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Finding resources, friendship, and support after stroke

When KP members Arturo Aleman and Hortencia Morales saw an email circulating among friends that described the symptoms of a stroke, the couple had no idea they would need that information just one week later. Morales' stroke struck in the middle of the night. She wasn’t sure what was happening.

“I thought I was talking to [Arturo]. I didn't feel any pain. I kept saying I was fine,” she said. But her husband quickly went through the stroke signs and realized his wife needed to get help. “She was in pretty bad shape. She couldn't talk, couldn’t swallow, had aphasia, couldn't move her tongue in a controlled way, she couldn't hold her arm up,” recalled Aleman.

Raising awareness of Sickle Cell disease

Raising awareness of Sickle Cell disease

Eric Foster, 21, is a college student whose goal is a career in health care. He works out at the gym most days of the week and played youth and high school sports.

You would never guess that he has a serious health condition. And that's okay with him.

"I really don't tell people I have it," said Foster, who serves as a volunteer at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. “I don't think most people know about it or that it affects a lot of people.”

When Foster was a baby, he was diagnosed with sickle cell disease. It's a condition that affects 100,000 people in the country.  African American infants are at especially high risk for inheriting the sickle cell trait. He has one of four types known as beta thalassemia.

$2.4 Million grant funds new project to assist people experiencing homelessness

$2.4 Million grant funds new project to assist people experiencing homelessness

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency a $2,399,328 ($799,776 annually over a three-year period) Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals grant to provide intensive care to people experiencing homelessness with mental health and substance use disorders through the Extended Hope project.

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

Ingredients: 

Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency receives recognition

Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency receives recognition

Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Recipe of the Week: Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast

Recipe of the Week: Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast

 Wow!  Check this out...this is a berry-packed breakfast crowd pleaser that's made with gluten-free bread, sweetened with maple syrup and scented with nutmeg.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed with a press
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, for serving

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Combine lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Cut center of head of cauliflower lengthwise into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cut remaining cauliflower into 1-inch-thick pieces and scatter around cauliflower steaks. Brush cauliflower with lemon juice mixture. Roast 40 minutes or until golden and tender.   Sprinkle with parsley and serve.