Health & Fitness

Remind youth of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse

Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which runs Tuesday to Sunday, unfortunately is relevant today.   The week provides students nationwide with scientific facts about drugs and ...

Resident appreciates Hospice’s service

I was one who disliked everything about the term and title, Hospice.  My experience with it told me it was a place where people die. It was a special location, lowly lit, and ...

What’s in a name? Here, it’s child abuse prevention

KidsFirst has such a warm, delicate and caring ring to it. How can an organization who puts kids first possibly conjure up bad mojo in anyone? Add to that our tagline, “Educa ...

Oldham reappointed as county health officer

Placer County Health Officer Dr. Robert Oldham has been reappointed to California’s Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where he has served since 2015. The l ...

Eating right learned at school

More than 25 percent of youth ages 5 to 19 are overweight in Placer and Nevada counties, according to University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program, Placer/Nevada c ...

Educating kids on healthy eating

Obesity is not a joke, regardless of what TV sitcoms and movie comedies sometimes portray. For starters, think of TV’s “The Biggest Loser,” “More to Love&r ...

Get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the last three decades and we unfortunately still need that designation today. In 2014, there were 25,801 new breast cancer cases in t ...

Patients invited to celebrate 10th anniversary of Sutter Rehab Institute

Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, Placer County’s only acute rehab facility, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is inviting its former patients – more tha ...

Placer County urges mosquito precautions following West Nile virus cases

  Placer County’s public health officer, along with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, are reminding reside ...

Our View

Saturday is an especially happy day for residents in recovery. That’s when they celebrate going through treatment for mental health and substance use issues at the annual &l ...

Mental health, substance use recovery to be celebrated Saturday

Placer County residents of all ages are invited to the annual “Recovery Happens” event Saturday at Recreation Park in Auburn. The annual, family-friendly event celebra ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

Helping feed residents who need healthy meals one bag at a time

Green is Gopal K. Kapur’s favorite color. The Roseville resident often dresses in green – green shoes, green socks and green shirt. Kapur also named his nonprofit orga ...

Placer County public health lab to close

Placer County’s public health lab will be closed by the end of June in a move that officials say could save up to $1 million annually. Closure of the North Auburn facility w ...

Another View: A viable health care fix

As a senior accountant for Ernst & Young, most of my time was devoted to auditing large hospitals in our region. I had the unique opportunity to see how health care organizatio ...