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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

Lift loved ones up when medical costs get them down

Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., according to So how do you help family and friends struggling with sometimes overwhelming expenses? For many, crowdsourcing websites are becoming an empowering source of financial support, with estimates that more than $2.8 billion will be raised by such sites this year.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness

Watch out for that Halloween candy

The store shelves and household candy bowls fill up with candy and other sweet, sticky treats around Halloween. When it's time to trick-or-treat, the emphasis is definitely on the treats.

September 26, 2012 | By DAWN M. HENLEY 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


They never counted calories, but they ate flavorful, satisfying food and drank wine with lunches and dinners. The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight control and better health.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


When's the last time you thought about your foot health? From wiggling to walking, feet are used constantly, but are often forgotten when it comes to living healthy. Because the health of your feet can affect everything you do, it's wise to keep them looking nd feeling great. With a few simple steps, you can prevent injury and infection, and have toes you are proud to show off.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness

When your body runs hot, you need salt to stay hydrated

Every day, more and more Americans are motivated to start exercise programs. And while few will ever attain the fitness of an all-star athlete, we can all benefit from increased physical activity and improved health. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration.

September 26, 2012 | | Health & Wellness

Age: Nothing but a number for Turlock cyclists

Video games with the friends, pool parties and barbeques? A night out on the town maybe?

July 24, 2012 | By FRANKIE TOVAR 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Healthy lifestyle, birthing plan key to lessening pre-birth fears

Jeff and Maureen Jerner are anxiously anticipating the arrival of the newest member of their family, scheduled to make an appearance in December. Despite their excitement - and the fact that this will be their third child - the Turlock couple still has fears about the big day.

July 24, 2012 | 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


A little-known program in Modesto offers scads of intellectual opportunities for senior citizens who may feel college is only for the young.

July 24, 2012 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Emigrant Wilderness a backpacker’s Disneyland

There is no better time of year to head to the high country with a backpack and enjoy the spectacular offering of nature in the Sierra Nevada, which is a virtual hiker's Disneyland.

July 24, 2012 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

‘Lunch break’ surgery for varicose veins

The surgical "stripping" of varicose veins is giving way to an hour-long venous closure procedure that is being offered in a surgeon's medical suite in Manteca.

July 24, 2012 | 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Fitness center part of Woodbridge lifestyle

Dona Eberhardt wasn't much into fitness prior to becoming a Woodbridge Del Webb resident.

July 24, 2012 | 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

A personal touch for emergency care at Oak Valley Hospital

Dr. Rei Young, D.O., is the Medical Director of the Oak Valley Hospital Emergency Department. He is affiliated with Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group which provides emergency medical services to more than 35 hospitals throughout California and several other states.

July 24, 2012 | Special to 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Help is available for teens in crisis

For teens in crisis or having emotional struggles, they or their families may not know where or how to seek help. Affordable, and sometimes even free, teen services and counseling programs are available through various non-profit and governmental agencies.

July 24, 2012 | By DAWN M. HENLEY 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

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