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There are benefits to calling the heart of California home. Sure the summer can be unbearable at times – it's literally hot enough outside to fry an egg on the sidewalk and keeping your house cool costs an arm-and-a-leg. But in less than two hours you can have your feet in the sand and be taking in the sweet smell of the Pacific Ocean. Head two hours the other direction and it's the cold frost ...
Dodge Ridge Ski Resort WHERE: 1 Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest CA WHAT: A full ski and snowboard park which operates under special permit in the Stanislaus National Forest. LIFTS: 12 (1 quad, 3 triples, 5 doubles and 4 surface lifts.) TERRAIN: A combination of downhill runs, freestyle terrain parks and ungroomed expert trails comprise the 62 individual routes that patrons can take on various sides of the mountain. Additional trails are available for cross country ...
If you weren't certain it was 1989, you needed only to glance at the big hair protruding awkwardly from the helmets of Ice, Lace and Siren as the hulking ladies shimmied across footholds to capture brave contestants in what American Gladiators dubbed "The Wall."
Registered Nurse, Guided Imagery Practitioner, speaker and author of Wisdom To Wellness, Maureen Minnehan-Jones of Oakdale is a health care professional who practices what she preaches because she knows integrative medicine works.
The eyes may be the window to the soul, but when it comes to health, the feet are often the first place where signs of a problem appear - especially in people living with type 2 diabetes. A person with diabetes is most likely to experience symptoms in their feet earlier than any other part of the body, yet those symptoms often go unnoticed or misinterpreted.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes. An additional 79 million are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood glucose levels that are not yet high enough to be considered diabetic.
The flu season usually peaks in December, January, and February. But it's not advisable for everyone to wait until then to take action and protect themselves – as well as other people – against this year's seasonal influenza.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading cause of death for children up to age 10 is accidental death - which includes death from improperly secured or dysfunctional child safety seats.
When it comes to keeping young walkers safe on America's roads, the country has made great strides: child pedestrian deaths have plunged 53 percent and injuries are down 44 percent since 1995, according to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx. Still, the study also indicates that bigger steps are needed to improve pedestrian safety overall, and particularly for teenagers.
It's a gluten, gluten, gluten world in the aisles of supermarkets and restaurant menus. Or so it must seem to the millions of Americans who experience some form of gluten reaction.
For many, dieting is a necessary, however unsavory, fact of life. But when it comes to the holidays even the most veteran dieters can lose their way. Because the holidays come once a year, most dieters justify their actions by stating that certain fatty dishes they enjoy are only available during these holidays, and often abuse the privilege they grant themselves.
The holidays are full of fun activities, tasty treats and plenty of celebration, but being busy and eating all the extras can quickly lead to weight gain. With a few key strategies, it's surprisingly easy to enjoy the season to the fullest and still avoid Santa's extra bulge.
Over the last 100 years, middle-aged men and women have doubled their life expectancy. The soft tissue glands which create hormones are being forced to produce longer than before. The added stress, worsening nutrition and lack of proper fitness combine to result in declining levels of hormones in their bodies that can interfere with their lives.
Oprah, Dr. Oz and network news reports, have all been talking about Bio-Identical Hormones or BHRT. It seems both men and women are becoming more interested by the day. So what is BHRT? It is replacing the hormones your body once made on its own with the exact copy prepared by a compounding pharmacist from natural sources.
When Escalon Unified School District teacher Nabby Casteel first got the idea for The Marathon Club, she just wanted to make being at school a little more fun, to give students something to look forward to other than reading, writing and arithmetic.
For most people spring means warmer temperatures, sunshine and the chance to put those winter coats back into the closet.
Therapeutic water and "Young at Heart" exercise programs are offered by Ripon's Bethany Home weekly in an effort to keep the community's senior citizens in good physical shape throughout the year.
About seven years ago, Georgie Reed received an invite from a friend to attend a function of the Delta Tule Trekkers Volkssport.
Where in the Central Valley can residents experience a medical "mall" designed to accommodate every wellness need ranging from a massage spa to a surgery center while still incorporating amenities for weddings, events, and an upscale Italian restaurant? Only in Turlock.
In the U.S., there are nearly 26 million people living with diabetes and more seniors have diabetes than any other age group - 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, of all people age 65 and older.
A third of the average person's lifespan is spent sleeping. What happens during all that time? Many don't consider how their bodies respond when it transcends toward a deep stage of sleep, or how sleep disorders can cause a variety of health problems.
Let's face it, skincare isn't always a priority for most guys. However, the path to healthy, comfortable skin is not as difficult as one might think. For men with skin issues, relief is only a few simple steps away. San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio lists five common skincare pitfalls guys face and how each can be easily avoided.
Everyone dreads the searing fevers, congestion, achy coughs, and irritating sore throats, but can do little to stop hundreds of viruses from infecting our upper respiratory system. Despite our best attempts to keep ourselves from falling under the weather, there is no cure against the pernicious viruses.
The 10th annual National Wear Red Day is fast approaching. To show support for the 'Go Red' movement, women across the country are asked to wear red on Friday, Feb. 1. Go Red by wearing red, raises funds for research and shows the unity of women in their fight against heart disease.
The spacious Ripon edifice that once housed a mercantile shop, chiropractic office, a police activities league and even the landmark known as Pizza Plus has had an all-natural facelift to start 2013.
The flip of the calendar year is the perfect opportunity to make personal and lifestyle changes. One of the most popular resolutions that people make is to improve their health and exercise routine so they can make a fresh start and get into better shape. Now is the time to develop fitness goals for a new you this new year. Despite your best intentions and resolutions to revamp your fitness routine each year, it's easy ...
Few Americans are more time-strapped than parents. From the moment the alarm chimes, it can feel like a race to get through the day. From prepping for school or day care, to finalizing school projects and running to after-school activities, there's hardly a moment to spare! And with career demands, the stress of being a busy parent can really set in and negatively affect the body in many ways.
(BPT) - The beginning of the year is the most popular time for eye exams and a great time to assess if your corrective lenses are the best fit for you. See 2013 clearly with healthy eyes by following these five simple tips from optometrist, Dr. Tamara Dunn.
Eighty percent of infections are spread by dirty hands, and when you're at home, limiting your exposure to germs with an active hand cleaning schedule can become a familiar endeavor. But it becomes a different matter when you're out in public, where hand-washing isn't as routine and germs are more prevalent due to the number of people carrying different bacteria. Fortunately, avoiding germs while you're away from home is becoming easier as more businesses and ...