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Pacific Student Pharmacists to hold Health Fair at State Capitol

Pacific Student Pharmacists to hold Health Fair at State Capitol

University of the Pacific and California Northstate student pharmacists will join professional pharmacists from the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) to offer a wide range of health services to the public for free on Tuesday, April 12 at the State Capitol.

 The fair is from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Mommy & Me hosts educational forum, baby shower for young moms

Mommy & Me hosts educational forum, baby shower for young moms

STOCKTON - On Thursday, March 24, 2011, the Mommy & Me Program presented a Public Health Car Seat Safety and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.  Charles Hughes of the San Joaquin County Public Health Car Seat Safety Program was present to provide education to the community, especially the young mothers, on one of the most important jobs of a parent—to keep children safe when riding in vehicles. Each year, thousands of children are injured and killed in car crashes. The Public Health Car Seat Safety presentation provided information on the proper use of car safety seats and the type of seat a child needs based upon the child’s size and type of vehicle in which riding.

St. Joseph’s Offers Two “Green” Community Health Education Opportunities

St. Joseph’s Offers Two “Green” Community Health Education Opportunities

The Backyard Herbalist. Learn about how that lavender, thyme, and dandelions in your backyard may contain green, growing anti-bacterials, anti-fungals, astringents and emollients, which actually have healing properties! Learn how to identify them and use them to “green up” your medicine cabinet!

Presenter: Glenda Glass, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Microbiologist, CLS

Wednesday, March 30, 6 – 8 p.m., St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auditorium

To pre-register, please call: 461-5061. 

Grow Your Own Health. You can find out how to grow your own veggies, naturally and organically. Not only that, but you will also learn how to find the balance and serenity in your outdoor spaces using principles of Feng Shui. Get ideas that will fill you with inspiration to take home!

St. Joseph's receives Avon breast health grant for breast cancer outreach

St. Joseph's receives Avon breast health grant for breast cancer outreach

STOCKTON - The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $55,000 one-year grant to St. Joseph’s for an outreach project through St. Joseph’s Cancer Detection Program (CDP) and its Mobile Mammography Program. St. Joseph’s will partner with three Southeast Asian community organizations to develop a comprehensive breast cancer screening program that is culturally competent, including dedicated staff with specific language skills and trusted members of their own specific community to advocate on our behalf. It is the fourteenth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. 

St. Joseph’s CDP will provide culturally appropriate education and educational material about breast cancer early detection and breast health to underserved women.

Dr. John Yarbrough joins medical staff at St. Joseph's

Dr. John Yarbrough joins medical staff at St. Joseph's

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of John Yarbrough, MD, MBA, to the hospital medical staff. Yarbrough completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry and was also the Chief Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, both at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.

Yarbrough has extremely unique training and expertise in both forensic psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Red Cross CPR Saturday set for March 5

Red Cross CPR Saturday set for March 5

STOCKTON - American Red Cross of San Joaquin County will hold its annual CPR Saturday on March 5 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education Service Center located at 2707 Transworld Drive in Stockton.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED provide a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a normal rhythm. Learning CPR is easy as 1-2-3 and cardiac victims receiving timely CPR are three times more likely to survive.

The American Red Cross Preparedness programs help people lead healthier and safer lives. CPR Saturday offers community members an opportunity to learn in four hours the skills that could save a life in four minutes.

There is a $10 materials fee for the CPR training, which is a small price to pay to save someone you love. Classes take four hours for certification and begin every hour on the hour beginning at 8:00 a.m.

St. Joseph's honors doctors with Physician Champion awards

St. Joseph's honors doctors with Physician Champion awards

STOCKTON - Physician Champion awards were presented to Drs. Steven Goldberg and Dean Sloan during a recent physician recognition ceremony.

Steven Goldberg, MD, a general surgeon, was named Physician Champion of Quality. Goldberg has been a well-respected surgeon in this community for over 30 years, esteemed by his colleagues, and well-liked by staff and patients. Goldberg has taken on leadership roles for various Medical Staff Committees throughout his tenure, including the Credentials Committee, Surgery Committee, Surgery Trauma/QC, and most recently on the Surgical Services Committee in which he was instrumental in the implementation of various improvement projects in the operating room.

Named Physician Champion of Community, Dean Sloan, MD, has participated in the leadership of multiple Medical Staff Committees at St. Joseph’s, providing wise advice and direction for colleagues on the medical staff.