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UOP Offers Affordable Counseling Program

University of the Pacific is offering a substance abuse counseling program. The program is very affordable and can be completed in less than a year. Applications need to be in by June 8, and classes start in July.

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Alpha Gamma Sigma & City of Hope host the 2nd Annual Delta College Be the Match donor registry drive

Alpha Gamma Sigma & City of Hope host the 2nd Annual Delta College Be the Match donor registry drive

Alpha Gamma Sigma & City of Hope will host the 2nd Annual Delta College Be the Match donor registry drive, Thur, Oct 23, 10am-2pm in Danner Hall.

Be the Match registers potential blood marrow donors and matches them with critically ill blood cancer patients. Potential donors complete a short questionnaire, then perform their own cheek swab. City of Hope takes care of the rest.

Last year, Delta’s drive was a great success. 147 students registered with Be the Match. Statewide, over 1350 students registered at Alpha Gamma Sigma (California Community College Scholastic Honor Society) sponsored events.

http://www.bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/

Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death in San Joaquin County

Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health Services reports the county’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) related death for 2014, is that of a woman in her sixties from the northern rural area of the county.,San Joaquin County Public Health Services reports the county’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) related death for 2014, that of a woman in her sixties from the northern rural area of the county.

“This unfortunate death reminds us of the potential danger from mosquito bites and West Nile virus,” says Dr. Alvaro Garza, San Joaquin County Public Health Officer. As of October 17, 2014, there have been 8 human cases of WNV reported in San Joaquin County, so far this year. Last year, San Joaquin County reported 8 human cases with one (1) death.

Stockton Chamber takes "FRESH" look at wellness in the workplace

Stockton Chamber takes "FRESH" look at wellness in the workplace

The Stockton Chamber of Commerce's conference room was full for the launch of its "FRESH" (Fitness Rejuvenates Employee Sustainability & Heath) program yesterday morning. FRESH is designed to promote the establishment of wellness programs and developing a culture of health at job sites. Guest speaker Joseph Neff of Delta Health Systems, explained that when employers take a forward thinking attitude focused on employee's health, results can be lower costs as well as increased employee attendance and productivity. Neff cited one California grocery chain that introduced a health contingent incentive program to its employees and saved $6.6 million from 2009-2013 in medical claims and saw the "heart attack rate drop dramatically." Many of yesterday's attendees already had wellness programs established in their workplaces and gave testimonials to the effectiveness of these programs in terms of reducing overall costs and employee absenteeism.

Delta College District Police Host Expired Medication Safe Disposal Event, Saturday, Sept. 27

Delta College District Police Host Expired Medication Safe Disposal Event, Saturday, Sept. 27

Be responsible! Be safe! Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. Delta College's District Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a FREE "Drug Take-Back Day" Expired Medication Safe Disposal Event, Saturday, Sept., 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the DeRicco Building’s C-1 lot.