If you turn on the TV, you're bound to see advertisements for a variety of exercise programs guaranteed to help you get in shape and improve your cardiovascular health. But how much exercise do you really need to be heart-healthy? And what type of exercise is best?
Before the band's show at Golden 1 Center, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds jams with pediatric patients at "Sophie's Place," a music therapy room at Sutter Children's Center on October 3, 2017.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, gave a full-throated endorsement of Senate Bill 562, a proposed universal health care bill that stalled in the Legislature because Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said it lacked a financing plan. Newsom, running for governor in 2018, was speaking to the annual convention of the California Nurses Association Union in San Francisco on Sept. 22, 2017. The group has endorsed him.
Rick Burth, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said a novel treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder helped calm his symptoms of anxiety and anger. The procedure involves an injection of local anesthetic to the neck.
Julian Diaz retired early from his work in education to spend more time with his family and deal with treatment for his bladder cancer. In his last examination, cancer cells were found in his prostate.
In August 2017, families with children who have a rare genetic mutation gathered with scientists at a hotel in suburban Washington, DC, at the invitation of Sacramento lobbyist Joe Lang, whose daughter Jordan has the disorder. Will and Lisa McCarty of Fresno came with their son, Liam. The mutation is on a gene known as PPP2R5D.
In this Aug. 30, 2012, video interview, Dr. Charles Chiu, who directs the University of California, San Francisco-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, discusses hantavirus, a potentially fatal virus transmitted by rodents such as deer mice. Other rodents, including house mice, are rarely if ever carriers of the virus. The video has been edited by The Sacramento Bee.
Sen. Ricardo Lara, seeking to pass single-payer health care, told fellow senators on June 1, 2017 that he grew up in a family that relied on home remedies and trips to Tijuana when they were ill. Video courtesy of The California Channel
Sen. Toni Atkins, arguing for universal health care on the Senate floor in June 2017, told her colleagues that hearing from constituents who fear losing Obamacare brought back her own experiences. Video courtesy of The California Channel.