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Bats common and beneficial in Contra Costa

By James Hale:                                      With the recent report of a death from rabies…

Cancer and Bone Density

by Amanpreet Buttar, MD:                                     Osteoporosis literally means "porous" bones. It causes bones to…

Local Emergency Phone Numbers & Information

Ambulance — Medical Emergency Dial 911 American Medical Response (AMR): dial (800) 913-9106 Business office  (888) 650-5486   Primary dispatch (800) 925-9116     Alternate dispatch Primary ground ambulance service.…

The positive trend of surviving cancer

The positive trend of surviving cancer

by Dr. K. Kenneth Chao:            Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report an increase in…

Grandparents can teach kids money management

By Joan Trezek:                Ask Steve Wilcox what one of the most important lessons a young person can learn is.  As the father of…

Health Officials Offer Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning

Contra Costa health officials are reminding people to practice safe food handling in hopes that everyone will have a happy and healthy holiday. Every year, millions of Americans get food…

Healing Arthritis Pain The Natural Way

by Dr. Niele Maimone, DC:  Joint pain, known as arthritis, comes in many forms. The most common type is osteoarthritis, known as "wear and tear arthritis". Joint pain can flare…

Seafood favorites from local top chefs

by Nicholas Boer: The best packages come from the sea. Sweet lobster and crab packed in bright-red shells. Plump mussels dressed up in shiny black. Garlicky, whole prawns just waiting…

Livermore — a Century of Evolution

by Nicholas Boer:  It took 100 years, but Livermore has reached a tipping point. The town once known as home to the longest-burning light bulb, June rodeo (we've had 94), and…

Salmon Population Expected To Rebound After Fishing Closure

By James Hale:                                 In California, the chinook or king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the…

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