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Health & Fitness

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.

The East Bay’s Best Doctors

Best Doctors, Inc is out with their list of the best doctors in the East Bay

Coping With Dementia

It was about six years ago, while longtime Alameda resident Robert “Bob” McPeak was enjoying his retirement, when his family began to notice some changes in his behavior.

Your Family Dentist

When Don Trester visits his dental hygienist, Jo Ann Galliano, three times each year, he knows that he is doing more than just getting his teeth cleaned—he is setting up his first line of defense in his overall healthcare.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ryan (not his real name) was frustrated. Before he was diagnosed with ADHD—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—he struggled to get through each day in the classroom and then each night trying to focus on getting all his homework finished.