Health & Fitness

Tips for the family on eating healthier

This month, focus on healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and families. August is Kids Eat Right Month, an initiative sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Die ...

Rare infection kills Placer County resident

A rare infection contracted from rodents has been found in tests on a Lake Tahoe area resident who recently died, Placer County health officials said Wednesday. Health officials s ...

Placer County takes offensive in opioid drug war

A national law firm known for bringing some of the biggest corporations to their knees in court has a new client - Placer County. Baron & Budd, a firm that has gone to court a ...

4 intriguing solutions for multiple sclerosis and pain

The pain associated with autoimmune diseases is very difficult to treat. Nerve pain is one of the most difficult, tragic types of pain a person can experience and it’s common ...

National Nutrition Month focuses on healthy eating

March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2018, “Go Further with Food,” emphasizes meal planning and redu ...

Weird hidden causes for heart attacks

The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves, they open and close routinely, and in a specific rhythm. Google is developing algorithms that can predict heart attack b ...

Biotin and probiotics increase thyroid hormone

There was a medical conference held in San Diego California recently and a physician presented a case study about a woman who took a large amount of B vitamin called biotin. I&rsqu ...

Immune boosting tips

We are in the season to spend time with family, friends and colleagues. It’s also that time of the year to make sure to be prepared for what can occur in those interactions & ...

Stay motivated

With a month into 2018, New Year’s resolutions may have taken a hit and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, it may take another hit. How do you stay motivated to st ...

Breast implants may be linked to lymphoma

Hundreds of thousands of women voluntarily opt for breast augmentation surgery. There are many reasons for that, and certainly women perceive the size and shape of their breasts ...

Placer County could register its second flu death of season

Placer County health officials are now looking at the possibility of this season’s second death from flu. A nasty, long-lasting strain of influenza has all of California and ...

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 ...

Empathy on the Hill: Placer High students recruited for life-saving marrow donations

Quantifying the need 70 Percent of patients needing a marrow transplant who don’t have a fully matched donor in their family 14,000 Patients each year whose only hope for a ...

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 ...