Health & Fitness

Local ticks found infected with Lyme disease organism

Officials at the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District caution residents of the presence of the Lyme disease organism in local ticks. Results from surveillance activities for ...

Rocklin High alum earns Innovator of the Year honor

Alexander Lubinski was recently recognized by Covidien Corporation as winner of the 2013 Product and Technology Award as Innovator of the Year. Lubinski was presented these honors ...

Learn how to avoid holiday weight gain and stress

Dr. Tim Smith, a local chiropractic wellness doctor, will host a workshop to show how to overcome the stress and weight gain associated with the holiday season. This unique health ...

Football head-trauma concerns tackled in Auburn

Growing awareness of sports-related concussions is resulting in both more concern and more precautions in the Auburn football community. From the 7-year-old just starting out in M ...

BloodSource awards high school blood drive team efforts

BloodSource, not-for-profit since 1948, recently announced achievements related to area high school blood drives. High school students and their community service efforts through b ...

Student-run campaign seeks to create first tobacco-free CSU campus

Hornets for a Healthy Hive has launched its student-run campaign planning to make California State University, Sacramento the first tobacco-free campus in the California State Univ ...

League of Women Voters holds healthcare forum in Rocklin

The League of Women Voters of Placer County will hold a forum to address questions and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Rock ...

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 ...