For 50 years, Zeiter Eye Medical Group has been visionary in the area of opthamology.
The Guide Dogs For The Blind program was incorporated in May 1942 and began instruction of students in a rented home in Los Gatos, California, south of San Jose. A German shepherd named "Blondie" was one of the first dogs trained. Blondie had been rescued from a Pasadena dog pound and later paired with Sgt. Leonard Foulk, the first serviceman to graduate from the new school. Since that beginning more than 60 years ago, ...
When you're facing surgery, it's normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Common fears range from concerns about undergoing anesthesia, to how long the recovery period will last. That is why it is important to know and trust the physicians responsible for your anesthesia care.
As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change.
The Tower Health & Wellness Center was built to serve Turlock and the surrounding areas. Its focus is to support healthy lifestyles while enhancing the availability of the highest possible quality of care as a fully Accredited Medical Home. The Tower Health & Wellness Center houses and also stands as a cornerstone to the healthcare delivery system's infrastructure for the region. The Tower combines aesthetic beauty and medical services, symbolizing excellence in healthcare and ...
In a perfect world, you'd develop a workout schedule for the next six months, stick to it flawlessly and find yourself at the level of fitness you hoped to achieve. But as many know all too well, life sometimes gets in the way, be it in the form of an injury, lack of motivation or simply running out of time. While sticking to a regular workout schedule is a challenge, there are a number of ways to keep you moving both physically and mentally.
Oak Valley hospital is more than just a "nice new facility." It has been built by individuals who care and sacrifice their lives for the health of others. One such person we would like you to meet is Vivian Thompson, our Emergency Department Manager.
(ARA) - Prostate cancer is a growing concern in the United States as an estimated 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer in 2012, making the disease the second leading cause of cancer death in men behind lung cancer. While any man may get prostate cancer, there are certain risk factors that may place you - or your loved one - at increased risk. In particular, African-American men have among the highest reported prostate ...
It was 100 years ago, in 1912, when Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk identified the first vitamin. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, men and women still do not get recommended daily intake levels of vitamins. According to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, only 1 percent of the population meets minimum standards of a balanced diet.
Two million Americans fall victim to medical identity theft each year, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by Experian's ProtectMyID. While medical identity theft costs victims an average of $22,346, the potential impact can be far greater - medical identity theft could cost some victims their health, or even their lives.
Social media continues to shape our everyday lives, so it's no surprise that the rise of social media is also transforming how we use the Internet to enhance our health. For example, 61 percent of Americans go online for health information, according to the Pew Research Center. Of that percentage, women in particular, find health information gained through online resources like social media to be especially useful.
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?
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.
Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., according to crowdsourcing.org. 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.
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.
Don't mistake Diane Flores' sultry dance and floor-to-ceiling pole for adult entertainment.
No matter the age or fitness level, it's a pretty good bet that all senior citizens can benefit from a new pair of sneakers. Or, more aptly put, a class named after the footwear Silver Sneakers.
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.
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.
Sean Sangalang can eat anything that he wants.
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice....now."
For millions of Americans, the battle against heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions goes on year round. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making heart disease the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Summertime generally brings on the motivation to get into shape to look better in a swimsuit, or even shorts. While exercising in the outdoors can help prevent workout boredom, high temperatures and sunlight need to be treated with respect so an outdoor workout doesn't turn into a trip to the emergency room.
It's no secret - almost half of all Americans are currently struggling with their weight and not many know how to lose those extra pounds in an effective manner. Hundreds of fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss, but usually result in failure and eventual weight gain.
About three years ago, Reggie Arquines hit a low point in his life.
The sun is shining longer every day, telling you that it's time to get ready for vacations, activities with family and friends and of course, swimsuit season. To help you prepare, there are some simple fitness tips you can follow to look and feel good this summer season.
Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are aging differently than any generation in U.S. history. Today, older Americans remain more active later in life, working longer and engaging in hobbies and recreational activities.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as "Obama Care," an estimated 47 million women are gaining access to all FDA-approved methods of birth control free of charge. This new law provides access to birth control methods that may have been too expensive for many women with private health insurance plans before the ACA provisions took effect last year. The result is that these women will now have more options to choose from ...
Parents of young athletes know that along with the many benefits of participating in sports, there comes a certain amount of injury risk. And while most would agree that the benefits of being active and involved in athletics outweigh those risks, it's important to make sure your child gets proper treatment if an injury occurs. As more evidence surfaces about long-term health challenges related to concussions, it's especially crucial that parents bring themselves up to ...
While organ transplantation is a remarkable story in the history of medicine, the need for organs is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation.