Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Mayo Clinic minute: Are there health benefits to taking turmeric?

Can an ancient yellow root spice be good for you? A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, effectively kills certain cancer cells. While research continues on the role turmeric plays in treating cancer, there may be other health benefits to ingesting the spice.


Tests got you stressed? Try 'primal screaming'

The program, which continues through May 25, 2018, is being held as many local students find themselves preparing for finals and SAT, Advanced Placement, college placement and state standardized tests. Students can take part in stress-releasing workshops that offer jam sessions, primal screaming, board games and a class to make stress balls at seven different library locations.

Here are some of the Sacramento region’s most walkable communities

According to, these are some of the best communities in the Sacramento region for pedestrians. See maps of the area reachable by a 20-minute walk from each area.