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Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

Grant to speed Ebola drug production

Grant to speed Ebola drug production

Karen McDonald, professor of chemical engineering and materials science, is working with a UC Davis team to grow plant cells in a bioreactor.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, will explore ways to speed production of the Ebola drug Zmapp with a $200,000 rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation... Read More

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Fruit Tree Workshop Class January 10

Calling all fruit tree and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community garden in Woodland will host a fruit tree workshop on Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This outdoor class is free and open to all; no experience with fruit trees necessary.

This class, taught by a Yolo County master gardener who specializes in fruit trees, will help participants select bare root fruit trees for their home orchard.  Participants will also learn how to properly train and trim fruit trees during the winter dormant season to enhance growth and production in spring.  The class will take place in the garden orchard on the west side of the Bauer building at 137 N. Cottonwood Avenue in Woodland, and will include demonstration of various training and trimming techniques.   

2014 Weekly Challenge #49: Hydration!

2014 Weekly Challenge #49: Hydration!

2014 Weekly Challenge #49: Hydration!

Yep, back up on my soap box again...This weeks' challenge is all about HYDRATION.

Living where we do, it is almost impossible to forget to drink water in the summer.  Those triple digit days make it pretty easy to remember our water bottles when we leave the house, and all that sweating reminds us we need to restore our body's balance.

In the winter...well, the winter is a different story.  In the winter, it feels easier and more intuitive to grab an extra cup of coffee, or snuggle up with hot tea.  And a cold drink of water on a cold morning isn't exactly the first thing I think of grabbing.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

PENRYN, Calif.  – The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host one of its largest medical events of the year as it expects to be the dentist for more than 1,500 horses this December. Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is bringing back one of its most popular patient service deals by offering half price dental service to horses.

Last year Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center welcomed 1,488 horses in December, examining and balancing their mouths to increase their comfort level and ability to chew their food.. Just like humans have their teeth filed down, cleaned or get fillings, horses need help keeping their mouths healthy too. A horses teeth keep growing throughout their lives, so by floating/filing down the sharp points and waves they develop over the course of their lives, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is able to keep the horses teeth balanced and not sharp, which can be painful for them.

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

The Yolo County Health Services Department, in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, is holding a free seasonal influenza vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  Besides providing opportunity for residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, this clinic also serves as a test of the county’s mass vaccination response.

In addition to getting a flu shot annually, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

·         Wash hands often with soap and water

·         Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces, i.e. countertops, doorknobs, telephones etc. 

2014 Weekly Challenge #43: A month of being THANKFUL

2014 Weekly Challenge #43: A month of being THANKFUL

2014 Weekly Challenge #43: A month of being THANKFUL

In this month of Thanksgiving, we at Mama Bootcamp are all focusing on what we are thankful for.

We are thankful for our health, our families, and for all the beauty in our lives.  And of course we are especially thankful to have our MOJO, and to be able to share it with each and every one of our Mamas.  In short, we are thankful for YOU!

This week, your challenge is to focus on your attitude of gratitude.   What are YOU thankful for?  Post it on Facebook to share it with the other Mamas and with your proud and THANKFUL coaches.