Chocolate powers and chocolate myths

"The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare … neither knew chocolate," says … Read more

Regular exercise could keep your body 30 years ‘younger’

The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in … Read more

Tuolumne couple donates, maintains more than 100 exotic plants at Adventist Health Sonora

Martha Cover’s favorite plant inside Adventist Health Sonora is an 8-foot-tall ficus benjamina whose leafy … Read more

Health Notes for February 14, 2019

Dogs get their day at Relay Bark for Life Relay for Life of Tuolumne County … Read more

Science shows that smaller portions support lasting weight loss

I had hoped to avoid ushering in the new year with yet another weight/diet column, … Read more

New service helps patients reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and vascular disease

Adventist Health Sonora recently introduced a new service to help patients understand and reduce their … Read more

Health Notes for January 31, 2019

NAMI meeting set for Feb. 7 in Sonora NAMI Tuolumne County will meet from 6 … Read more

Forum will offer info specifically for Parkinson’s Disease patients

A Parkinson’s Disease Forum slated for Friday in Sonora will offer a wealth of information … Read more

Volunteers at Adventist Health Sonora install officers for 2019

The volunteer auxiliary at Adventist Health Sonora recently installed officers for 2019. Officers are: Pat … Read more

Everybody loves a nut, or should

In 1966, country-music icon Johnny Cash released his 23rd album, "Everybody Loves a Nut." Filled … Read more

Pediatrician joins Mark Twain Medical Center family medical centers

Dr. Fatma Haney, a board certified pediatrician, has joined the staff at Mark Twain Medical … Read more

Health Note for January 24, 2019

MTHCD offers grants for health programs The Mark Twain Health Care District is offering grants … Read more

Study finds more people think they have food allergies than actually do

If you think you have a food allergy, you might be incorrect, according to a … Read more

Statin drugs need your help to do their job

Statins need your help to do their job When Egyptian Mohamed ElShorbagy became the No. … Read more

Health Notes for January 17, 2019

Parkinson’s disease the focus of January forum A bounty of information will be offered to … Read more

What you need to know about the shingles vaccine, which is in short supply

Finding a place to get your first shot of the shingles vaccine, or second required … Read more

Each day 17 veterans commit suicide; A new campaign featuring soldiers’ stories is trying to change that.

In Afghanistan, Chris Groleau was a minesweeper — the soldier who walks ahead of his … Read more

Invisible women and lost girls

To be female on the autism spectrum

Weird. Nichole Lowther has heard the word her whole life. Bright, even charming, she nonetheless … Read more

Making midcourse corrections to the heart

At Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guard happens like clockwork. Since 1937, regardless … Read more

Health Notes for November 15, 2018

Transportation program offered for older adults The Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities has developed … Read more

Ask your doc to re-evaluate your heart health/heart disease risk

Dr. Mike's hospital issues a 232-page Diversity Tool Kit as a modern, global guide (from … Read more

Pre-existing conditions may define your future

Robin Shine Maddox has racked up $160,000 in charges for biopsies, chemotherapy, medications and scans … Read more

Health Notes for July 5, 2018

Support offered to the visually impaired A support group for visually impaired people meets from … Read more

Experts say there’s no scientific basis to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim

It’s advice parents have been giving their children for generations. “When I was growing up, … Read more

Is that supplement really necessary?

In Rachel Khong’s 2017 novel “Goodbye, Vitamin,” the protagonist, Ruth, records what her aging father … Read more

7 ways to beat the heat of summer

As the temperature flutters around 100, we get a little nostalgic for December’s freeze and … Read more

Health Notes of June 7, 2018

Annual Friends and Neighbors Expo today in Sonora The ninth annual Friends and Neighbors Expo-Community … Read more

Elder Empowerment Conference will offer information, speakers

Several Tuolumne County agencies have joined together to present an Elder Empowerment Conference on June … Read more

Some foods cause unending munchies

Everyone loved the X Games and the thrill of Marcus Kleveland’s gold-medal performance in Snowboard … Read more

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

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