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Tips on how to lose a sweet tooth

Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy. Maybe the kids didn't exactly have to twist your arm to make brownies last weekend. And, by the way, is that whole sleeve of cookies really gone?

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Nurse practitioners increasing in valley

With access to primary medical care for all being the aim of health care reform, the role of nurse practitioners will become vital in meeting that target.

July 31, 2013 | By RICHARD PALOMA 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Medication-free nausea relief for migraine sufferers

If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Migraines affect 36 million Americans, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The World Health Organization classifies migraines as the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability for both males and females.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


The kitchen is known as the heart of the home, a central place where families gather to relax, work, share stories and most importantly - cook meals together. By teaching your kids how to help in the kitchen from meal prep to cleanup, you're also helping them understand how to prepare healthy meals and appreciate food for years to come.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Pets make powerful partners in weight loss

Lives. Homes. Furniture. Even beds. People share a lot when a dog or cat is part of the family. Unfortunately, one trait that far too many owners and pets have in common is excess weight. In fact, two-thirds of U.S. adults and 55 percent of U.S. pets are considered overweight, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 2012 Pet Obesity Study.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Baby Boomers are redesigning aging

America's baby boomers first came on the scene in 1946. They've been turning the world on its head ever since.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Annual physical checkups aren’t just for babies

Parents of infants and young children regularly visit the pediatrician's office for their child's checkups. These visits offer an opportunity to learn about keeping your child healthy and to ensure he/she is up-to-date on vaccines. However, when a child reaches the teen years, these annual checkups may fall off the radar. A recent survey, fielded by Harris Interactive, and commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), in collaboration with and with support from Pfizer Inc, found that while 85 percent of parents polled say an annual checkup is very important for those zero to five ...

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

TOPS: Support group for dieters

Losing weight is no easy task. For adults over 50, keeping the pounds off can be hard if done alone. Joining a support group may help dieters with their weight-loss goals.

July 31, 2013 | By NANCY ANGEL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


(BPT) - Finally! Warmer weather is here, and for most people, this means more time outside. While everyone wants to enjoy summer to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all the benefits it brings, also has many dangerous effects.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Younger men may be at high risk for throat cancer

Recently there has been a dramatic shift: Younger men who do not drink nor smoke and are in the prime of their physical health are being diagnosed with throat cancer. The increase is due to a common virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV), and many men don't even know they have it.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Physical training fits bill for NJROTC

Master Chief Michael Foster has been teaching Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) at Riverbank High School for 13 years. And the Master Chief spent 25 years in the Navy.

July 08, 2013 | By VIRGINIA STILL 209 Heath & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Nutritious lunches provided to area seniors

Seniors who are 60 years of age or older have an opportunity to not only get a nutritious meal but a chance to socialize with others at congregate meal sites scattered throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

July 08, 2013 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


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.

July 08, 2013 | By BROOKE BORBA 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Essential sun safety tips for runners

Winter brings cooler temperatures but that doesn't stop sports buffs from hitting the pavement .

July 08, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


Dry eye affects up to 40 million Americans, has many causes, and a variety of symptoms. Those who suffer from dry eye know one thing: that it can be very uncomfortable. Common dry eye symptoms include scratchiness or grittiness, the feeling of a foreign particle in the eye, redness and even excessive reflex watering.

July 08, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

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