Dr. Robert Oldham

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 ...

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 ...

Flu season already?

I know, it’s only October. But getting your flu shot early can help you avoid the fever, coughs, sneezes and aches down the line. Here in Placer County, emergency room (ER) ...

When fires come calling

We’re facing a serious fire season here in California. It seems almost counterintuitive that after such a wet winter, fire is still such a threat. Yet in some respects, it ma ...

Vaccination rates on the rise as students return to school

The sounds of whooping cough are unmistakable: harsh hacking and high-pitched gasps for air. And when it’s your young child that’s sick, it can mean a lot of worry and ...

Amidst summer fun, take precautions

I recently took my family to the beach while on vacation and my daughter was enjoying herself out on a raft. It was a slightly windy day but we weren’t concerned at all, espe ...

Placer County on alert for measles spread

Ebola. Influenza. And now the measles. The last six months have seen concern ebb and flow as the threat of an outbreak emerges. The latest is measles. The state Department of Pu ...