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Cancer free, Fresno man encourages people to get preventive care

posted on September 17, 2015

Cancer patient with stage 4 colon cancer was treated, and 70% of his liver was removed. The team to treat the cancer patient included Babak “Bobby” Eghbalieh, M.D., FACS, and Amir Fathi, M.D. Both physicians are part of the UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery and practice at University Specialty Surgery…

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Doctors Remove 70% of Man’s Liver to Stop Cancer

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By Megan Rupe Rick Hatton was a healthy man a little over a year ago. At least, he thought. “About every two months, something would happen,” Hatton said. “Just kept getting worse and worse, I ran myself down to near nothing.” Six months ago, he was rushed to the hospital.…

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Fires in West Have Residents Gasping on the Soot Left Behind

posted on September 15, 2015

By IAN LOVETT and JENNIFER MEDINA FRESNO, Calif. — The air in the San Joaquin Valley hangs thick with gray-brown dust, a result of the state’s largest fire, which has burned through more than 160 square miles in the nearby hills. The fire has so far spared lives and homes.…

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Hospitals battle over region’s tiniest and most fragile patients

posted on August 17, 2015

By Barbara Anderson Competition between Valley Children’s Hospital and Community Regional Medical Center for the region’s youngest patients is heating up. Community Regional now has a surgical team that is performing operations on newborns and preemies who previously had to be transferred to Valley Children’s Hospital on the San Joaquin…

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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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