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Free Touro violence prevention symposium planned for Sunday

Touro University and others have teamed up to present a free, public symposium on the subject of violence in the hope of finding ways to reduce it, organizers said. On Sunday, Touro University California faculty, students, Vallejo youth and community members offer two panels on violence prevention and building safe schools/communities, they said.

Read More...10/11/18

 

DIY Artificial Pancreas: Patients Aren't Waiting for Us

We are going to continue our series, Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. Today I'm delighted to have with me Rayhan Lal, MD, a senior fellow in adult and pediatric endocrinology at Stanford University.

Read More...10/11/18

 

New Online First from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

In JAOA's new online first format, osteopathic manipulative medicine faculty Drs. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, Jordan Keys, and Kimberly Wolf discuss osteopathic manipulative techniques in the setting of concussion.

Read More...10/08/18

 

Injected anti-inflamatory drug may be effective against gout

A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis... Howard Feinberg, a professor of rheumatology at Touro University in Vallejo, Calif., agreed. Based on the current and prior research, "we can assume that this drug will work for most patients," including those without a history of heart disease, he said.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Touro to host gun violence prevention event

Touro University California faculty and students will be joined by youth and other community members for a symposium on gun violence prevention and building safer schools and communities. Lisa Norton, dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, and Annette Aalborg, professor and coordinator of the Community Public Health Track, will head the event, which will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lander Hall, 1310 Club Drive, on Mare Island.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Touro's 4th annual Public Health lecture series starts mid-October

Touro University California will begin its fourth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series on Oct. 15 with an overview on Immigration and Health Care by Dr. Seth Holmes. Holmes is an associate professor of medical anthropology and public health at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding co-chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

Read More...10/04/18

 

How Bad Is It Really to Drink While Taking Antibiotics and Other Meds?

Warning: Do Not Use With Alcohol You're about to order your first beer of the night when it hits you: You've been taking antibiotics for a few days to treat a no-longer-bothersome travel bug. Are you even "allowed" to drink? Maybe, maybe not... While many other antibiotics are generally safe for moderate drinkers, check with a pharmacist first and, if cleared, space out when you take each, advises Mohamed Jalloh, a spokesperson for the American Pharmacists Association.

Read More...10/04/18

 

'Second responders' recognized for Napa County fire assistance

Napans are likely familiar with the first responders who immediately stepped forward during last October's wildfires to battle flames and rescue victims. At the same time, a second group of citizens quietly followed in their footsteps... For example, Mohamed A. Jalloh, Pharm.D., an assistant professor at Touro University who volunteers as a pharmacist for OLE Health in Napa, arranged transportation for evacuees during last October's wildfires so patients could see healthcare providers.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Medical Education in Nevada: Progress Made, Long Way to Go

Great strides in expanding medical education in Nevada have been made in the past few years. Yet the effects have been minimal so far and won't kick in until years in the future. In addition, much more work needs to be done, experts said. "[Medical education] is improved and has a long way to go," said Shelley Berkley, CEO and senior provost of Touro University's Western Division.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Finding the Sweet Spot of Primary Care Diabetes Management

M FS Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO, professor at Touro University California, continuing our series Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. Today I am delighted to have with me Kwabena Adubofour, MD, an internist and primary care diabetologist. He is the medical director at the East Main Clinic and the Diabetes Intervention Center in Stockton, California.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Technology Drives Better HCV Outcomes

Using ingestible sensors, mobile apps, dashboards and other high-tech tools, pharmacists are working with providers to improve adherence rates among patients with hepatitis C virus, according to two studies presented at the 2018 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Meeting.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, family physician and professor at Touro University California. We're here at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 78th Scientific Sessions and continuing our discussions on diabetes guidelines around the world. Today I'm happy to have with me Dr Rucha Mehta, who is from the Apollo Hospital in Gujarat, India. Tell me a little bit about the guidelines in India for diabetes.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Another Vallejo store goes healthy with VibeSolano makeover

The Grocery Outlet on Admiral Callaghan Boulevard in Vallejo has become the ninth store to complete a Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community program makeover.

Read More...10/04/18

 

Who Is the 'Cardiometabolic Specialist'?

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hello. I am Jay Shubrook, family physician and professor at Touro University California in Vallejo. We are at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Orlando, Florida. We are going to discuss the complexities of managing patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular (CV) disease. Joining me for this discussion are two colleagues.

Read More...10/04/18