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 ...

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 ...

Scores of donors wanted at Dec. 29 Loomis blood drive

While the Loomis Community Blood Drive is 15 days away, the drive’s coordinator wants to notify residents now to participate. “Winter months tend to be more difficult ...

Finding what works for you

Around this time of year, with holiday meals and snacks lying in wait around every corner, people start getting conscious about their waistlines. America’s obesity crisis ma ...

Donating blood is a gift

Giving blood is one of the most generous acts possible that we can do. Those who donate are helping strangers, whose very lives depend on the availability of an adequate blood sup ...

Senior L.I.F.E. Center offers low-cost exercise classes

 Aria Dreifuss enjoys teaching fitness classes to seniors at the Senior L.I.F.E. Center in Loomis. A Sacramento resident, Dreifuss began teaching part time at the center five ...

Mountain Mandarin Growers Association hosts Orange is New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer Sunday

Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer will take place Sunday at Mandarin Hill Orchards in Penryn. All proceeds benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundati ...

Seniors need to know column

Family members, partners, friends and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. The majority of the long-term care in the United States ...

Silver Pathways offers free caregiver support group Nov. 15

For those who need help caring for seniors with memory issues, free monthly support groups are available Wednesdays in Loomis. Hosted by Silver Pathways, the support groups offer ...