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

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

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