health effects of what their children are consuming," said Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California and senior author of the paper.

Read More...10/28/15


Childhood obesity improves rapidly with sugar reduction, study finds

Not all sugars are created equally. Reducing the consumption of added sugar, or sugar added to food products as a sweetener, can significantly improve the health of obese and overweight children across a number of measures. According to a press release from the University of California, San Francisco, reducing added sugar intake was shown to reverse a number of metabolic diseases like high cholesterol and hypertension in obese children in as little as 10 days.

Read More...10/28/15


You Can Also Add Sugar to the List of Things That Are 'Toxic'

As Americans continue to choke down more sugar than ever, rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have risen even as people are consuming less fat. Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, wanted to see if he could prove that sugar causes chronic diseases. For a so-called "proof of concept" study, Lustig and his team had 43 obese kids ages 9 to 18 fill out detailed food questionnaires to figure out how many calories they ate daily. Then, dietitians created plans that nixed most of the added sugar from their diets and replaced it with starchy, processed carbs. The change slashed their sugar calories from about 27 percent to 10 percent but they kept total calories the same. (This way, in theory, any health consequences observed couldn't be attributed to weight loss. If they started losing weight, which some did, they were instructed to eat more.)

Read More...10/28/15


Forget counting calories, just cut out sugar

Many of us eat salad and pound on a treadmill in the aim of being healthy. Instead, cutting out sugar could slash our risk of disease, experts have said. In just nine days, reducing sugar - without cutting calories or losing weight - was able to significantly lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as improving liver function. Fasting blood glucose levels fell by five points while insulin levels were cut by a third, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Touro University in California said.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting Sugar From Diet Boosts Kids' Health Immediately: Study

Cutting most of the sugar from a child's diet can immediately improve health, even if the diet still contains the same amount of calories and carbohydrates as before, a new study suggests. Researchers put a group of 43 obese kids on a nine-day diet that severely restricted sugar intake, but replaced added sugars with starchy foods to maintain the children's intake of calories and carbs. That diet caused immediate reductions in their high blood pressure and improvement in their blood sugar and cholesterol levels, the investigators found.

Read More...10/28/15


Study Links Sugar to Conditions That Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Children

Researchers offered new evidence Tuesday linking sugar consumption with conditions that can lead to diabetes and heart disease in children, fueling the debate over the causes of health problems related to obesity. The study was designed to isolate the effect of added sugar in particular, as opposed to calories. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and Touro University California took soda, pastries, sugary cereals and other foods and beverages sweetened with added sugar away from 43 Latino and African-American children and teens for nine days. They replaced those foods with pizza, baked potato chips, and other starchy processed foods.

Read More...10/28/15


Study Says Sugar's Harm Is Not About Weight, It's Just 'Because It's Sugar.' Is This True?

This has certainly been the decade of jumping the sugar ship - and largely with good reason. The studies to illustrate what excess sugar can do to the body keep rolling in. And a new one in the journal Obesity goes a little further by trying to tease apart the difference between cutting out sugar and losing weight. It argues that sugar isn't bad because it makes you gain weight. It's bad because it brings about other, more sinister changes to the body - metabolic changes that are distinct from weight. Though this may be true, in part, weight certainly plays a role. So for the purposes of most of us, there may not be much reason to split hairs, since the takeaway hasn't changed: Sugar is bad for us for multiple reasons, and cutting down on it is usually a good thing.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting Sugar Improves Children's Health in Just 10 Days

Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found. In the new study, which was financed by the National Institutes of Health and published Tuesday in the journal Obesity, scientists designed a clinical experiment to attempt to answer this question. They removed foods with added sugar from a group of children's diets and replaced them with other types of carbohydrates so that the subjects' weight and overall calorie intake remained roughly the same.

Read More...10/28/15


Sugar, not calories, key factor in obesity

REDUCING sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight has the power to dramatically improve health, experts say. A NEW study involving obese children found impressive results in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in as little as 10 days. Fasting blood glucose levels fell by five points while insulin levels were cut by a third, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Touro University in California said.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting sugar 'can dramatically improve your health in 10 days'

Reducing sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight has the power to dramatically improve health, experts have said. A new study involving obese children found impressive results in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in as little as 10 days. Fasting blood glucose levels fell by five points while insulin levels were cut by a third, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Touro University in California said. Jean-Marc Schwarz, senior author of the paper, added: "I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies."

Read More...10/28/15


Removing sugar from diet for just nine days can have 'dramatic results,' new study claims

Giving up sugar for just nine days can dramatically improve people's health, a new study claims. Senior paper author Jean-Marc Schwarz claimed he had never seen results "as striking or significant".

Read More...10/28/15


Obese Children's Health Rapidly Improves After Reducing Sugar In Small Study

A new study concludes that even if calories are the same and no weight is lost, children are still healthier with added sugar - and the author say changes in high cholesterol and blood pressure, are noticeable in as little as 10 days. Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California and senior author of the paper added, "I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies; after only nine days of fructose restriction, the results are dramatic and consistent from subject to subject. These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake and to be mindful of the health effects of what their children are consuming."

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting sugar improves obese children's health in 10 days

Decreasing the amount of sugar in obese children's diets reduced several metabolic diseases in a recent study in as little as 10 days, suggesting parents pay more attention to sugar intake than calories when making changes to their kids' diets. Decreasing the amount of sugar in obese children's diets reduced several metabolic diseases in a recent study in as little as 10 days, suggesting parents pay more attention to sugar intake than calories when making changes to their kids' diets. "When we took the sugar out, the kids started responding to their satiety cues," said Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz, a researcher at Touro University California, in a press release. "They told us it felt like so much more food, even though they were consuming the same number of calories as before, just with significantly less sugar. Some said we were overwhelming them with food."

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting sugar 'can improve health in nine days'

Reducing sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight can dramatically improve health in as little as nine days, a study suggests. A new study involving obese children found significant results in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in less than two weeks. Scientists behind the study said it showed that sugar was "metabolically harmful not because of its calories" but because it places particular strain on the body.

Read More...10/28/15


Health threat of sugar is vastly underestimated, study claims

Sugar is a bigger threat to health than many suppose, according to a study which claims it causes metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure and heart disease whether or not we put on weight. In the study, carried out at the UCSF Benioff children's hospital San Francisco and Touro University, California, the 43 children, aged nine to 18, had all been referred to hospital because of their weight and significant related health issues, such as high blood pressure.

Read More...10/28/15


Restricting sugar, not calories, found to improve youths' health

The health of obese kids can rapidly and dramatically improve just by taking sugar out of their diet for less than 10 days, a new study by researchers at UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo has found. The researchers put 43 children and teenagers on a nine-day diet that severely restricted sugar without reducing calories, and virtually every measure of metabolic health -- blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels -- improved even though the participants didn't lose weight.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting Sugar for 9 Days Made Kids Look Healthier: Study

Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar -- a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday.

Read More...10/28/15


Cutting processed sugar for just 9 days has a 'striking' effect on health

Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar -- a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday.

Read More...10/28/15


Diabetes can be treated best with early insulin therapy: study

In an interview with lead researcher and director of Clinical Research and Diabetes Services in Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jay H. Shubrook explains that the INSPIRE or "Intensive Insulin as the Primary Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes" trial was able to test how early insulin intervention can affect the glucose control, beta cell function, and side effects of a person. Their study was compared to the 2009 ADA treatment guidelines, showing better and more effective results.

Read More...10/20/15


Osteopathic physicians, researchers to present clinical and research updates at OMED 15

Osteopathic physicians, researchers and aligned medical professionals will present clinical and research updates in 15 specialties at OMED 15 in Orlando October 17-21 ... New findings in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and potential breakthroughs in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease will be highlighted during the conference, with presentations from diabetes expert Jay Shubrook, DO, professor and director of diabetes services at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, and researcher Robert Nagele, PhD, director of the Biomarker Discovery Center at Rowan University. Both will update their research and offer insights for modifying disease progression.

Read More...10/14/15


Vallejo's Touro University kicks off American Pharmacists Month

Pharmacists are basically what stands between many of us and a life of pain and other symptoms, Solano County Supervisor Linda Siefert said. It's one of the reasons why she was at Vallejo's Touro University on Wednesday to mark October as American Pharmacists Month.

Read More...10/08/15


Touro Celebrates Pharmacy Month

Jackie Ho, a 2015 College of Pharmacy graduate, wanted to be part of Touro University California for two reasons: Its unique 2+2 Program (two years didactic/two years clinical) as well as the leadership role Touro's faculty and students play on campus and beyond.

Read More...10/08/15


Vallejo's Touro University to celebrate pharmacy month

Since October is American Pharmacists Month, Touro University California is joining with other pharmacy organizations around the world in celebrating pharmacists and their contributions to health care and their communities, officials announced this week.

Read More...10/07/15


Cypress clinic adds family med residents

Four new University of California, San Francisco-Fresno residents have begun their family medicine training at the Adventist Health Community Care-Reedley Cypress clinic. Doctors Nicole Constantz, Theresa Day, Todd Macauley and Madeline Nguyen moved from Selma to Reedley Cypress under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Mario Martinez ... Nguyen earned her medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo.

Read More...09/30/15


Outrage could lead to lowering price of high-cost drugs

Outrage over a pharmaceutical company's decision to increase the price of a decade sold drug by 5,000 percent ignited debate for measures to impose anti-gouging regulations in an industry that's free to charge whatever it wants for its products. Keith Yoshizuka, assistant dean of administration for the College of Pharmacy at Vallejo's Touro University ... said federal laws prevent drug manufacturers from price fixing or colluding on prices, but prices aren't regulated.

Read More...09/30/15


2015-16 San Francisco Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows Named

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the selection of its 2015-16 class of San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows―17 graduate students who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.

Read More...09/22/15


School nurse continues education through Touro

Stephanie Richardson earned her degree in sociology from California State University, Sacramento. Then she went to Solano Community College, took nursing courses and earned her associate degree.

Read More...09/21/15


Touro zombie run/walk benefits Vallejo organizations

Celebrating its ninth year, Touro University California will kick off the fall season with a zombie run/walk to raise money for two community causes.

