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    Allergy

    Spring Allergies

    Spring is fast approaching, which means blue skies, blossoming trees, warmer weather, plenty of green grass and lots of pollen. 
    Read More About Spring Allergies

    Beating Allergies

    It’s likely those with allergies to grass and tree pollen are suffering right now, as our area’s biggest allergy season runs from March through June.
    Read More About Beating Allergies

    Food Allergies

    Food allergies are on the rise and in some cases can have serious consequences.
    Read More About Food Allergies


    Cancer

    Preventing Colon Cancer

    Most people acknowledge the value of preventive medicine, so many women will undergo screening tests such as mammograms and pap smears and many men will have prostate exams to protect their health. But for some reason there is significant trepi­dation about colonoscopies.
    Read More About Preventing Colon Cancer

    A Guys Guide to Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in older men. One in approximately every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    Read More About A Guys Guide to Prostate Cancer

    Focus on Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer—the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. It’s also the most preventable cancer, since about 90 percent of all cases are associated with smoking (firsthand or secondhand exposure).
    Read More About Focus on Lung Cancer

    >> View More Cancer Tips


    Children

    Back to School Anxiety in Children

    As summer comes to an end and children head back to school for the fall, anxiety levels are on the rise.
    Read More About Back to School Anxiety in Children

    Helping Children Cope with Suicide Loss

    For many adults, suicide can be very upsetting and frightening. If you find yourself having to explain suicide to a child, you may be wondering about the best way to do it.
    Read More About Helping Children Cope with Suicide Loss

    Cyber-Bullying

    It’s important to know what your child is doing on the computer and what websites they are visiting. While more of a spotlight has been on the dangers of bullying, parents may still have questions on how to support their child.
    Read More About Cyber-Bullying

    >> View More Children Tips


    Dermatology

    Laser Skin Treatment for Collagen Rejuvenation

    The most effective for wrinkle removal and collagen regeneration is the CO2 laser that can amazingly remove major wrinkles and restore collagen with one treatment.
    Read More About Laser Skin Treatment for Collagen Rejuvenation

    Melanoma, the Sun and You

    As spring fades into the long days of summer, we find ourselves spending more time outdoors.  Enjoying the warm sun at baseball games, a visit to the park or a pleasant bike ride to the store seems to be just what our bodies need to escape the coc
    Read More About Melanoma, the Sun and You

    Summer and Skin Care

    Summertime is the perfect time to soak up the summer rays. Or is it?
    Read More About Summer and Skin Care

    >> View More Dermatology Tips


    Diabetes

    Top 10 Ways to Make Holidays Healthier

    The holiday season brings quality time with friends, family and food. The season can also bring unwanted extra pounds from indulging in rich foods and larger portions
    Read More About Top 10 Ways to Make Holidays Healthier

    Self-Diagnosing Diabetes

    Diabetes can be difficult to self-diagnose. We tend to dismiss our symptoms and blame other causes for how we are feeling.
    Read More About Self-Diagnosing Diabetes

    Sugar and Halloween

    Not all sugar is bad for you. Healthful fruits and some vegetables contain natural, unrefined sugar.
    Read More About Sugar and Halloween


    Employee Broker Relations

    Top 10 Healthy Substitutions for Thanksgiving

    Find way to eat a little better during the holidays with these simple substitutions.
    Read More About Top 10 Healthy Substitutions for Thanksgiving

    Eating Healthy at Work

    Learn how you can eat well and save money for your lunch at work.
    Read More About Eating Healthy at Work


    General Wellness

    Dog Bite Prevention

    Roughly 4.5 million dog bite injuries occur each year according to the Centers for Disease Control.  About one in five of those injuries require medical attention – impacting roughly 885,000 patients.
    Read More About Dog Bite Prevention

    Understanding Asthma

    What is Asthma and how is it diagnosed? Learn more about the condition as well as how you can treat it.
    Read More About Understanding Asthma

