Health & Fitness

Auburn residents learn how to live with the unknown of Huntington's disease

In 1978, their senior year of college, Therese Crutcher-Marin broke off her engagement to John Marin. It wasn’t that she didn’t love him. She did, and just as much as s ...

Inaugural ‘Cars for Lung Cancer’ fundraiser successful

           The family of Kenny Lewis hopes that Saturday’s inaugural “Cars for Lung Cancer” fundraiser held at Meadow Vista Park bec ...

Inaugural ‘Cars for Lung Cancer’ fundraiser successful

           The family of Kenny Lewis hopes that Saturday’s inaugural “Cars for Lung Cancer” fundraiser held at Meadow Vista Park bec ...

Fundraising for the hope of an Alzheimer's cure

When Therese Johnson’s mother was diagnosed with dementia, Johnson took her mother into her home and cared for her for a year. Now Johnson offers respite care for her sister ...

Fundraiser for Juliette: Auburn girl needs funds for medical specialist

It’s times like this when Auburnites come forward with open hearts, and shine through support and giving. Juliette Dubose, 15, was raised in Auburn and attended Alta Vista, ...

The cupping craze: Olympics trendy treatment available locally

People all over the U.S. are asking themselves why so many Olympians are covered in hickeys. You’ve probably heard the answer by now: The round bruises in various shades of ...

Horse as sanctuary: Rescued horses become rescuers in turn

When Shea Phinney was growing up in Oakland, she didn’t have a boyfriend: She had a horse. While other teens were going to parties, getting into trouble, Phinney was at the s ...

A family’s legacy —Kenny Lewis remembered in lung cancer foundation fundraiser/car show

Longtime Meadow Vista resident Kenny Lewis was loved very much by his family. Lewis was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on Nov. 6, 2015 and lost his life less than three months ...

Protect yourself by keeping cool during this week's heat wave

Placer Office of Emergency Services program manager John McEldowney has a plug for the library as temperatures rise to the high 90s and lower triple-digits this week. That plug is ...

PlacerSustain July meeting — Local food in Placer County

PlacerSustain’s next meeting will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Loomis Train Depot, 5755 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. There will be two short presentations by ...

Drug rehabilitation: setting the stage for change in Placer County

A man drives while drugged, gets a concussion and goes to the hospital. Doctors patch him up and send him home. The next week the same man gets into a bar brawl, breaks his nose an ...

Western Sierra Medical Center Clinic names new chief medical officer

While most children decide to be doctors, firefighters or veterinarians when they’re in elementary school, many of them change their minds as they grow older. That was not t ...

Peer counseling program reviving itself and others

Delta Ricky read about the county’s senior peer counseling program in the Auburn Journal 14 years ago and immediately wanted to be trained as a counselor. Unfortunately, she ...

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital celebrates 50 years

This month Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is celebrating 50 years of helping Auburn patients get healthy. While it’s been a staple of North Auburn for generations, there may be ...

County health clinic in Auburn to close its doors: patients will be seen at Western Sierra

Placer County Medical Clinic at DeWitt Center in Auburn will close its doors later this year, and the Medi-Cal and Medicare patients served by the clinic will be moved to Western S ...