Edit ModuleShow Tags

Health & Beauty

A Primer on the Slow Medicine Movement

Slow medicine is when a doctor has enough time, and the right kind of attentive, uninterrupted time, to sit with a patient, listen, examine, and get to the right diagnosis and treatment.
May 28, 2018

The Best Personal Services

Getting pampered is a cinch on the Island.
May 04, 2018

Healing Herbs Are the Root of Angelica & Peony Beauty Products

beauty products invite thoughtful usage.
April 11, 2018

Relieving Student Anxiety and Stress

Many high-performing schools, including The College Preparatory School in Oakland, are helping students unwind from the rigors of academics and the pressures of teen life.
April 04, 2018

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