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Memorial Medical Center receives consumer award

Memorial Medical Center receives consumer award

MODESTO — Memorial Medical Center has been named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation. The award recognizes U.S. hospitals that health care consumers identify as having…

Covered California begins open enrollment next week

SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state’s healthcare market exchange, begins its annual open enrollment period on Tuesday, Nov. 1. While enrollees will see varying degrees of price increases, the price…

Soaring prices making “Affordable” Care Act anything but for some

Soaring prices making “Affordable” Care Act anything but for some

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Surging costs for health insurance have gotten the attention of the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE). The group added its voice Tuesday to the chorus…

Modesto’s Doctors Hospital honored for reducing infections

MODESTO — The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes named Doctors Medical Center a 2016 Performance Excellence Award winner. The hospital earned the award for its work in reducing hospital-acquired conditions.…

University of Pacific fraternity to host medication disposal event

STOCKTON — The University of Pacific’s Rho Pi Phi pharmacy fraternity will host a prescription pill disposal event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 22 at the University of…

Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare plans receive highest rating

OAKLAND — Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare health plans in California earned a perfect five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medical Services for the sixth consecutive year. The ratings are for…

Medicare drug and health fairs set in San Joaquin County

STOCKTON — Free clinics are set in San Joaquin County to help people with Medicare save money on their prescription drug costs and better understand their medications. The clinics are…

In-Shape Health Clubs to take part in Medicare fitness program

STOCKTON — In-Shape Health Clubs are taking part in a program aimed at older adults. The club will now offer the Sliver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging program at more than 50…

Virtual visits may help epidemic of poor dental health

Virtual visits may help epidemic of poor dental health

MODESTO — Poor dental hygiene can lead to medical and social problems including asthma, poor nutrition, infection, and low self esteem. For children, these translate into missed school days, low…

Kaiser’s Northern California health plans earn five-star rating

OAKLAND — The National Committee for Quality Assurance gave Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and commercial health plans in Northern California its highest rating, Wednesday. The national group rates health plans for consumer…