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Dentists at Asian Health Services Screen for Depression

The nonprofit prides itself on its services for “the body, mind, and teeth.”
April 02, 2018

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.
March 21, 2018

Why Teens Shouldn’t Be Ingesting Cannabis Often

An Oakland cannabis counselor notes that modern, powerful strains of marijuana can damage young people’s brains. But convincing youth to just say “no” is another matter.
March 19, 2018

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.
March 14, 2018

Pharmacists Aren’t Using Contraceptive Powers

A new law expands pharmacists’ abilities to include prescribing birth control methods, but few are do so, research shows. Who pays consultation fees might be the reason.
March 07, 2018

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.
February 21, 2018

Community Acupuncture Expands Service Reach

The new twist on an old treatment adds La-Z-Boys, a sliding scale, and a group setting.
January 29, 2018

What You’ve Been Breathing

Those Northern California wildfires weren’t good for your lungs.
November 27, 2017

They Speak the Language of Kids

Child life specialists at Oakland Children’s Hospital help youngster cope with complex medical procedures and conditions.
November 22, 2017

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?
October 19, 2017