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Seniors make strides in fitness with classes tailored for them

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.

July 08, 2013 | By IKE DODSON 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


Don't mistake Diane Flores' sultry dance and floor-to-ceiling pole for adult entertainment.

July 08, 2013 | By JAMES BURNS 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

He can tell you how to build strong teeth & build a bodybuilder’s body

Sean Sangalang can eat anything that he wants.

May 29, 2013 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

The importance of sun block to protect your skin

"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"

May 29, 2013 | By RICHARD PALOMA 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Simple steps to a healthier heart

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.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Exercise caution with outdoor summer workouts

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.

May 29, 2013 | By DAWN M. HENLEY 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Doc’s Diet offers medical solutions

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.

May 29, 2013 | BY NANCY ANGEL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Cuts weight & controls his diabetes

About three years ago, Reggie Arquines hit a low point in his life.

May 29, 2013 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Fitness tips to get ready for summer fun

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.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Protecting your vision for driving

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.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

Free birth control gives women more choice

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 as they decide what method works best for them.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

What parents need to know about concussions

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 speed on the proper procedures for caring for an athlete who experiences a concussion.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

A gift of a second chance at life

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.

May 29, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

They hit the mall before stores open

Want to walk in a place that has plenty of security, is shielded against the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, and is restroom accessible? Well, put on your walking shoes and head out to the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto before all the stores open.

May 29, 2013 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Physical therapists move to improve

Before Bobby Ismail became the CEO of Golden Bear Physical Therapy Centers, he was a patient with a devastating injury that crippled his health and self-esteem.

May 29, 2013 | BY BROOKE BORBA 209 Heath & Wellness | Health & Wellness

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