Staying heart healthy during a pandemic

The heart is a vital organ, so it’s important to take care of it. And no, this isn’t a column about dating advice. “People with existing medical conditions, such as CAD, obesity, tobacco dependence, diabetes mellitus are at a greater risk for complications if they […]

3 Ways Planking Boosts Your Mood

Feeling a little down? Especially in the midst of a pandemic, who can blame you? Luckily, there’s a fast way to give your mood a boost, and it only takes sixty seconds. Exercise in general is good for your mental well-being. Breaking a sweat, for […]

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Cheers to Health

No matter your age, it’s important to keep in mind exactly what you want and need to get out of your workout. Focus on these top workouts designed specifically to help build strength, stay mobile, and improve balance. Swimming There’s a reason swimming is called […]

The Cruddy Season

Already on edge from a global pandemic? Time to add flu season into the mix. While some have suggested that the use of masks, gallons of hand sanitizer, and an abundance of caution might make for a less intense flu season, medical professionals are urging […]

Blowing Smoke

Nearly a quarter century ago, California became the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical use. This meant that people suffering from chronic pain or conditions such as epilepsy now had an alternative to traditional treatments with hit or miss results. But […]

Thank You Nurses

The World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” in celebration of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910). Across the globe many organizations, professional associations, health care systems, and other entities were set to celebrate the many roles […]

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Generation Vape

E-cigarette use, or “vaping,” has become common, but there still seems to be a smoke screen concealing its true impact on health. All the terminology can be pretty confusing, so here’s how it breaks down: A vape (or vaporizer) is any device that heats and […]

Favorite Foods for Healthy Teeth

Leafy Greens Vegetables that are juicy and leafy are some of the best foods for your teeth. Cabbage, Swiss chard, spinach, kale, lettuce, and collard greens are all great choices. Each is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are necessary to help maintain and improve your […]

CBD & Your Pet

Humans have been using CBD for a while now to treat health problems that run the gamut, but did you know the cannabinoid has also been linked to benefits for your pet? Whether you’re the parent of an anxious pup or your little dog is […]

See your doctor from virtually anywhere

The coronavirus pandemic led many to avoid routine medical appointments, especially seniors who are considered higher risk. But San Joaquin County health professionals are urging patients not to neglect their health for fear of the virus – or anything else that might come up during […]

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