Thomas “Tony” Fitzgerald III was selected as the new director of
the Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, an appointment
that went into effect June 25. He will be replacing Lisa Freeman
in overseeing the delivery of health care to more than 93,000
veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Palo Alto
facility. (Mountain View Voice)
Many cancer patients are familiar with radiation therapy, in
which beams of electrons are used to kill cancer cells. But
photon beams can also adversely affect neighboring normal tissue.
This toxicity limits both the dose that can be delivered and the
size of the tumor that can be treated effectively.
When former U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Christine Poblete comes down
with the flu, an ear infection or other common illness, the San
Jose resident usually calls the advice nurse at the Veterans
Affairs San Jose Clinic or the VA Palo Alto Health Care System,
seeking a timely appointment.
But she can never be sure whether it will be that day or the
next.As of Tuesday, Poblete can ring the nurse and decide if she
would rather head straight to the nearest of 11 Bay Area CVS
Health MinuteClinics for treatment instead. (San Jose
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