Health & Fitness

CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one.   Health officials o ...

The Saturday Skinny: Remember the big picture when trying to lose weight

The holidays are a time of weight gain for many in America, myself included. Over the course of three weeks in November, I somehow managed to find eight pounds, knocking me back u ...

The Saturday Skinny: You don't need to be wealthy to eat healthy and lose weight

Something I hear all the time is, "It's too expensive to eat healthy." Money is tight in this economy but you don't need a bunch of cash to lose a bunch of weigh ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget the weight loss ads and focus on yourself to make positive lifestyle changes

I’m sure you’ve received an e-mail or seen an advertisement claiming you can lose inches and pounds with little or no effort. The old saying, “If it sounds too go ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss isn't easy, but small changes can make a big difference

This online column started as a way for me to share my story and hope it would inspire others. It has not only done that, but it’s taught me a valuable lesson: Practice what ...

The Saturday Skinny: Being prepared is a good motto for losing weight

In this week's installment we're going to look at a word many fear: preparation. Having a healthy eating plan is great in theory, but if there isn't a way to stick to ...

The Saturday Skinny: Dispelling myths of weight loss and exercise

For those with a significant amount of weight to drop, any movement, particularly walking, is a great way to get your body moving on the right path. During a recent conversation, s ...

Media Life: Lance Armstrong a Hall of Famer or Shamer?

AUBURN CA - While Nike is jumping off the Lance Armstrong bandwagon and the cycling community has made the seven-time Tour de France winner a pariah after a massive doping report, ...

The Saturday Skinny: If you believe in yourself, weight loss will follow

Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact on your waistline. In our culture of instant gratification, it’s no wonder the weight loss industry is a multi-billion ...

The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others

When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...

Placer County sees first West Nile death in years

Howard Stoltz of Granite Bay became the first human fatality in Placer County from complications of the West Nile virus in at least six years – a sad but not surprising result of ...

Kids kick it at ‘Move it Movement’ tour in Roseville

Avi Hammel backed up for a running start and then aimed the soccer ball at a small hole on a wall. He missed. But he kept trying as his dad Glenn Hammel watched. The pair had come ...

DEA agent provides Placer pill-proliferation-problem solutions

AUBURN CA - What’s in your medicine cabinet? That was the question a federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent said Thursday in Auburn that people – from parent ...

National Dance Day to be celebrated in Auburn

National Dance Day, sponsored by partners Dizzy Feet Foundation and Zumba Fitness, and highly publicized by the show “So You Think You Can Dance,” is coming to Auburn J ...