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UC Davis to lead national cow genomics effort

The cattle industry is the largest agricultural commodity in the United States, generating more than $100 billion in farm cash receipts in 2016. Despite cattle’s economic importance, scientists still have a long way to go to fully understand mechanisms that govern important genetic traits in the animals such as growth and disease resistance.

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Life Time Folsom names fitness veteran Steve Datte as General Manager

Folsom, Calif. – Life Time®,  the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, today announced that Steve Datte has been appointed the new General Manager of the company’s athletic resort destination in Folsom.

Datte and his team members deliver the full suite of Life Time programming and services for the two-story center spanning nearly 300,000 square feet and featuring an outdoor aquatic and tennis complex.

Life Time Folsom is located at 110 Healthy Way. There is also a Life Time facility in Roseville at 1435 East Roseville Parkway.

Datte has more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of the health and fitness industry. In previous roles he has created and written sales and operational protocols for all aspects of business operations. Datte has worked in all regions of the U.S. as well as Canada.

Some calories more harmful than others

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The disease risk increases even when the beverages are consumed within diets that do not result in weight gain.

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Sutter Medical Foundation seeks participants for Patient Family Advisory Council

Sutter Medical Foundation seeks participants for Patient Family Advisory Council

Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF), committed to providing a consistent, high quality patient experience, is looking for additional community members to join their Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The Council helps provide insight and feedback about the experiences patients and their families have had at Sutter Medical Foundation in the Sacramento area.

“We are working to make the voice of the patient and family evident in everything we do,” said Roberta Mori, Director of Patient and Family Engagement at Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we value our patients’ voices and understand they can help us to improve and promote patient-centered care.”

Advisors with the PFAC will collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical teams at SMF to help improve the patient experience for future patients. They will share their experiences and perspectives, providing SMF staff with an insider’s view about the patient experience and ensuring that the Sutter Health–affiliated medical foundation continuously improves the care they provide for patients and families.

Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can visit www.sutterhealth.org/pfac to complete an online application. Interested community members may also contact SMF via email at patientfamilyeng@sutterhealth.org.

New technology for measuring brain blood flow with light

Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, for example. The new technique, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly cheaper and more robust than prior methods. 

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Landmark Alzheimer’s study urgently seeks African American volunteers


Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease(Family Features) More than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A momentous scientific study focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, and tracking it over time, seeks healthy volunteers without memory problems, as well as people who have mild memory problems, and those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Activate your Asana…Midtown now offers fun & free yoga classes & First Friday Flow events

Activate your Asana…Midtown now offers fun & free yoga classes & First Friday Flow events

In partnership with Yoga Moves Us, the Midtown Association is pleased to present free MiYo yoga classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings now underway at Fremont Park (1515 Q Street) and free First Friday Flow yoga events on the first Friday of each month (starting on May 4) on the exterior grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (corner of 26th & L). All of these new yoga offerings are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on the dates offered through September 2018.