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Ambitious Global Virome Project could mark end of pandemic era

Rather than wait for viruses like Ebola, SARS and Zika to become outbreaks that force the world to react, a new global initiative seeks to proactively identify, prepare for and stop viral threats before they become pandemics.

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Child development experts discover potential upside to prenatal stress

Prenatal stress might not be so bad for babies after all, depending on how they are raised.  

New research with prairie voles by child development experts at the University of California, Davis, suggests that prenatal stress promotes developmental plasticity in babies, making them especially likely to benefit from good parenting as well as suffer from negligent care.

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Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Sutter Health opened their newest Walk-In Care clinic in Citrus Heights today, expanding their capability to offer quick, convenient care for everyday illnesses and health needs in easily-accessible, stand-alone storefronts. 

The newest clinic is a service of Sutter Medical Foundation and is located at 5406 Sunrise Blvd.

“Consumers are actively seeking quick and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “Many people need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and we’re innovating to make care even more convenient – all while maintaining the personal level of support people have come to expect from our pioneering team.”

Sutter Walk-In Care offers an innovative approach to healthcare:

Kaiser Permanente awards more than $1.5 million in grants to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Kaiser Permanente awards more than $1.5 million in grants to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Dozens of Community Benefit grants support critical needs ranging from overcoming opioid addiction to providing mental health counseling for the homeless 


Kaiser Permanente has awarded 52 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to local not-for-profit organizations, schools and public entities in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties.

The grants are part of Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing Community Benefit program. This year, the grants ranged in individual amounts from $10,000 to $99,900.


The grants aim to improve access to health care services, promote healthy eating and active living, support access to mental health services, and improve individual, family and community safety.


Chancellor on blood drive: save sives and #BeatSacState

Chancellor Gary S. May knows full well the Causeway Classic isn’t just about football. We also have the Causeway Classic Blood Drive — and the chancellor plans to stop by today (Nov. 7) to show his support.

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Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Kings Center Kosta Koufos scheduled to appear at Get Fit health celebration at Westfield Galleria at Roseville this Saturday


Sacramento Kings Center Kosta Koufos and team mascot Slamson are scheduled to attend Get Fit with the Kings, a free community event where experts from Kaiser Permanente provide tips on being healthy and active. The public will be able to interact with a sports medicine physician who cares for the Sacramento Kings, fitness experts, a registered dietitian and other Kaiser Permanente representatives with valuable tips on healthy and active living. Among the fitness-themed activities will be a concussion awareness area where the public can try on “concussion goggles” that simulate a concussion. In addition, one lucky audience member will have a chance to play 1:1 hoops with Koufos, who will also sign autographs from 4 to 5 pm for the first 150 fans.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Health Sector Partnership holds first shirt-sleeve session


Consultant Paul Downs addresses the attendees of the first shirtsleeve session of the San Joaquin Area Health Sector Partnership.

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STOCKTON — Healthcare, education, workforce development and government leaders from throughout San Joaquin County came together on Oct. 23 to find solutions to the Central Valley’s ailing healthcare industry.

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