Health
Convenient care
How concierge medicine is changing the health care marketplace
Think of your best friend, a friend that knows all your ticks, hobbies and vices. Now imagine this friend happens to be a doctor, and she’s your doctor. Since she’s your bestie, she lets you swing by the office for impromptu visits. She emails you, she patiently answers all your questions even if
Jeff Wilser
Health
Hurts so good
Men make up 16 percent of the yoga population but account for 70 percent of yoga-related nerve damage. Why so twisted?
I’ve always snickered at yoga. It just seemed ridiculous. Like a certain generation of men, I’ve long had a knee-jerk, irrational aversion to the practice. In my book, “Maxims of Manhood,” a tongue-in-cheek etiquette manual, I included Maxim 36: “You don’t trust this ‘yoga.’” My opinion had no
Jeff Wilser
Health
Women are four times more likely than men to tear their ACL. But there are ways to avoid the pop.
While you’re reading this article, someone will tear an anterior cruciate ligament. It’s also likely that person is a woman. Roughly 200,000 Amerians tear their ACL every year, about one every 3 minutes. The headlines at ESPN focus on the splashier injuries like Adrian Peterson or Derrick Rose, but
Jeff Wilser
Health
Waterborne Disorder
In the event of flood, area hospitals are at risk
In the hours before Hurricane Sandy hit New York last year, the country’s oldest public hospital thought it was ready. Even if Bellevue Hospital’s power and water were cut, it had emergency generators on the 13th floor, well above the flood plain. Its four 55,000-gallon water tanks were perched
Steven Yoder
Health
Getting the Swing of It
A new resource for the ailing golfer
When you literally don’t have a good leg to stand on, golf can be particularly frustrating — especially if you’re an aging weekend whacker with physical ailments and a set of custom irons that weren’t customized for you. Recently, that’s my predicament. I’m 57 years old and no spring chicken by
Douglas Curley
Health
Land of Oz
Daily opportunities to chase what matters
Lisa Oz will be the keynote speaker at the Capital Region Women's Conference on Health & Wealth, Sept. 27, at the Sacramento Convention Center. For more information, please visit capregionwomen.com   As an esteemed authority on wellbeing and relationships, Lisa Oz has spent her career
Douglas Curley
Health
Sleep it Off
Why taking a nap would be more valuable than reading this article
3 a.m. Insomnia. I lie in the darkness, too tired to read, too wired to sleep and too stubborn to watch TV. That would be admitting defeat. I can do this. 4 a.m. Still wide awake. I wonder why I’ve just wasted an hour. I consider flicking on my computer, but no, that would mean surrender. I won’t
Jeff Wilser
Health
Going Meta-Care
Obamacare presents a radical shift in Medicare delivery
As Obamacare begins to take effect in hospitals across the country, it’s becoming clear that the new financial model for Medicare is the polar opposite of a government takeover. Doctors and hospitals have new financial incentives to reduce unnecessary tests and services ordered for patients. These
Allen Young