Health & Fitness

Gyms ready for new year rush to get in shape

New year, new body.  Or at least that’s what a lot of people think when signing up for a gym during the first two months of the year.  Anytime Fitness se ...

Gilbert Riojas works to help those in need of health care

   Gilbert Riojas is a navigator, gathering data, researching and mapping courses – all in an effort to help those in need of health care.    “My ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shrink Rap: A time to reflect and let go

Gazing out my home office windows I see tender shades of green, pink and white dogwoods and azaleas, the yellows and purples of irises and daffodils. Since today is Easter Sunday a ...

Changing society’s stigma around addiction and the word ‘addict’

Often clients tell me that they have “an addictive personality.” Sorry, no such thing. While there is evidence that some people might have a genetic predisposition, whe ...

The art of connection with loved ones

I never paid much attention to Chanel No. 5. Apparently, my husband did because I received it for a gift one year. It became one of those gifts that sit on the shelf for a long tim ...

Ask the Doctors: Debating the benefits of eating six small meals a day

Dear Doctor: I’ve been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, thoug ...

Pro-Obamacare Protest in Auburn: Postings ripped down, police called out

Demonstrators gathered outside U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s Auburn office Wednesday to demand that the Republican lawmaker support Obamacare in the face of attempts to dismantle ...

Feeling blue? Hunkering down? How to make it better

Depression can be daunting. Some people feel bad for good reasons: a dead end job, or loss of a job; a bad relationship, or loss of a relationship; illness or physical injury. Olde ...

A surprising way to strengthen your intimate relationship

With the holidays behind us, many people are breathing a sigh of relief. The stress and heightened level of activity leaves many of us feeling exhausted, depleted and, quite frankl ...

Some condiments can make you sick

When you think of histamine, you think of allergies and sneezing right? But histamine is actually a neurotransmitter and release is activated by any outside ‘invader’ s ...

Beating those rainy day blues

The darkened skies and rain have chased many inside to hunker down, crank up the heat and wait for that bright sunlight – or at least a break in the downpour. It’s gl ...

FIRST DAY HIKE: Group explores canyon to celebrate New Year

A group of 25 hikers hit the trail Sunday with Supervising Ranger Scott Liske of the Auburn State Recreation Area as part of the nationwide effort called First Day Hike. California ...