Leon S. Peters Burn Center receives grant for burn prevention education

Representatives from James G. Parker Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company presented a check for $12,087 to Sandra Yovino, director of burn services at the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno.

Cardiac surgery staff brings heart lessons to students

Cardiac surgeon Peter Birnbaum hopes to spark an interest in medicine with hands on experience, letting students poke and prod a real heart. For the past few years he’s brought in his staff from Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital and several fresh cow hearts to Clovis West High School in Fresno to give anatomy lessons.

Dr. Higa teaches weight-loss surgery internationally

Increasingly, countries with government-run health care or a more socialized medical system are recognizing bariatric surgery is a cost-effective treatment that improves lives and longevity, said Dr. Kelvin Higa, director of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital’s bariatric program and a frequent lecturer internationally.

Patients live with and manage congestive heart failure

It’s been a few months since Carl Booker’s cath lab procedure was filmed by nationally-syndicated reality TV show Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Bipin Joshi performed the catheter procedure in September to help Booker’s congestive heart failure. Now Booker is able to get around better and is doing well.

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Medical Mentors

Learn about a Valley program that is making it possible for underprivileged students to reach their dreams of becoming doctors.

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Standing Up To Teen Pregnancy

Former Stand-Up Comedian turned OB/GYN, Doctor Pam Emeney, gives sit-down talk to teens.

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Meet Sheriff Margaret Mims

Meet a woman who has become an inspiration to others battling breast cancer while battling crime throughout Fresno County. Sheriff Margaret Mims speaks to MedWatch about being a breast cancer survivor.

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A Second Chance

A Valley physician is gaining world-wide attention by educating others about revision bariatric surgery. MedWatch talks with Dr. Kelvin Higa and a patient who says this procedure helped get her going in the right direction.

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New Nurse Specialty

Two very special Community Medical Centers nurses are leading the way as they bring bariatric specialty to the Valley

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