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SEP 2021

Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death among American men, and minority men ages 45+ in underserved communities are most at risk. Screening can detect prostate cancer in its early stages, when it's most treatable.

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Lessons from COVID‑19

Join Stanford Medicine and Stanford Graduate School of Business for a free virtual series bringing together experts in health care, business, and government to discuss the global response to COVID‑19 and how we can better prepare for future health threats.

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Muscle tissue sent to space

On Earth, it could take decades to study drugs for age-related muscle loss. Theorizing muscle loss spurred by microgravity will simulate atrophy on Earth, researchers sent engineered tissue to the International Space Station to potentially shorten the course to weeks.

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Tricky brain surgery gives teen his life back

After years of practicing surgery techniques in a part of the brain known as a “no man’s land,” Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD removed a pituitary tumor from Ali Daoud, a Lebanese teenager. Daoud overcame misdiagnosis, political strife, and the pandemic to get care.

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Convalescent plasma ineffective for COVID‑19

Convalescent plasma made headlines in the summer of 2020, when the FDA gave it emergency use authorization to treat COVID‑19, despite objections from some scientists that the therapy was unproven. A new study details how it did not prove effective.

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ValleyCare is 60!

Since 1961, ValleyCare has been committed to providing compassionate, human-centered health care to our neighbors.

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Booster Shot

Individuals age 65+ and those at high-risk because of their health or employment are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot.

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Vaccine Videos

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective for children over 12? What is the status of clinical trials in young kids? Find answers to your questions in these short videos.

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Prevent Falls

With a focus on seniors and families, the Farewell to Falls virtual program discusses strategies to prevent falls and help keep older adults independent.

Sept. 30 | 7:00 p.m.

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myHealth Tip

Haven’t gotten your flu shot? Make an appointment on MyHealth. Protect yourself and your family this flu season.

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