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March is National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month
Make every bite count and “put your best fork forward.” This month let’s all pick up a healthy habit and turn it into a lifestyle. Start simple and cook at home rather than eating out, experiment with you meals and use healthier ingredients.
Get active; try a healthy snack and Be Well.
VMC job openings
Join the VMC team! VMC’s service area covers 2 counties - 500K+ patient lives and is affiliated with Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation.
- Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Dr. James Mohs Memorial Diabetes Walk has been cancelled in an effort to keep the community safe and healthy.
Diabetes symptoms: what to look for
• Blurred vision
• Unusual thirst
• Frequent urination
• Slow-healing cuts
• Unexplained tiredness
• Rapid weight loss (Type 1 diabetes)
• Erectile dysfunction
• Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
If you experience any of these symptoms, please call to make an appointment with your primary care provider. Symptoms may occur rapidly with Type 1 diabetes; however, with Type 2 diabetes the onset is more insidious and may not be noticed.
Healthy alternatives for diabetics
VMC is pleased to have a nationally certified Diabetes Educator available to help our patients understand and manage their diabetes. Learn more about Susan Smith, Ph.D., here.
VMC Welcomes new Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.
Denise Giroux, MS, RD, CDCES, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Denise is able to work with both adult and pediatric patients individually with their diabetes and other medical conditions that require a Registered Dietitian’s expertise. She will help educate the public with nutrition issues, design nutrition programs to protect your health, point out medications that may interfere with your nutrition and encourage cardiovascular exercise for successful weight loss.
Tis the season for the flu
The dreaded flu can cause mild to severe illness.The flu is different from
a cold and usually comes on suddenly.
People who have the flu often have symptoms of a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.
How to prevent the flu this season:
• Get a flu vaccine
• Avoid others who are sick
• Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Wash your hands frequently
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
• Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects
Off-site blood draw stations are offered
in Visalia and Tulare:
Visalia Court Street
1912 S. Court, Suite B
Visalia, CA 93277
Regular Draw Station Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:000 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.
Court Street Map
Sequoia Prompt Care Map
Sequoia Prompt Care
1110 S. Ben Maddox Way
Visalia, CA 93292
Mon-Fri – 8 to 5
- FIND a Provider
VMC offers over 60 physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Let us help you find the physician who is right for you.
- Fun Fitness
Walk with a Doc details have changed:
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle.
What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer!
Date: Second Saturday of every month.
Time: 8:00 a.m
Location: Blain Park
3101 S Court St
Visalia, Ca 93277
More info: www.walkwithadoc.org
Lifestyle Center Walking Program
When: Mon. through Fri.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
- HEALTH TIP
Get It Checked
A schedule of check-ups and age-approriate screenings for men and women.