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Class of 2019 arrives at UC Davis School of Medicine

posted on August 6, 2015

Monique Atwal grew up on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley town of Selma. In high school she joined a program called Doctor’s Academy, which is dedicated to encouraging a student’s interest in health professions, especially in the valley. On Saturday, Atwal’s long interest in health care becomes more…

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Valley’s only pediatric HIV/AIDS specialist makes bright futures possible

posted on July 31, 2015

Kassidy Caitlin, an HIV/AIDS advocate and sophomore English major at Fresno Pacific University, was born to a mother with AIDS in the mid-1990s—at a time when HIV/AIDS was making headlines. President Bill Clinton created a Presidential Advisory Council for the disease, gold medal Olympian Greg Louganis disclosed his HIV-positive status…

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Medicare and Medi-Cal 50th anniversary: Programs help more than half of Valley residents

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by Barbara Anderson The central San Joaquin Valley is a good place for an assessment of Medicare and Medicaid on their 50th anniversary Thursday. Nearly 58% of the people in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced and Tulare counties rely on the government insurance programs to pay their medical bills. A breakdown: More than…

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Doctors Academy students get behind the scenes look at medical professions

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Laura Brown, The Enterprise-Recorder Doctors and staff at Selma’s Adventist Medical Center pose with students they mentored over the summer through the UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research Doctors Academy. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Alex Moir, Jeannette Colin, lead radiological technologist Elisabete Cortez, imaging…

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Molly, a form of MDMA or ecstasy, can cause fatal reactions

posted on July 28, 2015

By Susan Berger In high school, Shelley Goldsmith was a student council president and tennis team captain. She’d won an academic scholarship to the University of Virginia, had raised money for the American Heart Association and baked cupcakes for cancer patients when her dad was going through chemotherapy. The Abington,…

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