Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking, Study Says

Time Inc, Time.com Mandy Oaklander @mandyoaklander  Oct. 17, 2014      The link between soda and telomere length Nobody would mistake sugary soda for a health food, but a newstudy published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years. Senior study author Elissa Epel, PhD, professor of psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, wanted to look at the mechanisms behind…

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RIVERSIDE: Could city bid 911 ambulance contract?

July 1, 2014 by Alicia Robinson In a probably little-noticed comment at the end of the Riverside City Council’s June 10 meeting, Councilman Paul Davis attempted to get the lid off an interesting can of worms: he asked city staff to “explore the options” for bidding out emergency ambulance service in the city. Those who have watched the saga of Riverside’s permit system for non-emergency ambulance service (also known as…

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Mission has been Awarded the Highest Level of Accrediation

Corona, CA – Mission Ambulance was awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), a certificate of Accreditation. The Commission was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. An independent group of EMS professionals from across the nation including a board certified emergency physician conducted a comprehensive review of Mission. Upon completion of the review the commission recognized Mission for its excellence…

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RIVERSIDE: City has no second ambulance service – yet

Council rejected Care Ambulance’s application for non-emergency medical transport; AMR remains sole provider, but three others have applied. BY ALICIA ROBINSON / STAFF WRITER Published: June 20, 2014 Updated:  11:17 p.m. Mission Ambulance employee Carson Bates drops off a patient at Riverside Community Hospital in 2011. Mission is one of three companies seeking permits to operate in Riverside. The City Council on June 17 rejected Care Ambulance’s application. FILE PHOTO:…

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HEALTH CARE: Fewer people seek treatment through Riverside County

Officials say the drop is likely due to more patients getting insurancethrough Obamacare and seeking health care elsewhere The number of patients visiting Riverside County’s safety-net hospital and its network of 10 clinics dropped about 11 percent after the Affordable Care Act kicked into full gear Jan. 1. County officials believe people who previously relied on Riverside County Regional Medical Center for health care are exploring other options, and they…

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RIVERSIDE: Ambulance business may become competitive

  /FILE PHOTO Carson Bates, an EMT for Corona-based Mission Ambulance, drops off a patient at Riverside Community Hospital in 2011. Riverside now allows only one company — American Medical Response — to transport non-emergency patients, but four others, incuding Mission, have applied for permits. BY ALICIA ROBINSONThe Press Enterprise BY ALICIA ROBINSON STAFF WRITER Published: April 28, 2014; 03:41 PM Riverside has had just one provider of non-emergency medical…

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Riverside County Prehospital Stroke System

On April 1, 2014, one minute past midnight, Base Hospitals can start directing prehospital personnel to transport patients potentially suffering from strokes to designated Stroke Centers. The following hospitals have been recognized as Riverside County designated Stroke Centers: • Eisenhower Medical Center (ISC) • Kaiser Permanente Hospital Riverside (PSC) • Kaiser Moreno Valley Community Hospital (PSC) • Riverside Community Hospital (PSC) • Riverside County Regional Medical Center (SRH) • Temecula…

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Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Harvard study showed older men who regularly skipped breakfast had 27 percent higher heart attack risk than those who ate breakfast   ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There’s no…

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Orange County Fire Authority Loses Management of Ambulance Contracts

State officials direct OCFA to submit a comprehensive plan SALVADOR HERNANDEZ, Orange County Register |     | Monday, February 3, 2014 IRVINE – Decision means big changes in how services for 911 calls will be doled out. State officials have stripped the Orange County Fire Authority of its role in selecting ambulance contracts for most of the county, rejecting a last-ditch effort to keep the process in OCFA hands. Instead,…

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Improvements needed for emergency ambulance system

BY JEFF HORSEMAN STAFF WRITER Published: January 24, 2014; 02:52 PM Riverside County could do a better job with its emergency ambulance service by changing response time standards and expanding a new way to help 911 callers, according to a consultant who outlined two options for putting the county’s lucrative ambulance contract out to bid for the first time in recent memory. The Abaris Group’s study will help guide the…

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