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Oakland Marathon Turns 10

Marathon runners will be crossing the Bay Bridge in both directions. The running festival also offers a 5K, team relay, half marathon, and half marathon + 5k combo.
March 15, 2019

Magnetic Insight Is Revolutionizing Seeing Inside Bodies

The Alameda startup uses MPI-like technology and iron oxide to create clear 3-D pictures of specific target areas within the body without using radiation or casting an unhelpful even glow over.
March 07, 2019

CHORI Bar Fills in the Gaps of Poor Diets

A health nutrition bar from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute is headed to the marketplace and can improve metabolism for obese eaters.
March 06, 2019

The Power of Restorative Yoga

This gently type yoga uses multiple props and supine poses and focuses on realignment, rebalancing, and relaxation.
February 25, 2019

On-Demand Nutritional IVs Gain Popularity

Giving intravenous fluids with nutrients works in hospitals s for treating acute and chronic illnesses. The question is, does it do anything for healthy individuals?
January 28, 2019

The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019

Pilates: It’s Not What You Think

The core condition regimen can help with chronic pain and improve physical ailments.
December 26, 2018

Good and Bad News About HPV

Cancers of the throat and back of the tongue linked to HPV and likely transmitted through oral sex are increasing, though still rare.
November 27, 2018

Exercise Is Good for the Elderly

You’re never too old to pick up a barbell: Common problems and solutions for seniors who want to exercise.
November 21, 2018

Take the Edge Off

Kiva Confections’ edibles look pretty and taste good.
October 18, 2018