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How Stop The Bleed Training Can Help You Save A Life

How Stop The Bleed Training Can Help You Save A Life

Posted 10/12/2018

When an accident happens, you usually call 9-1-1. But it could take several minutes for first responders to arrive. (And in some emergencies, they may not be able to get to you right away).  In just five to 10 minutes, victims can die from extreme blood loss. 

If you can stop the bleeding with these simple techniques, you can greatly increase the chance of survival.

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Reducing Obesity Risks With Healthy Tips For The Whole Family

Reducing Obesity Risks With Healthy Tips For The Whole Family

Posted 10/09/2018

With a rise in obesity rates, other health conditions - heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea – are also increasing among children. There are steps that families can take together to make positive changes at home to lower their risk.

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Community Partners with Fresno State Football to Band Together to Beat Cancer

Community Partners with Fresno State Football to Band Together to Beat Cancer

Posted 10/02/2018

Together, we – Community Medical Centers and all the fighters in the Valley, including the Fresno State Bulldogs – are working harder than ever to beat cancer.
 
That’s why Community Medical Centers has partnered with Fresno State football to Band Together to Beat Cancer as the official game sponsor for the Bulldogs’ Oct. 27 meeting with Hawaii at Bulldog Stadium. 

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Traumatic Brain Injury: What is it? When should I seek help?

Traumatic Brain Injury: What is it? When should I seek help?

Posted 09/28/2018

In just one year, traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) accounted for nearly 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What exactly are they? And what effects will it have on your brain? Read more!

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4 Healthy and Easy School Lunch Recipes

4 Healthy and Easy School Lunch Recipes

Posted 09/26/2018

As the school year gets underway, it’s easy to fall into a rut with packing lunch for the kids. 

Here are some tips to make school lunches a little more exciting – all while keeping them healthy!

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Prevent Skin Cancer Before It Starts

Prevent Skin Cancer Before It Starts

Posted 09/21/2018

With an average of 270 days of sun each year in the Central Valley, preventing sun damage and lowering your risk of skin cancer is especially important. 

For nearly three decades, experts have been telling us to use sunscreen to protect ourselves from skin damage. But what exactly do you need to do? We're sharing tips on which sunscreen you should use, how often, and other ways you can protect yourself.

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Why You Should Consider Bariatric Surgery

Why You Should Consider Bariatric Surgery

Posted 09/20/2018

In the last two decades, the disease of obesity has grown into a major national health epidemic.

Obesity rates in adults and children have nearly doubled, and obesity is quickly approaching the top underlying preventable cause of death in the United States. Morbid obesity is closely linked with a number of other serious conditions that severely deteriorate the health of overweight patients.

Bariatric surgery can help obese patients get back on track on their journey to better health.

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Top Six Myths About Head Lice

Top Six Myths About Head Lice

Posted 09/18/2018

Lice is every parent's nightmare. But do you really need to be scared? With so many tall tales about lice, we want to set the record straight by breaking down the biggest myths surrounding these creepy crawly bugs: who gets them, what gets rid of them, and more!

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Dust Off These Tips To Avoid Valley Fever

Dust Off These Tips To Avoid Valley Fever

Posted 09/12/2018

Valley Fever symptoms often go undiagnosed or our misdiagnosed so the CDPH says it’s really important to be aware of its symptoms – especially if you live in the south San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast where it is more common.

Find out what the common symptoms are and how to avoid getting it!

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Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

Posted 09/10/2018

Stroke and cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in both men and women, nationwide. So how do you prevent it? Knowing your blood pressure numbers and understanding what they mean is a good place to start. 

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? And Do I Have It?

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? And Do I Have It?

Posted 09/04/2018

When most people think of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they picture a middle-aged overweight male who snores. And while all of those factors increase your likelihood of being diagnosed with OSA, they aren’t the only ones.

Find out the common symptoms of OSA, how it affects you, and how you can treat it. 

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Check Yourself for the ABCDE Signs of Melanoma

Check Yourself for the ABCDE Signs of Melanoma

Posted 09/03/2018

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.  Luckily, if melanoma is diagnosed and treated early, it is almost always curable.

It’s up to all of us to stay vigilant in checking our moles. In fact, doctors recommend conducting a head-to-toe examination for suspicious moles every month.