    Your Childs Summer Health

    School is out and students are beginning their long-awaited summer break that will include a variety of activities such as camp, swimming, and family vacations.
    Read More About Your Childs Summer Health

    >> View More General Wellness Tips


    Heart and Vascular

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    While aneurysms can form in any section of the aorta, they are most common in the abdominal area.  Small aorta aneurysms rarely rupture but can cause other issues.
    Read More About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Preventing Carotid Artery Disease Prevents Stroke

    When plaque builds up in the carotid arteries, the arteries on each side of your neck, you become at-risk for a stroke. That’s because these arteries supply blood to the front and back of your brain and when plaque blocks the oxygen rich blood to your brain and a stroke occurs.
    Read More About Preventing Carotid Artery Disease Prevents Stroke

    Being Proactive Promotes Heart Health

    It should be no surprise to anyone that following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are two things we doctors recommend to support heart health. 
    Read More About Being Proactive Promotes Heart Health

    >> View More Heart and Vascular Tips


    Holistic Health

    Turn Off the Television

    Moderation in all things helps to enhance our health, and this includes limiting the time we spend as couch potatoes.
    Read More About Turn Off the Television

    Hidden Sodium

    Not picking up the salt shaker is a good start to lowering your sodium intake, but "hidden salt" in processed food accounts for most of the sodium that we consume.
    Read More About Hidden Sodium


    Menshealth

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    While aneurysms can form in any section of the aorta, they are most common in the abdominal area.  Small aorta aneurysms rarely rupture but can cause other issues.
    Read More About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms


    Occupational Health

    Back Injury Prevention
    Read More About Back Injury Prevention
    Preventing Hand & Wrist Injuries at Work

    Take few minutes to look around your work station
    Read More About Preventing Hand & Wrist Injuries at Work


    Orthopedics

    Rotator Cuff Injuries

    Nearly two million people in the United States went to their doctors for rotator cuff difficulties. This includes rotator cuff tears, which make it difficult or even impossible to raise your arm over your shoulder.
    Read More About Rotator Cuff Injuries

    Treating Common Shoulder Pain

    Experiencing shoulder pain? What types of therapy and treatments are out there and which should you choose?
    Read More About Treating Common Shoulder Pain

    Avoiding Childrens Sports Injuries

    Nearly any type of physical activity involves some risks, but injury rates are highest in high-impact sports.
    Read More About Avoiding Childrens Sports Injuries

    >> View More Orthopedics Tips


    Plasticsurgery

    Botox® Cosmetics

    Treatment with Botox® Cosmetic injections to address the presence of unwanted frown lines remains an extremely popular minimally invasive procedure. 
    Read More About Botox® Cosmetics


    Podiatry

    Common Foot Problems and Solutions

    According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, “most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50.”
    Read More About Common Foot Problems and Solutions

    Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Happy

    Healthy feet are important for feeling good and staying active. If you neglect grooming your feet it can result in yellow, chipped, and thick toenails, dry and peeling skin, and altogether, disgusting feet. 
    Read More About Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Happy


    Sleep

    Finding Your ZZZ's

    It’s no surprise that good sleep is essential to overall health and well-being. But around 40 million people every year struggle with getting a solid night’s sleep.
    Read More About Finding Your ZZZ's

    Nightmares

    Welcome to a nightmare:  a frightening dream from which the toddler or child can be readily roused and which he may or may not remember having. 
    Read More About Nightmares


    Women

    Top 5 Migraine Triggers in Women

    If you suffer from migraines  those intense, pounding, nauseating headaches -- you will certainly want to do all you can to prevent the next one.
    Read More About Top 5 Migraine Triggers in Women

    Botox® Cosmetics

    Treatment with Botox® Cosmetic injections to address the presence of unwanted frown lines remains an extremely popular minimally invasive procedure. 
    Read More About Botox® Cosmetics

