health

Measure E a matter of life and death

Measure E on the June election ballot provides a safety guarantee for residents and businesses in the service area of the Placer Hills Fire Protection District. The fire district o ...

Some dog breeders just don’t care

Dog breeders shouldn’t breed dogs with bad blood lines. My dog Lulu has hip dysplasia and two of the vertebrae on her spine are not fused properly. This makes her feel pain when ...

Women deserve health benefits

It’s a sad day in America when a presidential candidate doesn’t care about the poor and a funder of women’s health needs for poor women pulls the plug. Women and the poor are ...

Keep our lives free of US government

I couldn’t agree more with Jack Hertel’s letter on the FDA (Reader Input, Dec. 29). Four years of medical school followed by three to five years of residency then several more ...

Concussions create cause for concern

"Your thinking is fuzzy. Your vision is fuzzy. It's almost like coming out of anesthesia," recalls Mike Lamb about sustaining concussions during his football career. Lamb played c ...

Kirui running for her life

If it wasn’t for running, Caroline Kirui probably wouldn’t have a job back in her native Kenya. Each stride, controlled breath and day away from her son and husband brings Kiru ...

Del Oro grad Gildone packs a punch

The entrance to Ringside Gym, where Sadie Gildone trains, is nearly hidden. Camouflaged between storage units in the heart of downtown Newcastle, the sign on the door is the only ...

Fitness expo debuts in Auburn

The NorCal All Sports Health and Fitness Expo is making its debut right here in Auburn, Saturday and Sunday. Vendor booths, demonstrations and a family friendly run are just a fe ...

Sleep disorders keep locals up

James Sanders had sleep apnea — and didn’t even realize it until he passed out one morning before work. Sanders, 65, of Dutch Flat, is one of the millions of Americans whose sh ...

Medical Internet sites change doctor/patient relationship

Just before Paula Boyce retired from her job as a nurse at the Auburn Medical Clinic in 1996 she hardly ever used the computer. Today, Boyce, of Rocklin, is able to interact with h ...