Read More...09/18/15


Solano County Medical Society Awards Health Career Scholarships

The Solano County Medical Society (SCMS) awarded three Health Career scholarships to students studying in Solano County at the inaugural Summer Scholarship Reception held in Vallejo, CA. This year's scholarship recipients are Danny Troung, Hassie Cooper and Danelle Novales.

Read More...08/31/15


August 27 Vallejo A&E Source: Always Something To Celebrate

2015 Vallejo Graduates: As we begin another school year, the City of Vallejo recently congratulated the many students who celebrated the end of the school year with graduations. Both high school and higher education students worked diligently this year to complete their respective requirements to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.

Read More...08/27/15


Medina, leader of Napa High's best soccer teams, to enter hall of fame

Jose "Pepe" Medina can't thank Napa High School enough for providing him with four great years. He never missed a soccer practice. Even if he was sick, he still managed to make it out to the field to train with his teammates. He looked forward to going to each of his classes.

Read More...08/26/15


Empowering patients: The osteopathic approach to type 2 diabetes

The incidence of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is rising steadily, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that two in five Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime. Two osteopathic family physicians share the strategies they use to help patients manage this difficult diagnosis.

Read More...08/25/15


How to Pack a School Lunch When Your Child Has Diabetes

Any parent can tell you that packing their child's lunch can be difficult. From including the right kind of juice to remembering to cut off the crusts, packing lunch for your kids can quickly get complicated. Lunch desires change more often than fashion trends. However, when your child has diabetes, school meal preparation becomes even more trying.

Read More...08/19/15


Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes

If you've ever wondered whether you're at risk for developing diabetes, you should know these numbers: nearly 2 million American adults and more than 5,000 children and adolescents will learn this year that they have Type 2 Diabetes. They will be part of almost 30 million Americans who already have the disease. But did you know that it's a preventable disease?

Read More...08/18/15


Better living habits promoted at American Canyon Health Expo

AMERICAN CANYON -- Doctors may treat the sick, but organizers of a health fair in American Canyon hoped to help visitors live well enough to avoid the doctor's office in the first place.

Read More...08/11/15


Cost of Obesity 'Will Wipe Out Healthcare'

The nation's alarming obesity rates pose a grave threat to population health and to efforts to contain healthcare costs, a trio of experts says.

Read More...08/06/15


GSOE Graduates Making a Difference in Students Lives - Three Stories of Success!

Touro University California Graduate School of Education master's degree candidates make a difference every day in the lives of students, in their schools and their districts. This week three of our Educational Technology grads supported their students to rise to high standards for performance!

Read More...07/30/15


5 Myths and Misconceptions About Diabetes - Busted

In 2014, the International Diabetes Foundation reported 387 million people in the world have diabetes, with millions of cases going undiagnosed. Most people associate diabetes with excessive sugar intake or unhealthy living and think having diabetes means constantly taking shots of insulin. In fact, many don't realize there are actually a variety of diabetes that affect people in different ways.

Read More...07/20/15


Free diabetes education workshop begins Monday in Vallejo

Vallejo residents are invited to attend a free workshop on diabetes education, organized by Touro University California. The seven-week workshop starts Monday and will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Classes are run by Touro's Student-Run Free Clinic and will focus on diabetes management and education.

Read More...06/30/15


The Best Doctors You've Never Heard Of

TUC Alum Dr. Daniel Shadoan is featured in this article from Prevention Magazine about osteopathic medicine and the distinctive philosophy/

Read More...06/26/15


U.S. suffering from prescription drug shortage

Drug shortages have turned into a nationwide chronic condition. Disruptions in production, safety recalls, difficulties finding key raw ingredients, shifts in demand and decisions to discontinue certain products are just some of the reasons pharmaceutical makers give for not having enough supply. Nearly half the time, research shows, the reason is not disclosed, but the problem has escalated over the past five years.

Read More...06/24/15


Reading the theme at Vallejo Juneteenth Celebration at City Park

Juneteenth is about freedom. And equal rights. And, in honoring the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery, the importance of reading is the theme at Saturday's Vallejo Juneteenth Celebration at City Park. Children 8 and under will be given a free book. Two Kindle readers will be won in a drawing during the book fair, with a mural painted at the park helping children focus on literacy, literature and the arts.

Read More...06/22/15


Vallejo diabetes class to help attendees manage disease

Classes have started Monday for a Diabetes Education Program which teaches attendees on how to manage diabetes and different aspects of self-care, such as how to use glucometers and perform foot exams.

Read More...06/17/15


Travis Credit Union, NorthBay Healthcare team up for nursing scholarships

Travis Credit Union, in collaboration with NorthBay Healthcare, signed an agreement Wednesday to create a partnership and award six individual $5,000 scholarships to deserving nurses attending Touro University California's School of Nursing.

Read More...06/09/15


Solano companies team up to provide nursing scholarships

Travis Credit Union, in collaboration with NorthBay Healthcare, have created a partnership to award six individual $5,000 scholarships to deserving nurses attending Touro University California's (TUC) School of Nursing.

Read More...05/27/15


Flag being flown again in front of Mare Island hospital

VALLEJO -- The American flag is flying again in front of the Mare Island hospital, for the first time since 9/11. Local dignitaries and military veterans joined with Touro University California staff in a special ceremony Friday as the Stars and Stripes was raised on the restored flag pole in front of the historic hospital.

Read More...05/27/15


American flag flies once again in front of Mare Island Hospital

A few people may find it strange that a flagpole -- located in front of the unoccupied Mare Island Hospital, which closed in the late 1950s -- once again holds an American flag. For others, the location is a perfect place to fly the flag. Through two world wars, American servicemen were treated at the hospital, with some succumbing to their wounds, making the location hallowed.

Read More...05/27/15


Jack F.K. Bungart: Vallejo truly gets Memorial Day

It's Vallejo, and it's Memorial Day weekend. And if you're looking for a city that truly gets that the list of what this weekend means -- no spoiler alert needed in this town -- does not include sunshine, beer, barbecues or mattress sales, take the exit off Interstate 80, enter Vallejo, and turn off your engine.

Read More...05/27/15


American flag to fly over Vallejo's Mare Island once more

The American flag will once again fly proudly in front of the Mare Island Hospital, Touro University California officials have announced. Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, various dignitaries will be on hand to watch the raising of the flag -- the first American flag since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks -- to be flown on Mare Island.

Read More...05/21/15


The 2015 Vanguard Award Winner Is...

This year, 7x7 teamed up with the University of Oregon to present the first ever Vanguard Award, which contributes $5000 to an outstanding citizen making a difference in the fields of education, sustainability, or community development, and the nominations were overwhelming. We picked seven local leaders as our finalists, and now, the people have spoken.

Read More...05/18/15


16 energizer stations planned as part of Bike to Work Day

FAIRFIELD -- Sixteen energizer stations in Solano County will provide snacks and a free reusable tote bag to bicyclists Thursday in celebration of Bike to Work Day.

Read More...05/13/15


Doctors and osteopathic physicians join Woodland Clinic

Woodland Clinic, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, announced that four new provides have joined their Woodland and Davis locations.

Read More...05/08/15


Merger with Hebrew college won't affect Bay Area's Touro U.

Hebrew Theological College, a Chicago-based Jewish institution, will be affiliating with the Touro College and University System, it was announced last week. The partnership is expected to be finalized at the end of June.

Read More...05/08/15


Vallejo Latino community center celebrates anniversary with party, award

Mina Diaz will have two things to celebrate at Diaz & Loera Centro Latino's party Sunday afternoon: One year of serving the community and receiving United Way of the Bay Area's 'Achieve Award." "We're very excited that United Way considered the centro and what they do for this award," Diaz said by phone on Wednesday. "I'm humbled and honored to receive this and I'm blessed that I work with a wonderful group of volunteers that really, really care about Vallejo."

Read More...05/04/15


Awards toast the work of individuals and businesses in Solano County

"It's basically an award to honor the unsung -- and even sung -- heroes in our community who really work on behalf of the children," Erickson said. "What we're here to do is make sure that the needs of children are really highlighted and those who work to benefit children and their welfare are honored. A lot of times they don't get the recognition they deserve." "It's basically an award to honor the unsung -- and even sung -- heroes in our community who really work on behalf of the children," Erickson said. "What we're here to do is make sure that the needs of children are really highlighted and those who work to benefit children and their welfare are honored. A lot of times they don't get the recognition they deserve."

Read More...05/04/15


'Nootropics' gain momentum as 'smart pills'

Nootropics are a broad category of cognitive-enhancing supplements that include a range of compounds to improve memory, focus and mood. They come in the form of stimulants such as caffeine, vitamins like B6 and B12, fish oil and mood enhancer SAMe, and natural extracts as well as chemical compounds and enzymes to increase activity in the brain or boost metabolic function.

Read More...05/04/15


Research Day at Touro also a day of considering local health

Students and faculty gathered in Lander Hall at Touro University California for the 14th Annual Research Day on Wednesday to learn about research that the school's staff has been working on for the past year.

Read More...04/30/15


Look Ma, no hands

The reasoning is sound. Countless studies have shown chatting about the weather or making sure the towels are in the dryer while you're on a hands-free phone is just as dangerous as if you were using a handheld set. Which is almost as dangerous as driving drunk.

Read More...04/27/15


Grassroots effort mounted to save Mare Island's history

MARE ISLAND -- Nearly 20 years since it closed down as a shipyard for the U.S. Navy, Mare Island sits at a critical juncture. Many of its oldest facilities have been cared for by a nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving Mare Island's historic military importance to the nation, not to mention its economic significance to Napa and Solano counties

Read More...04/23/15


Solano ranks last in Bay Area for health

FAIRFIELD -- A foundation's survey puts Solano County last in the Bay Area for health - and problems like "food deserts" figure into the ranking, a public health professor says. Gayle Cummings, associate professor in the public health program at Touro University in Vallejo, said the limited access some local residents have to healthy foods at grocery stores affects their health.

