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Dameron Hospital Offering Free Flu Vaccines Saturday Feb. 9th

Dameron Hospital Offering Free Flu Vaccines  Saturday Feb. 9th

Dameron Hospital will be offering free flu vaccinations Saturday February 9th beginning at 10 AM to 2 PM at the main entrance to Dameron Hospital at 525 Acacia Street. Due to the seasonality of the flu vaccine the Hospital is offering free vaccinations until the supply of vaccine has been depleted. All community members, age 3 and over, are encouraged to participate if your family has not previously received a vaccination.

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even people with a history of great health can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming seasons.

Middle School Girl's Basketball

Middle School Girl's Basketball

SEASON  DATES: January 29, 2013 - March 23, 2013

LEAGUE FEE: $90

6th & 7th Grade Program Information:

This program is designed to encourage teens to develop both physically and socially.  Participants will sharpen their skills while learning the importance of sportsmanship and fair play.  Athletes will practice after school at Lichen, Kingswood, Sylvan, Woodside, Pioneer, Antelope Crossing and Wilson C. Riles.  League games will be held at La Sierra Community Center.

8th Grade Program Information:

This program is designed to encourage teens to develop both physically and socially.  Participants will sharpen their skills while learning the importance of sportsmanship and fair play.  Athletes will practice after school at Lichen, Kingswood, Sylvan, Woodside and Pioneer. League games will be held at La Sierra Community Center.

Fun Run Offers Sweet Support for Pediatric Patients

Fun Run Offers Sweet Support for Pediatric Patients

The fifth annual Donut Dash fun run will take place Saturday, March 9, 2013 to raise money for the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento. This unique 4-mile race has runners stopping at the two-mile mark to eat four donuts at Marie’s Donuts, then running two more miles to the finish line. This is a family event and strollers and dogs on leashes are welcomed. Registration includes four donuts from Marie’s Donuts, event t-shirt (guaranteed for those registered before Feb. 28) and a one-of-a-kind finisher’s award.

U.S. HealthWorks has Flu Vaccine Available At Sacramento-area Clinics

U.S. HealthWorks has Flu Vaccine Available At Sacramento-area Clinics

Despite the fact that it is still early in the flu season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that most of the country is experiencing high levels of the influenza virus and is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine now.

To view the CDC’s report visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm)

U.S. HealthWorks has four centers in Sacramento and another in Rocklin. To set up a date and time for U.S.

2013 Greenprint Summit

2013 Greenprint Summit

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a special day of learning, networking, and collaboration on designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities in the Sacramento region. This year’s Greenprint Summit will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. The Summit provides a forum for sharing current research findings, learning about current regional projects, and exploring new innovative partnerships.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle
  • Dr. Desirée Backman, Chief Prevention Officer Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System and California Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Sam Soret, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
  • Dr.

California Raisin Bacon Brussels Sprouts

California Raisin Bacon Brussels Sprouts
California Raisin Bacon Brussels Sprouts

This delicious recipe is perfect for the holidays.  This dish is both sweet and savory with a touch of heat from the red pepper flakes.

Makes 8 servings INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 3 slices hickory smoked bacon*, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup California raisins

Tune in TONIGHT to 'Fighting Lung Cancer: A Woman's Inspiration'

Tune in TONIGHT to 'Fighting Lung Cancer: A Woman's Inspiration'

Increasingly, more and more people who’ve never smoked a day in their life are being diagnosed with lung cancer. And while lung cancer causes more deaths annually than any other form of cancer, if caught early, recovery is at its best.

News 10 and Mercy Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento invite you to tune in to a special half-hour segment “Fighting Lung Cancer: A Woman’s Inspiration” Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.

You will be introduced to local women, all non-smokers, who were diagnosed with lung cancer incidentally, and learn about the movement that seeks to screen and catch lung cancer early—for the best possible treatment outcomes.

Again, this show airs Thursday, November 29, at 7:30pm on News10.  You won't want to miss it!