Healthcare

Porsche, Audi Fresno donate to Children's Hospital

Porsche of Fresno and Audi Fresno presented a $4,780 check to Children's Hospital Central California this morning. The dealerships chose the hospital as the recipient of their fundraising efforts from June and July. 

Clovis pharmacy school begins instruction

Classes began today at the Central Valley's first college of pharmacy. The program is offered by Clovis' California Health Sciences University and has 76 students in its first cohort. 

Firm with Fresno lab to sell stock publicly

NeoGenomics, Inc., a genetics testing company with a lab in Fresno, announced it will begin offering stock publicly on Aug. 20.

Fresno resident gets grant for disease awareness

Perry MamigonianA Fresno resident was awarded a $4,000 from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) for a project to raise awareness about the rare lung disease that affects some 15 million people worldwide.

Rare mosquito-borne disease reaches Fresno County

Fresno County is seeing an unprecedented rise in mosquito-borne illness.Health officials have confirmed Fresno County's first case of chikungunya virus — a mosquito-transmitted infection that first appeared in the Americas late last year.

Kaweah Delta getting $1.35M for psychiatry program

Kaweah Delta Medical Center in VisaliaKaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia announced it will be receiving a $1.35 million state grant this year to help train new psychiatric residents in Tulare County.

Obamacare rule puts 700 Visalia jobs at risk

Cigna may close its Visalia call center if it can't get a waiver for rules under the Affordable Care Act.Visalia city officials traveled to Washington last week to urge lawmakers to support special legislation that could save about 700 jobs at the Visalia Cigna call center.

Fresno research and medical groups merge

California Cancer Associates for Research and Excellence (cCARE) and Hematology Oncology Medical Group (HOMG), have merged their medical practices, effective August 1.

Second Planet Fitness to open in Fresno

Health club Planet Fitness today announced that it has signed a lease to open a second location in Fresno.

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

(AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.