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Community Ambulance Calls

Escalon Community Ambulance has listed its calls for service for the period from Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Crews responded to:

Fall – 3

Traffic Accident – 3

Behavioral Emergency – 1

Sick Person – 10

Heart problems – 9

Breathing problems – 6

Traumatic Injury – 1

Seizures – 1

Other – 5

Total Patients – 39


Hospital destination:

Doctors Medical Center – 6

Memorial Medical Center – 2

Kaiser Hospital Modesto – 7

Kaiser Hospital Manteca – 2

San Joaquin General – 2

Doctors Hospital of Manteca – 3

UC Davis – 1

Oak Valley Hospital – 6


Number of patients transported – 29

Number of patients without transport – 10


January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a small gland located in the base of your neck that is part of the endocrine system. The gland is responsible for various functions including the metabolism, regulating body temperature, cognitive function, digestion, and much more. The symptoms of course vary depending on the condition. One may be diagnosed with hypothyroidism which means the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone for the body’s needs. If the thyroid produces too much of the hormone, hyperthyroidism may be diagnosed.