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The connection between infertility & diet

Last week I cried as I listened to a patient. In the past 20 years as a doctor, me crying in the exam room has only happened a few times before. This person's grief and frustration crumbled my well-constructed walls of medical-professional-emotional boundaries and laid my soul open to her anguish.

May 29, 2013 | By Dr. DARYL WLKINS Doc’s Diet | Health & Wellness

Garden-grown herbs good for your health

Herbs are one of the easiest things to grow and the simplest and healthiest way to flavor dishes, but they are very expensive when purchased in the store! You can grow herbs in your own yard for better eating that is so much cheaper!

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Take a holistic approach to skin care

Many women cite a number of external factors that can trigger sensitive skin flare-ups, including harsh ingredients, weather and makeup. What they may not know is that lifestyle choices can also influence the health and appearance of their skin.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Facts about your favorite hot weather footwear

It's easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They're cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how much you adore your flip-flops, they shouldn't be all-occasion footwear. Sometimes, they can lead to sore feet or even severe injury.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Central Valley Medical Group puts more ‘go’ in golden years

Next year – 2014 – will be year three of Baby Boomers "coming of age" into Medicare eligibility. But these are not your father's oldsters. No, today's seniors are much active and engaged than before, rightly feeling they have a lot of life yet to live, and a lot of time to do it.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Take the stress out of your kitchen remodeling

Healthy living begins in the kitchen yet remodeling your kitchen can add a lot of undue stress in your life. It's a big project to undertake and there are many elements to consider; budgeting, the design process, hiring subcontractors, choosing appliances and the biggest one…agreeing with your spouse along the way.

May 29, 2013 | By COLLEEN WINTER Special to 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Burning calories while having fun

Working out; the ever important activity that many dread.

May 29, 2013 | BY FRANKIE TOVAR 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Blueberry farm: Exercising while picking healthy food

Take a little drive out in the country and you may just end up at the VanderHelm U-Pick Blueberry Farm.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Reducing risk, increasing peace of mind

If you're just entering retirement, chances are you have many years of good health and independence ahead. But the normal aging process still brings limitations that we all need to prepare for - such as slower reaction times and declining vision - which can lead to accidents and injuries.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

For better hearing, work with an audiologist

When it comes to startling health statistics, here are several you may not have heard: 36 million American have a hearing loss, yet only one out of every four people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Information Center on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Millions of Americans "miss or misunderstand" much of everyday conversation.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


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.

January 30, 2013 | By MARG JACKSON 209 HEALTH & WELLNESS | Health & Wellness


For most people spring means warmer temperatures, sunshine and the chance to put those winter coats back into the closet.

January 30, 2013 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


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.

January 30, 2013 | By GLENN KAHL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


About seven years ago, Georgie Reed received an invite from a friend to attend a function of the Delta Tule Trekkers Volkssport.

January 30, 2013 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Focusing on diabetes in older adult population

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.

January 30, 2013 | Special to 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

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