Read More...04/21/15


Free Vallejo program set to raise awareness of sexual assault

An outreach event in conjunction with the Sexual Assault Awareness Month is scheduled on Wednesday. Solano Speaks Out 2015 will include speakers representing many different branches of the community, including Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams, county Supervisor Erin Hannigan, and from Solano Community College and Touro University. A representative from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is also set to speak.

Read More...04/17/15


Fundraising walk in Vallejo on Sunday for March of Dimes

Touro University California and Kaiser Permanente are hosting a walk for March of Dimes this Sunday on Mare Island. The two organizations are looking to raise money for March for Babies, a fundraiser to improve the health of babies by funding research that looks into premature births and other health problems facing newborns.

Read More...04/16/15


New banners link Vallejo to higher education

Like Berkeley and Davis, Vallejo is a college town -- a fact that somehow this fact doesn't register with many people. So, a dozen new banners saying so are going up downtown. A ceremony marking the "unveiling" of the banners along Georgia Street is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Unity Plaza, at the corner of Georgia and Santa Clara streets, organizers said.

Read More...04/15/15


Touro study: Effects of high fructose diets can be reversed in days

Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro led this pilot study on fructose in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco. The diets of eight healthy men between the ages of 18 and 64 were closely monitored for nine days as they were given a high-fructose diet. The same subjects were then monitored for another nine days, this time with a diet in which complex carbohydrates replaced fructose (while maintaining the same number of calories). The effects of the food from both diets were studied.

Read More...04/13/15

Touro University Intern: A Smooth(ie) Guy with the Circle of Sisters

Touro University Intern: A Smooth(ie) Guy with the Circle of Sisters

Read More...04/08/15


Understanding Autism

As new cases of autism continue to explode, efforts to understand the condition in childhood is on a rapid growth. To help augment this understanding, April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month, which provides a perfect platform to review some important facts about autism and how it impacts our daily lives.

Read More...04/06/15


Fair educates public on available healthcare services in Solano County

A variety of health care organizations set up tents outside the Department of Public Health building in Vallejo on Friday to provide health information to residents.

Read More...04/06/15


Study Shows Sharp Differences With Introduction, Withdrawal of Fructose

Patients on a high-fructose diet showed increases in conversion of sugar to fat, reduction of conversion of fat and an increase in liver fat, according to results released this week of a pilot study by researchers at UC-San Francisco and Touro University California in Vallejo.

Read More...04/02/15

Program Director Grace Landel, MEd, PA-C demonstrates casting

With a Network of PA Programs, Touro's Whole Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

With campuses on both coasts, the Touro College and University System is one of the largest health care educational systems in the country, offering a wide array of medical degree programs. Together with New York Medical College in Westchester County, Touro educates approximately 5,300 health sciences students annually. The original Touro PA program was started in 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, at Touro College. The president of the college at the time recognized that the PA profession was an important field with an especially promising future.

Read More...04/02/15


Student Spotlight: Touro University-California's James Hun Kim

Student Spotlight: Touro University-California's James Hun Kim I am very active in a professional pharmacy organization called California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (CSHP). I am a past president of my schools' chapter, and I stay involved as much as I can now.

Read More...03/31/15

Teens get an education on health at Touro

Teens get an education on health at Touro

Teenagers from seven local high schools were on the Touro University California campus Wednesday afternoon for the annual Teen Life Conference. The students were taken by bus to the Mare Island campus to learn about all things health-related, from nutrition to quitting smoking to sex education. The Touro gym was changed into an informational health fair, along with a number of interactive areas where students can participate in yoga, climb a rock wall or learn how to put on condoms.

Read More...03/05/15


Vallejo vets raise money to put signs on Purple Heart Trail

VALLEJO -- The American Legion Post is trying to raise money by March 31 to install highway markers along its portion of the Purple Heart Trail that runs through Vallejo along Interstate 80.

Read More...02/25/15


Defense continues in Waterloo nightclub shooting trial

When Roland Richardo Anderson started shooting at Maurice Stovall, he wanted to hurt him but not kill him, a pharmacologist said Monday.

Read More...02/17/15



Touro University California's (TUC) commitment to quality health care and education makes it a leading graduate institution in the Bay Area. Acknowledged in 2012 by the California Primary Care Association for producing the most primary care clinicians in California, TUC continues to help meet the urgent need for more primary care physicians for our state

Read More...02/17/15


Wornick fundraiser takes aim at minds, taste buds with slate of dinners

"Feast Your Mind," the fifth annual fundraiser of Foster City's Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, takes place Feb. 21, with dinners and speakers at 13 Peninsula homes.

Read More...02/11/15


Touro's First Class Draws NorthBay Nurses

When Touro University staff helped the 32 members of its inaugural School of Nursing class into crisp white coats during a special ceremony in January, 17 of them were NorthBay Healthcare nurses, many with full-time jobs, seeking to further their careers.

Read More...02/06/15


Nursing students take next step in higher education

Six months of hard work were rewarded recently as 28 women and four men earned their white medical coats as part of an 18-month nursing program at Touro University.

Read More...01/26/15

Friends and families of students at the School of Nursing at Touro University California in Vallejo gathered Wednesday afternoon to witness their white coat ceremony.

First class at the School of Nursing at Touro receives white coats

Friends and families of students at the School of Nursing at Touro University California in Vallejo gathered Wednesday afternoon to witness their white coat ceremony.

Read More...01/22/15


Vallejo medical student works to keep residents healthy

Through the San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Melissa Belec, 25, is helping the Vallejo community she lives and studies in. A student at Touro University, Belec took her medical knowledge and created a program that keeps her involved with nutrition education in the community, and is also helping to organize a mobile garden for Vallejo.

Read More...01/20/15


Friends know how long you'll live, study finds

Young lovers walking down the aisle may dream of long and healthy lives together, but close friends in the wedding party may have a better sense of whether those wishes will come true, suggests new research on personality and longevity from Washington University in St. Louis.

Read More...01/20/15


Bay Area students break ground on Vallejo meditation garden on MLK Day

Armed with shovels, pickaxes and wheelbarrows, 11 fellows with the San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship were on Mare Island Monday afternoon to break ground on a meditation garden. Coming from a variety of school backgrounds, from Stanford to the University of California, Berkeley and Vallejo's Touro University, these fellows took the time to take part in the beginning stages of the new garden.

Read More...01/20/15


Touro medical students hold 'die in' supporting protests across country

At exactly noon on Wednesday, around 50 Touro University California medical students "died" on the steps leading to Lander Hall, in solidarity with recent nationwide protests over the deaths of African-Americans Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. The students joined other medical school students conducting similar protests across the country on Wednesday.

Read More...12/15/14


Ebola shows doctors need global awareness, Solano official says

VALLEJO -- Ebola shows why physicians should have a global awareness that also lets them better understand their own communities, the deputy director of the Solano County Health Department says. "We can't ignore what is happening in another part of the world," Dr. Bela Matyas said Friday at Touro University in Vallejo, "because we are part of that world." "This just reinforces that reality," he said.

Read More...11/11/14


Touro University hosts 10th annual Global Health symposium

Bela Matyas was succinct with his words Friday afternoon while addressing students and faculty members at Touro University California. "We can't ignore what is happening in the other parts of the world," he said. Matyas, a health officer and deputy director of the Solano County Health Department, was one of the guest speakers during TUC's 10th annual Global Health Program symposium. The goal of the symposium is to inform TUC's health students and faculty about the changing arena of medicine and the role of physicians in the world.

Read More...11/11/14


Pathways Trust and Vallejo school district celebrates grant

On Tuesday morning, various representatives from the Vallejo Career Pathways Trust met at the Solano Community College Vallejo Center to discuss how local children and college students will continue to receive that encouragement, after the trust was awarded a $6 million grant as part of the larger California Career Pathways Trust.

Read More...10/22/14


spotlight on education | Touro School of Nursing answers national call to action

Touro University California recently became one of eight nursing schools in California offering a path from an associate's to a master's degree in nursing. This is exciting news for nursing professionals at all levels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This new program gives them effective, timely and accessible ways to advance their careers. But from a broader perspective, Touro's new School of Nursing is helping answer critical demand for clinical nurses throughout the nation.

Read More...10/22/14


Touro University zombie run raises money for local groups

Several zombies were spotted Sunday morning on Mare Island. It's OK -- the zombies were there for a special purpose: Help raise funds for the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and the Global Center for Success, during Touro University California's 8th annual Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk.

Read More...09/22/14


Touro University to hold 'zombie run' Sept. 21

Zombies will once again infest Vallejo with Touro University California's 8th annual 'Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk' on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Read More...09/15/14


Touro University program perfect match for Solano College, president says

VALLEJO -- A Touro University school of nursing - called the perfect match for Solano College graduates - was dedicated Monday in what the chief executive officer of Touro said was "an historic day for our university."

Read More...09/09/14


The Ailing Hospital

Lauren Sobel has seen first-hand the slow death of Doctor's Medical Center in San Pablo, which serves mostly low-income patients.

Read More...08/25/14


Here's an answer to our doctor shortage

California faces a widely acknowledged shortage of primary-care physicians. As the Affordable Care Act is implemented in our state through Covered California, an estimated 2.3 million more Californians will obtain health insurance and access to basic health care by 2017

Read More...08/25/14


Reaching new heights: Nurses forge path to higher education

FAIRFIELD -- Nurse Elizabeth Scott-Paulson held up the red scarf, made by a patient, and shared the story behind it. The nurse wears red to work each day at Valley Care in Pleasanton. The color represents passion, energy, life and hope in the darkest moments, she said.

Read More...08/14/14


The D.O. Is In Now

The old Blumstein's department store sits across 125th Street from the legendary Apollo Theater. It's something of a Harlem landmark, where "don't buy where you can't work" protests led to the hiring of African-Americans as the first salesclerks in 1934 and where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by a mentally unstable woman during a book signing in 1958.

Read More...07/29/14


Touro receives $150,000 from foundation

Things are looking bright for Touro University -- particularly for researchers in the TUC College of Pharmacy. The university was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Joseph & Vera Long Foundation to plan and design the re-purposing of four classrooms and meeting rooms into two research labs and two high technology classrooms.

