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Healing Herbs Are the Root of Angelica & Peony Beauty Products

beauty products invite thoughtful usage.

Dentists at Asian Health Services Screen for Depression

The nonprofit prides itself on its services for “the body, mind, and teeth.”

Sound Meditation Baths Have Arrived in the East Bay

Sound practitioners believe the vibrations of metal gongs, chimes, and crystal bowls can lead to deep meditation and relaxation.

Breast Self-Exams Don’t Work So Well

Today’s mantra for women and breast self-examinations is know your breasts. Self-examination won’t hurt but it can be anxiety producing.

Making Habit a Habit

An Oakland start-up creates a unique diet plan from a swab of DNA, a few drops of blood, and some vital stats.

Community Acupuncture Expands Service Reach

The new twist on an old treatment adds La-Z-Boys, a sliding scale, and a group setting.

What You’ve Been Breathing

Those Northern California wildfires weren’t good for your lungs.

They Speak the Language of Kids

Child life specialists at Oakland Children’s Hospital help youngster cope with complex medical procedures and conditions.

Freeze Yourself to Health

Everyday people are trying whole-body cyrotherapy, super-cooling their bodies at spas mimicking a recovery regimen of the pros. But does it work?

Kaiser Clinic Brings Cultural Sensitivity to Hypertension Treatment

In two years, 66 percent of more than 200 patients treated at the Specialty Blood Pressure Clinic have their high blood pressure under control.