Friday, July 24, 2009 - 11:49am

Terry’s House received $50,000 from Wells Fargo Bank on July 24 at the future site of the home, located on Fresno and R streets in downtown Fresno. The gift is part of Wells Fargo’s $100,000 pledge to be followed by $25,000 in 2010 and $25,000 in 2011. 

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:51am

Most dogs are raised to simply be common house pets. Others are trained to work livestock, pull sleds in the snow or to serve and protect — but there are some other exceptional canines who are specially trained to bring a therapeutic touch to those they meet.

“I was a teacher for 31 years and I usually had a dog in my classroom,” said Sue Bissell, owner of therapy dog “Lucy.”

“I could see what a good teaching tool the dog was and how a lot of times the dogs get a lot more out of the kids than an adult.”

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 11:54am

Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno is now offering an extensive service for patients who suffer from pulmonary hypertension – high blood pressure in the lungs that can make breathing difficult and ultimately be life-threatening.

“Our program has been overwhelmed with patients, and we are very quickly climbing in numbers in patients with PH,” said Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian, medical director of the pulmonary hypertension program at Community Regional and UCSF Fresno.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 11:55am

An unusual silence swept the Bramer house one morning when a loved one died, leaving everyone asking why? What was this silent killer? How could snoring affect one’s heart? This was the wake-up call Keeley Bramer needed to seek help.

“…Six years ago this Memorial Day weekend my father passed away. [He was] 75 years old, really, actually, in good health. But he had recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea,” Keeley said.

Friday, July 10, 2009 - 11:57am

Stricter rules and regulations are being enforced at Community Medical Centers’ construction sites thanks to the help of the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) and Peggy McGinnis, a construction occupation health nurse.

With OCIP, the owner, in this case Community, provides the general liability, excess liability, builder’s risk and pollution and workers’ compensation insurance for all of the contractors and sub contractors who work on projects for the hospital while using only one insurance company to handle all claims.