"The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, is presenting a free Mind/Body/Spirit Christmas Festival on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school's campus. The address is 730 East F St., Oakdale.
As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it can be tempting to indulge in delicious food favorites and hide those few extra pounds under a thick wool sweater. But you shouldn't have to choose between sticking with your weight management plan and enjoying satisfying and delicious foods. There are some easy and tasty tricks to having your cake and eating it too.
Cold weather can be tough on skin, particularly on the hands and feet. A decrease in humidity paired with harsh temperatures can make hands and feet dry, cracked, achy and susceptible to infection. It's important to take some simple steps to protect extremities so they remain healthy all season long.
Ok I think I really get it! After 14 years of owning Doc's Diet and struggling myself with the idea of needing to lose weight…. I have learned something really important!
When someone close to us dies, silence so often follows. People don't know what to say, so they don't say anything. They don't want to bring it up, so they don't ask how you're feeling. They feel uncomfortable, so they don't call. The silence is difficult for anyone, but it can be especially damaging for children who don't have a place to talk about their loss and their grief. Study after study ...
Before Jim Kervin had back surgery he needed a walker to get around.
The Manteca community is becoming a Mecca for state-of-the-art cancer treatment with the Valley Cancer Center scheduled to open the doors of its two-story 32,000-square-foot facility in October and the existing Women's Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital.
You can change. And it's never too late to do so. That's important to keep in mind when approaching fitness, health, diet, and overall wellness goals. Once you get started you will discover that all four are interconnected. And as such to exercise without giving a thought to what you eat – and vice versa – can be counterproductive and deliver results that fall way short of one's true potential. It ...
Thousands of women throughout the country gathered together the first of August to protect, support, and promote the importance of their cause - breastfeeding. This year marks the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, and the theme for 2012 was "Understanding the Past, Planning the Future."
Fresh vegetables from the school farm. Partnering with local growers which translates to more fresh food supplies from farm to fork. Meals prepared with lower sodium and sugar content. No more sodas sold in school cafeterias.
I very clearly remember the first time cancer made a noticeable appearance in my life. I was 5 or 6 years old and my brother and I were climbing all over my mother on the couch. This was something that we would do quite frequently, but this time it was different. The moment my brother or I would put even the smallest amount of pressure on her chest she would wince in pain and ...
Pam Riddle will be the first to tell you that breast cancer is an ugly disease that forever changes its victims. But as living proof that it is a disease that can be defeated, the Stanislaus County woman enjoys encouraging other cancer victims with faith, love and hope.
As if getting a cancer diagnosis was not bad enough, the treatment typically brings its own set of terms and conditions. For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, the change is often dramatic, from the loss of hair to changes in skin color, even the disappearing of eyelashes.
When Barbara George's friend and colleague in the media business was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer 11 years ago, George volunteered to help her figure out her next steps. But what they did not find surprised them.
How one feels about themselves has a lot to do with their physical health. But many people have found that they can boost the way they perceive of their physical self by undergoing cosmetic procedures.
Everything that helps Dr. George Veldstra physically fit and healthy is found in an almond orchard.
It's the telephone call no woman wants to receive - you need to come back for additional tests after you've had your annual mammogram. It happens more often than you would think - one in 10 women will be asked to come back because the doctor spotted a potential area of concern. Before you panic, you should know that usually the area of concern does not turn out to be cancer. Here are some facts to help you get through the experience of a callback.
It's probably the most commonly made new year's resolution: lose weight and get into shape. In early January, the gyms are full, the sports stores run out of equipment, and the streets are teeming with new joggers. Many of us promise ourselves to lose weight to start the new year, and usually, within a month or two, we have given up.
Whether you're resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren't sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes.
Dry eye affects up to 40 million Americans, has many causes, and a variety of symptoms. Those who suffer from dry eye know one thing: that it can be very uncomfortable. Common dry eye symptoms include scratchiness or grittiness, the feeling of a foreign particle in the eye, redness and even excessive reflex watering.
When the flu hits, manners may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, good "flu etiquette" and hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of influenza. While most Americans recognize that the flu virus spreads easily, they admit to sometimes forgetting their manners when they have the flu: a 2011 survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that three out of four Americans (75%) would go to ...
Cold and flu season is on its way, often marking its arrival with that first throat tickle, before exploding into a hacking cough.
Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during the winter months can harm your skin. UVA rays, called the rays of aging, are everywhere and can penetrate even ...
Hearing aids - those two words alone may conjure up images of unattractive, beige devices that your father or grandmother once wore before finally throwing them in a drawer, never to be seen again. And who could blame them? In the past, hearing aids were big, bulky and fragile - incapable of getting wet or dirty. But hearing aids have come a very long way. Here are five things you may not know about today's digital hearing aids:
Winter brings cooler temperatures but that doesn't stop sports buffs from hitting the pavement .
A breast cancer diagnosis at any stage can be devastating.
Trust - like love - is a word easily used in our everyday lives. True love and deep seated trust are rare indeed. Most of us are fortunate to have just one person we truly love or trust deeply.