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Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

The Yolo County Health Services Department, in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, is holding a free seasonal influenza vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  Besides providing opportunity for residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, this clinic also serves as a test of the county’s mass vaccination response.

In addition to getting a flu shot annually, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

·         Wash hands often with soap and water

·         Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces, i.e. countertops, doorknobs, telephones etc. 

I Had A Dream I Had Breast Cancer - I DID!

I Had A Dream I Had Breast Cancer - I DID!

I Had A Dream I Had Breast Cancer – I DID!

Hi!  I am Lisa O’Hara, Contributor to News10 My Neighborhood for the past three years.   So many events, taking photos and writing articles, informing our community of the great nonprofit organizations which serve our community, brought me to “Race for the Cure” last year which touched my heart deeply as I was photographing women whose survivor-strength shown on their faces, the family members who attended their mother, wife, daughter, aunt, niece and perhaps neighbor who was there to run “The Race For The Cure. “ There were many who as they ran, walked or were in wheelchairs and still undergoing various treatments, showed courage and resiliency for either their “noted year of survival” or the remembrance of a loved one whose life was taken by breast cancer. 

Emergency Medical Services in Which We Can All Take Pride

Emergency Medical Services in Which We Can All Take Pride

By Kristin Weivoda, Yolo County EMS Administrator

Have you ever needed an ambulance in Yolo County?  Or ever wondered how the program works?

The program – emergency medical services, or EMS – is a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care and other medical transport of patients with illnesses or injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.  In short, paramedic/ambulance service.

Each county in California is authorized to develop an EMS program and a local EMS agency that oversees the delivery of such services within its geographical boundaries.  Until last year, Yolo County was part of a multi-county EMS agency.  On July 1, 2013, Yolo County implemented its own independent local EMS agency to meet and serve the needs of Yolo County residents, and thus, became one of 33 local EMS agencies in California.

200 Breast Cancer Survivors Needed - Sacramento King's Preseason Game!

200 Breast Cancer Survivors Needed - Sacramento King's Preseason Game!

200 Breast Cancer Survivors Needed!

EVENT:  Sacramento Kings Breast Cancer Awareness Night

 

“Pink in the Paint”

 

DATE:  Tuesday, October 7

 

WHERE:  Sleep Train Arena

 

TIME:  5 P.M.

 

Albie Aware is the beneficiary of the Sacramento Kings Breast Cancer Awareness night called, “Pink in the Paint.”

Albie Aware needs YOU to participate - performing a synchronized human pink ribbon during halftime!  As 200 breast cancer survivors will participate, this promises to be a memorable and dynamic experience.

 

To participate

 

Preventing Falls Can Save Lives

Preventing Falls Can Save Lives

It happens all too often – an energetic retiree pulls out a ladder and climbs on the roof to fix a leak, or is simply walking into the kitchen and trips on a throw rug – whatever the scenario, seniors are at risk for serious falls that could change the way they live their lives.

In fact, one in three adults over 65 will fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And of those who fall, 20 to 30 percent suffer injuries that make it hard for them to get around or continue to live independently.

“A fall can be life-changing,” said Wendie Skala, RN, trauma prevention coordinator at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. “While the vast majority will go home with no problems, for some it can mean going to an assisted living facility or depending more on family members for day-to-day care.”

Join Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes this Saturday Sept 27

Join Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes this Saturday Sept 27
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