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Sutter Medical Foundation Auburn Urgent Care is “Movin’ on up” to increase exam room capacity

Sutter Medical Foundation Auburn Urgent Care is “Movin’ on up” to increase exam room capacity

Auburn, CA – Patients seeking care from Sutter Medical Foundation’s (SMF) Urgent Care Center in Auburn will need to travel a little farther to receive services from its caregivers…..about 10 feet up.

On October 25, the Urgent Care Center —chosen as the ‘Best of the Best’ in the Auburn Journal’s 2017 reader poll as Best Urgent Care— made a short move upstairs to a larger, more accommodating space, Suite 201 at SMF’s Medical Office Building at 11795 Education Street.

“We are excited to increase our ability to care for patients in our urgent care setting, going from five exam rooms to eight exam rooms for patient visits,” said Robert Bixler, M.D., Urgent Care Department Chief and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) physician. “Any time we find an opportunity to improve our popular urgent care services, we are going to find a way to make it happen. And in Auburn, that means a move up.”

How to choose the right Halloween candy

How to choose the right Halloween candy

By Dr. John Luther

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

But dental practitioners aren’t nearly as enamored with Halloween, because they know the possible ramifications of eating candy. It not only can create damage to the teeth and gums, but also possibly to a child's overall health.

Having healthy teeth and gums has an impact that goes far beyond the mouth. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities, periodontal disease and infection, which can impact a patient's heart, lungs, and entire body.

5 tips from Western Dental

1. Choose candy carefully: Try to avoid hard candy, such as lollipops, and other sweets that stay in the mouth for a long time. These candies increase the risk for tooth decay.

Disability rights In schools are civil rights too!

Disability rights In schools are civil rights too!
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was signed into law on July 26. 1990. More than fifty million Americans have some kind of physical, cognitive, sensory, or mental disability. The ADA’s extensive provisions for employment, state and local governments, transportation,public accommodations, and telecommunications, has helped end discrimination towards those with disabilities tremendously. Congress' concern to eliminate intentional and benign discrimination against disabled individuals is evident in the findings and purpose of the ADA. 42 U.S.C. § 12101.

Railroad Museum Foundation presents all-new “Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride” for adults

Railroad Museum Foundation presents all-new “Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride” for adults

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to present an all-new Halloween-inspired event for adults – “Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride” on Friday evening, October 27, 2017, departing at 7 p.m. Ticketed guests will delight in a frightfully fun train ride along the on the Sacramento Southern Railroad while enjoying a blood-shot cocktail and being entertained by a Mad Scientist and his minions, Monster Mash dancers and more. Train ride guests will indulge in hard cider and nibble on delicious appetizers provided by Fat’s Catering all while enjoying a dark night on the railroad – it’s Halloween fun, adult-style!

Calling kids & canines…Midtown Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Calling kids & canines…Midtown Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Association (MA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Biba, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, Monkey Bar, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches.  

Auto Museum gets in the spirit of Halloween with “Trunk or Treat” & “Haunted Headlights Tours"

Auto Museum gets in the spirit of Halloween with “Trunk or Treat” & “Haunted Headlights Tours"

The California Automobile Museum is excited to present two spirited Halloween events – “Trunk or Treat” on October 29, 2017, for families and children of all ages and “Haunted Headlights Tour” on October 31, 2017 for ages 13 and over. The always-popular “Trunk or Treat” is a returning event while the “Haunted Headlights Tour” is an all-new offering this year.  

“Trunk or Treat” – Sunday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. This will be the last “What’s Blooming?” tour of the year. Meet at the Tenth Street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Midtown crawling with tricks, treats & more Halloween fun on October 28

Midtown crawling with tricks, treats & more Halloween fun on October 28

The community is invited to visit, stay and play in Midtown Sacramento from morning until night on Saturday, October 28, 2017, to enjoy a wide variety of Halloween-related experiences sure to entertain individuals, families and four-footed friends alike.  A sampling of the spirited activities happening that day include the following:

Midtown Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th at J & K Streets
In addition to a bounty of harvest and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and other gourmet edibles available, Halloween-related activities will be on the menu at the Midtown Farmers Market on this special day. Shoppers are encouraged to come in costume and children of all ages are invited to take part in a fun and free mini pumpkin scavenger hunt throughout the market plus pick up a free temporary tattoo decal. For more, visit www.midtownfarmersmarketsac.com

Injury report: Kings vs Mavericks

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Helping Water utilities reduce California’s energy use and emissions

Over the next three and a half years, researchers at the University of California, Davis, will work with the Moulton Niguel Water District and Helio Energy Solutions to better understand how water utilities can reduce California’s energy use as the state works to meet its ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals.

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