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National Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week: VMC a Top CA Hospital in Breastfeeding Rates

Did you know that VMC is among the top hospitals in the state in breastfeeding rates for new moms? That’s no accident — VMC is a leader in innovative programs to encourage breastfeeding. We all know that breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start, providing them with an ideal balance of nutrients for their growth […]

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The Standard American Diet is SAD

  Dennis Low is a recently-retired physician who spent his career at Valley Medical Center. He’s a beloved caregiver, educator, and new VMC Foundation Board Member. We play together in the VMC “house band” Idol Hands (hence, the picture) and have become good friends. Which explains why he invited me this morning to hear him give a talk […]

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President Cortese: "If we are bold," we can stop diabetes

President Cortese: “If we are bold,” we can stop diabetes

President Dave Cortese gave his “State of the County” address on Tuesday, January 27 to a packed house at San Jose’s Montgomery Theater. He spoke about many of our county’s pressing problems, and in each case, how we can only solve them if we work together. That sounds cliché, but it’s really not: If homelessness […]

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President Wasserman with me, dressed as an ear of corn for the opening of our Farmers Market last year. I mean me dressed as corn, not him.

The State of the County, 2014

One of the less-obvious parts of our work at the VMC Foundation is our collaboration with Santa Clara County’s elected officials. It’s work that I very much enjoy, and I think it makes us a more successful non-profit; when we’re best supporting our public medical center, it’s as we support the leadership of the County […]

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Pop Warner Coaches

Concussions: When in doubt, sit ’em out!

I’ve never seen so many big, bald dudes in one room at the same time. Yes—these are my people. But seriously… the event Sunday, July 21 was extremely important and the VMC Foundation is proud to have helped make it happen. 700 Pop Warner Football and Cheer coaches from around California assembled in San Jose […]

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