News at TUC


This Test Could Save Your Life

Wouldn't it be great if there were some sort of test you could take to predict which medications are most likely to work best for you personally, and which ones could hurt you with an adverse reaction? Good news: There is such a test, and although you probably haven't heard of it, it's not some out-of-reach possibility for future use - it's starting to pop up at medical centers around the country.

Read More...01/12/18


Mindful Meditation Useful to Avoid Burnout, Promote Wellness

"Physicians who have an ability to provide self-care during their medical careers are more equipped to provide for the ultimate health, wholeness, and healing of their patients," said Stacey Pierce-Talsma, D.O., chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at Touro University California.

Read More...01/05/18


American Canyon, downtown Vallejo made news in 2017

Cooper also noted that Vallejo's other two institutions of higher learning -- Touro University and California State University Maritime Academy -- both announced expansion plans in 2017.

Read More...01/03/18


Dr. Scott: The season of weight gain is upon us

Although we tend to think of weight gain as an insidious process, the holiday season is the time when many of us fail in the battle of the bulge. Recently, I interviewed Touro University diabetes coordinator Anne E. Lee for a television show on diabetes management which will air in January on Community Access Television.

Read More...01/03/18


People in Business

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is welcoming Dr. Kyle Reynolds to Covenant Clinic. Dr. REynolds is a hospitalist who specializes in internal medicine and is currently working at Covenant Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California in 2010.

Read More...12/28/17


Study: Overuse Of Sunscreen Adding To Global Vitamin D Deficiency Issue

Many of us slather on the sunblock before heading out each day to prevent the growth of skin cancers, but a recent study finds that sunscreen use is also causing an alarming surge in cases of vitamin D deficiency worldwide.

Read More...12/28/17


Solano Chronicles: Old Navy Hospital on Mare Island achieved national acclaim

Mare Island's rich history as a site for medicine and medical innovation began with the arrival of the 20-gun sloop of war USS Warren on Sept. 18, 1854, two days after David Glasgow Farragut took charge as commandant of the U.S. Navy's first permanent base on the West Coast.

Read More...12/28/17


Are Older Diabetes Drugs Safe and Effective?

Dr Shubrook: There are so many medicines used to treat diabetes today. The great majority of them are new. One of the questions I get asked is: What is the place for the older medicines? Where and when do you use them? Dr Petznick: I definitely think there's a place for the older medications. One of the biggest things that I deal with on a day-to-day basis is the cost of newer medications. If you give a patient a medication and they can't afford it, they're not going to take no matter what you recommend. That's the situation in which I will usually use those older medications.

Read More...12/28/17


Eliminating Fructose Promises Improved Lipids in At-Risk Children

Reducing fructose in the diets of obese Latino and African-American children improved their lipid profiles quickly,1 according to research presented at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Universal City, California. In as little as 10 days, improvements were achieved, said Alejandro Gugliucci, MD, PhD, dean of research at Touro University California in Vallejo.

Read More...12/15/17


ADA 2018 Abridged Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Update for Primary Care

Good morning. This is Jay Shubrook, family physician and diabetologist at Touro University, California. We are continuing our series on Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. I am delighted to have with me today Eric Johnson, associate professor in family medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and assistant director of the Altru Diabetes Center. We are talking about the 2018 "Abridged Standards of Care" from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Read More...12/13/17


The Giving Tuesday Difference

After we've done our shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, a different opportunity arrives on the global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday.

Read More...12/07/17


Nestor Aliga: Purple Heart Trail Sign

On Thursday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m., we will commemorate the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day and celebrate Purple Heart Medal recipients by unveiling the newly-installed "Purple Heart Trail" sign at Mare Island's Tennessee Street entrance. The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to our war heroes who were killed in action or wounded in action.

Read More...12/06/17


Food charity banks enough for 126K meals

Among the other Solano County nonprofits that conducted campaigns...Touro University California raised $4,400 for its Student Emergency Fund.

Read More...11/30/17


National Diabetes Prevention Program: What You Need to Know by January 1, 2018

Today's topic is the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDDP). We all know about prediabetes in the United States. It is common, affecting one third of Americans. Without any intervention, we know that about 11% of those with prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes each year. Further, more than 90% of the people with prediabetes don't know that they have it.

Read More...11/30/17


OMT Minute: OMT for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Kimberly Wolf, DO, demonstrates the use of the thoracic inlet myofascial release and sacral wobble techniques to increase range of motion and mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Read More...11/30/17