Read More...07/25/14


Touro University Receives Grant

Touro University California recently announced their College of Pharmacy was selected as the recipient of a $150,000 grant by the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation. The grant will allow Touro's College of Pharmacy to increase research and classroom space on its Mare Island campus.

Read More...07/24/14


Touro University to offer diabetes classes

FAIRFIELD -- Touro University California's Student-Run Free Clinic is offering a diabetes education program that includes seven free hourlong courses covering basic diabetes knowledge and lifestyle changes to manage diabetes.

Read More...07/14/14


Touro University offers free diabetic information classes

Touro University California's Student-Run Free Clinic is offering a diabetes education program for seven consecutive Thursdays at the Norman C. King Community Center, 545 Magazine St. The first class was held on July 10. Each class is an hour long.

Read More...07/14/14


Thompson receives award for Mare Island support

On a visit to the humongous Mare Island factory that helped rebuild the Pacific Fleet after Pearl Harbor, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson on Thursday was honored for his work to help Vallejo's former military base.

Read More...07/14/14


Vallejo, American Canyon students finish biotech internship at Touro University

Local students finished Friday a biotechnology internship at Touro University, whetting their appetites for a future career in medicine.

Read More...06/30/14


Future pharmacists up to Rx adherence challenge

WASHINGTON - The National Consumers League (NCL) and its partners have announced the winners of the third annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge for pharmacy and other health profession students.

Read More...06/25/14


Touro education graduate school celebrates 10 years

FAIRFIELD -- Touro University California's Graduate School of Education will mark its 10th anniversary with a May 19 celebration honoring alumni, students and community members.

Read More...06/25/14


Guest commentary: Downsized Doctors Medical Center is a wolf in sheep's clothing

Following the failure of a parcel tax proposal to pass last month, Doctors Medical Center physicians and employees have made a concerted, heroic effort to save DMC. And they have found a workable solution.

Read More...06/23/14


Touro University commencement speaker fulfilling dream

Kelly Campbell, a 2014 candidate for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Touro University California, will be the keynote speaker for the Mare Island campus commencement services. Before attending Touro, Campbell served five years in the U.S. Air Force, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Read More...05/21/14


Touro graduates help fill doctor shortage

Among the thousands of students who learned this week whether they could begin practicing medicine are 120 California Touro University California students from the college of Osteopathic Medicine. That's more than just good graduation news. The students will help fill a doctor shortage, officials said.

Read More...05/13/14


Touro Recognizes Vallejo Public Health Heroes

Touro University California has recognized and honored six recipients chosen as this year's Public Health Hero, for their contributions and commitment to public health service and research. Nominees for the annual award demonstrated outstanding leadership on public health issues, community services and/or active involvement in relevant public health research.

Read More...05/05/14


Touro event sheds light on ticks, sugars, biology

Trying to get into the mind of a tick and to figure out, well, what makes it tick is the aim of one researcher who outlined his work Wednesday on Mare Island.

Read More...05/01/14


Touro University Research Day highlights Mare Island campus efforts

The conversion of sugars to fat, and strides in HIV research are just a couple of the topics to be aired during on Touro University's 13th annual Research Day Wednesday on the Mare Island campus in Vallejo. The day-long event includes displays of more than 60 abstracts detailing a variety of research occuring at the Touro University California campus by faculty and students.

Read More...05/01/14


Touro student empowers Vallejo parents to eat well, stay active

For the leader of a class on healthy living at Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy, Andrew Muck takes a somewhat low-key approach, not saying much or directing lessons among the parents and children. And that's one measure of its success. Muck is a Touro University California student with a passion for public health, and strong desire to empower both adults and children to embrace healthy food and activities.

Read More...04/29/14


Touro honors public health heroes

More than 50 people gathered at Touro University California's Farragut Inn on Thursday to honor six recipients chosen as this year's Public Health Heroes.

Read More...04/18/14


Public health 'heroes' recognized in special Touro University ceremony

More than 50 people gathered at Touro University Farragut Inn in Vallejo to honor six recipients chosen as this year's Public Health Heroes. These are Touro students and officials who have demonstrated "significant contributions and a commitment to public health service and research," according to a school announcement.

Read More...04/14/14


Richard Rico: A doffing of hats

I TOURED Touro University's medical campus in Vallejo this week. Let me say this right off: I'd have a hard time following a lecture on hypovolemic shock -- one of a billion topics in a classroom we visited -- when beyond its windows dunes of emerald lawns dappled by shadow and light rolled past historic Navy shipyard buildings and spilled into the sparkling straits of Mare Island.

Read More...03/19/14


Touro plans Mare Island nursing school

VALLEJO -- Touro University of California is preparing to launch a new nursing school at its Mare Island campus this April, focusing on instruction that provides an accelerated path for working nurses seeking an advanced degree and the nationally recognized "clinical nurse leader" certification.

Read More...03/19/14


Picks & Pecks Editorial: Matters of degrees

Solano County nurses interested in pursuing higher education will soon be able to do so without leaving the county, now that Touro University in Vallejo is opening a School of Nursing.

Read More...03/19/14


Touro University Announces New Nursing Program

Touro University California is proud to announce the launching of a new School of Nursing in the College of Education and Health Sciences, which will commence in August for the Fall 2014 academic year.

Read More...03/17/14


Touro opening nursing school

Touro University California on Mare Island in August will open a nursing program that offers a master's degree. Officials with the Vallejo university came to Fairfield on Tuesday to make the announcement at the Solano County Events Center before an audience of local civic leaders. The School of Nursing during its initial year is to have 30 to 33 students who are registered nurses with lesser degrees.

Read More...03/12/14

Dr. Ann Stoltz, PhD, RN, describes her path to becoming the newly appointed Director for the School of Nursing at Vallejo

Touro announces new nursing masters degree program

Trained to care for others, nurses have a tough go of it themselves at times, and Touro University wants to lend them a helping hand. That help has taken the form of a new School of Nursing, which will soon begin at the Touro University California campus on Mare Island.

Read More...03/12/14


Touro University California To Launch New Nursing Program Next Fall

Touro University California announced Tuesday the opening of a new nursing program designed for working registered nurses with an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and leading to a Master's Degree in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification.

Read More...03/12/14


Teens learn tips for healthy lives

Mare Island Academy junior Devin Jefferson said he knows it's bad to eat too much junk food, but during a health conference at Touro University on Thursday he said teens find it hard to resist. He said they are bombarded with temptations, and have few healthy eating options in Vallejo. The Vallejo teen got some serious fortification for his resolve to eat healthy food at Touro's annual Teen Life Conference.

Read More...03/07/14


Touro University's New CEO and Senior Provost

Touro University California welcomed its newest addition to the campus, Shelley Berkley, as the new chief executive and senior provost of both Touro California and Nevada.

Read More...02/21/14


New Touro provost has big plans for Vallejo campus

VALLEJO -- Touro University California may have found its biggest cheerleader in Shelley Berkley, the school's new CEO and senior provost of the western division.

Read More...02/18/14

Had someone told Shelley Berkley three months ago she

After leaving Congress, Touro's new CEO Shelley Berkley is optimistic with new job

Had someone told Shelley Berkley three months ago she'd be Touro University's new CEO and Senior Provost she said she would have "told them they are out of their minds." But that's exactly the position the former seven-term Nevada Democratic congresswoman is in. She said Tuesday during an interview on the Mare Island campus that she couldn't be more eager to immerse herself in the world of higher education.

Read More...02/05/14

Former Nevada congresswoman Shelley Berkley addresses students and faculty at Touro University in Vallejo on Monday. Berkley was hired in December as CEO and senior provost of Touro

Former congresswoman visits Touro in new role as CEO, senior provost

Pledging to move Touro University's Vallejo and Nevada campuses "to the next level," former seven-term Nevada congresswoman Shelley Berkley struck an optimistic note Monday.

Read More...01/14/14


Former Nev. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley kicks off new job at Touro University

School's just getting started for former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.

Read More...01/13/14


New University Leader Kicks Off First Day On Campus

Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will be introduced to students and faculty in her new role as CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University's Western Division.

Read More...01/13/14


Former member of Congress takes senior Touro post

Former Rep. Shelley Berkley, a Democrat who represented Las Vegas and environs in Congress for 14 years, has been named CEO and senior provost of Touro University's Western Division.

Read More...01/10/14


Free diabetes classes for Vallejo residents offered by Touro clinic

Diabetes is a growing health problem and Touro University will attempt to halt its spread by offering free hour-long courses at its student run free clinic in South Vallejo.

Read More...01/06/14


Stable funding, construction projects on syllabus for local colleges in 2013

Vallejo's institutes of higher education are both in calmer financial waters in 2013 thanks to voter-approved tax funding, and new construction on nearly all the campuses.

Read More...12/27/13


Ex-congresswoman Berkley named to head Touro West

Shelley Berkley, the former Nevada congresswoman known for her pro-Israel and health care reform advocacy, will helm Touro College's Western campuses.

Read More...12/26/13


Ex-congresswoman to head Touro system in Vallejo, Nevada

A former Nevada congresswoman has been named CEO and Senior Provost of Touro College and University System. Shelley Berkley will replace Michael Harter whose leadership led to the creation of six new schools in a five-year period in both California and Nevada.

Read More...12/19/13


Berkley to Helm Western Division of Touro University

Former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been appointed to run Touro College and University system's Western Division, the company announced Wednesday.

Read More...12/19/13


Former Rep. Berkley takes job at Touro University

Former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been named chief of the Nevada and California campuses of Touro University.

Read More...12/19/13


Shelley Berkley to oversee Nevada, California schools in Touro University system

Former Democratic congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been appointed to lead the Nevada and California campuses of the New York-based Touro College & University System.

Read More...12/19/13


Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley to lead Touro University in Nevada, California

Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley is taking on a new job as CEO and senior provost of the Touro College and University System in Nevada and California. The Jewish-sponsored institution made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Read More...12/19/13


Business summit draws educators, politicians to Vallejo

An economic summit focusing on the synergy between education and economic development drew several dozen to Solano Community College on Friday.

