Porterville Recorder: Health News

Saturday 10/07/2017

Two Lindsay men arrested on drug charges Friday
Posted: October 07, 2017

Two Lindsay men were arrested on drug charges after the Tulare Police Department served a search warrant Friday.

Saturday 03/25/2017

‘Tid-Bits’ of Health: Rivers of dizziness
Posted: March 25, 2017

I want to share a big lesson we learned this week from participants in the Body And Soul & Earth (BASE) Restoration Treatment Program. The participants are experiencing the actual steps their bodies need to go through as they take charge of their health.

Tuesday 01/24/2017

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Donation will improve SVMC communication
Posted: January 24, 2017

Foundation pays for new radio

Thursday 11/17/2016

Using ImunStem and Aktiffvate for Schizoaffective Disorder
Posted: November 17, 2016

ImunStem is the only one hundred percent herbal product that has ever been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a pharmacological agent.  It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of Serious or Life-threatening illnesses through immunotherapy. Aktiffvate is a nutritional supplement that acts as an herbal stimulant.  More information can be obtained about these two products from Golden Sunrise Pharmaceutical that produces them. 

Leaves for healing
Posted: September 17, 2016

Last week, we followed the molecules of ImunStem as they traveled from the mouth to the Central Nervous System in the brain. There, they met the White Blood Cells and heard the story to their loosing struggle against the sugar-eating invaders that were taking over their neighborhood. Then the ImunStem Molecules delivered their timely message.

Saturday 07/09/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart-Buller commentary: ‘Rollin’ Relics’ to the Kitchen
Posted: July 09, 2016

Who do you know that has taken up the hobby of taking old, beat up, fallin’ apart junk cars and turning them into beautiful show-pieces? I know a few; a brother even. And who do you know that sometimes feels like they’re beginning to live in an old, beat-up, falling apart body that needs to be tuned up, repaired a bit and turned back into a few years younger? I know a few, and one quite intimately.

Saturday 07/02/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart-Buller commentary: From Farm to Pharm and Back
Posted: July 02, 2016

I was talking with an 80-year-old gentleman this morning. He said his grandparents had a huge garden, cows, chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, you-name-it they had it and they ate it. They never went to a grocery store. His grandmother made biscuits every single morning. When someone brought in a loaf of bread one day, his grandfather picked it up and threw it out to the pigs and said, “We eat biscuits in this house!” When his mother grew up, she didn’t want to make biscuits every morning, so she bought bread.

Saturday 06/25/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart-Buller commentary: I choose sugar
Posted: June 25, 2016

When I woke up in the hospital after my accident, the nurses were poking my fingers every four hours and checking my blood sugar levels. Then they gave me insulin shots in my stomach. That really puzzled me, because I was not a diabetic and had never taken insulin shots before.

Monday 06/20/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart-Buller commentary: Tell-A-Mere Stay Right
Posted: June 20, 2016

Why do we age? Why do some people stay looking young? Why do some joints become effected by arthritis and some don’t? What do aging, disease and fertility rates all have in common?

Sunday 06/05/2016

BSylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart-Buller commentary: Do no harm; do nutrition
Posted: June 05, 2016

What goes through our minds when we think about taking charge? Are we even thinking the kinds of thoughts that give birth to becoming healthier? Do we even know what to think or where to start?”

Saturday 05/28/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Gambling with Health Wins Cancer
Posted: May 28, 2016

I was totally blown away when she had both breasts removed. She was a fellow teacher of mine at the Jr. High where we were teaching in Nevada. She impressed everyone with her running.

Monday 05/23/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Is There a Cure for Cancer? (Part II)
Posted: May 23, 2016

Last week, we left Dr. Lorraine Day lying on the floor breathing her last, praying, and committing to do everything her healthy cells needed to get stronger.

Monday 05/16/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Is There a Cure for Cancer?
Posted: May 16, 2016

A few years ago I had the privilege of meeting an awesome person, Dr. Lorraine Day, who told her personal story. She had been teaching medical school in San Francisco as well as being the head of the orthopedic surgery department when she began to develop a lump in the middle of her chest on top of her breast bone.

Saturday 05/07/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Having artificial ... what?
Posted: May 07, 2016

We all know someone who is suffering from low energy maybe even to the point of debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, foggy thinking, blood sugar imbalance, or carrying a few extra pounds, etc.

Saturday 04/30/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Could It Be My Thyroid?
Posted: April 30, 2016

“I don’t seem to have the energy that I should, and it’s more difficult to keep those nagging pounds of my waist.”

Saturday 04/23/2016

Dr. Raghavendra Rao commentary: Is coffee good for you?
Posted: April 23, 2016

There is nothing like a morning cup of coffee. I have friends who need it as soon as they wake up and some carry a cup wherever they go the whole day. Is coffee good for your health?

Saturday 04/09/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Self-poisoning with toxic stress
Posted: April 09, 2016

We appear quite healthy. Our body seems to have escaped our nation’s “Big-Ugly Popularity Contest”. Then someone we know wakes up with a Stage-4-Something-or-Another diagnosis. They’re given a short time to get their affairs in order. YIKES! We’re wondering “How that happened so suddenly”, and “Could that be happening to me?”

