Health & Fitness

Wellness at work

The office is often a prime source of unhealthy habits: eight hours of sitting at a desk, hunched over and staring at the glow of a computer monitor. A sedentary lifestyle increas ...

Please make sure you have a flu shot

Now more than ever, procrastinators need to get that flu shot. Although the deadly flu season started in November, which was a month earlier than usual, health officials say that ...

Please make sure you have a flu shot

Now more than ever, procrastinators need to get that flu shot. Although the deadly flu season started in November, which was a month earlier than usual, health officials say that ...

Placer County flu season deadly

  Last Friday, state officials said 42 Californians under age 65 have died of influenza this flu season. One of the 42 fatalities in December was from Placer County, accor ...

Rotary’s community blood drive set for Friday

On Friday, residents will have an opportunity to give blood that might save local lives, according to a blood drive organizer. “This blood drive will have some added importa ...

Donating blood is a gift

Giving blood is one of the most generous acts possible that we can do. Those who donate are helping strangers, whose very lives depend on the availability of an adequate blood sup ...

Finding what works for you

Around this time of year, with holiday meals and snacks lying in wait around every corner, people start getting conscious about their waistlines. America’s obesity crisis ma ...

Mountain Mandarin Growers Association hosts Orange is New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday

Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer will take place Sunday at Mandarin Hill Orchards in Penryn. All proceeds benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundati ...

Seniors need to know column

Family members, partners, friends and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. The majority of the long-term care in the United States ...

Softball players revive teammate

It was a “day of miracles,” recalled Jim “Doc” Stocker. Active with the Lincoln Hills Recreational Softball League for 10 years before moving to Phoenix, A ...

Silver Pathways offers free caregiver support group Nov. 15

For those who need help caring for seniors with memory issues, free monthly support groups are available Wednesdays in Loomis. Hosted by Silver Pathways, the support groups offer ...

Stacey Maedge gives free tummy troubles talk Nov. 5

After 10 years of suffering from digestion problems that blood tests and medical tests could not detect, Stacey Maedge tried “real food” to feel better. Up until then, ...

Flu season already?

I know, it’s only October. But getting your flu shot early can help you avoid the fever, coughs, sneezes and aches down the line. Here in Placer County, emergency room (ER) ...

When fires come calling

We’re facing a serious fire season here in California. It seems almost counterintuitive that after such a wet winter, fire is still such a threat. Yet in some respects, it ma ...

Push McClintock to support those with cancer

As Congress returns from its summer recess, we must do what we can to minimize the harm that cancer wrecks on our families, communities and state. The American Cancer Society Canc ...