Health & Fitness

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 ...

Representative's View: California is failing people with mental illness

Mental illness is on the rise in California. And we are not doing nearly enough to get help to those who need it. This epidemic affects one in 20 adults and one in 13 children, te ...

Rocklin schools changing sex ed policies

Changes are coming to Rocklin’s seventh- and ninth-grade curriculums about sex, gender and other related topics. The Rocklin Unified School District’s Board of Educati ...

Placer County flu season turns deadly

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

‘Knitted Knockers’ for breast cancer survivors

Last year, oncologists at Sutter Roseville Medical Center found a tumor in Linda Briw’s right breast. Five weeks after her mastectomy, her body rejected the replacement impla ...

Blood donations needed in Placer County

With schools out for the summer and family vacations taking place, one venture is seeing a decline in visitors – blood donations. Without blood drives at schools, it’s ...

Sen. Kamala Harris: New healthcare plan would devastate rural communities

Last month, President Trump and Congressional Republicans gathered in the White House Rose Garden to celebrate the House of Representatives narrowly approving a bill to repeal the ...

Sierra College summer blood drives combating trauma season

Whether caused by boating accidents, car crashes, falls while hiking or any number of activity-related injuries, trauma is more frequent in the summer months, creating a higher dem ...

Families living in older homes should check for lead paint

Dear Doctor: We live in a charming older home, but some of the paint looks old. How worried should I be that it might contain lead? Dear Reader: You’re right to be conce ...

Joy to the world? Or a blue Christmas?

This time of year every store, magazine, and song pushes the joy of family togetherness. But what happens to grandpa when the far-flung family stops gathering because Grandma died? ...

‘Your Brain on Christmas’ promotes mental health

It’s a TED Talk-style presentation geared toward mental health and strength during the holidays and all season long. Your Brain on Christmas is being presented tonight by B ...

Could Placer County ‘mom and pop’ medpot grows stay?

Mirroring a moving regulatory target since state Proposition 54 was passed by voters Nov. 8 legalizing recreational marijuana use, Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday to look ...