Health & Fitness

Sutter Safety Fair prepares kids for water, bike fun this summer

Children of all ages are invited to attend Sutter Medical Foundation’s fourth annual Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 26. This free event is open t ...

Rocklin’s first responders applauded

During national Emergency Medical Services Week (May 19-25), Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center honored Placer County firefighters and paramedics from four EMS agencies for ...

Rocklin mom helps fight for lupus research

A butterfly is a symbol twins often embrace because of its natural symmetry. For Deidre Gee Baptista, of Rocklin, and her identical twin sister, Kirsten Gee Maeda, of Irvine, the b ...

Sutter Pet Therapy Program brings comfort to patients

Tilly, a big shaggy black Newfoundland dog, ambles into Sutter Roseville Medical Center by the side of her owner and handler, Sherri Smith. The two are visiting patients in the med ...

Focus on Diabetes Health: Types of diabetes, Part Three

  In the first two articles of this series, we discussed type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We will be turning to some of the less-common types. Recall that our patient, HM, is a 38 ...

The Saturday Skinny: Bring healthy options to summer barbecues

With Memorial Day almost upon us, and summer around the corner, people will be gathering for barbecues and parties. For those who struggle with weight, these activities present an ...

Rocklin man to walk 500-mile journey

  Less than three years ago, Rocklin resident Jeff Douglas had never heard of El Camino de Santiago, but now he can’t escape it. The 500-mile pilgrimage route through ...

Assistance League provides free eye screenings

  Assistance League of Greater Placer has announced its newest program, “Screen Eyes Early,” or S.E.E., for preschool children. Committee members have been train ...

Rocco rafts for research

  He’s climbed Mount Whitney to save lives and support students. He’s run the distance to feed the hungry. Now Rocklin’s Rocco Ciesco is ready for another a ...

Big-league trainer helping Rocklin athletes

  Everyone can be 10 times quicker and faster, according to Dave Warner, who shares the secrets of fitness and athletic training through plyometrics with Rocklin and surround ...

Confused about care? Dementia adviser has the answers

When Laurie Erskine-Farley began noticing changes in her mom’s behavior, she wasn’t sure what to do. Changes began after her mom had radiation therapy for lung cancer a ...

Finding ways to be healthy can be horseplay

When the first of the year rolls around, many residents look for ways to improve their health. It seems that more often than not, joining a gym is the most common way to achieve t ...

Relax and get fit with yoga

Seniors are among those turning to yoga for fitness and relaxation.  Acknowledging that trend, BridgeYoga, a Loomis yoga studio, began offering a chair yoga class last fall. ...

South Placer seniors earning black belts, staying active

Many older adults have expressed a desire to participate in martial arts, or regret that they didn’t do it while they were younger. As evidenced by those who have successfull ...