Read More...11/25/13


We Are Vallejo Fall 2013

Touro University California was featured in the Fall 2013 "We Are Vallejo" magazine on how Touro is one of Vallejo's three coleges working to meet exciting new demands.

Read More...11/25/13


Collaborative practice agreements

Eric Ip, PharmD, CDE, a diabetes specialist and clinical pharmacist with Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Clinics, Mountain View, Calif., manages a group of patients with uncontrolled diabetes, but not through the usual medication therapy management (MTM) protocol that gained popularity under Medicare Part D. - See more at:

Read More...11/14/13

Bruce Silverman in the gross anatomy lab at Touro University California on Mare Island photo/courtesy Touro University California

Dead bodies in a sealed lab? Keeping things kosher at one local medical school

Like all medical schools, the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California has a gross anatomy lab. You know, cadavers, formaldehyde and dissecting tools. But Touro's lab has something no other West Coast lab can claim: a kosher seal of approval.

Read More...11/08/13

As the congratulatory banner in his classroom attests, Vallejo Middle School

Angelo Bracco is named as one of the state's 'Teachers of the Year'

A retired police officer who became a Vallejo middle school teacher has been named one of California's five "Teachers of the Year," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.

Read More...11/06/13


First Mare Island Fall festival showcases island's past, present

There was something for everyone during a Sunday festival that showcased Mare Island and what it has to offer. The inaugural Mare Island Fall Festival was the result of a collaboration involving Touro University, Mare Island community, and the various nonprofit organizations on the island.

Read More...10/14/13


Spotlight on Education | NIH?grant, patent and top-10 ranking

A $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund exploration into how meal composition and frequency affects cardiovascular disease risk, the latest focus of Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team at Touro University California.

Read More...10/10/13


Mare Island Fall Festival

Businesses from Mare Island will be teaming up to bring Vallejo its first Mare Island Fall Festival this Saturday in various locations on the Island. The collaborative effort will include activities from Touro University, Mare Island Golf Club, Mare Island Historical Park Foundation Artifacts Museum, Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and more.

Read More...10/10/13


Mare Island 5K Run & Walk Oct. 13

Touro University California invites all to increase their health and wellness, while running or walking through historic and revitalized Mare Island, at the seventh annual Mare Island 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, Oct. 13. This special event will benefit both the Global Center for Success and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.

Read More...10/10/13


Mare Island Fall Festival includes run, host of events

FAIRFIELD -- The Greater Vallejo Recreation District and Global Center for Success are the beneficiaries of a 5-kilometer run that is part of the Mare Island Fall Festival on Oct. 13.

Read More...09/30/13

Mario Saucedo of the Solano AIDS Coalition sits at a table with quilts he and others have made for an AIDS quilt to be assembled this year. Saucedo was one of dozens to attend a special health conference on AIDS at Touro University Friday. (Sarah Rohrs/Times-Herald)

Touro, Planned Parenthood AIDS conference emphasizes healthy living

After staring down the face of AIDS/HIV for 20 years, Jessie Brooks is glad to be alive and about to turn 52, he told a small crowd assembled at Touro University Friday for a conference on staying healthy with the disease.

Read More...09/23/13


Vallejo's Kaiser Permanente starts family medicine residency program

Because family doctors deal with all kinds of people, Vallejo's ethnic diversity is a big plus in recruiting for the new family medicine residency program Kaiser Permanente's putting together here, a spokeswoman and teaching doctor said.

Read More...09/23/13


Touro University to close several days this month to observe Jewish holidays

Touro University California on Mare Island will be observing the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, an eight-day harvest holiday that arrives during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.

Read More...09/16/13


Touro and beyond: Free or low-cost High Holy Days services

Those who attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at Touro University California this year will not only take part in the Days of Awe. They will get an awesome view as well.

Read More...09/03/13


Education: Touro University completes library, classroom expansion

Touro University on Vallejo's Mare Island opened a newly renovated library and pharmacy teaching facility to students this fall semester, the latest in a series of property improvements made to the historic, 44-acre cluster of 23 former U.S. Navy facilities since the nonprofit private university first opened a campus there in 1999.

Read More...08/26/13


Touro University researcher receives $3 million to study diet

Touro University California in Vallejo recently announced that Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant of more than $3 million over the course of five years.

Read More...08/19/13

A Touro University student runs through a cloud of colored dust during the school

Touro University students hold colorful Relay for Life event

Matthew Blaisdell said he envisioned Touro University's first Relay for Life event as a cross between Vallejo's Color Vibe Fun Run, a mixer and a track-and-field relay race.

Read More...08/09/13


Touro Presented with Mets' Spirit Award at Citi Field

Before the first pitch of a recent matchup between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves, Dr. Levine, Dean Spinelli-Sexter and Dean Cammarata were presented with the Mets' Spirit Award, which they accepted on behalf of Touro College. Nearly 150 students, alumni, faculty, members of the administration and friends, representing all Touro schools and programs, cheered on the home team as part of Touro Night with the Mets.

Read More...08/08/13


Good Turnout at National Night Out in Yountville

More than 100 kids and adults enjoyed Tuesday's National Night Out in Yountville. "It's a great turnout," said Napa County Sheriff's Lt. Pete Berg. The Yountville event, part of a nationwide effort to build safe communities, joined other area gatherings in Napa and in American Canyon.

Read More...08/08/13


Not much luster on diamond for Giants Jewish Heritage Night ... but Matisyahu adds sparkle

Jewish Heritage Night for the San Francisco Giants this year is more notable for what's happening off the field than on it. On the field? Feh. The Giants are limping along with more losses than wins and are settling into the National League West's low-rent district. But off the field, the team's ninth annual Jewish heritage game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, Aug. 6 has some pretty impressive marquee value: an appearance by beatboxing reggae star Matisyahu.

Read More...08/07/13

Touro Library Construction

Touro University California recently completed a makeover of their library. The remodel encompassed the building in its entirety, including the demolition of a kitchen, walk-in freezers and ice boxes, study rooms and a small combination classroom-computer lab.

Read More...08/01/13


Sac Community Leader to Build Advisory Board for Touro University

For Nancy Brodovsky, becoming involved professionally with Touro University is a bit of a family affair. Her son, Jeffrey, just completed his third year in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Bay area facility, which also offers programs in Education and Health Sciences and Pharmacy.

Read More...07/25/13


Older medical students persist, leverage life experience to achieve dreams

Some had an inkling that they wanted to become physicians at a young age, but self-doubts, poor study habits or life circumstances got in the way. Others discovered their medical calling after many years in other professions. Each with a unique story, students who begin medical school in middle age or older face high hurdles but often experience tremendous personal satisfaction. Many are motivated by the desire to care for the underserved, make a difference in their communities or more fully leverage their cognitive abilities for the greater good.

Read More...07/25/13


High school students get insider's view of medical profession

VALLEJO -- Eptisam Lambo knows she wants a career in medicine. Her early choice is neurosurgery. The incoming Mare Island Technology Academy senior may reconsider her specialty after attending the 2013 Biotech Academy Touro Summer Internship. A workshop on osteopathic medicine, presented by Dr. Janet Burns, piqued her interest.

Read More...07/23/13

Ever since she was a little girl, Vallejo teen Eptistam Lambo has wanted to be a doctor. 
This summer, she got a little closer to her dream, plus she got to help conduct research which could lead to a cure to a debilitating disease. 

Lambo is one of 14 Mare Island Technology Academy students participating in a special summer internship program at Touro University.

Vallejo teens help with Touro research on Alzheimer's disease

Ever since she was a little girl, Vallejo teen Eptistam Lambo has wanted to be a doctor. This summer, she got a little closer to her dream, plus she got to help conduct research which could lead to a cure to a debilitating disease. Lambo is one of 14 Mare Island Technology Academy students participating in a special summer internship program at Touro University.

Read More...07/18/13


Adding a Pharmacist Improves Diabetes Care, Study Finds

Including a pharmacist in the care of adults with type 2 diabetes improved short-term surrogate markers and long-term cardiovascular risks, according to a study conducted in an HMO primary care environment.

Read More...07/11/13


Oral Oncology Drugs Rife With Challenges

In recent years, oral oncology agents have flooded the market, providing new therapeutic options. Although these drugs are seen as more convenient for patients, they come with a unique set of challenges, according to a panel of experts at the 2013 annual meeting of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association.

Read More...07/10/13


Miami doctor a lifesaver after pulling man suffering seizure from Village train's path

A Miami doctor saved a stranger who fell onto the PATH tracks in the West Village just as a train was pulling into the station. Ben Abo, 32, an ER doc and former paramedic, was standing on a crowded platform at the Ninth Street stop at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when the man suffered a seizure and teetered at the platform edge.

Read More...06/25/13


Local artists, leaders usher along budding program

Creating, recruiting for and implementing a pilot youth arts mentoring program in Vallejo was not so easy. But the end result, one Vallejo community member said, was a "win-win-win" situation. The "Out of Pocket Artistry" youth arts program, culminating in a downtown gallery reception set for Saturday night, was one of two community projects that came out of this year's Leadership Vallejo class.

Read More...06/19/13


Touro professor's work could lead to new diet and nutrition guidelines

A Touro University professor and his research team who are trying to gain more understanding of obesity have received a huge boost to continue their efforts. Touro bio chemistry professor Jean Marc-Schwarz and his team have been awarded a new National Institutes of Health grant of more than $3 million to be used over the next five years.

Read More...06/18/13


Touro plans graduation

Vallejo-based Touro University California will hold its graduation ceremony Sunday in the Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California St., San Francisco.

Read More...06/03/13


Touro wins health outreach award

FAIRFIELD -- Touro University California's College of Pharmacy in Vallejo has won a national award that recognizes health profession students and faculty for ideas to raise awareness about medication adherence.

Read More...06/03/13


Touro students receive award for urging proper use of drug prescriptions

Touro University's College of Pharmacy on Mare Island is a winner of the Script Your Future Team Challenge's "Health Disparities, Under-Represented Community Outreach Award."

