How Medicare works with other insurance

By Greg Dill Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I have to make sure our providers have the up-to-date information they need to accurately bill our respective insurance plans. If you have […]

Healing Pinched Nerves and Neck Pain

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC                                             If you are suffering with neck pain from a pinched nerve or herniated disc, you know how debilitating it is and how the pain slowly leaks the vitality […]

SRV Preparedness Fair not to miss

Thousands of people will gather in San Ramon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Ramon Central Park and Community Center to learn about preparing for the next emergency or natural disaster. Families can create or update home emergency kits, check their child’s car seat, get their child fingerprinted, […]

Improvements in Medicare in California for 2017

Medicare in California continues to grow, while offering seniors and people with disabilities stable premiums and improved quality of care. Whether through Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage, or the prescription drug benefit (Part D), 5,800,043 beneficiaries in California continue to have access to improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act, including:   Certain preventive […]

Discovery Bay Water Samples Test Positive for Algae Toxin

Samples taken from the waters around the Discovery Bay community have tested positive for microcystin, a potentially harmful toxin produced by certain algal species, according to laboratory results from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab in Richmond. Contra Costa Health Services’ Environmental Health Division (CCHSEH) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State […]

Tips to Help Fight Skin Cancer

By K. Kenneth Chao, MD   Each year, over 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell), according to the American Cancer Society. Almost all cases are attributed to unsafe sun exposure habits. Just one burn can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. While our Board Certified Oncologists […]

Tasting Wine, Raising Money

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Hosts Twilight Tasting Fundraiser at Page Mill Winery on September 15   Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation invites the public to attend a Twilight Tasting at Page Mill Winery on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Page Mill Winery is located at 1960 S. Livermore […]

Facial Redness Needs Proper Diagnosis

By Connie Tomcik, RN Do your friends ask where you got your sunburn and you have to respond for yet another time, “This is my normal red rosy color.” Are you tired of trying to mask the red flushing and blushing on your face, neck, chest, hands and arms? Facial redness can affect both men […]

Medicare beneficiaries in California saved $1,690,719,706 on prescription drugs since 2010

3,725,303 Medicare beneficiaries in California utilized free preventive services in 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care […]

Cancer Survivorship

June is national cancer survivorship month, and it is a celebration of the advances that we have achieved over the past century against this group of diseases collectively known as cancer. More people are living with a cancer diagnosis each year, and they number in the tens of millions in the United States and worldwide. […]

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