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University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

Nutritious remedies for heart health

Nutritious remedies for heart health

The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, and Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento physician Rajiv Misquitta, MD, has one for you that is very timely considering February is American Heart Month.

Adopt a plant-based diet—basically, be vegan.

That’s what Dr. Misquitta did six years ago after he had a heart attack followed by a five-way bypass surgery four months later. He was just 40 and in reasonably good health.

The Internal Medicine doctor was discouraged that medicine could not completely keep his health problems at bay, so he made what many people might consider a drastic move: He eliminated all meat, dairy, and added fat, such as olive oil and nuts, from his diet. That decision was based on research suggesting a healthy lifestyle can reverse heart disease. He hasn’t had any heart problems since starting his new diet.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

I have made this recipe many times, and it is always a crowd pleaser!   I got it off of EatingWell.com quite some time ago.  All the ingredients and instructions are below, but here is also the link from the EatingWell.com website:  Bean Dip Recipe.  Enjoy!

 

State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report

State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning ..... Read More

Moratorium Lifted on New Grocery Stores for Women, Infants and Children Program

Moratorium Lifted on New Grocery Stores for Women, Infants and Children Program

Jan. 23, 2015 - The moratorium for stores to apply for authorization in the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be lifted effective February 1, 2015 ..... Read More

Weekly Challenge #53 YOU ARE INVITED!

Weekly Challenge #53 YOU ARE INVITED!

Weekly Challenge #53 YOU ARE INVITED!

 

You are invited!  Come join in the fun and [find your mojo]