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Americans' obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory. In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of... [Read More]
Flu season is on its way, and Dr. Dean Kelaita, health officer for both Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, issued a press release urging everyone 6 months or older to get a flu shot. In California, flu cases usually begin to increase in late November or December, and it takes a... [Read More]
The 18th annual Art on the Lawn art auction, a fundraiser for Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, raised a record $50,000 on Sept. 22. The sold-out event was held at Karmere Winery and Vineyards in Plymouth. Artwork donated by local artists ranged from glass art and artisan jewelry to original... [Read More]
In American football, there's a "fake" happening on almost every play. Whether it's a head fake, a running fake or a passing fake, the idea is to trick the defense into going one way while your offense goes another — and gains yardage. But if you take in lots of... [Read More]
How often do you get a good night's sleep? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend adults get an average of at least seven hours of sleep a night. Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, said prolonged lack of sleep could raise your risk of many health issues,... [Read More]
Thought your gym behaviour was pristine and certain to attract the right kind of female attention? [Read More]
The FDA approved a new form of cell-based gene therapy for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma. [Read More]
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Efforts pioneered by Bush must be continued by conservatives who "can voice that this is damn important and we need to do something about it." [Read More]
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Dear Tom and Alan:... [Read More]
From creating safe havens for women, to spreading the word about new ways to exercise, these women are making fitness a more positive experience for all. [Read More]
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  In this weeks "Healthy Living", we're focusing on marijuana and infertility in men.  Doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center have been studying a link between the two and are concerned about the negative impact pot may have on men's reproductive health. Dr. Thomas Walsh from the UW Medicine's Men's Health Center says, "It's well known that Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the active ingredient, or at least one of the active ingredients of marijuana, is a direct inhibitor of... [Read More]
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Mike Moore calls himself a "country lawyer from Mississippi." Don't believe it... [Read More]
The Wellness on Wheels Saluda Living in Place Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Thursday at the Saluda Fire Department, 199 Walnut Street, Saluda. Screenings offered include: Blood Pressure: Screening to detect abnormal blood pressure levels. Body Composition: Body fat and hydration percentages, body mass index, fat percentage and predicted muscle mass for overall body composition. Cholesterol/Glucose: Lipid profiles by finger stick. For best results, fast for three to four... [Read More]
Experts address various medical aspects of drug addiction during a drug summit sponsored by Conemaugh Health System... [Read More]
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Author and comedian David Downs will be sharing his experience with cancer in this series 'A mild touch of the cancer'. [Read More]
Higher doses of vitamin D can improve the bone health of premature babies, new research suggests. [Read More]
Exercise, apart from everyday life, reveals the presence of free time in an individual's life... [Read More]
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Major League Lacrosse All-Star Kyle Harrison shares the grip that gives him an edge on the field. [Read More]
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The states, led by California AG Xavier Becerra, asked a judge in San Francisco for an emergency court order by 4 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]
Weight loss surgery has helped American men and women fight morbid obesity for years. [Read More]
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