Loud snoring may appear hilarious in the movies, or be comically mimicked by a family member who hears "logs sawing" down the hall, but obstructive sleep apnea is no joke. It can raise your risk of a stroke, increase your blood pressure, and put you more in danger of having diabetes.
So you broke your ankle slipping on that ladder doing something you knew wasn't a good idea.
Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation - your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common form of cancer in America? Possibly, experts say.
Tired of spending hours in a stuffy, overcrowded ER waiting room? Doctors Medical Center of Modesto has a solution with InQuickER. This is an emergency room service that facilitates patient satisfaction by allowing consumers to hold a place at the ER online, while waiting in the comfort of their own homes.
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.
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.
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?
Everyone loves a treat now and then, but how do you enjoy a night out on the town without packing on the pounds thanks to the oversized, filled-with-fat, portions served at restaurants? According to Diane Alcorn, RD, Registered Dietician and Director of Nutrition and Food Services at Oak Valley Hospital, it is possible to eat healthily without sacrificing taste and fun.
Is joint pain keeping you from the activities you enjoy? Sonora Regional Medical Center offers a patient-centered approach to joint pain, from non-invasive conservative treatments to joint replacement surgery.
Special to 209 Health & Wellness While heart disease continues to receive a lot of attention, certain myths surrounding the disease persist. A couple of the most common myths are that heart disease is more common in men than women, and that the first signs of a heart attack are the same for both men and women, says Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, medical director of the cardiac health program at The Mount ...
The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health in Oakdale, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest program – "Acupuncture Assistant" – which leads to Acupuncture training via a registered tutorial.
Each year, an estimated 71,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for accidental medication poisonings, many of which are caused by dosing mistakes. Thankfully, while health care professionals or poison control resources resolve most issues, extreme cases that go untreated can result in complications, particularly in very young children.
For many, summer signifies the budding of flowers and longer days filled with warm sunshine. But for one in five people, summer also means allergies are in full swing.
Sixty-year-old Ester Kurz does a lot of things, but taking prescribed medicine isn't one of them. While most people her age take a pill for one thing or another, Kurz, from Baltimore, self-prescribes exercise for healthy aging.
Eat Right. Exercise. Don't smoke. You've probably heard it all before. But can healthy living longer now help you live to be 100, 120 or even 140 years old?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working out; the ever important activity that many dread.
Take a little drive out in the country and you may just end up at the VanderHelm U-Pick Blueberry Farm.
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.
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.
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.