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Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.

Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run

Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run
Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run
03-28-2015 - 03-28-2015
Celiac Support Group
http://www.celiacsupportgroup.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=44566
Admission: Suggested Donation $10
 
(916) 483-8546
info@celiacsupportgroup.org
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-11:30am
Walk, jog, stroll and support the Celiac Support Group
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Movement as Medicine Supporting Creative Movement for Good Health

Movement as Medicine Supporting Creative Movement for Good Health

Sacramento’s 3rd annual Movement as Medicine fundraiser will be held Sunday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Coloma Community Center at 4623 T Street in Sacramento. Movement as Medicine is a fun, action-oriented community event that inspires people of all ages and abilities to engage in creative movement to experience and nurture good health and well-being.

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

Nutritious remedies for heart health

Nutritious remedies for heart health

The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, and Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento physician Rajiv Misquitta, MD, has one for you that is very timely considering February is American Heart Month.

Adopt a plant-based diet—basically, be vegan.

That’s what Dr. Misquitta did six years ago after he had a heart attack followed by a five-way bypass surgery four months later. He was just 40 and in reasonably good health.

The Internal Medicine doctor was discouraged that medicine could not completely keep his health problems at bay, so he made what many people might consider a drastic move: He eliminated all meat, dairy, and added fat, such as olive oil and nuts, from his diet. That decision was based on research suggesting a healthy lifestyle can reverse heart disease. He hasn’t had any heart problems since starting his new diet.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

I have made this recipe many times, and it is always a crowd pleaser!   I got it off of EatingWell.com quite some time ago.  All the ingredients and instructions are below, but here is also the link from the EatingWell.com website:  Bean Dip Recipe.  Enjoy!