News reports from Napa, California; Hi Vista, California; Adventist Health Bakersfield; Los Angeles, California; Southern Adventist University and Loma Linda University Health:

Adventist Health has opened a new clinic in Napa, California. The address of the facility is 1100 Trancas St. Suite 250 in Napa.

“This new clinic provides the community with even more access to high quality care right here in their backyard. And because this group of providers is part of an even larger network, residents can access any of the 57 providers who see patients in 18 clinics throughout Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Calistoga and now Napa,” said an AH news release.

Travel site Atlas Obscura recently noted that Sanctuary Adventist Church in Hi Vista, California, is housed in a building that has featured in several Hollywood movies. The site noted that the Adventist church’s building is best known for being in both Volume I and II of the ultraviolet Kill Bill films directed by Quentin Tarantino. The site says that the church has “Film Here” signs in the windows next to others that read “No Trespassing.”

According to The Bakersfield Californian, Adventist Health Bakersfield has started using technology that scans an infant’s footprint for ID. The footprint is stored with the electronic medical record for the infant.

“Think of this as a fingerprint for a newborn’s foot,” said Caroline Gardiner, director of maternity care at Adventist Health Bakersfield, in a news release. “We know this technology will help give new mothers a sense of comfort with their new babies.”

According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, free resources for those in need are available from the Showers of Blessings Outreach Program, a joint effort between 54th St. Seventh-day Adventist Church and the office of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Starting Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. and on subsequent Tuesdays, portable showers will be available for use on the church’s campus located at 1973 W. 54th St., in Los Angeles. Free clothing, food, medical check-ups and social service referrals are all available.

Southern Adventist University’s School of Music is hosting a free concert featuring its Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists. According to The Chattanoogan.com, this will be the first concert of the academic year. Conducted by Laurie Redmer Cadwallader, the concert will feature “Festive Overture in A major, op. 96” by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra” by Felix Alexandre Guilmant, and “Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, op. 10, B. 34” by Antonin Dvorak.

Loma Linda University Health physician Laren Tan, MD, launched a regional tour highlighting the dangers of vaping. It is aimed at junior high and high school students. The issue is especially relevant as nine people have died in connection with the use of electronic cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Loma Linda University Health story stated that over 500 cases of a new vaping-related disease have surfaced since April.

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