The annual opening of San Francisco’s Dungeness crab season, usually in the beginning of November, marks the arrival of the holidays and a treasured local tradition
Looking for new ways to savor the sweet meat of Dungeness crab? For inspiration, we turned to Allen Kuehn, founder of the San Francisco Fish Company at the Ferry Building Marketplace, where the crab breakfast burrito is a top seller. Read on for Kuehn’s tips for making the most of San Francisco’s crab season, which lasts through June.
Prevention and treatment strategies for arthritis
We tend to think of osteoarthritis—and the joint stiffness and pain it brings—as an inevitable part of aging. But you can reduce your risk of developing it, and researchers are making discoveries that could lead to better therapies.
Baby boomers should work out to boost their health—and take steps to avoid injury
If you’re a baby boomer, be proud that your generation is fitter than folks your age have ever been and can reap the many benefits of exercise—healthier hearts, stronger bones, reduced risk for diabetes and certain cancers, a boost in mental outlook, and more. The trouble is, today’s seniors and late middle-agers are also more prone to exercise-related injuries, which orthopedic surgeons have aptly dubbed “boomeritis.”
Health insurance can be a complicated subject. If you have questions, you’re not alone. Many of us need a bit of help sorting through all the details.
This time of year, we start to hear a lot about “open enrollment.” But what, exactly, does that mean? And how does it affect people who secure their own health insurance? Is open enrollment different for individuals with Medicare? When does it start?
We’ve got answers to those questions and more. Browse the Q&A below to find all the basics about open enrollment.
What you need in case of disaster
When an emergency strikes, you and your family may not have access to food, water or electricity for days. Will you be ready? Experts say that every household should have an emergency preparedness kit on hand.
You might call it the if-I-drink-diet-soda-I-can-eat-a-cookie effect.
According to Johns Hopkins research published in the American Journal of Public Health, overweight or obese Americans who drink diet sodas consume about the same amount of calories each day as their counterparts who drink regular sodas—but more of the dieters’ calories come from food.
Here’s useful info and a checklist to help you with this important decision
Did you know that Americans spend more time figuring out what new car to buy than they do choosing a doctor? That was one of the findings of recent research conducted by Harris Interactive, which involved more than 7,600 U.S. adults in 27 metropolitan areas.
Minimize your carbon footprint — and your waist size — with a BART-bike adventure to one of these Bay Area beauty spots
Alameda Creek Trail and Coyote Hills Regional Park
Get those neurons working in your brain and gain a new perspective on cool ways to have fun
Sometimes getting lost is entertaining! And there’s no better way to get disoriented than to step into a maze. As the weather changes in the fall, opportunities abound for this out-of-the-ordinary activity, with seasonal mazes popping up throughout the Bay Area. So gather the crew and check out some of these local mazes, which are sure to pose a challenge for kids and adults alike.
Quick, how many glasses of water should you drink in a day? If the number eight came to mind—as in eight, eight-ounce glasses—then you’ve heard of one of the most common health myths. “There isn’t a specific recommendation for water intake,” says dietitian Ruth Frechman, founder of "On the Weigh." “Everyone has different needs depending on body temperature and level of activity.” (The Institute of Medicine recommends about 9 cups of total fluid a day for women and 13 cups for men, but much of this fluid is absorbed from drinks other than water and food.)