But what exactly are you looking for?

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3 Reasons Why Childhood Immunizations Are Important

3 Reasons Why Childhood Immunizations Are Important

Posted 08/30/2018

We all want the best when it comes to our child’s safety. The best car seats, strollers, cribs…anything that can help protect them. But, what about when it comes to protecting their health? Vaccinating your child could help save their life.

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MedWatch Today: Cancer Special Edition

MedWatch Today: Cancer Special Edition

Posted 08/29/2018

On this special edition of MedWatch Today, learn about how oncology support services helps cancer patients at every step of their cancer journey, take a tour of the new Community Cancer Institute, discover the role that genetics plays in cancer, and more. Watch until the end for a special cancer survivor tribute!

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Jaw Reconstruction for a Local Baby with Pierre Robin Sequence

Jaw Reconstruction for a Local Baby with Pierre Robin Sequence

Posted 08/29/2018

When baby Zeniya was born in February 2018, she had a very small jaw, causing her tongue to be pushed back, blocking her airway and a cleft palate across the top of her mouth. It was an abnormality called Pierre Robin sequence, and without surgery, she would face difficulties such as breathing, feeding, and speech delays.

Baby Zeniya was taken to the UCSF Fresno - Community Medical Centers Cleft and Craniofacial Center for help.

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Making LGBTQ patients feel safe and confident in our care

Making LGBTQ patients feel safe and confident in our care

Posted 06/29/2018

Two LGBTQ employee advocates are sharing information on how we are making patient care more accessible, inclusive, and knowledgeable for our LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) patient population.

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Why You Should Make the Most of Bike Month

Why You Should Make the Most of Bike Month

Posted 05/02/2018

Are you ready to dust off those pedals and get moving for Bike Month? Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll see! 

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How Occupational Therapists Help Patients Reclaim Their Lives

How Occupational Therapists Help Patients Reclaim Their Lives

Posted 04/16/2018

After a medical emergency, you want to return to your normal life as soon as possible. But because of your injury or illness, it’s time to find a “new normal.” That’s where an Occupational Therapist comes in.

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Community continues unwavering commitment to address Valley needs

Community continues unwavering commitment to address Valley needs

Posted 04/06/2018

Last year Community Medical Centers provided a record $225.4 million in community benefit investment in the region. Learn more about how our organization has given back to the community we serve.

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Community benefit provides respite from the streets

Community benefit provides respite from the streets

Posted 04/06/2018

Community Medical Centers’ home health nurse Denita Goodwin heads out on her rounds. Her first stop is the Fresno Rescue Mission to check on 62-year-old Pablo Avalos whose unmanaged diabetes and a festering would on his foot landed him in the hospital this winter.

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Bridging gaps in understanding with high-tech interpreting

Bridging gaps in understanding with high-tech interpreting

Posted 04/06/2018

With Community Regional Medical Center’s newest interpreters on wheels, Spanish-speaking Juana Ayala could talk easily with her English-speaking nurse Mykhaylo Skitsak.

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Clovis Community Medical Center to add beds, expand services

Clovis Community Medical Center to add beds, expand services

Posted 04/03/2018

Community Medical Centers’ Board of Trustees today approved a four-year construction project that will add 144 private beds and expand several services at Clovis Community Medical Center. 

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Give Blood. Give Life. What Blood Donors Need To Know

Give Blood. Give Life. What Blood Donors Need To Know

Posted 03/28/2018

If you're looking for a way to give back - blood donations are always needed. Did you know that a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood? Here's what you need to know about the donation process.

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Employees Make a Difference: Arshondra Cummings

Employees Make a Difference: Arshondra Cummings

Posted 03/22/2018

Our employees give a lot every day in their jobs – and many of them give even more to our hospitals through gifts. Over the years, employee gifts have made a huge difference in our ability to grow and provide the highest level of care. We want to highlight some of these incredible employees through a monthly Employees Make a Difference feature.

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What are Child Life Specialists?

What are Child Life Specialists?

Posted 03/16/2018

​March is Child Life month and Community Medical Centers would like to take a moment to highlight this special team. Our child life specialists explain their role in the medical field and share their stories.

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