The Tower Surgery Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for
It should come as no surprise to learn that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is the healthiest eating option. New research now suggests that if those fruits and vegetables are grown locally, they'll deliver a bigger punch of nutrition than those that have been shipped from other countries, and across the nation.
Run? Why, you may ask. Why not? The health benefits of running cannot be understated in an obesity-plagued nation as one of the best forms of aerobic exercise. Besides making a person feel better, the benefits of running include; improved circulation, lowering of high blood pressure, increased lung function, a stronger immune system, reduced risk of blood clots and strokes, elevating levels of good cholesterol, eliminating depression, reducing stress, boosting confidence and ...
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?
I's a small, walnut-sized gland that most men probably don't think about until there's a problem.
The adage, "You're only as old as you feel" is the motto of many senior citizens as they dance, do water aerobics, and play badminton on their journey toward staying active and healthy in their older years.
Summer may be a great time to get away and enjoy the great outdoors but the season presents probably the greatest threat to eye well-being.
The baby boomer generation makes up an estimated 76 million people - roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population. This means that either you or someone you love is part of this aging group. According to Eye on the Boomer, a recent survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society, almost as many baby boomers say they worry about losing their vision as those that say they worry about having heart disease or cancer. What's more, 78 ...
It's hot. It's humid. You've already spent the night in your own refrigerator and those old yams are starting to smell foul. Your neighbor is outside under a constant stream of hose water and your own children are afloat somewhere, thanks to a pair of pink water wings. That late night snack of leftover ribs is starting to protrude via your own self-grown life preserver, but after ...
How do you lose weight and get healthy and fit?
Fifty-six years ago Dr. Marion and Chrissie Collins of Turlock designed the first MedicAlert emblem and bracelet after their daughter Linda experienced a near-fatal allergic reaction. Today, Linda's original bracelet is exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the internationally-recognized MedicAlert emblem is worn by approximately 4 million people to alert emergency personnel to hidden medical conditions. "I think I can save more lives with MedicAlert than I'll ever ...
Sunny days, warm breezes, outdoor sports and long weekends at the beach - all the fun of summer can sure put a spring in your step. Unfortunately, some summer situations can also slow you down unless you take precautions to prevent injury to your feet.
One year ago, the first open heart surgery was performed at Turlock's Emanuel Medical Center.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the U.S. after lung cancer, but there is good news. If detected early, prostate cancer has a 5-year survival rate of nearly 99%.
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.