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Dr. Jeff Kane: Crazy treatments?

October 21, 2019

Forty years ago, when I was practicing standard medicine, I watched as cancer patients sometimes chose an “alternative” treatment over what mainstream docs offered. One said, “I’m going to check out laetrile treatment in Mexico.”...




Corey Vanderwouw: Movement freedom

October 21, 2019

Imagine a dancer whose body is so free that she can extend her arms, legs and spine in any direction, balance in numerous poses, and move with elegance, ease and agility. It seems so natural....


Cardiology team expands to meet community need

October 21, 2019

Despite an increase in public education and awareness efforts, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death among adults in the US. In fact, the American Heart Association estimates that by 2035 45...


John Seivert: Optimism and mortality

October 15, 2019

Last month I wrote about stress and how it affects our bodies and mortality rates. There are beneficial effects that stress has on our bodies if we believe that stress is good for you. On...


Savannah Hanson: Joy of being

October 14, 2019

We are on the cusp of the new earth and many are awakening in the now to the truth of who they are. This changes everything! The veil between two worlds has never been thinner...



Get to know SNMH: Connecting caregivers and the community

October 9, 2019

As part of our commitment to serve the community, Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital wants community members to feel connected to the hospital and the physicians and employees who work there. Periodically, Healthy Tuesday...




Losing pounds and gaining friends in Nevada County

October 7, 2019

Worried about her mother’s health, Terry Brodsky first signed up for TOPS Club, Inc. as something they could do together. There turned out to be a significant benefit — she lost 35 pounds and her...


Dr. Jeff Kane: On taking a history

October 7, 2019

My most memorable medical school professor, Dr. Elsie Giorgi. advised me, “Listen to your patients well enough, and they’ll tell you exactly what’s going on.” Indeed, sometimes docs actually do listen that well. Take Vincent...


Parents’ smoking may lead to children’s heart problems

October 3, 2019

Secondhand smoke has long been known to be linked to lung problems, but a new study has identified another hazard – increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem decades later. Researchers at the University...


Helping the body to heal itself

October 3, 2019

For Dr. Tracy Hoeg, being in motion is a way of life. She has always been a runner – even competing for the U.S. and Denmark (she is a dual citizen) at the IAU Trail...



Meg Luce: We’re retired dear, now what?

September 30, 2019

The day has finally come. You’ve collected your final paycheck. You’ve shed a few tears saying good-bye to your colleagues. You’ve got your post-retirement income figured out (you hope). At long last, it’s time to...


Savannah Hanson: The Spirit of joy

September 30, 2019

“Yes, the world is sad, tragic and the suffering terrible. But we have been shown how in such times we must and can be gallant and to be gallant is to be joyous and to...


Dr. Jeff Kane: Healthcare vs. pop culture

September 24, 2019

If you’re really old, think back to radio’s Dr. Christian. If you’re just plain old, recall television’s Dr. Ben Casey, and if you’re not so old, consider Dr. Marcus Welby, Dr. Gregory House, and Star...


Getting to know Medicare classes coming up in Nevada County

September 24, 2019

Two local insurance agents offer a “big-picture” perspective on Medicare and the three radically different types of Medicare-related insurance. Key details about each one will be explained. Attendees will receive personalized current prices for several...