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Cosmetic procedures can improve self image

How one feels about themselves has a lot to do with their physical health. But many people have found that they can boost the way they perceive of their physical self by undergoing cosmetic procedures.

September 26, 2012 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


CATARACT SURGERY

For 50 years, Zeiter Eye Medical Group has been visionary in the area of opthamology.

September 26, 2012 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


4-LEGGED HEALTH PARTNERS

The Guide Dogs For The Blind program was incorporated in May 1942 and began instruction of students in a rented home in Los Gatos, California, south of San Jose. A German shepherd named "Blondie" was one of the first dogs trained. Blondie had been rescued from a Pasadena dog pound and later paired with Sgt. Leonard Foulk, the first serviceman to graduate from the new school. Since that beginning more than 60 years ago, the program has graduated more than 10,000 Guide Dog teams.

September 26, 2012 | By KIM VAN METER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


BETTER BLACK OR BLACK & WHITE?

FRENCH CAMP - The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office will be testing two redesigned police vehicles for uniformed patrol operations.

September 26, 2012 | | NEWS


FACING SURGERY?

When you're facing surgery, it's normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Common fears range from concerns about undergoing anesthesia, to how long the recovery period will last. That is why it is important to know and trust the physicians responsible for your anesthesia care.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


Four things you might not know about fall allergies

As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


Healthcare excellence valuing a healthy lifestyle

The Tower Health & Wellness Center was built to serve Turlock and the surrounding areas. Its focus is to support healthy lifestyles while enhancing the availability of the highest possible quality of care as a fully Accredited Medical Home. The Tower Health & Wellness Center houses and also stands as a cornerstone to the healthcare delivery system's infrastructure for the region. The Tower combines aesthetic beauty and medical services, symbolizing excellence in healthcare and promoting the benefits of healthy living.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


6 ways to keep your workouts regular, fun and injury-free

In a perfect world, you'd develop a workout schedule for the next six months, stick to it flawlessly and find yourself at the level of fitness you hoped to achieve. But as many know all too well, life sometimes gets in the way, be it in the form of an injury, lack of motivation or simply running out of time. While sticking to a regular workout schedule is a challenge, there are a number of ways to keep you moving both physically and mentally.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


Oak Valley Hospital Emergency Room Manager

Oak Valley hospital is more than just a "nice new facility." It has been built by individuals who care and sacrifice their lives for the health of others. One such person we would like you to meet is Vivian Thompson, our Emergency Department Manager.

September 26, 2012 | By MELINDA OWEN For Oak Valley Hospital | Health & Wellness


Are you at higher risk for prostate cancer?

(ARA) - Prostate cancer is a growing concern in the United States as an estimated 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer in 2012, making the disease the second leading cause of cancer death in men behind lung cancer. While any man may get prostate cancer, there are certain risk factors that may place you - or your loved one - at increased risk. In particular, African-American men have among the highest reported prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates. It is estimated that one in five African American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


Age matters: Vitamins for every life stage

It was 100 years ago, in 1912, when Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk identified the first vitamin. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, men and women still do not get recommended daily intake levels of vitamins. According to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, only 1 percent of the population meets minimum standards of a balanced diet.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


MEDICAL IDENTITY THEFT

Two million Americans fall victim to medical identity theft each year, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by Experian's ProtectMyID. While medical identity theft costs victims an average of $22,346, the potential impact can be far greater - medical identity theft could cost some victims their health, or even their lives.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


Changing the way women use online health information

Social media continues to shape our everyday lives, so it's no surprise that the rise of social media is also transforming how we use the Internet to enhance our health. For example, 61 percent of Americans go online for health information, according to the Pew Research Center. Of that percentage, women in particular, find health information gained through online resources like social media to be especially useful.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

For years we've all heard the old adage, 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day.' But what constitutes a good breakfast and why is it so important?

September 26, 2012 | By FRANKIE TOVAR 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


The Holistic Life Institute adds acupuncture assistant to curriculum

The Holistic Life Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Acupuncture Assistant training to its current curriculum of Certified Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Sciences.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


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Average teacher compensation: $86,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California teachers earned an average of about $85,000 per year in salary and benefits last year, while 100 superintendents made more than $250,000 each, according to data provided by hundreds of school districts statewide.

July 25, 2014 | | State


UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said.

July 25, 2014 | | State


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Suspect sought in good Samaritan’s punch death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for a man who fatally punched another man who intervened while he was screaming at a 3-year-old boy.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Fast food workers push for $15 an hour

CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


Coming out of the Social Security closet

Well, I've written another column that sure touched a nerve. I'm talking about the column that appeared a couple weeks ago in which I shared an email I got from a woman who was upset because her good friend died at age 69 without ever collecting a nickel of her Social Security benefits. She was angry at a financial planner who advised her friend to delay benefits until age 70. Sadly, in this woman's case, that turned out to be bad advice.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON (AP) - More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


DO AS WE SAY. . .

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 25, 2014 | | State


California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will have four governors in four days next week as top officials take turns temporarily leaving the state.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don’t need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | | State


Revive the charm of mid- century modern design

Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival.

July 25, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Lawn mower accessories help you get landscaping jobs done

Efficiency is the name of the game these days. At the office it comes into play in processing work quickly and at a lower cost. At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family.

July 25, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


To stack TVs & fireplaces? That is the great debate

When choosing a focal point for a room, designers and homeowners alike often plan for a single feature - windows, TVs, artwork, or fireplaces - to take center stage. However, the explosion of flat screen TVs for every room in the home has created a debate - can you really have more than one focal point?

July 25, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Laying a good foundation for improvement success

You've probably heard the saying: "Your home is your castle." But if your current home - or the home you're thinking of buying -feels more like the servant's quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these it's easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strategy. You'll find that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benefit from a solid foundation.

July 25, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


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