Archive for the Health Category

NorthBay NICU’s Guardian Angels

With deft and practiced movements, Corinne Vogel, 72, of Fairfield scoops up a 3-month-old boy from his bassinette and cradles him in one arm, while answering the phone with her free hand. It’s a social worker checking in. Corinne, a veteran foster mom, answers questions while grabbing

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Beauty Queen… Really?

Interview with Wendy Wasserman

Wendy Wasserman is an honest-to-goodness beauty queen. And, that’s not at age 21; she’s in her 60s. But, it doesn’t stop there. During the same pageant she was also honored as the Best Interview, Director’s Choice, Miss California Queen, and Miss Congeniality. Whew? There’s a reason for

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Do you have Cataracts?

Do you have cataracts?

  What is a Cataract? A cataract is an ocular condition in which the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing a decrease in vision. The eye focuses rays of light onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In order to

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Are You Suffering From Chronic Pain?


FOODS TO AVOID AND FOODS TO ENJOY Many Americans today are in a place where suffering with pain is their way of life. This just may be the most widely accepted condition under the premise of “getting old.” According to a study in the American Institute of

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Redwood Eye Center

Most of us know we should get our eyes checked regularly. But, how often is regularly? Isn’t it okay to wait until you can’t see the computer screen as well as you used to or until those road signs at night aren’t quite as sharp as they

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Physical Changes Begin in Your 30s: Invest in Your Health, Mitigate Risks

Physical Changes Begin in Your 30s

As someone who has studied aging, its impact on our psychology, our bodies, and society I am keenly aware that aging brings inherent risks, gradually changing our physical and mental capabilities. Working with the Senior Coalition has fundamentally changed the way I think about growing older, the

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Walk, Run, Jump, Walk the Dog…

Make Sure You Have the Right Shoes, Fleet Feet, Vacaville

Be Sure You Have the Right Shoes Most of us know how important the right shoes are when running a marathon. But did you know your shoes are just as important when walking your dog, walking in your neighborhood, or exercising, according to Carol Gilpin of the

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Pledge to go PURPLE for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. To help raise awareness, we’re asking people around the world to take the Purple

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