Health & Fitness

Appeal Democrat
Human West Nile virus case confirmed in Olivehurst

Four Yuba County residents are confirmed or believed to have contracted the West Nile virus, but all are recovering, according to county health officials. Two of the residents, whose identities were not released, were hospitalized with symptoms...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
A fookin’ good book – The Dog Lived and So Will I

One of the perks of being a world famous blogger is that you are on the lists of PR companies who want you to pimp their products for them.  I am, surprisingly, picky about what I choose to tell you about.  First, the item has to mostly relate to can...

Dr. Melissa Arca
Just breathe…September is almost over

Just breathe…September is almost over

I don’t know about you, but September has been a real…. I’ll let you fill in the blank. And judging by the chatter on the streets, I’m not alone. From school pick-up to the halls between dance classes; moms everywhere are tired, on edge, and unsure of which end is up. I’m no exception....

Bridging the digital divide in the Central Valley

Sep 18, 2012

By Minerva Perez Central Valley residents are getting connected and learning to navigate a computer, thanks to California Connects, a program aimed at teaching vulnerable populations basic computer skills.

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The State Hornet
Head injuries a concern

Sep 18, 2012

A brain-jarring hit after colliding with an opponent leaves an athlete dazed, but the coaching and training staffs are left unaware so the player toughs it out and continues on.

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Pedal Clips
American River Bike Trail gets some love

Sep 18, 2012
American River Bike Trail gets some love

A bicyclist heads east along the American River bike trail Monday evening between mile markers three and four. SacDOT and the Regional Parks Department are working on trail improvements in this area all week. The work includes repairing cracks, overlay …

Game to 100
Want mental exercise? Try to figure out Marcos Breton’s Sunday column about homelessness

Sep 18, 2012

The experts say that engaging in mental exercise can keep your mind in decent shape as you plod through your senior years. But who wants to do crossword puzzles when you can wrestle with intellectual  puzzles such as these: Why … Continue reading

Robert's Sister
The Faces of Caregiving: Laura – Spinal Cord Injury

Imagine the joys of being three months pregnant (okay, leave out the morning sickness part). Imagine the thrill of expecting your first child with your husband of 20+ years.Laura and her husband, Greg, were experiencing this immense joy when Greg was i...
A small clinic’s big task

Sep 17, 2012

By Jessica Portner Dr. Dimitri Sirakoff is less harried these days. The general medicine doctor and founder of the aptly named Serve the People Community Health Center still dons his white lab coat 90 hours a week. But the industrious physician has ...

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Where2Next? with Allison
Life Travel – “A 28 Day Health & Fitness Journey…”

Lone Tree, CO I don’t like making excuses, BUT…I realized last week that’s exactly what I’ve been doing with regard to my health & fitness regimen!  What used to be a staple in my life every day has now become a random, at ...

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