Your Health

Your Health

Baja-Style Salmon Tacos

Where Mexican meets Mediterranean

Summer in the Bay Area means great wild salmon. For amazing tacos, throw some on the grill then into whole-wheat tortillas with all the fixings. Mexican flavor meets the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet—fish, whole grains and fresh veggies. What’s not to like? 

•    12 ounces salmon fillet, cut into four portions (3 ounces each) 
•    4 (8-inch) whole-wheat tortillas 

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Five Healthy Day Trips

Hit the road for fun and fitness

Getting out and enjoying the day can work wonders for your health and well-being. Each of these irresistible day trips offers a specific health benefit.  

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Distracted Living

For better or worse, today’s preoccupation with new media and technology has changed the way we live and communicate

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The Lowdown on Immunizations

Vaccines, also called immunizations, are a hot topic. Nearly everyone has an opinion about their effectiveness and safety, and whether it’s a community responsibility to get or not-get vaccinated.

Before you form your own opinion, it’s important to know the basic facts about how they work and what they protect against. 

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Boost Your Memory

Promote brain health and challenge your mind 

If you’ve ever forgotten a familiar person’s name or important items on your to-do list, why shrug it off?  Medical experts recommend taking steps to improve your memory.

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Pack a Food-Safe Picnic

Now that the weather is warming up, eating out—as in out of doors—is an increasingly attractive option. Here are some tips to help safeguard your munchies and protect your picnic crew from food-borne illness.

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Walk the Talk

The word’s definitely out in the Bay Area: Walking is a smart—and fun—way to boost your health 

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Picnic Paradise

These five spots will have you wanting to eat all your meals outside 

1. Crissy Field
Why? World-class views, great people-watching, proximity to shoreline walks or bike rides, lawn, beach, picnic tables. Ideal location for kite flying.
How? Get a cracked crab or some cooked bay shrimp from Fisherman’s Wharf or the grocery store. Add a salad, some Levain bread—what a picnic!

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Urban Camping

The opportunity to boost your health in the Great Outdoors is closer than you think 

There’s no better way to celebrate spring's warmer temps—and Mother Nature—than a family camping trip. Check the following compilation of some of Yelp’s highest rated Bay Area family campgrounds—then get packin’.

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California Summer Salad

This colorful salad combines fresh in-season apricots, strawberries and cantaloupe, plus a sprinkling of pistachios, for a fresh and different summer dish that’s very low in fat and sodium and high in fiber, protein and calcium.


• 1 container (8 ounce) fat-free plain yogurt

• 2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate

• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

• 1 tablespoon honey

• 1 small head iceberg lettuce cut into 8 wedges (or mixed greens)

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