Orlando’s Journey

Cinema Student Shares Story on Camera Orlando Torres, right, was often joined by his brother Leonardo and mother, Esperanza, in the infusion room at the NorthBay Cancer Center. With dreams of becoming a director someday, 20-year-old cinematography student Orlando Torres was much more comfortable behind the camera, until a dramatic diagnosis compelled him to step…
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When it Comes to Men’s Health: Knowledge is Power

Tin Ngo, M.D. Prostate cancer is a diagnosis that strikes fear in the hearts of men and the women who love them. Recently, many articles have been published about the controversy surrounding prostate cancer screening. A minority of doctors want to completely stop screening for the disease. They feel that they are doing more harm…
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Cardiac Rehab is His Life After the ‘Big One’

Karen Loewe, R.N., clinical coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation at NorthBay Medical Center, chats with longtime participant Hanson Shishido. When retired businessman Hanson Shishido, 65, of Fairfield, says he survived the “big one,” he means it. Back in 2002 he didn’t just have a major heart attack. His heart went into cardiogenic shock, a condition in…
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