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Altered States?

If you’re a person of a certain age, you probably remember the 1980 movie Altered States, in which a young William Hurt takes hallucinogenic drugs, floats in a “sensory deprivation tank” and finds himself devolving along the evolutionary chain into a proto-human monkey.
August 31, 2012

Moms Unite

Hooking up with a mom’s group is pretty much de rigueur for any new mom.
June 28, 2012

And the Trainer Sez

Question: I have fallen out of my groove. I try to exercise, but seem to get out of my workout schedule, because of carpooling around my kids and working full time. How can I make my exercise goal of working out 5 times per week actually happen?
May 3, 2012

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.
May 3, 2012

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.
May 3, 2012

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?
November 30, 2011

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.
January 4, 2011

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.
June 29, 2010

Sports Injuries

Oakland resident Ashsa Smith was 16 when she suffered a painful anterior cruciate ligament tear in her knee during a soccer game.
November 30, 2009

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.
November 30, 2009