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Friday, August 29, 2008 - 12:04pm

Dr. Richard Berquist, a family practice physician and emergency medicine doctor with Community Medical Providers, looks a decade younger than his 50-something age. He’s buff and tan from daily kayaking, roller-blading and yoga. He eats a low-fat, semi-vegetarian diet and keeps his cholesterol low. He’s the last person anyone would suspect had a serious heart problem – even an expert like him.

But Dr. Berquist said when he hit his early 50s he decided to take the advice he gives his own patients and do a cardiac stress test on a treadmill.


Monday, August 25, 2008 - 12:06pm

Community Regional Medical Center launches Errand Solutions, a concierge and errand running service for its employees, on Aug. 26 and 27.

The new service is designed to assist employees in completing everyday errands while they work. Services offered include dry cleaning, automotive repair, oil changes, gift shopping, vacation and party planning, free gift wrapping, discounted tickets to movies and theme parks and more.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 12:08pm

Headaches, nausea, dizziness. Symptoms like these don’t seem so out of the ordinary for a mother dealing with the daily pressures of caring for a child with special needs. Luz Marina Knight was experiencing all three and thought it was probably just the stress of caring for her son, Kyle, who had been diagnosed with autism in 2005 at age 4.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 12:12pm

Hundreds of people reached out to newly elected Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims earlier this year when she announced she had breast cancer.

Diagnostic tests detected the disease, and for Mims, who’d just fought through and won a campaign to become the first female sheriff in Fresno County history, a new battle began. 

Mims, who underwent surgery Feb. 21 at Clovis Community Medical Center, explained how diligence and expert detection helped save her life.  


Friday, August 1, 2008 - 12:13pm

Clovis Community Medical Center will soon have the region’s first 128-slice CT scanner, which provides twice the imaging power at half the radiation. Community Medical Centers’ board approved the purchase at its July meeting.

The new CT, or computerized tomography, scanner is scheduled to be installed in November.