Sexually Transmitted Diseases Increase in State and South Valley

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, said the number of reported sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California increased in 2013, according to data made public this month. “Sexually transmitted diseases can cause major health problems for people over time,” said Dr. Chapman. “This increase is […]

Building Permits Continue to Increase

Tulare County officials announced last week that building permit requests for residential housing in the county soared during the recently completed fiscal year 2013-14, and the value of construction permits issued increased as well. “During the last 12 months, the county has issued 66% more permits for single family homes in the unincorporated areas,” said […]

Putting Community First

My mother grew up on a farm in Kansas, one of nine children. My grandfather, R.W. Young, had bought an old farmhouse and property before the depression that nobody wanted. He eventually moved to Wichita, Kansas in the thirties, where he worked as a cattle stockbroker, served as a minister and helped build the church […]

Kaweah Delta Announces New Class of Graduate Medical Education Resident Physicians

Kaweah Delta Health Care District has selected its next class of resident physicians for its emergency medicine and family medicine programs and its first class of psychiatry residents. From September through February, Kaweah Delta received more than 1,400 applications to the residency programs and interviewed approximately 300 of the applicants for the 16 available training […]