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healthIssue 28

May is national Bike Month. The weather’s perfect—why not bike? May has three big bike events that are perfect for those looking for the excuse to put the pedals to the mettle. BIKE TO WORK  If you’ve got a bike, take it to work on May 18 between 6:30 and

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healthIssue 27

By Noel Daniel Heart disease and stroke kill more women than cancer does. It’s a scary statistic, isn’t it? One in three women die to heart disease and stroke. That’s why the American Heart Association embarked on a national movement to end the illnesses, it’s called Go Red for Women.

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healthIssue 27

By Noel Daniel Taking care of your teeth is more important than you might think. A beautiful smile is great in pictures—but it turns out, it’s also great for your overall health. “You should have good oral hygiene due to the fact that you want a nice smile,” said Savannah

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By Noel Daniel For as nice as it is for the weather to start warming up, it brings with it some itchy, red-eyed side effects. Allergy sufferers all through the Valley understand the price of living here. Although produce is delicious and fresh, it also means that pollen is plentiful—and can

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By Noel Daniel The very idea of strapping on your running shoes at 5:30 in the morning is not only daunting—it almost feels impossible. How could you possibly hope to be that paragon of fitness that only drinks kombucha, practically lives on a yoga mat, and runs because it’s fun

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By Noel Daniel It’s time to bundle up again. And when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, it’s unsurprisingly bad for your skin. “Cold weather is very drying for the skin,” said Dr. Catherine Biren, Board Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group. “We dermatologists even have a term

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Have you given any thought to your heart’s health lately? You really should, because although you can’t change your family’s history of heart disease, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce your risk of developing it. “Heart disease is the number one

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healthIssue 26

By Noel Daniel No, really! Spas have skin specialists that can help you find the perfect blend of masks and moisturizers so you can get your glow on. One of the hardest skin types to keep in line is combination skin. Reneé Matias, owner of Renee’s Day Spa and Salon,

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle True to its name, Sukha Studio is a good space for hundreds of local residents. Sukha—which translates to mean “good space” in Sanskrit, the language of yoga—provides certified instruction in yoga, barre, and Pilates, in addition to a lifestyle boutique; spa-like amenities; and anatomy, wellness, and

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healthIssue 25

By Jacqui D Sinarle The Modesto Doula Group is dedicated to enhancing the birthing experience for local moms and their families, one baby at a time. What’s a doula? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. “A doula is a non-medical childbirth professional who is trained to provide emotional and

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