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Meet Tilly a therapy dog at Sutter Roseville

Meet Tilly a therapy dog at Sutter Roseville

Tilly, a big shaggy black Newfoundland dog, ambles into Sutter Roseville Medical Center by the side of her owner and handler, Sherri Smith. The two are visiting patients in the medical center to bring some comfort and happiness to an otherwise routine medical stay. 

The program is a new service within Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s Auxiliary Volunteer Services. Tilly and Sherri became members of the hospital Auxiliary in order to participate in the pet therapy program.

Five year old Tilly, who is friendly and calm, fits the criteria for a therapy dog as she does very well in strange settings.  Even so, she had to undergo training to be a therapy dog and afterward had to pass a test for certification. 

Tilly began visiting patients three years ago at Ohio State University Medical Center where she was the first dog to visit patients in the medical center’s burn unit.

Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"

Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"
2013 Weekly Challenge #20: Start your day the RIGHT way You know that old saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Its an old saying for a reason - its TRUE!

2013 Weekly Challenge #21: Gear yourself up for Success

2013 Weekly Challenge #21:  Gear yourself up for Success

Let's talk about your bra. Yes, you read it right - your bra.

We all know that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra (thank you Oprah for telling us!). But did you know you may not be wearing the right sports bra?... Read More

Sacramento residents in need to receive free eyecare

Sacramento residents in need to receive free eyecare

VSP® Vision Care optometrists to examine patients onboard 45-foot-long, state-of-the-art mobile eyecare clinic

What:              VSP Vision Care is teaming up with the Hmong Health Alliance to provide Sacramento residents with free comprehensive eye exams and glasses during a Community Health and Wellness Fair at Sacramento State University on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. VSP optometrists will provide vision services on-board a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile clinic. Gift certificates, which are redeemable for free eye exams and glasses, will also be available to those who can’t be seen at the event. 

 This event is free and open to the public on a walk-in basis.

Living with Osteoarthritis

Living with Osteoarthritis

An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. Known as the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. It is linked to old age when the cartilage between the joints breaks down, and creates joint pain and reduced motion of limbs.

Youth Sports Safety Month - How to Avoid Overuse Injuries

Youth Sports Safety Month - How to Avoid Overuse Injuries

April is Youth Sports Safety Month and sports medicine specialist Thomas Merchant, M.D., with Sutter Independent Physicians, wants to spread the word on avoiding sports injuries. Dr. Merchant treats sports injuries on young athletes year round. He says overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students.

A common story might sound like this: A 13-year-old boy participates in baseball games and practices 12 months of the year, plays on travel teams, the local park’s little league team and then throws balls in his own backyard most nights. Then due to the prolonged, repetitive stresses on his body, he suffers an arm injury that sidelines him for the season or longer, and keeps him off the field he loves and away from his social system.