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Consumer Watchdog Billboard Campaign

Consumer Watchdog launches a billboard campaign against drug- and alcohol-impaired doctors in Oakland, Kaiser headquarters, with a toll-free telephone line for reporting. So far, no calls.
March 5, 2014

Oakland pediatrician John Pescetti removes tattoos and changes lives.

Pediatrician John Pescetti of Oakland keeps a quote from the Oath of Maimonides on his office wall: “May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain.”
January 2, 2014

Public Bikes lands in the East Bay.

Shopping for a bike can make the average Joe feel like he has to be the next elite spandex-clad racer. That’s not the case at Public Bikes.
January 2, 2014

East Bay spa treatments put relaxation and rejuvenation first.

Is making more “me time” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Jumpstart a more relaxed and tranquil 2014 with a visit to one of these terrific East Bay spas.
January 2, 2014

East Bay Physicians Directory 2014

A comprehensive directory of the East Bay's practicing physicians.
December 4, 2013

Tick Attack

If you think ticks and Lyme disease are only found on the East Coast, think again. While still relatively rare on the West Coast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported 61 cases of Lyme disease in California in 2012.
December 3, 2013

The Blood Donor Controversy

In recent years, gay Americans have achieved many victories including the right to marry and serve in the military, yet current U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines continue to prevent gay men from donating blood.
December 3, 2013

PMS: It’s Not Just in Your Head

We’ve all heard the jokes about premenstrual syndrome, but for the many women who suffer symptoms that can include painful cramps, mood swings, and depression each month, PMS is no laughing matter.
December 3, 2013

The Prediabetes Wake-up Call

If the results of your latest blood test show that you’re glucose levels are higher than normal, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. A fasting blood glucose level in the 100- to 125-milligrams-per-deciliter range indicates that you have prediabetes.
December 3, 2013

HPV Protection for the Next Generation

Although the first vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical cancer, was introduced in 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, report the majority of teens still aren’t getting vaccinated.
December 3, 2013