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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 on cloudy days and through glass windows in your home or car. These rays are responsible for damage like wrinkles, brown spots and skin cancer ...

January 30, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Health & Wellness


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:

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


A breast cancer diagnosis at any stage can be devastating.

January 30, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

A successful diet effort requires trust

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.

January 30, 2013 | By DARYL J WILKINS, DO Physician and President Docs Diet, Inc. | Health & Wellness


She's upbeat. She's there to help you get in shape. She's chatty. She's funny.

December 19, 2012 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Hitting the slopes for winter fun & exercise

There are benefits to calling the heart of California home.

December 19, 2012 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


Dodge Ridge Ski Resort

December 19, 2012 | | Health & Wellness

Fitness craze has many enthusiasts climbing the (rock) wall in the 209

If you weren't certain it was 1989, you needed only to glance at the big hair protruding awkwardly from the helmets of Ice, Lace and Siren as the hulking ladies shimmied across footholds to capture brave contestants in what American Gladiators dubbed "The Wall."

December 19, 2012 | By IKE DODSON 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Oakdale woman uses holistic approach to wellness

Registered Nurse, Guided Imagery Practitioner, speaker and author of Wisdom To Wellness, Maureen Minnehan-Jones of Oakdale is a health care professional who practices what she preaches because she knows integrative medicine works.

December 19, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Early action and nutritional therapies bring hope for diabetes patients with foot problems

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but when it comes to health, the feet are often the first place where signs of a problem appear - especially in people living with type 2 diabetes. A person with diabetes is most likely to experience symptoms in their feet earlier than any other part of the body, yet those symptoms often go unnoticed or misinterpreted.

December 19, 2012 | | Health & Wellness

Live Well Be Well Center can help patients control diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes. An additional 79 million are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood glucose levels that are not yet high enough to be considered diabetic.

December 19, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


The flu season usually peaks in December, January, and February. But it's not advisable for everyone to wait until then to take action and protect themselves – as well as other people – against this year's seasonal influenza.

December 19, 2012 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Child safety seat

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading cause of death for children up to age 10 is accidental death - which includes death from improperly secured or dysfunctional child safety seats.

December 19, 2012 | BY JONATHAN MCCORKELL 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Pedestrian teens have higher death rate than young kid

When it comes to keeping young walkers safe on America's roads, the country has made great strides: child pedestrian deaths have plunged 53 percent and injuries are down 44 percent since 1995, according to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx. Still, the study also indicates that bigger steps are needed to improve pedestrian safety overall, and particularly for teenagers.

December 19, 2012 | | Health & Wellness


It's a gluten, gluten, gluten world in the aisles of supermarkets and restaurant menus. Or so it must seem to the millions of Americans who experience some form of gluten reaction.

December 19, 2012 | BY SABRA STAFFORD 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness

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