Health

Ancient Arts Used to Deal With Modern Tech Stress

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 16, 2016 / comments

[Mindfulness-based stress-reduction instructor Gayle Wilson, rear center, leads her class through meditation late last month in El Dorado Hills. Andrew Seng]

As the meditation began and people took their seats in the sparsely decorated meeting room, Jason DeCruz sat with his eyes closed and his palms resting in his lap. Occasional car headlights flashed in from the parking lot outside and the front door swung open and closed, but DeCruz didn’t break his focus or open his eyes.

California Department of Public Health Reminds Public to Guard Against Mosquito Bites

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 07, 2016 / comments

California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently advised that although there is no evidence of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in California, people should always take steps to avoid mosquito bites, including removing standing water and wearing insect repellant when necessary.

Californians should also be advised of international travel alerts for the countries where Zika virus is circulating.