Health & Fitness

Placer County urges mosquito precautions following West Nile virus cases

  Placer County’s public health officer, along with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, are reminding reside ...

Our View

Saturday is an especially happy day for residents in recovery. That’s when they celebrate going through treatment for mental health and substance use issues at the annual &l ...

Mental health, substance use recovery to be celebrated Saturday

Placer County residents of all ages are invited to the annual “Recovery Happens” event Saturday at Recreation Park in Auburn. The annual, family-friendly event celebra ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

Helping feed residents who need healthy meals one bag at a time

Green is Gopal K. Kapur’s favorite color. The Roseville resident often dresses in green – green shoes, green socks and green shirt. Kapur also named his nonprofit orga ...

Dental disease in rabbits and rodents

Most pet owners are aware that their dogs and cats need routine dental care.  Preventative care may include brushing their teeth, offering dental-friendly treats, and scheduli ...

Say hello to your trusty bike

Vic Freeman doesn’t need to be told that May is National Bike Month to jump on his 18-year-old bike. The Lincoln resident, now 84, has been riding his preferred transportati ...

Celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday and every day of the year

There’s nothing better or more comforting than a mother’s love. Whatever age we are, from newborns to middle-aged adults with their own children, everyone feels better ...

‘Mad-Hatter Tea’ for county cancer survivors to be in Lincoln

A “Mad-Hatter Tea” is planned for Placer County cancer survivors and their guests at 1:30 p.m. April 21 in Lincoln. The free event, sponsored by Relay For Life of Plac ...

Semiannual Take-back Day April 28 offers easy way to dispose of drugs

For the eighth consecutive year, Placer County organizations host the Prescription Drug Take-back Day in 13 locations on April 28 as similar days are held throughout the United Sta ...

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center offers classes for health and well-being

Since 1996­, the Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center in downtown Lincoln has been rooted in educational counseling. Originally working with the Western Placer U ...

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 ...