Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Physical activity may diminish fatigue

Fatigue is a ubiquitous complaint in clinical practice. It is also remarkably nonspecific. Thus, any major illness, whether infectious or degenerative, may manifest as fatigue. I find it useful to distinguish between weakness and fatigue. Weakness can occur in the setting of specific musculoskeletal diseases. For example, polymyositis is an inflammatory condition in which the […]

July 26, 2014 | Posted in Local lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Local fundraising group reaches out to East Bay children’s hospital

FAIRFIELD — It might seem like a disconnect initially as to why a group of women who live around Solano County would want to raise money for a children’s hospital in Oakland. To be specific, they are generating funds to support programs for the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, formerly Children’s Hospital Oakland. […]

Share nature’s bounty with others

Nature is bountiful. It is a shame that much of its bounty is wasted. I am the beneficiary of some of that bounty. Friends have given me some of the fruits, vegetables and other foods that have come from their gardens and trees. Excess produce that they aren’t able to use. I have a weakness […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, July 25, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Diabetes 250, at Indianapolis, FS1, 5:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Diabetes 250, at Indianapolis, FS1, 7:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for The John Wayne Walding 400, at Indianapolis, FS1, 8:30 a.m. •Formula One, practice for Hungarian Grand Prix, at Budapest, Hungary, NBCSN, […]

County graduates complete basic military training

Air Force Airman Joshua K. Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Patterson is the son of Laura Patterson of Rio Vista. He is a 2011 graduate of Rio Vista High School. Air Force Airman Anthony Reyna graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in […]

This date in sports history for Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25 1902 — Jim Jeffries knocks out Bob Fitzsimmons in the eighth round to retain the world heavyweight title. 1941 — Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th and last game, beating the Cleveland Indians 10-6. 1956 — Swaps sets an American record in a 1 5/8-mile race at Hollywood Park. […]

Move toward higher drug co-pays gains steam

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a fiscal year 2015 defense money bill that fully supports the Senate Armed Services Committee’s earlier embrace of key military compensation curbs sought by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Both committees have rejected proposals to restructure Tricare dramatically by consolidating plan options and by raising fees. They also reject […]

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he’d rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Like Zain, many Gaza residents say the closure, imposed by Israel and […]

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, July 18, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, practice for Grand Prix of Germany, at Hockenheim, Germany, NBCSN, 11:30 a.m. (taped) •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for EnjoyIllinois.com 300, at Joliet, Ill., FS1, 12:30 p.m. Baseball MLB •San Francisco at Miami, CSNBA, 4 p.m. •L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis or Tampa Bay at Minnesota, MLB, 5 p.m. •Baltimore […]

This date in sports history for Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18 1896 — James Foulis wins the U.S. Men’s Open golf championship at Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, N.Y. 1927 — Ty Cobb of the Philadelphia Athletics doubles off the glove of Harry Heilmann for his 4,000th hit. 1951 — Jersey Joe Walcott, at 37, becomes the oldest fighter to win the world heavyweight title with […]

VA asks hill not to ease move to private care

The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private-sector care appears to have run hard aground. After four weeks, House-Senate conferees, working through their staffs to iron out differences in separate veteran health reform bills, […]