Health & Fitness

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 ...

Rare infection kills Placer County resident

A rare infection contracted from rodents has been found in tests on a Lake Tahoe area resident who recently died, Placer County health officials said Wednesday. Health officials s ...

Say hello to your trusty bike

Vic Freeman doesn’t need to be told that May is National Bike Month to jump on his 18-year-old bike. The Lincoln resident, now 84, has been riding his preferred transportati ...

Wellness at work

The office is often a prime source of unhealthy habits: eight hours of sitting at a desk, hunched over and staring at the glow of a computer monitor. A sedentary lifestyle increas ...

Please make sure you have a flu shot

Now more than ever, procrastinators need to get that flu shot. Although the deadly flu season started in November, which was a month earlier than usual, health officials say that ...

Please make sure you have a flu shot

Now more than ever, procrastinators need to get that flu shot. Although the deadly flu season started in November, which was a month earlier than usual, health officials say that ...

Placer County flu season deadly

  Last Friday, state officials said 42 Californians under age 65 have died of influenza this flu season. One of the 42 fatalities in December was from Placer County, accor ...