A Neurosurgeon’s Arsenal

The list of our high-tech equipment reads like a classified military document. There’s the Stealth Navigator and the O-Arm. The Pentero microscope. There’s the Ultrasonic Aspirator and ICP Monitor. You’d have to be a brain surgeon to understand it. Exactly. The aforementioned list includes some of the state-of-the-art technology in the arsenal of Dr. Jeffrey…
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Keeping Seizures at Bay

Although it has been 14 years since her first epileptic seizure, Pat Scholl can recall the moments leading up to it in vivid detail, as if it happened just moments ago. The then-44-year-old middle school math teacher was at home in Dixon tutoring a seventh-grade student. “I had just asked her to define ‘sublimation.’ I…
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Decision Time for Trauma

The advent of the Center for Neuroscience completes the creation of all advanced medical services necessary to elevate NorthBay Medical Center to a Level II trauma center in October. The process of designating Solano County’s only advanced trauma center culminates on Oct. 10. That is when an independent panel delivers its recommendation to the governing…
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Grateful: From the Bottom of His Mended Heart

Tim Woodson of Fairfield was Christmas shopping at the mall on Dec. 22, 2012, when he began to feel nauseous and his upper body started to cramp. He put away his wallet and went home, thinking he just needed to stretch out because of his rigorous session at the gym that morning. His pulse was…
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Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle

Six months ago, Rick Hovey would never think of walking to the post office. Or the grocery store. Or anywhere, for that matter. That was before the Dixon resident took NorthBay Healthcare’s seven-week Journey to Health course and changed his life forever. Now 40 pounds lighter, Rick, 48, is walking five times a week, leading…
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Amazing Adventures in Nurse Camp

NorthBay Healthcare marked the ninth year of its wildly popular Nurse Camp with 33 high school students from across Solano County participating in the four-day event in late June. The event is presented by a team of 25 registered nurses who also work in the organization’s Nurse Ambassador Program at local high schools. Their goal…
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