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%.
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.