Obesity

Study: Placer County low in `needless deaths’

A new report says that if all counties in California had the same opportunities for health, there would be 891,000 fewer smokers, 733,000 fewer obese adults and 533,000 fewer adult ...

Placer ranks No. 2 statewide in health

Access to health care, recreation and a variety of nutritious foods gave Placer County a leg up when it came to ranking among the healthiest counties in California. The 2014 repor ...

Reader Input: Choices have consequences

Don Stewart’s ranting (“Casino costs the community,” Reader Input, July 5) about Thunder Valley Casino is the same old, same old. Blame someone else. I would pref ...

Area schools try to buck obesity trend

When Brad Kearns shopped around for the elementary school that would help mold his children?s early years academics were obviously a top priority. But if grammar and math were No. ...