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Innovative game designer continues to push the envelope

Jason Rohrer has made a career out of designing video games that offer a unique and thought-provoking experience to consumers. The independent game designer’s award-winning work has been featured in publications such as Forbes and Esquire and has caught the eyes of many in the gaming industry. Rohrer, a Davis resident, once served as a […]

Sutter rolls out electronic health records system

Hospitals around the country are placing increasing emphasis on technology that improves administrative efficiency and accuracy, as well as the overall patient experience. One example of this trend is the implementation of electronic health records, which allow for the storage of patient information in a single secure location that physicians at all connected hospitals can access. […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

Recent studies suggest that a compound found in cannabis may have a number of important medical applications, particularly for epilepsy and cancer. And a Davis man has plans to make it more affordable to the public. Clint Crary has spent the past six months working to establish two companies — USCBD and Rhya Pharms — which are […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Little improvement seen in fight against tobacco use

The fight against tobacco use in California and the greater Sacramento region gained little ground in the last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. The report, which is published annually and issues grades for all 482 cities and 58 counties in California, gave much of the state the same […]

January 23, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk to introduce physician-assisted suicide legislation

The story of Brittany Maynard brought the issue of physician-assisted dying into the spotlight in California last year. Maynard, a 29-year-old California native, moved to Oregon so she could qualify for that state’s Death With Dignity Act after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Under the law, she was able to receive medication that would hasten […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Red Cross shutters Woodland office as cost-cutting move

2014 marked the end of an era for the American Red Cross in Yolo County. The humanitarian organization, which provides disaster relief, educational programs and other services, officially closed the doors of its Woodland chapter with the arrival of the new year. The move came alongside similar closures in Stockton, Sonora, Auburn and several other […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter pediatrics pilots barcodes on vaccines

A small technological change may pay dividends for patient safety and administrative efficiency in clinical settings, and a local medical practice will have played a role in the advancement. Since the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986, medical professionals have been required to record key information about all vaccines administered to patients. […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California sees first flu death

The California Department of Public Health confirmed the state’s first flu death of a person under the age of 65 on Friday. Dr. Ron Chapman, state health officer and director of the Department of Public Health, said the victim was an adult resident of Southern California. Chapman also noted that flu activity in California is on the rise, […]

January 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Talented DHS debate team looks to bring in new members with camp

Make no mistake: The Davis High School speech and debate team is a program on the rise. Last spring, the team consistently gave solid performances against its competition in the Capital Valley Forensics League before turning things up a notch at the state qualifiers. Eight of the team’s members earned invitations to the California High […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nightmare on Ballpark Drive for River Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats battled back from one of the more nightmarish starts to a game imaginable but still came up short against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday night. After surrendering home runs to two of the first four batters it faced, Sacramento pulled itself together and forced Albuquerque to stay on […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD, Davis Surgery Center team up for operations

In an effort to provide Yolo County residents with a more convenient patient experience, UC Davis and the Davis Surgery Center have partnered to offer some same-day operations in Davis.

Originally, patients dependent on UCD for their health care had to make the trip across the Yolo Causeway to the university’s Medical Center in Sacramento in order to undergo surgery.

Now, with the new agreement in place, those in need of non-invasive arthroscopic repairs to bone and joint injuries of the hand, shoulder, knee, wrist and elbow can receive treatment …

Post 77 sweeps Fair Oaks to secure playoff berth

WOODLAND — Yolo Post 77 put its grit and determination on full display as it powered through an American Legion doubleheader Wednesday night, sweeping Fair Oaks to claim a berth in the Area 1 playoffs. Behind solid pitching and a couple of barrages of offense, Yolo won the first game, 8-1, then took the nightcap, 9-3, […]

July 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Griz blank Cats in front of huge crowd at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats drew one of the largest crowds they’ll see this season with their Fourth of July-themed festivities on Thursday night. Unfortunately for those in attendance, the Cats were unable to put on a performance befitting the occasion. In front of a sellout crowd of more than 15,000 at Raley […]

July 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Overhead lifts improve patient care and staff safety at Sutter

Moving intensive care patients has long been a major burden for hospital staff. The task requires them to put patient safety first while simultaneously protecting themselves from the various injuries that can result from heavy lifting. It can also drain a hospital’s manpower, as teams of five or even six people sometimes become necessary, and […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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