Health & Fitness

Get fit this spring with paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboards can provide fun and exercise to water sport enthusiasts of all ages. This unique water sport uses a board with a foam core and a fiberglass shell, similar to ...

Folsom dentist offers free oral cancer check for Oral Cancer Month

FOLSOM, CA - Each year approximately 42,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. Approximately 8,000 people will die of the disease, a rate of one person per hour. One of the re ...

El Dorado Hills walkers stick to Nordic program for full-body exercise

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - If you see what looks like cross-country skiers walking around El Dorado Hills who appear to have missed the Sierra Nevada snow trails in their trek, you&rsqu ...

Mercy Auxiliary invests in future of science, medicine

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Biology, genetics, nursing, medicine and surgery are the career goals of a dozen people who were awarded scholarships to continue their education during a spe ...

Study finds walnuts are key to healthful eating

A new study showing the benefit of a Mediterranean-based diet has some local roots. The New England Journal of Medicine recently published findings from the Spanish PREDIMED (PREv ...

Body Fit mixes fun, fitness in new program

As spring approaches and warmer weather nears, those striving to get healthy have a new option. A program offered by California Family Fitness – Body Fit small group trainin ...

The Saturday Skinny: Sleep is the missing component to many weight loss plans

Proper diet? Check. Plenty of exercise? Check. Adequate sleep? Well, that’s another story. As a parent with two young children (ages 4 and 2), as well as suffering from alle ...

Heart defect doesn't deter love for this El Dorado Hills couple

“There is no promise except the promise of hope.” That is one El Dorado Hills’ woman’s message for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 14 may be about candy, flow ...

Local residents lose weight in Spare Time Club's Lean Up program

Folsom residents Michael Kaye and Teri O’Brien were overweight, unhealthy and unmotivated before they decided to finally do something about it. Kaye and O’Brien applie ...

Barton Health offers tips to avoid the flu

Barton Health is taking extra steps to help protect patients during flu season. New for 2013, El Dorado County’s Public Health department has mandated that all healthcare wo ...