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Health: Sweet Misery

Sugar is sneaky.      It lurks in unexpected places, such as spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and pretty much all processed foods, says Dennis Godby, N.D.,...

Integrative Medicine: A Local Look

There is conventional medicine, there is alternative medicine, and today, increasingly, there is what many are calling the best of both worlds: integrative medicine.It...

Health: Gonna Take a Convalescent Journey . . .

While it’s been said that the process of dying tends to focus one’s mind, the same might be said of convalescing. And the latter...

Health: No Worries!

You might say 2009 was The Year of the Worry. Whether or not you actually lost your job or your house, suffered a pay...

Butt Out!

Eight truths about smokingA doctor once told me that cigarette smoking is the No. 1 worst thing you can do for your health. Is...

Health: To Sleep, Perchance To Breathe

Carol Rivero tried to get used to the CPAP machine. But like many sleep apnea patients, she had just one problem: the mask.      “I...

Medical Guide: 8 Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

You can divide medical tests into two categories: the ones we’re told to take—cholesterol screenings, colonoscopies, mammograms—and the ones on the “maybe” list—i.e., maybe...

In Good Hands

Sacramento's becoming known in medical circles as a top-notch spot for cutting-edge care in a number of specialties. That's something to feel good about.You...

Breathing Trouble

New Year's Day 2007: I am skating with my family at Sacramento's Westfield Downtown Plaza Ice Rink. Threading my way among the holiday crowd,...

Doc Around the Clock

Sacramentans are saying hello to a new kind of health care: concierge.Eleanor McCampbell liked her doctor. But getting him on the phone was near...

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