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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.

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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.

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Tip of the Week: Managers Have the Power, Responsibility to Mitigate Workers' Emotional Exhaustion

Burnout is receiving greater attention in the pharmacy field and throughout the health care community. Practitioner burnout can impact not only their own wellbeing but also has ramifications for patient care. A recent management tip discussed the use of a professional sabbatical to provide pharmacists with time to rest and recharge. However, sabbatical leave may not be an option for many managers, and more conventional and typically accessible methods are needed.

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American Canyon High School instructor wins Teacher of the Year for the first time

Ron Eick (GSOE alumnus, 2014) 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."

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TUC student outlines method for dealing with burnout

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." And it wasn't like Bains had never experienced a stressful environment.

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North Bay professionals news from Sonoma State University, Touro University

Ann Stoltz, Ph.D., R.N., CNL, director of the School of Nursing, at Touro University California in Vallejo, has retired after a 44-year career in the nursing field, the university announced. She began her road to teaching working nurses when she was approached by Provost Emeritus Marilyn Hopkins to help found the university's School of Nursing. Stoltz had previously helped start nursing programs at Sacramento State University and brought that experience with her to Touro.

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Carey will provide care for families

Adventist Health Sonora has added a board-certified family medicine practitioner, Ryan Carey, DO, MPH, to its medical staff. Carey cares for infants, children and adults and provides wellness checks, chronic condition management, urgent and acute care, common outpatient procedures and prenatal care up to 28 weeks.

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Solano Closes in on 500-plus Free Flu Shots at Drive-up Clinics

VALLEJO -- Solano County Public Health is sticking it to anyone who drives up to take it. The nurses, paramedics and other county employees who have staffed the recent drive-up flu clinics around the county said they had given more than 400 vaccinations at the clinics leading up to Thursday's drive-thru event at the county fairgrounds in Vallejo.

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Solano County nurse retires after 44 years of health care service, teaching

VALLEJO -- Ann Stoltz has left her mark on nursing in Solano County. She has called Solano County "home" since 1980. She worked as a public health nurse for Solano County and a school nurse for the Vacaville School District prior to taking a full-time faculty position at Sacramento State University in 2001. As chairwoman of the Sacramento State School of Nursing from 2006-2010, she assisted with the creation of three new programs within nursing.

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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.

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Psoriasis Causes, Plus 7 Things That Can Cause Symptom Flare-Ups, According to Dermatologists

A psoriasis flare-up can be uncomfortable, both physically and emotionally--and all the more frustrating when it strikes at an inopportune time.

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Nevada Doctor Shortage: The state ranks 48 when it comes to number of physicians per capita

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada has one of the lowest rankings in the country regarding the number of doctors in the state. But now that the valley has three medical schools and a promising supply of physicians, the state is making progress. But there's still one issue holding us back.

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Touro University hosting lecture on climate change

n 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.

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