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Raising awareness of Sickle Cell disease

Raising awareness of Sickle Cell disease

Eric Foster, 21, is a college student whose goal is a career in health care. He works out at the gym most days of the week and played youth and high school sports.

You would never guess that he has a serious health condition. And that's okay with him.

"I really don't tell people I have it," said Foster, who serves as a volunteer at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. “I don't think most people know about it or that it affects a lot of people.”

When Foster was a baby, he was diagnosed with sickle cell disease. It's a condition that affects 100,000 people in the country.  African American infants are at especially high risk for inheriting the sickle cell trait. He has one of four types known as beta thalassemia.

$2.4 Million grant funds new project to assist people experiencing homelessness

$2.4 Million grant funds new project to assist people experiencing homelessness

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency a $2,399,328 ($799,776 annually over a three-year period) Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals grant to provide intensive care to people experiencing homelessness with mental health and substance use disorders through the Extended Hope project.

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

Ingredients: 

Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency receives recognition

Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency receives recognition

Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Dreams and Drivers 4th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser

Dreams and Drivers  4th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser and Car Show n' Shine.

.JUNE 25th  5pm till 9pm @ 3610 Fulton Ave, 95821. 

Vendors and more...BBQ, What’s Happening Italian Ice, DJ Smitty and more…100% of all proceeds go to Pan Can Action Network. 

$10.00 per car, (2 to a car) and $5.00 for others.  Plenty of Spectator parking.  Please bring a cooler but no alcohol allowed. 

#SeeChrisAtDodge Sacramento// is our Host. All are welcome to attend.

" This annual event was created to bring an awareness to Pancreatic Cancer and to allow those of us affected by this cancer, to have an event that can be enjoyed, new friendships made and to memoralize those lost to Pancreatic Cancer and rejoice with those who survived.  Please help us bring an awareness and donate funds for screening, treatment and finding a cure". WAGE HOPE

www.dreamsanddrivers.com

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

Western Dental Continues as State Leader; Accepting Denti-Cal Patients at All Locations

Western Dental Continues as State Leader; Accepting Denti-Cal Patients at All Locations

Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among California children and is five times more widespread than asthma, according to the “2016 California Children’s Report Card” issued by the advocacy group Children Now.

The report states that 55 percent of California’s low-income children are enrolled in the state’s Denti-Cal program, a Medi-Cal affiliate, but fewer than half received dental care in 2015. Denti-Cal is a public insurance program that provides services for low-income individuals and families who meet eligibility requirements.

Western Dental, the leading provider of Denti-Cal services in California, is working to change those statistics. Western Dental keeps its doors open to new and returning Denti-Cal patients at all 160 of its California offices. Western Dental providers served Denti-Cal patients in approximately 1 million visits in 2015.