The well-known and popular Survivor Mud Run made a triumphant trek to Lathrop earlier this year (April 21 and 22) as 4,719 participants tackled a barrage of obstacles nearly four miles long. Action included hurdles, a cargo climb, a cargo craw, a log jam, monkey bars, legs of rubber, a woven web, a survivors slide and, of course, mud pits. The daunting obstacles, some even tagged with monikers like 'ditch of death' and 'doomsday ...
Zumba is a way of life. Just ask Sandra Rodriquez, who is a certified instructor of the exercise program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms along with easy-to-follow moves. "It changed my life," she said following a Monday evening class at California Total Fitness in Manteca. "It changed the way I look and think." Rodriquez, 43, has a Zumba tattooed in back of her neck to prove it. She's been involved in ...
Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.
Derek Leong thought he was pretty fit and healthy. And so would anyone else who saw him do his workouts He was, after all, a firefighter who hit the gym four to five times a week pumping iron and wasn't overweight. But that was before the 32-year-old discovered CrossFit. Today, he weighs less, has more stamina, has less body fat, has enhanced muscle strength and bounces back quicker after scrambling ...
Loud snoring may appear hilarious in the movies, or be comically mimicked by a family member who hears "logs sawing" down the hall, but obstructive sleep apnea is no joke. It can raise your risk of a stroke, increase your blood pressure, and put you more in danger of having diabetes.
So you broke your ankle slipping on that ladder doing something you knew wasn't a good idea.
Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation - your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common form of cancer in America? Possibly, experts say.
Tired of spending hours in a stuffy, overcrowded ER waiting room? Doctors Medical Center of Modesto has a solution with InQuickER. This is an emergency room service that facilitates patient satisfaction by allowing consumers to hold a place at the ER online, while waiting in the comfort of their own homes.
More than two-thirds of children will have at least one cavity before their 19th birthday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. While tooth decay remains one of the most common health problems in children, it is also the most preventable, experts say.
Valley Oak Dental Group is a multi-specialty group practice committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a comfortable, caring environment. Established in Manteca in 1979, the dental practice has grown as the dental needs of the surrounding communities have grown.
From eating better foods to getting an adequate amount of sleep and exercise, we're a very health-aware society. So why is it that many Americans routinely overlook one of the cornerstones of good health?
Everyone loves a treat now and then, but how do you enjoy a night out on the town without packing on the pounds thanks to the oversized, filled-with-fat, portions served at restaurants? According to Diane Alcorn, RD, Registered Dietician and Director of Nutrition and Food Services at Oak Valley Hospital, it is possible to eat healthily without sacrificing taste and fun.
Is joint pain keeping you from the activities you enjoy? Sonora Regional Medical Center offers a patient-centered approach to joint pain, from non-invasive conservative treatments to joint replacement surgery.
Special to 209 Health & Wellness While heart disease continues to receive a lot of attention, certain myths surrounding the disease persist. A couple of the most common myths are that heart disease is more common in men than women, and that the first signs of a heart attack are the same for both men and women, says Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, medical director of the cardiac health program at The Mount ...
The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health in Oakdale, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest program – "Acupuncture Assistant" – which leads to Acupuncture training via a registered tutorial.