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Ian Simmons, 33, of Oakland, is working to open a market in North Oakland by the end of the year. Seeing friends and family with health problems he believes are related to soda consumption, he says he supports Measure HH, a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Soda, income, race, health: the issues behind Oakland’s Measure HH

Modern science is slowly unraveling the link between sugar and preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases, conditions that affect the health of minorities, the young, and the poor more than anyone else....
Stethoscope on open book on a white background. Photo source: "PHYSICIAN" by Dr.Farouk on Flickr, shared via Creative Commons

Therapist Isadora Alman wants doctors to ask patients: “Are you enjoying your sex life?”

“Are you enjoying your sex life?” That’s a question sex therapist Isadora Alman would like primary healthcare providers to ask their patients, along with other basic questions often asked of people coming in for a...
Early Sunday morning runners were on the course for the sixth annual Oakland Running Festival .(Photo by Candese Charles)

Runners from around the world join the fun at the sixth annual Oakland running festival

Bumping music, energetic people and booths selling food were all apart of the festivities at the sixth annual Oakland Running Festival on Sunday. The day included a marathon, half-marathon, a 4-person relay, a 5k and...
A volunteer for the last five years, Marsha Felton boxes up supplies in MedShare's San Leandro warehouse. (Photo by Pallavi Somusetty)

MedShare saves surgical tools from landfills

What happens to the unused surgical tools from Kaiser Oakland’s operating room? They end up at healthcare agencies such as Roots Community Health Center in Oakland, CA, one of 20 safety net clinics in the...
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Hundreds turn out for Throw Down for the Town day of service

Hundreds of Oakland residents woke up Saturday morning to put on a surgical mask, lace up their boots and get their hands dirty during the second annual “Throw Down for the Town,” a service festival...
Status of overweight and obese students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Nearly half of students in Oakland and Richmond overweight, study finds

A study of the average weight of students in middle schools throughout California reveals that cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties have a high number of children who fall into the category of overweight...
Growing Peaceful Warriors

At Destiny Arts Center, East Bay youth learn how to deal with danger through martial and performing arts

“Love, respect, care, responsibility, honor, and peace”—that’s the Warrior’s Code that East Bay youth are being taught at Destiny Arts Center as part of the Growing Peaceful Warriors Program. Instructors teach young people self-defense and...
Diana Treadway points to a picture of her son Henry, born only 1 pound and 12.5 ounces, who is now healthy thanks to the care he received at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center's NICU.

Kaiser Permanente hosts reunion for children born prematurely and their families

On Saturday, at the Oakland Zoo's Snow Building, families reunited with the doctors and nurses who cared for their premature babies at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Brigid McCaw speaks to colleagues at Kaiser Permanente's Family Violence Prevention 10th anniversary regional conference last month in Berkeley. Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente.

Kaiser observes National Domestic Violence Awareness month with expanded prevention program

Dr. Brigid McCaw was diligently working her way through medical school while her sister was busy concealing a secret. Despite the summer heat in their Denver home, McCaw’s sister bundled up in high-necked layers. The...
Sculptor Mario Chiodo speaks about the Remember Them monument planned for downtown Oakland.

Oakland breaks ground for monument to world’s great humanitarians

In three months, the largest bronze monument in the western United Sates will be standing in downtown Oakland, said Joe Haraburda, president of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce during the ground-breaking ceremony for the...