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  • Respiratory practices help preemies stay off ventilators, breathe better for life 

    Posted 12/09/2016

    Tiny Maria Perez stretches out in her neonatal intensive care (NICU) incubator, arms overhead, as if she’s enjoying her massage and breathing therapy. Born 17 weeks too early and weighing only 1.18 lbs. on Aug. 18 at Community Regional Medical Center, Maria gets an innovative treatment that uses...

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  • Unique ‘heat blasts’ bring breathing relief to those with asthma 

    Posted 12/09/2016

    For years Terra Alexander, 34, has been a frequent visitor to the emergency room when it feels like an elephant’s sitting on her chest and her breathing comes in labored, Darth Vader-like wheezes. Bronchial thermoplasty changed that.

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  • A team of support to navigate breast cancer 

    Posted 11/14/2016

    Nora Salazar, 56, a busy mother of five and grandmother of 12, put off investigating the marble-sized lump she found in her right breast for several months so she could take care of family out of state. But once she made an appointment at the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, it took less than a...

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  • Construction to start on 100,000-square-foot regional cancer center 

    Posted 11/02/2016

    This week Community Medical Centers Board of Trustees approved funding for a $68 million, 100,000-square-foot regional cancer treatment and research center — the first of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley.

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  • Ten years of bariatric excellence 

    Posted 10/06/2016

    Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery program this spring, marking 8,925 total bariatric procedures performed. The program is the busiest bariatric program in California with high marks from regulatory agencies and organizations...

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  • Fresno County's first woman bariatric surgeon 

    Posted 10/03/2016

    Internationally-known bariatric surgeon Kelvin Higa calls his newest associate Dr. Pearl Ma “the best of the best.” Dr. Ma, who was top of her class during her minimally invasive fellowship training with UCSF Fresno, recently joined the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program at Fresno...

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Community at Work

  • CyberKnife upgraded to improve lung cancer treatment

    11/15/2016

    The CyberKnife® system at Community Regional’s Charles & Ann Matoian Oncology Unit, was upgraded in October to enhance treatment for early-stage lung cancer patients. The addition of a “Lung Optimizing Treatment” means most lung cases can be treated without needing invasive...

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  • Speeding cures for lung cancer

    11/15/2016

    Nearly 37 years of cigarette smoking finally caught up with Barbara Hernandez, 67. A routine CT scan before minor surgery for a deviated septum showed an orange-sized mass growing in her right lung.

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  • Home visits reduces ER visits for those with chronic lung problems

    12/09/2016

    One simple home visit by a health team to patients with severe asthma and pulmonary disease to check on why they keep missing doctors' appointments significantly improved their inhaler use and helped reduce emergency visits by 40%. The effort is part of Community Regional Medical Centers / UCSF...

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