Monday 04/04/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Sunlight and Sadness
Posted: April 04, 2016

How would you like to live in a body that has more natural energy than you know what to do with? The tid-bits you’re about to learn will help you take charge of your heath immediately. Someone around you may even join in your journey to ultimate health.

Saturday 03/26/2016

Dr. Raghavendra Rao health commentary: Uterine transplants a boon to women who desire to conceive
Posted: March 26, 2016

Organ and tissue transplants have become common nowadays. The usual organs transplanted are the kidneys, heart, lung, pancreas, intestines and urinary bladders. Tissues, such as, bone marrow, bone and tendons, cornea, skin, heart valves, stem cells, veins and arteries are also the candidates for transplant. Recently, another organ, the uterus, has joined the list raising ethical questions and challenging the surgical skills of the doctors.

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart health commentary: Body-Money and Heartburn
Posted: March 26, 2016

Like a farmer who spends money to produce a crop and hopes the crop brings in more money than it cost to produce it, our organs of digestion spend their Body-Money nutrients (enzymes, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, etc.) digesting food in hopes that the food will give back more nutrients than it costs to digest it.

Saturday 03/12/2016

Sylvia J. Harral and Michele Stewart commentary: Epidemic of Pain Medication: The answer is in Porterville
Posted: March 12, 2016

A glance at current online news reveals a change in our ability to acquire opioid pain medications. The problem is, the meds are so addictive. Doctors are prescribing fewer refills. People are required to see their doctors more often. Some may be going through pain without getting the relief they need.

Monday 02/08/2016

Dr. Tom Honka commentary: When should a picture be avoided
Posted: February 08, 2016

Many patients ask their doctors to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose their chronic low back pain. They want to use the most up-to-date technology to determine the cause of their pain and to make sure it is nothing serious. But is MRI helpful? Does it provide benefit or simply expose the patient to risks?

Thursday 12/10/2015

Lindsay physicians relocating to Visalia
Posted: December 10, 2015

Lawrence Ginsberg, MD, and Bruce Hall, MD, will relocate their practice to Visalia Medical Clinic at 5400 W. Hillsdale Dr., starting Jan. 1, 2016. While the physicians have been a part of VMC for many years, they have been seeing patients at Lindsay Medical Group.

Friday 11/06/2015

Sierra Care at the Lake to open Saturday
Posted: November 06, 2015

Sierra Care at the Lake will hold a grand opening at noon on Saturday.

The facility is a 24-hour congregate-living health facility featuring one-on-one personalized nursing and rehabilitative treatments for patients suffering from spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular conditions, congenital conditions or other complex injuries.

Saturday 10/24/2015

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Are our heart cells choking in a smelly swamp?
Posted: October 24, 2015

When we look around our community, what do we see? A pretty nice place to live, actually. I know; we’re coming to the end, of a long, dry summer. Some of our lawns are dead. Our cars may be a little dirtier than usual, and we didn’t have many apples for our apple festival, but we’re surviving.

Saturday 08/15/2015

FHCN celebrates National Health Center Week
Posted: August 15, 2015

Even as growing populations of Americans now have health insurance coverage, a serious health care problem persists nationwide. We are reminded that access to primary and preventive care is a basic necessity and can have big impacts on individual and community health.

Tuesday 08/11/2015

Vaccine law draws a mix of opinions
Posted: August 11, 2015

Stringent standards take effect on Jan. 1

A new law that requires vaccinations for practically all California public school students goes into effect on Jan. 1 and opponents have shown no fear publicly voicing their criticism.

Saturday 08/08/2015

Medical research helps babies with colic
Posted: August 08, 2015

Colic is much more than a parenting annoyance. It is a condition in which an otherwise healthy well-fed baby cries frequently for extended periods. Colic affects up to 25 percent of babies.

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The "sugar and obesity puzzle"
Posted: August 08, 2015

While we’re being concerned with the lack of rain and the abundance of heat in our environment right now, I would like to direct our attention to what’s happening under our skin during this time of year.

Thursday 07/30/2015

Pair of county residents sickened by West Nile Virus
Posted: July 30, 2015

One case recorded in Porterville

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed as the cause of illness for two Tulare County residents, including one from Porterville, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (TCHHSA) announced Wednesday.

Saturday 07/11/2015

Your Liver and artificial ingredients
Posted: July 11, 2015

Last week our liver taught us about Body-Money; how he uses the nutrients in food like we use money. The money pays our heart, brain, and organs to work for us giving us energy and life. The liver wants to share another thought about nutrients.

Saturday 06/27/2015

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Your liver and body-money
Posted: June 27, 2015

In our conversations with our Liver, we’ve learned where the liver is located, a little about its structure and about some of its functions like the way it stores nutrients. We’re still trying to get the liver to tell us what we can do for it besides not drink alcohol. We thought this would be a quick little answer, but the liver seems to be taking us on an educational journey through its structure and function.