Read More...06/03/13


Touro University graduates to take part in San Francisco commencement

Touro University California will hold its 13th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 2 in the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. During the service, some 463 degree candidates will receive their diplomas

Read More...05/29/13


Touro University to hold graduation

VALLEJO -- Touro University California is to hand out diplomas to 463 students during its 13th commencement ceremony.

Read More...05/24/13


Student loan interest fracas far from solved with latest House bill

Going to college is expensive enough for California Maritime Academy students in Vallejo, but with the threat of interest rates on student loans doubling this summer that outlay could go even higher.

Read More...05/24/13


Vallejo Congratulates 665 Local University Graduates

The time has come for caps to fly and diplomas to be signed. Vallejo's universities have finished final exams completing the semester and graduation has ceremonies will continue into June.

Read More...05/24/13


Touro study: Hands-free cell phones as bad as driving drunk

Everyone knows that driving drunk is not just a bad idea, it's potentially dangerous and against the law. But, is talking on a hands-free cell phone just as bad as having a few drinks and getting behind the wheel?

Read More...05/22/13


Executive Chef Now Preparing Food for a Higher Purpose

The cafeteria scene at Touro University California on Mare Island - a nonprofit institution of higher education under Jewish auspices - is busy with graduate students and staff, most looking to order the day's special or perhaps, a soup-du-jour. A lively buzz spills from the spacious lounge area, once home to the Navy's Officer's Club, as students engage in conversation.

Read More...05/21/13


Disaster drill helps prepare Travis Air Force Base, Solano area hospitals

Volunteers and medical personnel teamed up on Wednesday as Solano County and Travis Air Force Base prepared for a disaster. The scenario of an earthquake hitting the county isn't too far fetched so the local hospitals sprung into action like it was the real deal.

Read More...05/20/13


10 Tips for a Healthier Life

We all want to live life to its fullest and enjoy the essence of what life has to offer. Good health means being able to do the things that bring you happiness.

Read More...05/13/13


Perspective: California Pharmacy Legislative Day

Over 200 students from Touro College of Pharmacy attended California Pharmacy Legislative Day, playing a major role in this year's successful event.

Read More...05/08/13


Vallejo Waterfront and Mare Island Used as Location in Feature Film

Vallejo is known for its waterfront and history, but what many people may not know, it is also known as a place for filming. In June 2011, Vallejo was used, in part, as a site for filming a major motion picture directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Read More...05/08/13


Team Including Pharmacist Improves Diabetes Treatment

A diabetes care team that included a clinical pharmacist led to major improvements in glycemic control, LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and long-term cardiovascular risk. -

Read More...05/08/13


Vallejo ferry terminal construction slated

A public promenade, passenger ferry service and spot for storing gasoline are part of a $22 million Vallejo facility on Mare Island that will begin construction later this year.

Read More...05/06/13


Touro University's School of Education holds open house Monday

Touro University's Graduate School of Education on Mare Island s hosting a Spring Information Night 6 p.m. Monday for prospective students to learn about the school's 23 credential and degree programs for educators.

Read More...05/06/13

Author takes on weighty issue at Touro University event

What would happen if people shed conventional wisdom about obesity? They would likely lose a lot of weight, says science and health journalist Gary Taubes, author of the eye-opening book "Why We Get Fat."

Read More...04/26/13

RACHA - Past Interns

In January and February of 2013, RACHA welcomed five interns from Touro University in California, USA. They conducted a needs assessment in order to determine what kinds of incentives will keep VHSG's working longer in the program.

Read More...04/26/13


Touro University Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

Touro University has partnered with the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) and Solano Coalition for Better Health (SCBH) to observe National Infant Immunization Week.

Read More...04/26/13


Vallejo immunization clinic Thursday

In an effort to keep the rate of immunizations high in Solano County, Touro University has teamed up with other agencies to hold an immunization awareness event 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Elsa Widenman Elementary School.

Read More...04/24/13


Touro University plans Research Day

Health journalist Gary Taubes will be the keynote speaker Wednesday at Touro University California's 12th annual Research Day.

Read More...04/24/13


Childhood obesity expert to talk at Touro University's Research Day

With one of the biggest health stories facing Americans being the rise in childhood obesity, Touro University is hosting a talk with an award-winning science and health journalist. Gary Taubes will be the keynote speaker for Touro's "12th Annual Research Day" event at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Lander Hall on the Mare Island campus.

Read More...04/23/13


Solano County to celebrate National Infant Immunization Week

Thousands of children get ill each year in the United States from diseases that could have been prevented by routine childhood immunizations.

Read More...04/22/13

Flute takes center stage at Vallejo Symphony concert

Like many siblings, Melanie Keller wanted something of her brother's. In this case it was a recorder, a flute-like woodwind instrument.

Read More...04/22/13


Vallejo Symphony flaunts its flutist with Fauré's Fantaisie

It's not that Melanie Keller takes her job with the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra seriously. Or that teaching 30 flute students isn't a big deal. But when the guest soloist for the April 7 VSO ponders her two sons, the reality of motherhood hits her. And now, with Owen 5-1/2 and Jacob 3-1/2, Keller understands what family means.

Read More...04/22/13


Symphony delights fans at Touro University

The Vallejo Symphony Orchestra culminated its 81st season with a return performance at Touro University's Lander Hall in Vallejo on Sunday. The concert, titled "Storms and Passions," included works by Schumann, Fauré and Tchaikovsky and featured VSO co-principal flautist Melanie Keller on solo flute.

Read More...04/22/13


Touro University hosts film on health care system

In honor of National Public Health Week, Touro University California will host a special screening of the award-winning film, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," which tackles the modern healthcare system.

Read More...04/04/13


Touro University Garners Grant

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Grant has been awarded to Touro University California, only one of 10 universities in the nation to receive the offer. The Grant is designed to create models of implementation for other teacher preparations programs in California and the nation.

Read More...04/04/13

County names April as Children's Month

Solano County this month is shining the spotlight on children who are in situations both good and bad. The Solano County Board of Supervisors passed several resolutions Tuesday that involve children. The overarching resolution declared April as Children's Month and 2013 as the Year of the Child.

Read More...04/03/13


Lunch benefits library foundation

A day celebrating women garnered more than $6,000 for the Solano County Library Foundation. Solano County's sixth annual Women's History Month Luncheon welcomed many government representatives, business and community leaders and those passionate about reading.

Read More...03/28/13


Friday celebration honors Solano women

A writer and deputy editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Women's History Month Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Joseph Nelson Center in Suisun City.

Read More...03/28/13

Supervisors hear health care update

FAIRFIELD -- Solano County, local hospitals and local nonprofits are preparing their responses to the federal health care reform changes coming in January 2014.

Read More...03/28/13

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Budgeting project proposes 10 Vallejo community gardens

If things go their way, there might be fresh vegetables and fruit at almost every corner in Vallejo. People's Garden on Mare Island is one of the first community gardens in the city, and its coordinator Vilma Aquino plans to help others develop their own garden.

Read More...03/28/13


MPH Students Appear on Global Health Radio Show

The research of Public Health Program Global Health Track Chair, Dr. Carinne Brody and her two student research assistants, Keely Molina Johnson and Ruby Warnock were featured on the Africa Views Radio Program hosted by Dr. Padmini Murthy of New York Medical College

Read More...03/21/13


University Dean 'Very Emotional' After Watching Shen Yun

SAN FRANCISCO--Seeing Shen Yun perform at the SHN Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday was a moving experience for university dean Jim O'Connor.

Read More...03/21/13


Touro University gets Intel grant

Touro University California on Mare Island is one of 10 universities in the nation to be awarded an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education grant for digital learning.

Read More...03/19/13


Touro hosts Teen Life Conference

Touro University California recently hosted an on-campus convention aimed at local high school students to spread the message that it's never too late to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Read More...03/18/13

Odd hours norm at Lacey clinic

Unable to see her regular doctor, and not willing to wait a long time to be seen at a walk-in clinic or emergency room, Alicia Clark of Centralia traveled to Lacey on Sunday to try something different. The new clinic, called Sunday Clinic, was opened last month by Dr. Brandon Elrod and his wife, Amanda, at The Marston Center in Lacey, 677 Woodland Square Loop SE. It was created to provide more convenient hours for patients it's open Saturdays and Sundays and evenings by appointment during the week as well as cater to uninsured patients.

Read More...03/14/13


Vallejo trying to capitalize on strengths for economic growth

Rather than operate on wishful thinking, a recently completed economic development study suggests the best approach for growing Vallejo's economy is to play to its strengths, economic development director Ursula Luna-Reynosa said.

Read More...03/14/13

Parents, students get involved in 'I Am Lincoln' event in Vallejo

Torriana, 7, wrote down "I love Lincoln because it is fun." Her small poster will be one of the many posters hung in the hallway of Lincoln Elementary School. The creations were made by the community members during Saturday's first-time "I Am Lincoln" community event organized by the school

Read More...03/14/13


DHM interns tapped for hands-on experience

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Education is available in Manteca under the guidance of skilled professionals.

Read More...03/13/13


A Career of Excellence

Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD, professor of pharmacy at Touro University California and clinical professor emeritus, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been honored with the Award of Excellence for 2012 from the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA).

Read More...03/11/13


Touro students give Vallejo youth tips and moves to survive teen years

Armed with high energy music, baskets of fruits and vegetables and fliers by the dozens, Touro University students delivered a big message to dozens of high school students -- it's never too late to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Read More...03/06/13

Touro medical students help at Solano County clinics

FAIRFIELD -- Dara Ghasemi and Sai Aquisap spent six weeks making the rounds at Solano County pediatric clinics to help treat children with such illnesses as respiratory ailments - and also to learn.

Read More...02/19/13


Emergency room documentary will screen in Vallejo

FAIRFIELD -- "The Waiting Room," a documentary film about 24 hours at the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital, has been named to several top-10 lists for 2012.

Read More...02/15/13

Touro University Presents "The Waiting Room"

Touro University California will be hosting a special screening of "The Waiting Room," a locally filmed documentary that explores the impact of U.S. healthcare policy on Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.

