Report finds dim outlook for benefits’ trust funds

WASHINGTON — The financial outlook for Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund deteriorated in the last … Read more

Cancer group calls for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45

A prominent cancer organization is for the first time recommending Americans initiate colorectal cancer screening … Read more

A good reason to avoid canned foods

A good reason (besides taste) to avoid canned foods In the late 18th century, Napoleon … Read more

Adventist Health Sonora celebrates volunteers

Adventist Health Sonora recently celebrated all of its volunteers at a luncheon where individuals were … Read more

Transfat is double trouble for your heart

Many health care providers consider transfat to be the worst type of fat you can … Read more

New foundation seeks to assist those with Parkinson's disease

A fifth-generation Tuolumne County resident and his wife have developed a new Sonora Area Foundation … Read more

Hospice of Amador and Calaveras volunteers honored for hours of service

Volunteers for the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras were honored at luncheons held last week … Read more

Staff with Adventist Health Sonora’s Sierra Care Center, described by health care professionals as a … Read more

Health and Medicine Notes for April 26, 2018

Weekend run will benefit Mind Matters The seventh annual Off the Beaten Path Run/Walk, a … Read more

You share everything with your bestie, even brain waves

A friend will help you move, goes an old saying, while a good friend will … Read more

If you’re binge watching all 12 episodes of “Homeland,” 13 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” or … Read more

Weight: Why you can’t just run it off

If you give a mouse a running wheel, it will run. But it may not … Read more

Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer’s

Do you catch yourself yawning during the day and yearning for an afternoon nap? You … Read more

The new shingles vaccine and why you should get it

I love my local YMCA for many reasons beyond my daily swim. Top of the … Read more

There’s no need to put on relationship pounds

Are you lactose intolerant? We don't recommend eating a lot of cheese, because it's loaded … Read more

The face of instant care is changing

Is the doctor in? In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail … Read more

The highs and lows of testosterone

Getting a high testosterone reading offers bragging rights for some men of a certain age, … Read more

Four reasons you’re always hungry

Summer is coming and you’re thinking about trying on swimsuits and launching a new healthy … Read more

Latest shingles vaccine is 90 percent effective

Latest shingles vaccine is more than 90 percent effective On their way to winning the … Read more

Health Notes for April 5, 2018

Relay for Life to celebrate survivors Relay for Life Tuolumne County will hold a Survivor … Read more

Snake-oil salesmen? How about fish oil?

About 15 years ago, when my cholesterol level began an inexplicable climb, I tried a … Read more

Push back against the stigma of mental illness

We know about celebrities’ dating lives, but we don’t always know about their struggles with … Read more

What we know (and don’t) about how to lose weight

The endless array of diets that claim to help you shed pounds tend to fall … Read more

Health Notes for March 29, 2018

NAMI offers program for families NAMI Tuolumne County will offer a free six-week program for … Read more

Young or old, thick or heavy: Sugary drinks linked to cancer

In the 2005 movie "Thank You for Smoking," Aaron Eckhart plays Nick Naylor, a spokesman … Read more

Health Notes for March 22, 2018

Infant car seat training offered Adventist Health Sonora and the California High Patrol will offer … Read more

Why is U.S. health care so expensive?

Maybe the United States health care system isn’t that bizarre after all. Compared with peer … Read more

Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation purchases vein visualization technology

A new piece of technology at Mark Twain Medical Center’s Cancer Center will make it … Read more

Sleep specialist joins Sierra Pulmonology Clinic in Sonora

Adventist Health Sonora has announced that Naeem Rana, M.D., FCCP, will join Sierra Pulmonology Clinic. … Read more

Finally, a blood test to reveal concussion

In 2015, Will Smith starred in “Concussion,” which told the true story of Dr. Bennet … Read more

Health Notes for March 15, 2018

Bowlin’ For Your Colon to raise health awareness Adventist Health Sonora will hold “Bowlin’ for … Read more

Gelvez joins medical center staff

Liliana Gelvez, MD, will join the medical staff at Adventist Health Sonora permanently after serving … Read more

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