There are many reasons why people donate blood. Take Vicky Sperlock, for starters. Last fall, she gave a pint of her own blood aboard the Delta Blood Bank mobile unit to benefit Lathrop youngsters Sofia Rose and Anthony Conde. The two local youngsters are afflicted with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, which, according to doctors, is a hereditary blood disease. At the time, a blood drive was held for Sofia Rose, who was ...
The sad fact is men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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.
While heart disease continues to receive a lot of attention, certain myths surrounding the disease persist.
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.
As the sun stays in the sky longer and temperatures warm up, being more active is simply second-nature. Getting outdoors gives a new vitality to any exercise routine, whether you're kicking off training for your first 5K or maintaining a program you've enjoyed for years.
If your parents have a history of high blood pressure, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease with moderate exercise and increased cardiovascular fitness, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.
For most people, sporting a sweat-drenched T-shirt at the gym is no big deal. However, wearing a sweat-stained blouse or shirt at work or in a social setting is an entirely different, and in many cases mortifying, scenario. One in five adults are bothered by their underarm sweat and suffer silently, going to great lengths to conceal the unsightly effects. It is an embarrassing condition, impacting both men and women, and often negatively interfering ...
The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, is celebrating its 15th year training Certified Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners. Founded in 1997, HLI offers 500 hours of CMT/CST training and 500 hours of HHC/HHP training. Located in Oakdale, the birthplace of its founder.
Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? An Agriculture Department study found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That counters a common perception among some consumers that it's cheaper to eat junk food than a nutritionally balanced meal. The government says it all depends on how you measure the price. If you compare the price per calorie - ...
It's 3:30 a.m. and you've just rolled over in bed for what seems like the 500th time. As you watch the minutes on the clock tick by, all you can think about is how tired you are going to be tomorrow. While the cause of your insomnia may vary night to night, the outcome is still the same: you're not asleep. You're also not alone.
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 ...