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Health and Well Being

Staying healthy is a high priority for many. Here in Sonoma County we have plenty of fresh air, opportunities to exercise, and health pracitioners in a broad range of modalities. If you have information you want to share with our readers, please send us your articles.

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2017-05-24May 24, 2017

The incidence of chronic illness, especially nonspecific inflammatory problems, and emotional distress like depression and anxiety is currently skyrocketing in our society. Many of these illnesses have not been very responsive to conventional, pharmaceutical-based treatments.

2017-02-12Feb 12, 2017

Kaiser-funded initiative to gather data on childhood dental needs, test school-based treatment strategies

A trip to the dentist is as easy as A, B, C at three Santa Rosa City Schools elementary schools serving as test sites for simplifying state-mandated oral health screenings of kindergartners and for school-based delivery of dental care.


2017-05-24May 24, 2017

There may be no greater an endorsement for a medical procedure other than a physician saying he would have it performed for himself.

2017-05-22May 22, 2017

Horticultural activities release happy hormones and help us overcome anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

2017-05-22May 22, 2017

I’m a designer of sustainable smart villages that are beautiful walkable places surrounded by park-like landscaping with few cars and lots of small locally owned businesses and housing for every income level but I can’t focus on building these communities of the future because we are currently living with escalating national poverty from federal tax and spending reallocations to the wealthy where it’s supposed to trickle down, but the trickle keeps getting slower and weaker every year. 

2017-05-18May 18, 2017

My son is missing. He had a job with a promising future, a truck, many friends. Now he has nothing. He is a heroin addict. I am terrified, and I want to warn parents of the dangers of Oxycontin. It is headed your way via a huge marketing campaign. Please read the story and tell as many people as you can.

2017-05-18May 18, 2017

State Senator Mike McGuire’s groundbreaking legislation - SB 790 - that significantly restricts pharmaceutical companies from giving gifts and incentives to medical professionals was approved today in the Senate. California has an opportunity to put patient care and drug affordability before corporate profits with SB 790. 

2017-03-31Mar 31, 2017

Insights from the peer mental health movement offer hope to any seeking a life of peace, wellness, and fulfillment.

2017-03-29Mar 29, 2017

I recently listened to the story of a 29 year-old recovering meth addict, who we decided to call “Joe” to keep him anonymous. He had a bright smile, and a kind and gentle demeanor.

2017-03-29Mar 29, 2017

Outside the Council on Aging’s office is a newly completed tiny house that COA hopes to transform into thousands ofMeals on Wheels for home-bound seniors by selling raffle tickets to win the 191-square-foot tiny house and using the proceeds from the raffle to help fund COA’s Meals on Wheels program. And that’s where altruistic tiny house enthusiasts can help out.

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