Our network

Health

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her:

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

2014 Weekly Challenge #26:  Eat LOCAL!

You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

1. Local Foods Are Fresher (and Taste Better)
Food that was picked within the last few days tastes way better than food that was picked (unripened) and trucked thousands of miles to get to you. And fresh food lasts longer, too.

2. Local Foods Are Seasonal (and Taste Better)
It must be said: Deprivation leads to greater appreciation. When does a cozy room feel best? When you've come in from out of the freezing cold. Fresh corn in season tastes best when you haven't eaten any in 9 or 10 months--long enough for its taste to be a slightly blurred memory that is suddenly awakened with that first bite of the season. Eating locally means eating seasonally, with all the deprivation and resulting pleasure that accompanies it... Read More

Online Mental Health Services Improve Access to Care

Online Mental Health Services Improve Access to Care

Guest post by Kirsten Schneider, Schneider Communications

HealthLinkNow Connects Patients with Providers Via Secure Videoconferencing

A local company is using the power of telemedicine to expand access to mental health services across the country to those who need it most. HealthLinkNow provides mental health and substance abuse services via secure videoconferencing and instant messaging between providers and patients, with technology for electronic prescribing and practice management... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #25: The Power of Encouragement

2014 Weekly Challenge #25: The Power of Encouragement

2014 Weekly Challenge #25: The Power of Encouragement

G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”

When two people interact, they are both changed. The change can be for the better, or not. Whether our influence is helpful or hurtful, positive or negative, depends on whether we give each other the gift of encouragement.

When you interact with someone, are you an encourager or a discourager?

Thousands of women to take part in the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival this Sunday

Thousands of women to take part in the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival this Sunday

Some 4,000 women - sisters, mothers, daughters and girlfriends - are expected to participate in Sacramento's largest all women's walking & running event. The 10th Annual Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival, hosted by Fleet Feet Sports, and is coming up Sunday June 8. New this year, the event features a half marathon, in addition to a 5K run/walk.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we are all about thriving. We were founded on the idea that you can live life to the fullest if you take care of yourself. So it is great to see so many women who are really taking that message to heart and are planning to participate in the Women’s Fitness Festival,” said Patricia Rodriguez, RN, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.

2014 Weekly Challenge #21 - Use SUNSCREEN

2014 Weekly Challenge #21 - Use SUNSCREEN

2014 Weekly Challenge #21 - Use SUNSCREEN

It is starting to heat up outside and its a good time to remember to protect your skin from the sun. 

Sunscreen does double duty - The regular use of sunscreen helps protect your skin from cancer-causing sun exposure, and can help your skin look younger. Protecting your health AND your looks? Sounds great to me!