    Incontinence

    Do you ever find yourself leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise? It is embarrassing to talk about, but the truth is, this condition is a very common female problem called stress urinary incontinence.
    Read More About Incontinence

    >> View More Women Tips


    Back to School Anxiety in Children

    As summer comes to an end and children head back to school for the fall, anxiety levels are on the rise.
    Read More About Back to School Anxiety in Children


    Helping Children Cope with Suicide Loss

    For many adults, suicide can be very upsetting and frightening. If you find yourself having to explain suicide to a child, you may be wondering about the best way to do it.
    Read More About Helping Children Cope with Suicide Loss


    Cyber-Bullying

    It’s important to know what your child is doing on the computer and what websites they are visiting. While more of a spotlight has been on the dangers of bullying, parents may still have questions on how to support their child.
    Read More About Cyber-Bullying


    Top 5 Migraine Triggers in Women

    If you suffer from migraines  those intense, pounding, nauseating headaches -- you will certainly want to do all you can to prevent the next one.
    Read More About Top 5 Migraine Triggers in Women


    Rotator Cuff Injuries

    Nearly two million people in the United States went to their doctors for rotator cuff difficulties. This includes rotator cuff tears, which make it difficult or even impossible to raise your arm over your shoulder.
    Read More About Rotator Cuff Injuries


    Dog Bite Prevention

    Roughly 4.5 million dog bite injuries occur each year according to the Centers for Disease Control.  About one in five of those injuries require medical attention – impacting roughly 885,000 patients.
    Read More About Dog Bite Prevention


    Understanding Asthma

    What is Asthma and how is it diagnosed? Learn more about the condition as well as how you can treat it.
    Read More About Understanding Asthma


    Treating Common Shoulder Pain

    Experiencing shoulder pain? What types of therapy and treatments are out there and which should you choose?
    Read More About Treating Common Shoulder Pain


    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    While aneurysms can form in any section of the aorta, they are most common in the abdominal area.  Small aorta aneurysms rarely rupture but can cause other issues.
    Read More About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms


    Your Childs Summer Health

    School is out and students are beginning their long-awaited summer break that will include a variety of activities such as camp, swimming, and family vacations.
    Read More About Your Childs Summer Health


    Preventing Carotid Artery Disease Prevents Stroke

    When plaque builds up in the carotid arteries, the arteries on each side of your neck, you become at-risk for a stroke. That’s because these arteries supply blood to the front and back of your brain and when plaque blocks the oxygen rich blood to your brain and a stroke occurs.
    Read More About Preventing Carotid Artery Disease Prevents Stroke


    Keeping Feet Healthy and Happy

    Properly caring for your feet can make sure your feet will be up to the task. And, with proper detection, intervention and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.
    Read More About Keeping Feet Healthy and Happy


    Common Foot Problems and Solutions

    According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, “most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50.”
    Read More About Common Foot Problems and Solutions


    Botox® Cosmetics

    Treatment with Botox® Cosmetic injections to address the presence of unwanted frown lines remains an extremely popular minimally invasive procedure. 
    Read More About Botox® Cosmetics


    Preventing Colon Cancer

    Most people acknowledge the value of preventive medicine, so many women will undergo screening tests such as mammograms and pap smears and many men will have prostate exams to protect their health. But for some reason there is significant trepi­dation about colonoscopies.
    Read More About Preventing Colon Cancer


    Pediatric Tonsil, Adenoid & Ear Health

    Dr. Cohen answers some frequently asked questions about pediatric tonsil, adenoid and ear health.
    Read More About Pediatric Tonsil, Adenoid & Ear Health


    Being Proactive Promotes Heart Health

    It should be no surprise to anyone that following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are two things we doctors recommend to support heart health. 
    Read More About Being Proactive Promotes Heart Health


    Laser Skin Treatment for Collagen Rejuvenation

    The most effective for wrinkle removal and collagen regeneration is the CO2 laser that can amazingly remove major wrinkles and restore collagen with one treatment.
    Read More About Laser Skin Treatment for Collagen Rejuvenation


    Cholesterol Guidelines

    Find out more about the changes of the new guidelines for cholesteral monitoring.
    Read More About Cholesterol Guidelines


    Pertussis Epidemic in California?

