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San Jose Beats San Francisco in ‘Happiest, Healthiest Cities’ List

San Jose Beats San Francisco in ‘Happiest, Healthiest Cities’ List

A new survey from Prevention.com ranks San Jose the No. 1 happiest and healthiest U.S. city, with San Francisco making it to the No. 7 spot on the list.

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Help Promote Healthy Diets

Help Promote Healthy Diets

The 2012 Senate farm bill is being debated in Washington and politicians keep trying to push back the tough issues. If you feel strongly about supporting healthy diets, it’s an important time to let Congress know how you feel…

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Do the Wiggle!

Do the Wiggle!

As anyone who’s ridden a bike in SF and needs to get from the east to west side of town will tell you, the backroad route known as “The Wiggle” is the quickest, most surefire way to bypass traffic and hills. And now – in…

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15 Grossest Foods

15 Grossest Foods

A particularly disturbing list of gross foods was just released recently and you’d be surprised to see what made the cut. Take a look if you dare…

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Lice Outbreak in Oakland

Lice Outbreak in Oakland

Two words you never want to hear in one sentence: “lice” and “outbreak”. Apparently there’s a spike in lice outbreaks in Oakland. You can blame students.

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Pot Less Damaging to Lungs Than Tobacco

Pot Less Damaging to Lungs Than Tobacco

A national study led by UCSF and the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found that low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to users’ lungs than exposure to tobacco.

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Exercise Ideas for the New Year

Exercise Ideas for the New Year

After pigging out over the holidays, many of us are searching for ways to start the new year by leading healthier lifestyles. For those who prefer non-traditional gym settings, we’ve pulled together some exciting alternatives.

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UCSF Launches InQuickER Service

UCSF Launches InQuickER Service

As we all know, a hospital emergency room can be an awful combo of the 7th circle of hell and purgatory. It doesn’t help that if you have to go the ER in the first place then you’re already suffering from acute sickness/bleeding onto the…

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Smart Meter Opt-out

Smart Meter Opt-out

Critics of smart meters, those new wireless meters that PG&E has been installing and which some critics believe cause health problems as varied as insomnia and cancer, can now breathe a sigh of relief. The utility company is offering residents the option to turn the…

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Many Heart Attack Patients Return to Fast Food

Many Heart Attack Patients Return to Fast Food

A new study from the American Journal of Cardiology has found that many heart attack patients “regularly” visit fast food restaurants six months after their attack.

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Can Coke Cause Cancer?

Can Coke Cause Cancer?

Everyone’s knows it’s not quite good for you. We’ve all heard those rumors that Coca Cola can melt the paint off a car. But causing cancer – now, that’s a new one. The artificially created “caramel color” which gives the soft drink its particular color,…

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America’s Fattest States

America’s Fattest States

. Can you guess which ones they are? A recent Wall Street study stated that Mississippi topped the list as the fattest, least healthy state in the country. And, what’s more, the poorer you are, the more of a chance you have to being obese….

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