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Health & Fitness

Futsal Fever

Stop by the basketball courts at the Alameda Point Gym on any Friday night and you’ll see up to 50 people — boys and girls, 20-somethings and middle-aged adults — playing what seems like fast-moving, mini soccer games with a strange ball.

CrossFit Craze Spreads to Alameda

Intense, crazy, downright dangerous — these are some of the adjectives that have been used to describe CrossFit, a fitness program that is leaving the underground world of DIY at-home “boxes” (i.e., home gyms designed for CrossFit workouts) and entering the mainstream world of “regular” gyms and clubs.

Modern Medicine

When you’re looking for a new doctor or you need to help a family member find a physician in a specific specialty area, where do you turn?

An All New You

For many of us, the beginning of a new year involves making resolutions that revolve around getting fit, feeling better and living longer.

The Best of Alameda 2010

Alameda Magazine celebrates Island living all year long, but once a year we pull out all the stops for the annual Best of Alameda issue.

Sports Injuries

Oakland resident Ashsa Smith was 16 when she suffered a painful anterior cruciate ligament tear in her knee during a soccer game.

Is Your Thyroid Out of Whack?

Wendy Clark first suspected some-thing was amiss with her health when she began experiencing a rapid heartbeat and swollen ankles.

Arthritis

Shingles

On a Friday in early September, Donna Turner, 52, of Oakland awoke to the worst headache of her life.

Fighting Off Osteoporosis

When Piedmont resident Linda Murphy decided to get a spur-of-the-moment bone density test, she never imagined it would reveal she had osteopenia, a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal.