health

Heart attack patients have two new options for care

For a person experiencing a heart attack, time is of the essence. Heart attacks occur when the supply of oxygen and blood flow to the heart is blocked. A delay in proper medical c ...

Healthcare debate rages after historic reform bill passes

Historic legislation adding tens of millions of Americans to health-care coverage may have passed the Democratic-controlled Congress. But it’s still a tough sell with many Ameri ...

The Healthcare Insurance Debate: The Elephant in the Room by Bill Sardi

It is agonizing to observe the national debate on healthcare insurance reform and realize there is an elephant in the debate room that nobody wants to discuss ? self-care and preve ...

Swine flu case probable in Placer County

Health officials believe the swine flu is probably in Placer County, with one case now being tested for the disease. Confirmation by the State Department of Public Health of a pro ...

Healthier Halloween requires moderation, creativity

Headless horsemen and haunted houses aren’t the only spooky elements of Halloween. An overabundance of bite-sized candy bars and other seasonal sweets can be more of a trick th ...

Local surgeon offers ACL operation insight

Professional golfer Tiger Woods had arthoscopic surgery on his injured knee in April before winning the U.S. Open. He went back for reconstructive surgery on Tuesday. Jeffrey Berg ...

Festival offers focus on maintaining an active life

Some people just won’t take aging lying down. You’ll likely find a few of them at the Senior Health & Fitness Festival in Auburn, which aims to keep seniors active and hea ...

Cat food snack puts bite into discussion

Auburn Recreation District director Gordon Ainsleigh munched on Purina Cat Chow during Thursday night's meeting in an effort to showcase the level of unhealthy food he thinks the d ...

Self-massage requires little but offers many benefits

Even massage therapist Karen Krause lets out a sigh of relief when her aches and pains are alleviated by something as simple as a tennis ball. It really does feel great, she sai ...

Auburn to compete to shed pounds

Wake up Auburn. A local version of a “Biggest Loser”challenge is coming your way. Inspired by the hit NBC television show “The Biggest Loser,”the Auburn Journal is going to ...
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