Health & Fitness

This kind of stress calls for more than a bubble bath

Since Election Day, my neighbor’s nine-year-old grandson has been having nightmares because his classmates are saying atomic bombs will fall. I’m meeting people who e ...

Fiber, probiotics can relieve irritable bowel symptoms

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have irritable bowel syndrome with alternating constipation and diarrhea. Will eating more fiber help? What about probiotics or other non-medical treatments? DEA ...

Mild exercise, alternative therapies can relieve back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have frequent back pain. I usually take acetaminophen (the Tylenol brand), but I hear it may not be effective for back pain. Is there anything to that? DEAR READ ...

Marijuana ordinance raises “yeas and nays” from locals

When citizens go to the polls to vote during the fast-approaching Nov. 8, 2016 Presidential General Election, marijuana measures will appear on both state and local ballots. Curre ...

Home blood pressure monitor gives more complete control

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor told me to check my blood pressure at home, but he didn’t give me many details. Could you provide some guidance? DEAR READER: Keeping your blood ...

E.V. Cain skateboarding assembly encourages kindness

No skateboarding allowed on campus – unless it’s for a good cause. Two nonprofits joined forces at E.V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School on Wednesday to spread a message ...

Headaches connected to low thyroid hormones

I like saying I told you so, because it means you got my help years ahead of everyone else. And in this case, it’s about headaches and migraines, and how this condition is ti ...

Walking to end Alzheimer's

A local team from Senior Care Sacramento, which serves the Auburn area, raised $16,500 during the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sacramento. Oakwood Village in Auburn donate ...

Sutter Auburn Faith, Kaiser Roseville hope to expand pet therapy programs

Dogs improve everybody’s day, and they especially brighten a room for the ailing as well as those who tend to them: doctors, nurses and family. “Pets lift a patient&rs ...

The impact of suicide on Placer County first responders, chaplains

When someone commits suicide, it’s not only a tragedy for the friends and family, it also takes a toll on law enforcement, paramedics, firefighters and chaplains whose job it ...

Auburn Senior Center hall dedicated to former vice president

Nancy Callaway was a bouncing ball of sunshine. That’s how her friends describe her. She was also fiercely passionate about the Auburn Senior Center. She felt it was import ...

Stones of hope: Auburn resident offers kind messages for those considering suicide at the Foresthill Bridge

Last June, when Aubree Jackson heard that two people had taken their lives by jumping from the Foresthill Bridge, she wanted to do something to help. She was about to turn 40, and ...

Aiming for good: Virgil Traynor Garden offers abundance to community

Strawberries, peaches, potatoes and corn – those are just a few of the fruits and veggies AIM and Associates’ clients have donated from the recently re-named Virgil Tra ...

Sutter Health is speeding patients to vital care

If you were having a stroke, you would likely be taken to the nearest hospital. But the nearest hospital may not have the most up-to-date technology for treating a stroke and you m ...

Is a population crisis looming for California?

Californians born between 2005 and 2020 are twice as important as their predecessors. Why? Because there aren’t enough of them. In about 20 years, as the older generation s ...