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June 27, 2022

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Nurses ask for city aid in hospital contract dispute

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital nurses Monday made a coordinated effort—in the midst of contract negotiations with the separate health care district—to plead with Hollister officials about what they called “dangerous” staffing levels.

Lee: Start dynamic with your warm-up

If you're in your 30s or older, you started P.E. classes with static stretches—the type of stretches that are held for a set time—in the belief that they would increase flexibility, improve performance and reduce injuries.

Lee: Fuel School in session

Welcome to Fuel School 101. Yes, there’s a science to properly fueling the body for competition. High school athletes, take notice. For this article, I’ll focus on the ubiquitous energy bar, which has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. San Benito High junior three-sport standout Marisa Villegas loves Clif Bars; last year at the end of the track season, Villegas told me in addition to her regular meals, she sometimes ate two to three Clif Bars a day during her most intense workout sessions/races (hey, when you run as fast as she does, you need some serious fuel).

Lee: Nutrition brings out the inner athlete

In my last column, I touched on five foods—sweet potatoes, oatmeal, spinach, salmon and chicken—as nutritional powerhouse choices for boosting athletic performance, promoting energy and speeding up recovery after hard workouts.

Lee: Never take running for granted

Sunburned and dehydrated, I lay in the fetal position in the back of my mom’s car as she drove us home.

Mabie centers to retain funding

Skilled-nursing facilities operated by Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital are no longer in danger of closely after a reversal from the state on reducing MediCal payments.

Updated: After dog located, 12-year-old can forego rabies protocol

Michele Cameron and her family had a rough weekend as they awaited recommendations from medical professionals on whether to treat the Camerons’ 12-year-old daughter for rabies after she had been bitten Thursday by a dog whose vaccination had expired in March.

Family seeks owner after daughter’s dog bite

Michele Cameron, the mother of a 12-year-old daughter bit by a dog at Ridgemark Thursday evening, is pleading with the owner of the dog to come forward so that her daughter will not have to undergo a painful series of rabies vaccinations on Monday.

Anthem Blue Cross to cover SBC Medi-Cal patients

As San Benito County prepares to move Medi-Cal patients to a managed care program by Sept.1, the state Department of Health Care Services has contracted with a consultant to help with enrollment and education of patients.

Frozen berries linked to hepatitis outbreak

The California Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday not to eat Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries as they may be linked to a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections. The frozen berries were sold at Costco, where they have been removed from stores though they may have been sold at other retail locations as well. Consumers with questions may call the California Department of Public Health at 916-650-6595.