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Pedal Pushers

Alameda boasts the longest swimming beach in Alameda County, a 6-mile bike path around Bay Farm Island, the state’s first protected marine area, a 25-mph speed limit, totally flat roads and some fantastic restaurants.

Avvo Rates the East Bay’s Best Doctors

269 Physicians in 56 Specialties Top the Charts

Best Doctors, Best Practices

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the nation’s top-ranked physicians, yet it can still be challenging to find a doctor who takes your individual health plan or is accepting new patients.

And the Trainer Sez

I am worried, because the holidays are almost here, and I know they will be crammed. I want to get my exercise in and have family time, too, but I don’t want to gain weight. What should I do?

Best Doctors, Best Practices

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the nation’s top-ranked physicians, yet it can still be challenging to find a doctor who takes your individual health plan or is accepting new patients.

Avvo Rates the East Bay’s Best Doctors

269 Physicians in 56 Specialties Top the Charts

One Badass Biz

A swarm of women clad in tank tops and white sneakers thunders down the sidewalk near Jack London Square.

And the Trainer Sez

Help a girlfriend out, please! I finally joined the gym and am confused by the new cardio classes — Tabata, HIIT and 321 to name a few. What happened to Step Class? I just want to lose some pounds.

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.

Moms Unite

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