Read More...02/14/13

Touro to screen acclaimed film on care at Bay Area hospital

Next week, Touro University will air "The Waiting Room," the 2012 documentary that looks at health care at Oakland's Highland Hospital, and the screening will help the university's student-run free clinic, said Andrea Garcia, Touro director of external relations.

Read More...02/13/13

'The Waiting Room' screening benefits Touro's student-run free clinic

In two recent postings, we talked about the services that the Touro University-staffed free clinic offers residents of our area. In this posting, we will hear more from the staff.

Read More...02/13/13

Ozcat Radio interview with the Student-Run Free Clinic

Erika Blue of Ozcat Radio interviews students and staff of the Touro University Student-Run Free Clinic

Read More...02/11/13

Screening of 'The Waiting Room' helps Touro's student-run clinic

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Read More...02/11/13


Women's Luncheon honorary chair named

Organizers of Solano County's 2013 Women's History Luncheon have named Marilyn Hopkins as this year's honorary chairwoman.

Read More...02/08/13


Vallejo speaker urges schools to avoid 'toxic cultures'

Educators who wish to change their schools for the better must first take a look at themselves. And that goes for both teachers and administrators, said Anthony Muhammad, a former principal and an author and education consultant who gave a lecture Thursday about transforming school culture.

Read More...02/08/13


Touro University Screens Obesity Documentary

Touro University's Public Health Club is hosting a screening of the HBO Documentary, "Weight of the Nation, Part 3: Children in Crisis" on Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lander Hall Auditorium. A panel discussion with public health officers, doctors and students will follow.

Read More...02/08/13

Vallejo hometown advantage: Christie Blondek _Bridging the hearing gap

Vallejo hometown advantage: Christie Blondek _Bridging the hearing gap

Read More...02/07/13


An Intimate Screening of the Award-Winning Film "The Waiting Room" and Discussion with Director Peter Nicks

Imagine an intimate portrait of an overcrowded emergency room. Inside there's a little girl with a high fever whose neck is visibly swollen; a hard-working carpet layer with back pain so severe that he can't sleep; and a young man in his 20s with symptoms of cancer. Welcome to a snippet of director Peter Nicks' documentary film, "The Waiting Room."

Read More...02/06/13


Educational consultant to speak at Touro

Education consultant Anthony Muhammad will discuss the development of a cohesive, positive culture in an educational setting Thursday in Vallejo.

Read More...02/06/13


Touro University Renovations Completed

After two years of planning and transformation, the classroom and lab addition to Touro University's campus has finally opened. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility took place on Thursday, January 31, 2013, when the facility officially opened for staff and students.

Read More...02/06/13


Touro unveils new addtions to Mare Island campus

Yumi Honda is graduating soon from Touro University's College of Pharmacy and so will not realize the full benefit of the new pharmacy training centers, and other new amenities.

Read More...02/01/13


Review your meds at this Vallejo free clinic

The days of going to just a couple of doctors (probably a dentist and a general practitioner) are long gone. Now, thanks to the discipline of specialization, it's not uncommon for folks to visit a handful of doctors every year.

Read More...01/31/13

Winning Abstracts from the 2012 Medical Student Abstract Competition

Winning Abstracts from the 2012 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The Study of Neuronal Sensitivity to Ischemic Damage in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease Author: Rung-Chi Li, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California, Class of 2013

Read More...01/23/13


Sugar debate: Local researcher weighs in on fructose study

Fructose - it seems as if it's in everything we eat and drink today. It's in our energy drinks, cereals, desserts and sodas.

Read More...01/22/13


Touro University, VCUSD bringing education expert to Vallejo

Touro University is hosting a special presentation on transforming school culture and boosting student learning and success through creation of healthy environments.

Read More...01/14/13


Touro University to give presentation on healthy environments and their effect on schools

Touro University California's Graduate School of Education, together with the Vallejo City Unified School District, is hosting a presentation in February about changing school culture by creating healthy environments and how they affect student learning.

Read More...01/07/13


Touro to welcome guest speaker

Touro University will team with the Vallejo School District to host a speaker to discuss healthy learning environment for students.

Read More...01/04/13


Touro students enjoy break from finals with mind games

Finals. Studying into the wee hours. Worry, stress - and mind games. The last is what students enjoyed Thursday at Touro University as Guy Bavli, "Master of the Mind," stopped by Lander Hall for a show that included some mind reading and spoon bending.

Read More...12/14/12

Solano County and Touro Partner for Community Health Care

Touro University California and Solano County recently initiated a partnership that combines healthcare services

Read More...12/11/12

Vallejo organizations recognized for making Solano good for young people

A host of local organizations were honored Tuesday for helping Solano County be recgonized by America's Promise for Youth as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" in the United States.

Read More...12/06/12

TUCOM-CA Partners with Solano County

The Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California (TUCOM-CA) recently partnered with Solano County to provide clinical academic opportunities for osteopathic medical students (and several of the school's College of Pharmacy students) within the Solano County's health clinic community.

Read More...12/05/12


Touro University professor weighs in on international fructose corn syrup study

As use of high fructose corn syrup in foods has risen worldwide so has the prevalence of diabetes. That's the conclusion of a new study by the University of Southern California and University of Oxford.

Read More...12/04/12


Run or walk for two great causes this Sunday, 11/18

The Mare Island 5K walk/run has evolved into a great community tradition. In its 6th year, this contest's proceeds go to the Fighting Back Partnership and Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD).

Read More...11/27/12


Another Kosher Wine Grows in Napa

Wearing a soiled baseball cap, dark-rimmed glasses and a long black beard, 34-year old Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum might appear to be a most unlikely winemaker. And Napa Valley might be an unlikely place for an Orthodox Rabbi, his wife and their five young children to call home. There are no kosher restaurants, no Jewish days schools and you have to schlep to San Francisco to get your kosher groceries.

Read More...11/21/12

'Just Food' a big hit

Thank you to those who attended the first annual Just Food -- Celebrating Locally Grown event on Saturday, Oct. 20. We celebrated World and U.S. Food Day with an educational speakers' panel discussing food justice, food security and sustainable farming.

Read More...11/20/12

Touro University California Opens Different Path Into Healthcare Profession, With A Passion to Make a Difference

In a time when the U.S. is expected to face a shortage of doctors, students like UCLA graduate Sibyl Knight are helping to make a difference. The 2009 graduate, who is also a former Bruin mascot, quickly discovered a passion for Osteopathic Medicine when she learned of its whole body approach to assessment and treatment.

Read More...11/20/12

14th Annual BIOMEA International Seminar: "Osteopathic Medicine: Hands-on Care Worldwide"

The Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs (BIOMEA) held its 14th Annual International Seminar, "Osteopathic Medicine: Hands-on Care Worldwide," on Sunday, Oct. 7 during OMED 2012 in San Diego.

Read More...11/20/12


Runners return to Vallejo for Mare Island race

Mare Island residents sipping their morning coffee Sunday could have the perfect views as hundreds of runners stream past their backyards.

Read More...11/15/12


Touro University Hosts Annual Mare Island 5K Run

The 6th Annual Touro University California Mare Island 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, November 18th.

Read More...11/13/12


TUC Recognized for Producing Most Primary Care Clinicians

With a shortage of primary care physicians expected on the horizon, Touro University has been recognized for producing the most such physicians in California.

Read More...11/09/12


Touro University's public health director promotes social justice in global village

For Touro University professor Assefaw Ghebrekidan, universal access to health care is a simple premise the school applies locally and through the prisms of increasingly complex cultures and countries. His own experiences include growing up in sub-Saharan Africa and delivering health care to nomads and poor villagers for nearly 15 years as part of the Eritrean Popular Liberation Front.

Read More...11/01/12


Teachers: Engaging students can be a click away

Like many high school students, 18-year-old Christian Gutierrez raises his hand when he knows the answer to a teacher's question. And when he doesn't know the answer, he tries his best to go unnoticed.

Read More...10/26/12


Touro, Solano tout partnership

Solano County and Touro University are in the midst of a team effort that many in the field are calling a first of its kind, one that brings physicians and medical students into health care clinics.

Read More...10/23/12


Touro, Solano County partnership serves Vallejo, other cities

The partnership between Touro University and Solano County's health care services now serves Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville, it was announced Monday night at a public event.

Read More...10/23/12


Vallejo event focuses on host of food-related issues

Sandwiched between World Food Day and U.S. Food Day, Vallejo will play host to a new event on Saturday, focused on issues ranging from obesity and hunger to urban farming and healthy eating.

Read More...10/22/12


Touro University California Grows Students and Community Involvement

Touro University California continues to develop new programs and partnerships on its Vallejo campus.

Read More...10/12/12


City of Vallejo Highlighted as Part of Strong Cities, Strong State Campaign

Today the city of Vallejo was profiled as part of the ongoing "Strong Cities | Strong State" campaign highlighting local government success stories across California. "Strong Cities | Strong State" is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).

Read More...10/12/12


For germ-fighting power, the eyes have it

David Evans, a professor of biological and pharmaceutical sciences at Touro University California and a UC Berkeley associate research scientist, is a co-author of this study. The article appeared in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Read More...10/10/12

Students from Touro University collected hundreds of hygiene products to make 150 kits for the Global Center of Success. The organization is running low on the kits that they give to clients. Some will be given out at the Project Homeless Connect event Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Vallejo. (Chris Riley/Times-Herald)

Touro students donate much-needed hygiene kits to organization

Rows of sealed transparent bags, 150 of them to be exact, filled a table top inside the Global Center for Success on Wednesday. These bags are hygiene kits donated to the organization by a group of Touro University students, who are also members of the community service fraternity Sigma Sigma Phi.

Read More...09/20/12


Youths back local effort to ban flavored tobacco products

Solano County is urging local youths to help push the Food and Drug Administration to ban flavorings -- including menthol -- from tobacco products.

Read More...09/20/12


William Carroll center will serve north county

Solano County on Tuesday celebrated the completion of its $19 million William J. Carroll Government Center. By Sept. 19, it plans to have the health and social services programs there ready for the public.