    There has been a lot of information in the news lately about pertussis, also known as whooping cough. According to the California Department of Public Health, the recent outbreaks and deaths have become an epidemic.
    Read More About Pertussis Epidemic in California?


    Melanoma, the Sun and You

    As spring fades into the long days of summer, we find ourselves spending more time outdoors.  Enjoying the warm sun at baseball games, a visit to the park or a pleasant bike ride to the store seems to be just what our bodies need to escape the coc
    Read More About Melanoma, the Sun and You


    Incontinence

    Do you ever find yourself leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise? It is embarrassing to talk about, but the truth is, this condition is a very common female problem called stress urinary incontinence.
    Read More About Incontinence


    Spring Allergies

    Spring is fast approaching, which means blue skies, blossoming trees, warmer weather, plenty of green grass and lots of pollen. 
    Read More About Spring Allergies


    Ovarian Cysts

    Many women have heard about ovarian cysts, but do they really understand what these cysts are?  Are they dangerous and something to be concerned about?
    Read More About Ovarian Cysts


    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal system that affects up to one in seven Americans. It is the second most common cause of missed work.
    Read More About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


    A Guys Guide to Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in older men. One in approximately every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    Read More About A Guys Guide to Prostate Cancer


    Finding Your ZZZ's

    It’s no surprise that good sleep is essential to overall health and well-being. But around 40 million people every year struggle with getting a solid night’s sleep.
    Read More About Finding Your ZZZ's


    Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Happy

    Healthy feet are important for feeling good and staying active. If you neglect grooming your feet it can result in yellow, chipped, and thick toenails, dry and peeling skin, and altogether, disgusting feet. 
    Read More About Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Happy


    Treating Depression Naturally

    Learn how to relieve depression naturally through alternative medicine strategies.
    Read More About Treating Depression Naturally


    Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Food Poisoning

    Summer is a great season for vacations, family reunions, graduations, picnics and camping trips.  Unfortunately it can also be an unhealthy time if food preparation causes illness to your family.
    Read More About Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Food Poisoning


    Signs of a Stroke

    Marie-Jeanne Jaquish experienced firsthand what a difference going to the right hospital for stroke care can make.
    Read More About Signs of a Stroke


    Backpack Safety

    For many families, preparation for the new school year means a shopping trip for new clothes, lunch box and backpack.
    Read More About Backpack Safety


    Focus on Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer—the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. It’s also the most preventable cancer, since about 90 percent of all cases are associated with smoking (firsthand or secondhand exposure).
    Read More About Focus on Lung Cancer


    Avoiding Childrens Sports Injuries

    Nearly any type of physical activity involves some risks, but injury rates are highest in high-impact sports.
    Read More About Avoiding Childrens Sports Injuries


    Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

    The flu season begins around September/October each fall and continues on until April or May the following year.  Find out what you need to know about Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine.
    Read More About Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine


    Picky Eaters

    We have all heard that word --- YUCK! --- followed by "I'm not going to eat that!"
    Read More About Picky Eaters


    Going Organic

    Before a grower can use the organic label, a government inspector goes to the farm to make sure that the rules are being followed.
    Read More About Going Organic


    Potty Training

    Potty training is a big developmental step for children, and every child shows readiness at a different age.  So how do you know when it’s time to buy a potty chair?
    Read More About Potty Training


    Top 10 Healthy Substitutions for Thanksgiving

    Find way to eat a little better during the holidays with these simple substitutions.
    Read More About Top 10 Healthy Substitutions for Thanksgiving


    Preventing Dehydration

    From riding bikes, to playing soccer or spending the day swimming, every child enjoys being outside during the summer. And, unlike adults, kids don’t often complain about the heat.
    Read More About Preventing Dehydration


