Health & Fitness

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 ...

Pets need eye care as much as humans

Placer County pet owners are lucky. Currently, there are only about 480 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists througho ...

Rotary Club to hold blood drive

 The Lincoln Rotary Club is sponsoring a whole blood drive in downtown Lincoln. The event will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Every blood donation has the capacity to ...

Amidst summer fun, take precautions

I recently took my family to the beach while on vacation and my daughter was enjoying herself out on a raft. It was a slightly windy day but we weren’t concerned at all, espe ...

Let’s prevent diabetes by following healthy habits

I like Bonnie Clark’s dedication. The registered nurse of 34 years and Sacramento City College instructor wants to raise awareness of the increasing risk of diabetes and how ...

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

  You might have wondered recently why diabetes is being mentioned more in advertisements, magazines and in the news. Primarily, this has to do with several decades of data s ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  The observant citizen will have noticed by now it is hot.  But even on days when the temperature will climb to 100, one can still get in a good ride.  Start earl ...

To stay healthy, we need more doctors in Lincoln

Hearing a doctor say “you have blood poisoning” last Tuesday was devastating. Blood poisoning can be fatal, if not treated properly. The doctor told me to go immediate ...

Help Lighthouse help others who need a temporary helping hand

Samantha is hands down the happiest, most cheerful woman I know. Every time I see her, whether it’s morning, afternoon or night, she is all smiles and very welcoming. S ...

Lincoln High student named finalist for Kaiser Permanente art contest

Dylan Silva, a Lincoln High School freshman, has once again landed as a finalist for Kaiser Permanente’s Don’t Buy the Lie contest. Silva, 15, is the first student to ...

Sutter Health homeless housing effort wins key support

Sutter Health’s regional ‘Getting to Zero’ homeless housing campaign has gained the backing of the Placer County supervisors. Supervisors unanimously approved a ...

Ask the doctors: Glycemic index is useful for monitoring blood sugar

Dear Doctor: I've been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it ...