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Dr. Jeff Kane: Hospital chaplains

December 2, 2019

Imagine lying in a hospital bed suffering pain, anxiety, sadness and fear. You feel your body’s betrayed you. You feel lonely, as relatives and friends don’t fully understand what you’re going through. All your plans...





Tracy Lease: Why practice yoga?

November 25, 2019

I am approaching the end of my second year as the director of Full Life Yoga Studio. While doing yoga on the deck in the sun — maple, oak, and dogwood leaves swirling around me...


Volunteers needed for free 2-day health clinic

November 25, 2019

Dental cavities and gum problems are the most prevalent disease condition of humankind, imposing significant burden at all life stages, from childhood to adulthood. After years of working with patients and listening to their needs,...


Savannah Hanson: Giving thanks

November 25, 2019

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix These intense times require us to find a new way, to discover the truth of who we...


Screening program aims to reduce lung cancer mortality

November 18, 2019

American men have a one in 15 chance of developing lung cancer in their lifetime; American women, a one in 17 chance. These sobering statistics, from the American Cancer Society, include both smokers and non-smokers....


Dr. Jeff Kane: Understanding palliation

November 18, 2019

Many years ago my aunt was dying from cancer. Her docs did “everything,” they said, including procedures I now recognize as predictably futile. Hardly any effort was made to inform her or us, her family,...



Corey Vanderwouw: What is an inversion ankle sprain?

November 18, 2019

The inversion sprain is the most common type of ankle sprain, comprising approximately 25% of all sports injuries. It is commonly referred to as rolling the ankle, and also known as a low ankle sprain....



State funds $200K for mental and behavioral health

November 12, 2019

Nearly every week people can read in the police blotter about Nevada County residents yelling amongst traffic, at times endangering themselves and others. Tuesday, organizations providing mental and behavioral health support for Nevada County residents...


Rough and Ready man seriously injured while camping

November 11, 2019

It was windy the night of Oct. 26 — just about every northern Californian was unnerved by it. But that didn’t deter Rob Totoonchie, an experienced outdoors person, from pitching his tent on a friend’s...


Savannah Hanson: The unspeakable joy of presence

November 11, 2019

“Revelation is literally unspeakable because it is an experience of unspeakable love. Awe should be reserved for revelation, for which it is perfectly applicable.” — A Course of Miracles These times are unprecedented in both...




Meg Luce: Generator, cheaper than divorce

November 4, 2019

I had to smile the other day when I saw a neighborhood post that said, “Honey, a generator is cheaper than a divorce.” With a touch of humor, that said it all regarding the mounting...