<![CDATA[Healthy Choices News |]]> http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/ en-us Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:16:29 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:16:29 PDT Healthy Choices 60 webmaster@sacbee.com Can video games stop the holiday slump? http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/health-fitness/article122538774.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

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Dysfunctional stem cells cited as cause for pulmonary fibrosis http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article118478868.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

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Watching Olympics can inspire you to get slimmer, fitter, faster, stronger http://www.sacbee.com/sports/olympics/article92952487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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Hospitals say no to ‘Pokémon Go’ http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article92812902.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:00:09 PDT

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California household mosquito could amplify Zika virus spread http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article92034182.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:59:58 PDT

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Patient observations about their own health are usually accurate http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article89990682.html#storylink=rss Doctors should listen more closely to patients, study shows

People in relationships are more likely to be attracted to others who look them

A brain receptor might be the cause of obsessive-compulsive habits in mice

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Walking, not sitting, in office meetings provide exercise boost http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article88931592.html#storylink=rss Walking, not sitting, for a meeting a day adds up to 10 minutes of weekly exercise

Researchers launch 3-step attack on pancreatic cancer

A thousand daily steps help kids with type 1 diabetes

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‘Biggest Loser’ researcher explains why weight loss won’t stick http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article82773407.html#storylink=rss Conversations on weight loss don’t tackle psychological motivation for eating, local therapist says

After studying ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants, he finds many regained weight because they lacked emotional support

Losing substantial weight over short period can be traumatic

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Queer Movement class expands safe fitness offerings in Sacramento http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article82548102.html#storylink=rss A new class at BodyTribe Fitness offers a safe space for LGBT fitness enthusiasts

Instructor uses gender-neutral terminology, caters to specific needs of transgender students

LGBT people sometimes experience judgment, harassment at standard gyms

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Roseville boy fights cancer after donating hair to make wigs for others http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article80412377.html#storylink=rss Vinny Desautels, 7, grew his hair long for two years to help kids with cancer

After his donation, he was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma

Now Vinny faces the prospect of losing his hair in his fight against the disease

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CVS MinuteClinics: A cure for long wait times at Veterans Affairs? http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article79805822.html#storylink=rss Regional CVS pharmacies are joining the VA to offer urgent care to more than 65,000 veterans

The program will be available at 14 CVS branches in the Bay Area and Sacramento

The VA is struggling to shorten long wait times for vets seeking health care

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‘Sunscreen gene’ may predict skin cancer risk http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article79306837.html#storylink=rss USC researchers find link between UV-resistant gene and tumor suppression

Seniors are the least likely group to use public parks

Human muck can mix with disinfecting agents to create risky chemical compounds in pools, hot tubs

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Music reaches memories for Sacramento seniors with Alzheimer’s http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article77919702.html#storylink=rss The Music & Memory program taps parts of brain still undamaged by disease

Seniors get personalized iPod playlists of songs that were important before onset of illness

California nursing homes test music’s ability to soothe patients, connect with families

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Stebbins Cold Canyon blooms after Wragg Fire, reopens to hikers http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article77689167.html#storylink=rss Popular trail west of Winters reopens Sunday with new parking, other features

Stebbins is seeing spring regrowth after Wragg Fire damage last summer

Blaze gives reserve staff opportunity to study wildlife, make infrastructure changes

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Nature Reserve reopens after fire http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article77652302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 May 2016 15:32:11 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article77652302.html Startup Weekend Sacramento turns innovative focus on health tech http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article75133632.html#storylink=rss Local entrepreneurs had 54 hours to develop ideas for medical technology

Wearable fitness trackers, aromatherapy apps were among pitches

Startup Weekend Sacramento, a local nonprofit, is helping to grow the city into a health tech hub

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Students of color nudged toward health careers http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article73585112.html#storylink=rss Local mentorship program aims to get more African American youths interested in medicine

Students will face unique challenges on the path to success but can persevere, speakers said

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Farmers market sends Sacramento students home with produce, health tips http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article71940332.html#storylink=rss Students at Main Avenue Elementary can ‘shop’ for free produce during recess

The simulation market gives each child 5 to 10 pounds of produce from the local food bank

Having kids pick out the food makes them more likely to eat it at home, advocates say

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Steve Young cuts ribbon on Sophie’s Place music therapy lounge http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article71464847.html#storylink=rss New facility features a recording studio, listening area and performance space

Music can provide stress relief, comfort for children receiving treatment

The space was built with a donation from ex-49ers quarterback Steve Young, in honor of young musician Sophie Barton

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Working out during pregnancy may lead to athletic offspring http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article71165797.html#storylink=rss Mice babies were more likely to be runners as adults if they were born to moms who ran during pregnancy

Seniors are taking more medications than ever, and are more at risk for negative drug interactions

Cancer survival rates are better for married people, and single Latino men have it the worst

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Horses comfort people with early onset dementia, their caregivers http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article71167572.html#storylink=rss A study by Stanford University, local horse nonprofit focuses on relationships among people, horses

Caregivers and people with dementia learn the value of caregiving

Programs that offer relaxation, engagement are crucial for people with early onset dementia, experts say

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3-D printing opens up new dimension for UC Davis surgeons http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article68641512.html#storylink=rss New lab can make models of organs based on patient scans

Holding physical organ can help doctors plan for surgery

Technology is still expensive and rare in hospitals

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Sacramento anti-abortion pregnancy centers resist new law requiring signage http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article66246282.html#storylink=rss Two centers aren’t informing patients about abortion, other options, a pro-abortion rights group finds

New state law requires centers to notify patients of abortion, family planning services elsewhere

Hundreds of centers are suing to strike down the state law

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El Niño winter brings more pollen, allergies to Sacramento http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article65980717.html#storylink=rss Pollen counts can be higher during El Niño cycles, experts say

The back-and-forth between wet and dry brought an earlier allergy season to Sacramento

People feeling sick should avoid agricultural work, seek professional help if needed

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Nearly half of state’s adults at risk of getting diabetes, study finds http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article65133632.html#storylink=rss Study says 46 percent in California are prediabetic and often undiagnosed

Roughly a third of young adults, 18 to 39, considered prediabetic

Prediabetics more likely to develop life-threatening Type 2 diabetes in five years

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UC Davis patient donates record $38.5 million for research, treatment http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article65215107.html#storylink=rss Real estate investor Ernest E. Tschannen underwent eye surgery at UC Davis

His gift will support treatment and research into the optic nerve and glaucoma

The donation is the largest ever from an individual in the university’s 108-year history

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Sutter loses backup power due to flooding, postpones elective surgeries http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article65105572.html#storylink=rss Flooding damaged an underground utility vault, including the switchboard for a back-up generator

The hospital rescheduled or relocated 50 surgeries Wednesday

Physician called the incident “a major wrench in the work”

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Health Bites: Latinas’ cancer risk rises with meat eating, study suggests http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article64578272.html#storylink=rss USC study finds processed meat consumption increases cancer risk for Latinas by 42 percent

Exercise may help the brain produce important neurotransmitters, UCD researchers say

Home-schooled kids get 90 more minutes of sleep per night than public and private school students

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Sacramento children drop gadgets, move to a new beat at Kids Unplugged http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article63148737.html#storylink=rss New program teaches kids how to stay active instead of fixate on electronics

Classes are held at gyms around Sacramento, offering yoga, ZUMBA, other activities

Child obesity has climbed as kids spend less time exercising, more time watching TV

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Video: Community baby shower connects black moms to needed support http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article62938232.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:24:40 PST http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article62938232.html