    Celiac Disease

    You may think of Celiac disease as the latest medical fad—but while it’s been around for some time, its prevalence has only recently been realized.
    Read More About Celiac Disease


    Beating Allergies

    It’s likely those with allergies to grass and tree pollen are suffering right now, as our area’s biggest allergy season runs from March through June.
    Read More About Beating Allergies


    Cancer and the Food We Eat

    A variety of factors—inherited, behavioral and environmental, etc.—can contribute to cancer development. Although there are no guarantees, there may be ways to decrease your odds of developing this dreaded disease.
    Read More About Cancer and the Food We Eat


    The Benefits of Breakfast!

    Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet many people, including children, skip this meal on a regular basis.
    Read More About The Benefits of Breakfast!


    Indigestion and GERD

    After seconds or even thirds of turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, your stomach may begin to make some strange noises.  But when are those noises something to worry about? 
    Read More About Indigestion and GERD


    The Cold Facts About Mucous

    One of the most frequently asked questions in pediatrics (and the least understood) involves the color and significance of nasal mucous.
    Read More About The Cold Facts About Mucous


    Top 10 Ways to Make Holidays Healthier

    The holiday season brings quality time with friends, family and food. The season can also bring unwanted extra pounds from indulging in rich foods and larger portions
    Read More About Top 10 Ways to Make Holidays Healthier


    Coping and Managing Grief During the Holidays

    The upcoming holiday season can be a challenging and difficult time for grieving children and their families.
    Read More About Coping and Managing Grief During the Holidays


    Making Safety a Priority this Holiday Season

    Let’s face it: you have so much to do during the holiday season, it’s easy to let some things fall through the cracks – just be sure that safety isn’t one of them.
    Read More About Making Safety a Priority this Holiday Season


    Colds and Allergies

    Often parents have a hard time knowing if their child has a cold or is suffering from seasonal allergies due to the similar symptoms. Can you tell the difference?
    Read More About Colds and Allergies


    Facts about Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages and is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children.
    Read More About Facts about Respiratory Syncytial Virus


    Exercise: The Best Prescription for Heart Health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., with about 600,000 people passing away each year.
    Read More About Exercise: The Best Prescription for Heart Health


    Self-Diagnosing Diabetes

    Diabetes can be difficult to self-diagnose. We tend to dismiss our symptoms and blame other causes for how we are feeling.
    Read More About Self-Diagnosing Diabetes


    Keeping Your Kids Healthy This Winter

    Learn a few ways on how to better prepare your child for the winter and flu season.
    Read More About Keeping Your Kids Healthy This Winter


    The Flu Knowledge Quiz

    The flu season is rapidly approaching here is a quick quiz to check your flu-vaccine knowledge.
    Read More About The Flu Knowledge Quiz


    Eating Healthy at Work

    Learn how you can eat well and save money for your lunch at work.
    Read More About Eating Healthy at Work


    Being Sun Smart

    You probably already wear sunscreen when you are at the beach, lounging by a pool, attending an outdoor event, or just walking around on a hot summer day.
    Read More About Being Sun Smart


    Summer and Skin Care

    Summertime is the perfect time to soak up the summer rays. Or is it?
    Read More About Summer and Skin Care


    Sugar and Halloween

    Not all sugar is bad for you. Healthful fruits and some vegetables contain natural, unrefined sugar.
    Read More About Sugar and Halloween


    Back Injury Prevention
    Read More About Back Injury Prevention

    Nightmares

    Welcome to a nightmare:  a frightening dream from which the toddler or child can be readily roused and which he may or may not remember having. 
    Read More About Nightmares


    Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough (also called pertussis) causes coughing fits that make it hard to breathe.
    Read More About Whooping Cough


    Turn Off the Television

    Moderation in all things helps to enhance our health, and this includes limiting the time we spend as couch potatoes.
    Read More About Turn Off the Television


