Health & Fitness

Placer Breast Cancer Endowment works toward a cure

As October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, fundraisers for Placer Breast Cancer Endowment can see the finish line. Events such as Sunday’s sixth annual Hot Pin ...

U.S. HealthWorks offers to give flu shots at Rocklin business

Nine months ago, a late-arriving flu season left many workers sick and had businesses scrambling to get their employees immunized late in the flu season. To help fight the flu ear ...

Sutter Roseville fundraiser features couture and cuisine

Changing and saving lives is the stated goal for the staff and physicians of Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s Emergency Department, which is a designated Level II Trauma Cen ...

Mercy Medical Group recognized by Integrate Healthcare Association

Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, was honored as top performing and most improved physician group in California by the Integrated Healthcare Asso ...

California Food Literacy Center launches kids’ recipe contest

Kids across the region are invited to create healthy recipes using the Veggie of the Year, the sweet potato, for California Food Literacy Center’s Kids’ Recipe Contest. ...

Rocklin parents of preemies make lasting connection with respiratory therapist

When Cruz and Easton Duarte, 2-year-old twins from Rocklin, were born on April 2, 2011, at Sutter Roseville’s Family Birth Center, they were five weeks premature. Tiny baby ...

Head Lice incidence surges at Placer schools

The 2013-14 school year is underway in Placer County and surrounding areas, and the incidence of head lice is at an all-time peak, according to LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment Serv ...

County sponsors mental health first aid training in Roseville

Placer County invites the public to attend a free Mental Health First Aid training course to be held Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, in Roseville. The 12-hour course will ...

The Saturday Skinny: Don't fear celebrations when trying to lose weight

While Kool and the Gang’s megahit “Celebration” is often a favorite tune at parties, for those battling weight, celebrating can be a slippery slope to putting on ...

Rocklin chiropractor hosts cancer prevention workshop

A local chiropractor wants people to know they do not have to sit by idly and hope they don’t get cancer. Cancer can be fought every day. According to Dr. Tim Smith of New Li ...

Walk with a purpose: Relay steps off Sept. 14

Celebrate birthdays, meet Disney princesses and unite in the fight against cancer Sept. 14 and 15 at Granite Oaks Middle School at Rocklin’s 12th annual Relay for Life. The ...

Take the ‘Whole Life Challenge’

Feel an improvement on your whole life by changing parts of it. Rocklin CrossFit, CrossFit Genesis and CrossFit Echelon will host the third annual “Whole Life Challenge&rdqu ...

In its sixth year, Cyclebration returns to Folsom

Cyclebration is returning to Folsom. The sixth annual community event will be held this weekend and will feature somewhat of a decathlon of events for all types of bike riders. Whe ...

Expert opinion: In a culture of affluence, why the children may not be all right

Rocklin resident Jodie Stevens, hostess of “The Family Morning Show” on The Fish 103.9FM, is in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. “My parents were very g ...

Public urged to take precautions against West Nile virus

Wth the warm summer weather upon us, Placer County Public Health officials remind the public to take precautions against West Nile virus, a preventable, mosquito-borne disease that ...