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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]


When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the doors at Dr. Cajee’s private dental practice in Manteca, he could have gone home like many others dentist had. Instead, he turned his free time into a mission, serving San Joaquin County healthcare workers and beyond by 3D printing […]

Caring for Yourself in Quarantine

2020 has been a year. With everything going on around us, many are feeling overwhelmed, angry, sad, even hopeless. Self-care is always important, but living through a pandemic, being home from work or working from home, playing teacher and full-time caregiver to your children, and […]

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Sunny But Dangerous

With the warm weather upon us, everyone wants to get outside, bask in the sunshine, and soak up that Vitamin D! Although a glowing complexion is often perceived as a sign of good health, skin color obtained from the sun can actually speed up the […]

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is the only federally supported program designed to meet both social and nutritional needs for seniors citizens. Locally, the Loel Senior Center assists with Meals on Wheels programming as well as the Human Services Agency of San Joaquin County. 1 in 4 […]

Perk Me Up

Java. Dirt. Mud. Brew. Jitter Juice. Regardless of what you call it, statistics tell us that 64 percent of Americans down a cuppa joe every morning. The average American consumes two cups of coffee per day. 75% of all caffeine consumed by Americans is in […]

Advice for the Battered Sole

Feet carry the rest of your body, which is why we should take care of them. Preventative care can prevent fractures, sprains and strains, heel pain, and wounds, which is important because a foot injury can lead to inactivity and further injuries. Caring for tired […]

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