Perk Me Up

Java. Dirt. Mud. Brew. Jitter Juice. Regardless of what you call it, statistics tell us that 64 percent of Americans down a cuppa joe every morning. The average American consumes two cups of coffee per day. 75% of all caffeine consumed by Americans is in […]

Advice for the Battered Sole

Feet carry the rest of your body, which is why we should take care of them. Preventative care can prevent fractures, sprains and strains, heel pain, and wounds, which is important because a foot injury can lead to inactivity and further injuries. Caring for tired […]

TO CBD OR NOT TO CBD

CBD is a hot topic for good reason–everyone’s doing it. From naturopathic doctors and chiropractors to estheticians and massage therapists, professionals in various niches are harnessing the all-natural power of CBD. DOES IT REALLY WORK? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an active ingredient in cannabis. It […]

Parents Magazine

Enter the Therapy Dog

Meet Lavender, a three-year-old golden retriever puppy with a very important job. Lavender is employed by the San Joaquin County Family Justice Center in Stockton. Officially, she is a greeter. But the therapy dog does more than shake hands with people who enter the center; […]

Cuddle Therapy

Look, it’s science. There’s a reason getting close with someone you care about makes you feel good. Whether it’s a significant other or another loved one, quality cuddle time has serious benefits. When you snuggle up with someone you like your body releases the hormones […]

Kiddie Cavities

Contrary to popular belief, tooth pain might not be the first sign of a cavity. “White spots are often seen in early caries’ development,” says Dr. Rafat Razi, a pediatric dentist based in Tracy. If your child’s teeth develop white spots or they become sensitive […]

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is now in Stockton! The ProHealth/YUGEN center on Monaco Court opened in January 2019, bringing a new therapy to Stockton residents. Perhaps most famous among Housewives and athletes, cryotherapy has been linked to several health improvements, including stress relief. Also known as cold therapy, […]

SJ City Guide

10 Resolutions You’ll Keep

Each January, one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. So this […]

Demands of Dementia

There are certain buzz words that you start to hear more often as you get older – “retirement” and “grandchildren,” for example, come to mind. But there’s a good chance you will also start hearing medical lingo with increasing frequency. One of the terms that […]

Caring For You

There is no single definition of self-care. For everyone, it means something different. Ultimately, it’s about remembering to take the time to care about one’s self physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some, this is as simple as a trip to the spa or a hot […]

Mouth Myths

There’s a lot more to dental care than brushing and flossing, and a dental hygiene routine that leaves one person with those picture-perfect pearly whites might not work so well for another. With so many misconceptions about the best approach to dental health, we’re here […]

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