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Dr. Jeff Kane: Don’t envy your doctor

January 14, 2020

A very long time ago, when I was interning in an emergency department, several ambulances arrived from the site of a bombing. They unloaded three victims plus a collection of human fragments. As I placed...


Savannah Hanson: Give all to love

January 14, 2020

“When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. 2 There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were...




Focus on wellness can reduce cervical cancer risk

January 13, 2020

For Dr. Lystra Wilson-Celestine, it is something she sees every day in her OB/GYN office – women who have spent years taking care of others before realizing that they, too, need care. “I see women...





Meg Luce: Relationship resolutions

January 6, 2020

It’s a New Year and decade! Time to reflect on what’s going well and what changes you would like to make. This applies to life goals, as well as how you may want to fine-tune...


Hospital’s care tops among peers

January 6, 2020

The Emergency Department at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is typically a very busy place. “We see, on average, 85 patients a day,” says Dr. Joe Britton, SNMH Emergency Department Medical Director. “Some days,...


Next level holistic healthcare in Nevada City

December 31, 2019

After a thirty year career as a traditional family medicine practitioner, Dr. Linda Foshagen recently re-opened St. Moritz Medical Center with a new offering in Nevada County.  Focusing mainly on women’s health but open to...


Reaching out to those in need at the border

December 30, 2019

There are refugee crises scattered across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war, religious persecution and now a growing climate catastrophe. But just south of the U.S. border there are reportedly...


Dr. Jeff Kane: Are doctors a threatened species?

December 30, 2019

You’ve probably seen the 1929 painting by Norman Rockwell, “Doctor and the Doll.” It depicts an old country doc listening with his stethoscope to the heart of a doll held up to him by a...


Cate Kortzeborn: Your Medicare costs in 2020

December 30, 2019

As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020. Each year, Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayment rates...



Free two-day health clinic coming to Grass Valley

December 25, 2019

Organizers have shifted into high gear in preparation for a massive two-day free medical clinic, set for Jan. 11 and 12 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Organized in conjunction with the Roseville-based...


Chuck Petch: Retirement can be a shock

December 23, 2019

Boat cruises down the Seine, skiing in the Alps, motorhome or train tours across the states — we all dream about retirement and all the great things we can do that we’ve never had time...


Savannah Hanson: The happy dream

December 23, 2019

“…all transformation invariably requires correction of how the mind is used to so that what the mind sees is different from the ego world… the deeper you come to understand, to know and to feel...



Sierra Roots, Nevada County warming shelter gets tested

December 18, 2019

Following criticism that it was not open enough last year, the Sierra Roots warming shelter updated its memorandum of understanding with Nevada City in August, adding Nevada County to the agreement along with changes to...