Saturday 06/20/2015

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Your liver controls overall health
Posted: June 20, 2015

Two weeks ago we had an important question. “What can I do to help my liver besides not drink alcohol?” This answer needs an understanding of how the liver functions so we can take charge and keep the liver thriving instead of letting it sink deeper into survival mode.

Saturday 06/06/2015

Pertussis on the rise in Tulare County
Posted: June 06, 2015

VISALIA – The number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Tulare County has already exceeded the number of cases that were reported for all of 2014. Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught strongly recommends vaccines to protect infants.

Thursday 05/21/2015

West Nile virus found in north Tulare County
Posted: May 21, 2015

West Nile Virus was detected in Visalia, Dinuba and Orosi by the Delta Vector Control District last week. Tulare County residents should protect themselves as outdoor activities ramp up during the holiday weekend, officials said.

Friday 05/01/2015

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Family HealthCare Network welcomes new providers
Posted: May 01, 2015

Family HealthCare Network has introduced two new psychologists — Angela Egbikuadje, PhD and Gwen Angert, PsyD — to its behavioral health team in Porterville.

Tuesday 04/28/2015

Free diabetes screenings offered today
Posted: April 28, 2015

Food and prizes also available

Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis (KDPD) will host a community health event offering a variety of free screenings and more today in Porterville.

Saturday 04/25/2015

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Immune System News
Posted: April 25, 2015

What is our immune system? How does it function? And what is our news media saying about it right now?

Our bodies are designed to survive and our immune system is our #1 Survival Mechanism.

Saturday 04/18/2015

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How the gut garden affects fat-burning
Posted: April 18, 2015

A few weeks ago we explored the “Garden Within”, the beneficial bacteria that live in our intestines. Then we had an introduction to “Fat-Burning” and how our body either burns or stores fat. Today, I want to bring these two topics together and show what part the bacteria play in our weight management.

Saturday 04/11/2015

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Seaweed and southernwood for skin
Posted: April 11, 2015

Fine lines and tiny spots of dark pigmentation started to appear on my face. A middle aged woman on TV vouched that alpha-hydroxy-acid cream was the panacea for facial blemishes.

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What is Pilates?
Posted: April 11, 2015

I am often asked this question when people hear that I am a Pilates master trainer. The answer is layered and so is the work. It is both simplistic and complicated, but worthy to explore its benefits.

Saturday 04/04/2015

County agency reports data breach
Posted: April 04, 2015

The Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) discovered a potential breach of protected health information, exposing 845 patients from the Visalia and Farmersville clinics that use the online Patient Portal.

Zonta plans Bunco event for April 17
Posted: April 04, 2015

PORTERVILLE - The Zonta Club of Porterville will hold its annual Bunco Fundraising event at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Nuckol’s Ranch at 13144 Rd. 216 in Porterville.

A lasagna dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 each or $60 for a table of four. Organizers promise lots of fun and prizes.

For tickets call Mickie at 361-3329, Carol at 310-2114 or Susan at 783-3592.

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Learn to be a 'Fat-Burner'
Posted: April 04, 2015

Last week, Michele introduced us to the concept of “Fat-Burning.” She told us about an exercise that causes our body to burn five times more calories than we normally burn in our typical workout. But, exactly, what is a Fat-Burner? What am I if I’m not a Fat-Burner? How can I become a Fat-Burner? Or, Am I a Fat-Burner already?

Saturday 03/28/2015

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Are you FAT-PHOBIC?
Posted: March 28, 2015

In the 1990s we were opened to a flood-gate of new eating options. The wave of “low-fat” “fat-free” craze swept the nation like a nutritional tsunami! Everywhere we looked grocery stores and advertisements were funneling us into a whirlpool of pastas, crackers, cookies, and cakes. No more did calories matter—if it was FAT FREE—no worries.

Saturday 03/14/2015

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Having the Guts for Health - Part 2
Posted: March 14, 2015

In part one, we learned that the intestines are like a “garden within.” All gardens have two kinds of plants; those we eat, and those we don’t (weeds). The plants that line the walls of our intestinal garden are bacteria. Some bacteria are more beneficial to us than others.

Saturday 02/21/2015

Stop the shaking
Posted: February 21, 2015

Current health advice warns against consuming too much sodium. Unfortunately, this warning is not being followed by many Americans. But there is new information that should get the attention of those who over-consume salt.

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College students take charge
Posted: February 21, 2015

I want to share some heartwarming information from a few Porterville College students that are learning to take charge of their health along with those of you in the community who are also taking charge.

In the health class, the students are given over one hundred different little things they can do to improve their lifestyle and walk away from “Big-Ugly” diseases. Each week they pick one thing to experiment with and experience the result the new action brings to them.

Saturday 02/14/2015

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Movement for healthy breasts
Posted: February 14, 2015

The main job of breast tissue is to filter the lymph that flows through the body; in men as well as women. What is lymph? Lymph is the sewage system of the body. YIKES!! I thought that was the job of the large intestine.