    Protecting Yourself from Heart Disease

    Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is the number one cause of death and disability in women in the United States.
    Read More About Protecting Yourself from Heart Disease


    Pain Managment

    Chronic pain affects every aspect of a person’s life, throwing a shadow on even the happiest times.
    Read More About Pain Managment


    Information on Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a silent disease that over the years creates fragile and brittle bones.
    Read More About Information on Osteoporosis


    Family Health and Fitness for All Seasons

    Sutter Urgent Care, Auburn physician, Dr. Robert Bixler, provides 10 activities you can do with your family throughout the year.
    Read More About Family Health and Fitness for All Seasons


    Foot and Ankle Problems in Women

    Are women more likely to have foot and ankle issues than men? Is it the shoes?
    Read More About Foot and Ankle Problems in Women


    Food Allergies

    Food allergies are on the rise and in some cases can have serious consequences.
    Read More About Food Allergies


    Combating Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents over the last 30 years.
    Read More About Combating Childhood Obesity


    Eating to Fight Cancer

    Whether you’ve been diagnosed with, recovered from, or hope to avoid cancer, what you eat can make a difference.
    Read More About Eating to Fight Cancer


    Preventing Hand & Wrist Injuries at Work

    Take few minutes to look around your work station
    Read More About Preventing Hand & Wrist Injuries at Work


    Hidden Sodium

    Not picking up the salt shaker is a good start to lowering your sodium intake, but "hidden salt" in processed food accounts for most of the sodium that we consume.
    Read More About Hidden Sodium


    Becoming Bikini Ready

    What are swimsuit season spoilers -- the ingrown hairs, the bumpy, saggy, rashy skin?
    Read More About Becoming Bikini Ready


    Preventing Skin Cancer

    Performing a monthly skin exam from head to toe is one way to find out if you have cause for concern. Skin cancer has a cure rate of about 95 percent, when detected early.
    Read More About Preventing Skin Cancer


    Hereditary Cancer

    10 percent of people with cancer inherited the risk. Is cancer in your DNA?
    Read More About Hereditary Cancer


    Artificial Sweeteners

    So what's the low-down on artificial sweeteners, anyway?
    Read More About Artificial Sweeteners


    Chocolate

    Chocolate is shown to lower blood pressure, help your heart, and enhance your mood.
    Read More About Chocolate


    Plastic Containers and Cancer

    Chemical in plastic containers linked to hormone imbalances and cancer.
    Read More About Plastic Containers and Cancer


    Alternatives to the Gym

    Squeeze in exercise without making a special outing to the gym.
    Read More About Alternatives to the Gym


    Combating Your Cravings

    How to indulge in your favorite foods and still maintain a healthy diet.
    Read More About Combating Your Cravings


    Cosmetic Breast Surgeries

    Augment, reduce, lift, or reconstruct your breasts and improve your quality of life.
    Read More About Cosmetic Breast Surgeries


    Lowering Your Risk of Cancer

    Healthy lifestyle habits to lower your risk of cancer.
    Read More About Lowering Your Risk of Cancer


    Balance During the Holidays

    Secrets to keeping your mind, body, and spirit in balance during the holiday season.
    Read More About Balance During the Holidays


    Looking as Young as you Feel

    Restore confidence in your appearance and look as young as you feel.
    Read More About Looking as Young as you Feel


    Microdermabrasion

    A gentle, safe way to treat blemishes and resurface your skin.
    Read More About Microdermabrasion


    Mini Tummy Tuck

    A faster, less invasive way to get your tummy back into shape.
    Read More About Mini Tummy Tuck


    Plastic Surgery

    Considering plastic surgery? Three things you need to know.
    Read More About Plastic Surgery


    Importance of Sunscreen

    Have fun in the sun while fending off harmful UV rays.
    Read More About Importance of Sunscreen


    Understanding Endometriosis

    What is endometriosis and are you at risk?
    Read More About Understanding Endometriosis