Health & Fitness

Families living in older homes should check for lead paint

Dear Doctor: We live in a charming older home, but some of the paint looks old. How worried should I be that it might contain lead? Dear Reader: You’re right to be conce ...

Joy to the world? Or a blue Christmas?

This time of year every store, magazine, and song pushes the joy of family togetherness. But what happens to grandpa when the far-flung family stops gathering because Grandma died? ...

Ensure a ‘White Christmas’ with a bright smile

While it may not snow in Folsom, there are still ways to ensure a ‘White Christmas’ this year. During the holiday photos many people can feel self-conscious about thei ...

Folsom native leads new urgent care clinic

Robert Bixler has had a key role in the opening of the new Sutter Medical Group Urgent Care Clinic in Folsom. The Folsom native is the department chief of urgent care for Sutter a ...

Staying safe and healthy during the time change

After Sunday’s time change, many people feel off kilter and not themselves. Daylight Savings is notorious for disrupting sleep cycles and causing people to be more tired and ...

New 'Open MRI' at Mercy Hospital of Folsom

Say goodbye to claustrophobia in a tube MRI; say hello to comfort. Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom has a new MRI machine that anyone will feel comfortable in. The open MR ...

Healing the world, one at a time

Opened in 2001, Intense Therapy Owner Lisa Slininder heals the untreatable, one person at a time. Slininder grew up in Japan and when she was younger, her father had neck and shou ...

Make Me Divine: holistic beauty

Owner Madhu Guladi opened Make Me Divine in April to bring a holistic wellness feel into the salon and spa industry. Healthy skin doesn’t happen by putting on make up, but f ...

newly insured flooding the system

Editor’s Note: Sunday, the Auburn Journal shared the story of Todd Pittman, a man who believes his mother, Charlene Sanborn, a new Medi-Cal patient covered for the first time ...

Getting to know Doug Casebier

For the last 20 years, if you were to open up any fitness magazine, you were likely to see one of Doug Casebier’s fitness models. Casebier is a personal trainer, motivationa ...

New patients flooding system

Charlene Sanborn loved being a mother to her three boys, and when they were grown she loved being a grandmother to their children. She would drop everything to babysit her grandchi ...

Team Novo Nordisk doing more than just racing

One of the teams competing in the Tour de California is different than the others. All eight riders competing for Team Novo Nordisk have Type I diabetes, the first professional cy ...

Obstacle course training offered

With the popularity of Spartan Race, Battlefrog Series and various other muddy obstacle course races hitting stride, a new training program is entering local venues to help prepare ...

May is Mental Health Month 2016

As the month of May begins, so also begins Mental Health Month 2016, a campaign to raise awareness and resources for those who suffer from mental health issues in America. Mental H ...

DEA announces anonymous tip line

In response to the multiple overdoses and deaths linked to counterfeit hydrocodone tablets containing Fentanyl, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has established a tip line ...