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Kaiser Surveys the Gene Pool for Sources of Autism

The HMO is gathering genetic material from 5,000 of its member families to further understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

Tips for Choosing the Right Dining Room Table

Oval or square, rustic or chic, wood or marble, there are many factors worth considering when selecting the perfect dining room table.

Preparations for the Big One

Alamedans confess to varying states of preparedness when it comes to earthquake planning.

Not to Be Morbid, But Let’s Talk About Death

The once taboo talk of end-of-life discussion finds its way into salons and doctors’ offices as palliative health care becomes the new normal.

Vancouver is So Civilized That Even its Buses Apologize

Travelers to the Canadian gem fall for the natural beauty, the plucky businesses, cultural attractions, and culinary whims.

Coming Soon, the Bionic Child?

Two Oakland doctors pair up with robotics firm Ekso Bionics on a pint-sized exoskeleton for kids.

The Changing Face of Nursing

It’s still mostly white and female, but recruiters at Samuel Merritt University and Cal State East Bay are looking for diversity.

Do Brain Games Make You Sharper?

After suffering a brain aneurysm, author Maria Ross believes that Lumosity’s Word Bubbles game jumpstarted her quick-thinking abilities.

Dumbarton Quarry to Become a New Campground

On the site of the old rock mine there will be a new 91-acre park in Fremont, turning an ugly scar into a pristine park.

Rebranding Launched for Downtown Alameda

The Park Street Business Association updates its name, choosing Downtown Alameda Business Association to reflect its constituency.