Health & Fitness

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 ...

John Parks winning athletic honors at 77

 When it comes to winning athletic competitions, John Parks proves that age is just a number. Last October, Parks, 77, won a bronze metal for the decathlon event in the senio ...

Living with diabetes column, part two of a three-part series

 Diabetes complications are caused by high levels of blood sugar over time that irritates the linings of small blood vessels in our bodies. These complications can include ...

Living with diabetes column, part two of a three-part series

 Diabetes complications are caused by high levels of blood sugar over time that irritates the linings of small blood vessels in our bodies. These complications can include ...

Vaccination rates on the rise as students return to school

The sounds of whooping cough are unmistakable: harsh hacking and high-pitched gasps for air. And when it’s your young child that’s sick, it can mean a lot of worry and ...