Read More...09/14/12

KUIC Radio Spot

KUIC Radio Spot

Nemesia Kelly, Community Service & Outreach Coordinator for the Public Health Program, College of Education and Health Sciences, talks briefly with KUIC On-Air Host John Young about Touro University California's Public Health Program and the benefits of being one of its students.

Read More...09/13/12

Big Fat Lie - Marie Claire Magazine

For years, we've been fed the same line by the food industry; losing weight is just a matter of eating less and moving more. But is that really all there is to it? Tabitha Lasley discovers the rather unpalatable truth about sugar.

Read More...09/07/12


Pediatric clinic opens its doors in Fairfield

A full-size clinic is now dedicated to pint-sized patients in Solano County. County and community officials gathered on Wednesday for the opening of a dedicated pediatric clinic in Fairfield to serve children of low-income families.

Read More...08/24/12

Two second year Touro students, Donovan Jeffcoat and Amber Buck, give Conchita Bura osteopathic adjustment for shoulder pain during the Sunday community health fair. (Irma Widjojo / Times-Herald)

Vallejo community health fair educates, entertains public

Hundreds of shoppers received free health screenings Sunday at Vallejo Seafood City Supermarket during the bi-annual health fair organized by a Touro University student organization and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vallejo.

Read More...08/21/12


National Night Out parties promote unity in Vallejo and elsewhere

Debra Maxwell is moving to Vallejo soon and took a big step toward allaying her concerns about crime by attending the Heritage District National Night Out block party Tuesday evening.

Read More...08/09/12

Osteopaths changing the face of health care

Osteopaths changing the face of health care

If you're like most health consumers, you probably don't know what osteopaths are, let alone what sort of medicine they practice.

Read More...08/09/12


High School Students Participate in TUCOM-CA Summer Internship

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California (TUCOM-CA) recently hosted a summer internship program aimed at providing students from local high schools a first-hand look at osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medical education.

Read More...08/07/12


40 Clinicians in 40 Weeks

Even before she decided to become a physician assistant, Emem Ekpenyong knew she wanted two things out of a career in medicine: To work in primary care and to work with underserved communities. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) made both of those dreams a reality.

Read More...07/26/12

Vallejo High School students Carl Artist (left) and Christian Pitayo practice physical therapy on each other, along with other students who took part in the Touro University Biotech Academy summer internship program.

Vallejo students get first-hand look at medicine in Touro program

Thirsty for knowledge, Vallejo High School senior Carl Artist soaked up all he could about medicine, public health and osteopathic medicine through a summer internship program at Touro University.

Read More...07/19/12

Touro University Hosts Free Summer Internship

In its ongoing effort to inspire more people to pursue health education, Touro University is hosting a summer internship for select high schools students of Vallejo on the Touro Campus on Mare Island.

Read More...07/11/12


Teachers of the Year announced

The Napa Valley Education Foundation and the Napa Rotary Club recently selected their 2012 Teacher of the Year recipients. TUC GSOE Master of Arts in Education, Educational Technology student Karin Blackwood was able to garner this prestigious award as a teacher in Napa High School.

Read More...07/10/12


Spectrum Center bridging gap between young people with developmental disabilities and employers

Former Touro Student, Ray Myslewski, Comments on the Role of Aspergers in San Jose.

Read More...07/03/12

Today in America

Touro University California is featured in Today in America with Terry Bradshaw during their segment of "Best Hidden Gem Cities for Live, Work and Play." This segment is part of the show's Discover America series.

Read More...06/26/12


Touro professor's BBC interview about fructose-obesity link on YouTube

Schwarz's interview is part of a four-part show on changes in the U.S. and British food industries during the 1970s and 1980s and whether those changes are behind the obesity epidemic.

Read More...06/26/12

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BBC's "The Men Who Made Us Fat"

In this segment of BBC's "The Men Who Made Us Fat," Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz, professor at Touro University California, discusses with BBC's Jacques Peretti the effects of fructose (in table sugar and in high fructose corn syrup ) on the liver and its health consequences.

Read More...06/18/12

317 graduate from Vallejo's Touro University

Vallejo-based Touro University, California, graduated 317 students earlier this week during ceremonies held in San Francisco.

Read More...06/11/12

photo credit: Dr. Alison McCormick

Vallejo hometown advantage: Touro's Alison McCormick tweaks tobacco's legacy

That string of letters may feel like a mouthful. But to Touro University Associate Professor Dr. Alison McCormick, they are just household words. And attractive ones to boot. In fact McCormick, thanks to her newly acquired Grand Challenges Exploration Grant, will be spending lots of time with this tobacco plant as she tests the ability of a low-cost plant-based synthetic biology method to produce complex molecules capable of making low-cost vaccines.

Read More...05/30/12

Pharmacy grads may face tight job market

Inaugural class from Lipscomb, Belmont will need dose of patience in tight market

Read More...05/29/12

Touro professor Dr. Alison McCormick

Touro professor's research recognized by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

If tobacco was a celebrity, it would be desperately seeking an image makeover. Other plants are glamorized as 'botanicals' and their ingredients command high prices under tony labels. But tobacco usually garners bad press - the negative media attention triggered when someone has his day in court with a cigarette producer.

Read More...05/21/12


Touro Professor Garners Grants

Dr. Alison McCormick, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Touro University, has recently received two grants that will help with her research projects, titled "Adaptation of a Novel RNA Virus for Vaccine Use" and "Plant-Produced Synthetic RNA Vaccines."

Read More...05/18/12

Lorenzo Gunn, 10, from Vallejo

Touro University students, faculty feed youths' hunger for knowledge

Almost like the green plants around them taking in the sun, several dozen Vallejo school children soaked up knowledge, fresh fruit and exercise under the sky during special field trips this week at Touro University.

Read More...05/18/12

Vallejo Universities Applaud Graduates

Touro University California will graduate 317 students from three colleges next month.

Read More...05/18/12

TUC Provost on Comcast Newsmakers

Touro University California (TUC) Provost and Chief Operating Office Marilyn Hopkins, DNSc, talks with Comcast Newsmakers' Steve Swatt to discuss the university, its programs, and how TUC is addressing the shortage of medical professionals.

Read More...05/09/12

Dr. James Foy runs the Touro University health clinic, and is involved with the Solano County health clinic, which is operated in conjunction with Touro. Foy

Touro University doctor's love of children pushes him to protect them from disease

"Fun" is usually not synonymous with a flu pandemic. But Dr. James Foy, a Touro University professor and pediatrics physician, used that very word as he was in his element during the 2009 swine flu scare.

Read More...05/08/12

Touro University Student Gives Back to Community

Though Joy Dugan is nearing graduation, her involvement with Touro University's Student Run Health Clinic has not waivered. Dugan, a graduate student of Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health, was a student leader in the initial opening of the Student Run Health Clinic back in October of 2010.

Read More...04/23/12


Touro University assistant professor gets grant

A new method which could improve vaccinations at a low cost is underway at Touro University California thanks to a $144,770 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Read More...04/11/12


Touro experts say more research needed to confirm link of obesity to autism

A Touro University pediatrician calls a new study linking autism with obesity during pregnancy a good, but not definitive, source of information.

Read More...04/11/12

From fructose to fat

Touro University California Biochemist Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz discusses cutting edge mass spectrometry to show how fructose turns into a type of fat that can increase risk factors for heart disease.

Read More...04/11/12

Engeye Experience: Reflections on Uganda from an Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellow

Through the sponsorship of the American Medical Women's Association I had the wonderful opportunity to go to East Africa to work in a primary health care clinic from February 4-18, 2012.

Read More...04/11/12


A hunger for knowledge

Some years ago, a series of books, albums, songs and comedy routines began with the phrase, "You don't have to be Jewish ..." What followed could be anything from "because when you're in love, the whole world is Jewish" or an advertisement on the order of "to love our bagels."

Read More...04/11/12


Part of cure for doctor shortage: Osteopaths

A different breed of doctor is resurging in California.

Read More...04/11/12

Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD, a professor of biochemistry at Touro University in Vallejo, talks about his research about the effects of fructose on the liver and blood lipids. The conversion of fructose to fat in the liver is much higher than previously suspected, and creates the possibility of liver and heart-related illnesses later in life.

Touro University's Schwarz recognized for fructose research

Found in everything from baby food to sodas, high-fructose corn syrup is a sweet problem a Touro University professor has been trying to solve nearly his entire career.

Read More...03/16/12

Isaiah Eckblad uses an otoscope to look into a simulated eye held by first year medical student at Touro University, Zachry Hauser, as students from the Vallejo Charter School go to Mini Medical School inside the Forest Service Building on Friday. (Chris Riley/Times-Herald)

Students plant trees on Mare Island, graduate from mini med school

Students were able to get brief hands-on experience listening to heartbeats, experimenting with taste buds and getting a feel for osteopathic medicine.

Read More...03/14/12

Touro Administrator About to Enroll in New Course

Two years after Mare Island Naval Shipyard closed, Donald Haight found himself in the unlikely position of pioneer.

Read More...03/02/12


Touro Speaker Working to Change Educational System

In today's schools students become proficient in taking notes and passing tests -- and not with skills and knowledge they need to be successful adults in the real world.

Read More...03/02/12

Husband Swears Wife Into Air Force

Maj. Andy Lee had a special reason to get back from his deployment -- he had to make it to Touro University to swear in his wife, Stella Lee, as a new offi cer in the U.S. Air Force.

Read More...03/02/12


Touro, Solano County partner to offer health care

Aimed at expanding health care in the county, a new partnership between Solano County and Touro University will start in Vallejo and eventually expand to Fairfield.

Read More...03/02/12

Students at White Coat Celelbration

Vallejo's Touro University gets state grant to promote its physician assistant programs

Touro University in Vallejo has received a $125,060 grant from a state agency which aims to increase the number of primary care providers, physician assistants and family nurse practitioners.

Read More...03/02/12


Vallejo free health fair helps the public, students

A Touro University student organization joined with Kaiser Permanente to organize a free health fair for the community Sunday.

Read More...03/02/12