Health & Fitness

Day Hiker: Eagle Falls Trail

Fall in Tahoe! You owe it to yourself to take the drive up Interstate 80 east to Highway 89 south toward the west side of Lake Tahoe. Just past Vikingsholm, look for the Eagle Fall ...

Tips for the family on eating healthier

This month, focus on healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and families. August is Kids Eat Right Month, an initiative sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Die ...

Healthy Living: Make herbal teas for a soothing remedy

We’re doing something wrong because, as a nation, we spend twice what other comparable countries spend on health care, but we have the lowest life expectancy. Worse, we ha ...

Rare infection kills Placer County resident

A rare infection contracted from rodents has been found in tests on a Lake Tahoe area resident who recently died, Placer County health officials said Wednesday. Health officials s ...

Placer County takes offensive in opioid drug war

A national law firm known for bringing some of the biggest corporations to their knees in court has a new client - Placer County. Baron & Budd, a firm that has gone to court a ...

4 intriguing solutions for multiple sclerosis and pain

The pain associated with autoimmune diseases is very difficult to treat. Nerve pain is one of the most difficult, tragic types of pain a person can experience and it’s common ...

National Nutrition Month focuses on healthy eating

March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2018, “Go Further with Food,” emphasizes meal planning and redu ...

Mountain bike riding

How many of us are looking for ways to deal with stress? Any parents out there that are so sick of having the conversation with our kids, “turn off your electronics and go do ...

Weird hidden causes for heart attacks

The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves, they open and close routinely, and in a specific rhythm. Google is developing algorithms that can predict heart attack b ...

Biotin and probiotics increase thyroid hormone

There was a medical conference held in San Diego California recently and a physician presented a case study about a woman who took a large amount of B vitamin called biotin. I&rsqu ...

Immune boosting tips

We are in the season to spend time with family, friends and colleagues. It’s also that time of the year to make sure to be prepared for what can occur in those interactions & ...

Stay motivated

With a month into 2018, New Year’s resolutions may have taken a hit and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, it may take another hit. How do you stay motivated to st ...

Breast implants may be linked to lymphoma

Hundreds of thousands of women voluntarily opt for breast augmentation surgery. There are many reasons for that, and certainly women perceive the size and shape of their breasts ...

Placer County could register its second flu death of season

Placer County health officials are now looking at the possibility of this season’s second death from flu. A nasty, long-lasting strain of influenza has all of California and ...

Placer County flu season turns deadly; early season fatality one of 10 in state

Placer County’s flu season recorded its first fatality of the year in December — one of 10 so far in California. Placer health authorities were releasing no info ...