The Tower Surgery Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for
It should come as no surprise to learn that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is the healthiest eating option. New research now suggests that if those fruits and vegetables are grown locally, they'll deliver a bigger punch of nutrition than those that have been shipped from other countries, and across the nation.
Run? Why, you may ask. Why not? The health benefits of running cannot be understated in an obesity-plagued nation as one of the best forms of aerobic exercise. Besides making a person feel better, the benefits of running include; improved circulation, lowering of high blood pressure, increased lung function, a stronger immune system, reduced risk of blood clots and strokes, elevating levels of good cholesterol, eliminating depression, reducing stress, boosting confidence and ...
From eating better foods to getting an adequate amount of sleep and exercise, we're a very health-aware society. So why is it that many Americans routinely overlook one of the cornerstones of good health?
I's a small, walnut-sized gland that most men probably don't think about until there's a problem.
The adage, "You're only as old as you feel" is the motto of many senior citizens as they dance, do water aerobics, and play badminton on their journey toward staying active and healthy in their older years.
Summer may be a great time to get away and enjoy the great outdoors but the season presents probably the greatest threat to eye well-being.
The baby boomer generation makes up an estimated 76 million people - roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population. This means that either you or someone you love is part of this aging group. According to Eye on the Boomer, a recent survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society, almost as many baby boomers say they worry about losing their vision as those that say they worry about having heart disease or cancer. What's more, 78 ...
It's hot. It's humid. You've already spent the night in your own refrigerator and those old yams are starting to smell foul. Your neighbor is outside under a constant stream of hose water and your own children are afloat somewhere, thanks to a pair of pink water wings. That late night snack of leftover ribs is starting to protrude via your own self-grown life preserver, but after ...
How do you lose weight and get healthy and fit?
Fifty-six years ago Dr. Marion and Chrissie Collins of Turlock designed the first MedicAlert emblem and bracelet after their daughter Linda experienced a near-fatal allergic reaction. Today, Linda's original bracelet is exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the internationally-recognized MedicAlert emblem is worn by approximately 4 million people to alert emergency personnel to hidden medical conditions. "I think I can save more lives with MedicAlert than I'll ever ...
Sunny days, warm breezes, outdoor sports and long weekends at the beach - all the fun of summer can sure put a spring in your step. Unfortunately, some summer situations can also slow you down unless you take precautions to prevent injury to your feet.
One year ago, the first open heart surgery was performed at Turlock's Emanuel Medical Center.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the U.S. after lung cancer, but there is good news. If detected early, prostate cancer has a 5-year survival rate of nearly 99%.
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 ...