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Category Archives: Health/Science Articles

Battling Diabetes: Martha Quintana coaches people to see beyond diabetes

Armed with the hard facts about sugar, fat and the benefit of regular exercise, Watsonville nurse and diabetes educator Martha Quintana is on the front lines of the diabetes epidemic … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trauma’s Front Line: Therapist Karen Lansing credits the officers who taught her how to help them

    International “cop whisperer” Karen Lansing who helps police officers recover from trauma related to fatal incidents calls the Santa Cruz police force her “band of brothers.”

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mission-Driven Business Former Rainbow Light president shifts gears, launches home-based consulting business

Back when The Herb Room was just a produce stand on the corner of Laurel and Mission streets on the west side of Santa Cruz, Linda Kahler was a young … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Santa Cruz Woman, Volume IV

The 4th volume of Santa Cruz Woman features profiles of six local women leaders in the health and wellness community. Editor: Jennifer Pittman

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

County officials join Hospice in publicizing day to talk about health care wishes

SANTA CRUZ—Although “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” perhaps there is one other thing we can count on: people don’t like talking about dying. It … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Betancourt welcomes community at the Watsonville Senior Center

WATSONVILLE— Fridays are dancing days at the Watsonville Senior Center where about 100 people pop in each weekday to be greeted with smiles as if they were home.

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Santa Cruz area athletes open cryotherapy clinic

CAPITOLA—“Chill out” takes on a whole new meaning at 110 degrees below zero Celsius, but it’s just the right temperature, according to a growing legion of athletes who say a … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

UCSC professor studying hearts say Maverick’s surfer had highest recorded rate

SANTA CRUZ—The suggested daily exercise regimen for humans is only a fraction of what it should be to offset heart disease concerns, according to Terrie M. Williams, a UC Santa … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rainbow Light president receives Lifetime Achievement Award

SANTA CRUZ—Linda Kahler, who has championed significant trends in the supplement industry as head of Santa Cruz-based Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems for three decades, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Elderly heart valve patients have new life-saving option at Dominican

CAPITOLA—The first thing that 88-year-old Lee Fitzgerald noticed when he woke up from a surprisingly brief nonsurgical procedure to put a new valve in his heart was that the unremitting … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment


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