"The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, is presenting a free Mind/Body/Spirit Christmas Festival on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school's campus. The address is 730 East F St., Oakdale.
As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it can be tempting to indulge in delicious food favorites and hide those few extra pounds under a thick wool sweater. But you shouldn't have to choose between sticking with your weight management plan and enjoying satisfying and delicious foods. There are some easy and tasty tricks to having your cake and eating it too.
Cold weather can be tough on skin, particularly on the hands and feet. A decrease in humidity paired with harsh temperatures can make hands and feet dry, cracked, achy and susceptible to infection. It's important to take some simple steps to protect extremities so they remain healthy all season long.
Ok I think I really get it! After 14 years of owning Doc's Diet and struggling myself with the idea of needing to lose weight…. I have learned something really important!
When someone close to us dies, silence so often follows. People don't know what to say, so they don't say anything. They don't want to bring it up, so they don't ask how you're feeling. They feel uncomfortable, so they don't call. The silence is difficult for anyone, but it can be especially damaging for children who don't have a place to talk about their loss and their grief. Study after study ...
Before Jim Kervin had back surgery he needed a walker to get around.
The Manteca community is becoming a Mecca for state-of-the-art cancer treatment with the Valley Cancer Center scheduled to open the doors of its two-story 32,000-square-foot facility in October and the existing Women's Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital.
You can change. And it's never too late to do so. That's important to keep in mind when approaching fitness, health, diet, and overall wellness goals. Once you get started you will discover that all four are interconnected. And as such to exercise without giving a thought to what you eat – and vice versa – can be counterproductive and deliver results that fall way short of one's true potential. It ...
Thousands of women throughout the country gathered together the first of August to protect, support, and promote the importance of their cause - breastfeeding. This year marks the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, and the theme for 2012 was "Understanding the Past, Planning the Future."
Fresh vegetables from the school farm. Partnering with local growers which translates to more fresh food supplies from farm to fork. Meals prepared with lower sodium and sugar content. No more sodas sold in school cafeterias.
I very clearly remember the first time cancer made a noticeable appearance in my life. I was 5 or 6 years old and my brother and I were climbing all over my mother on the couch. This was something that we would do quite frequently, but this time it was different. The moment my brother or I would put even the smallest amount of pressure on her chest she would wince in pain and ...
Pam Riddle will be the first to tell you that breast cancer is an ugly disease that forever changes its victims. But as living proof that it is a disease that can be defeated, the Stanislaus County woman enjoys encouraging other cancer victims with faith, love and hope.
As if getting a cancer diagnosis was not bad enough, the treatment typically brings its own set of terms and conditions. For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, the change is often dramatic, from the loss of hair to changes in skin color, even the disappearing of eyelashes.
When Barbara George's friend and colleague in the media business was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer 11 years ago, George volunteered to help her figure out her next steps. But what they did not find surprised them.
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.
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 ...