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?
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.