Health & Fitness

Placer County flu season turns deadly

Placer County’s flu season recorded its first fatality of the year in December — one of 10 so far in California. Placer health authorities would release no information ...

Instaphysique brings versatile, fast fitness to Roseville

The Megaformer looks like it sounds: a large, intimidating contraption. At $11,000 a piece, the exercise machine’s price is formidable too. “People come in and think t ...

‘Knitted Knockers’ for breast cancer survivors

Last year, oncologists at Sutter Roseville Medical Center found a tumor in Linda Briw’s right breast. Five weeks after her mastectomy, her body rejected the replacement impla ...

Oakmont High hosts hundreds for health career forum

For most students at Oakmont High School, Oct. 11 was a day off. But for about 25 students in the Oakmont Health Careers Academy, months of planning culminated in 250 students from ...

Blood donations needed in Placer County

With schools out for the summer and family vacations taking place, one venture is seeing a decline in visitors – blood donations. Without blood drives at schools, it’s ...

Sen. Kamala Harris: New healthcare plan would devastate rural communities

Last month, President Trump and Congressional Republicans gathered in the White House Rose Garden to celebrate the House of Representatives narrowly approving a bill to repeal the ...

Sierra College summer blood drives combating trauma season

Whether caused by boating accidents, car crashes, falls while hiking or any number of activity-related injuries, trauma is more frequent in the summer months, creating a higher dem ...

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? ...

Could Placer County ‘mom and pop’ medpot grows stay?

Mirroring a moving regulatory target since state Proposition 54 was passed by voters Nov. 8 legalizing recreational marijuana use, Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday to look ...

Sutter Roseville opens new $27 million cancer center

During the grand opening Tuesday of the new $27 million Sutter Roseville Cancer Center, Mayor Carol Garcia began by recounting her own cancer journey and praising Sutter Health for ...

Free mammograms available to those in need

Mammograms can save a life – all it takes is a check by a doctor. Free mammograms will be available to uninsured and underinsured women this month as part of National Breas ...

View from the top: a day hike to Mount Ralston

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – Joh ...

In wake of smoke blast, Union Pacific says it will address Roseville’s health risks

A malfunctioning locomotive engine in Roseville’s rail yard released a noxious cloud of soot and oil over the adjacent community Sunday morning, June 5. After 911 calls came ...

Roseville’s ‘Stand Down’ helps veterans in the shadows

Roseville’s fairgrounds became a temporary base on Tuesday for struggling veterans, homeless veterans and fellow vets and family members trying to support those who have serv ...