25% in the Valley lack health insurance - Local - fresnobee.com

Valley health care comes down to personal needs While emotions can boil over at health-care reform town-hall meetings patients at doctors' offices in Fresno have a calmer view: They agree that the system must change. But few know details of the complex plans that inspired fierce political debate. Instead, they're focused on their own health problems.

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Fresno neighborhood left behind - Local - fresnobee.com

Oct 3
Five years ago, top City Hall officials gathered in front of the southwest Fresno home of Andrew and Alice Guardado and portrayed the couple as the perfect example of why the city desperately needed No Neighborhood Left Behind. At a news conference unveiling the proposed $45 million project, with the Guardados standing next to them, city officials said the couple's life would be much improved with curbs, gutters and sidewalks in their neighborhood. No Neighborhood Left Behind is essentially done, and the Guardados still don't have their curbs, gutters and sidewalks. City Hall forgot about them. "I feel betrayed," says...
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Nasal spray flu vaccine to hit Valley this week - Local - fresnobee.com

Oct 5
Thousands of doses of nasal spray are expected to arrive at Valley doctors' offices and health facilities this week to combat the pandemic H1N1 flu virus. California will receive about 350,000 doses of nasal spray vaccine from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Ronald Owens, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Health. The nasal spray, intended primarily for young children, is the first round of ammo against the deadly flu strain that emerged earlier this year. via www.fresnobee.com


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