Order Extends Shelter in Place through May 31st

New Order Eases Current Restrictions on Some Business and Recreational Activities Summary of New Health Officer Shelter in Place Order The seven Bay Area Public Health Officers who ordered a shelter in place in mid-March will extend the orders through May 31 while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are […]

Medicare offers Telehealth During the Pandemic

By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services At Medicare, we understand you may have concerns about going to your doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Medicare offers Telehealth during the pandemic. Like so many Americans, our Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others […]

Covered California and Medi-Cal providing help for newly jobless individuals

These are unprecedented and challenging times for the nation and the state of California, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered the course of our lives for the foreseeable future. As job loss claims hit record-highs, more and more Californians will be dealing with a loss of income and their health insurance coverage. Covered California […]

Public Health Home-Visiting Program Receives Grant

A state grant will enable county public health nurses to give free car seats to their low-income clients and provide education on how to use the safety seats properly to protect their children. The $75,000 “Child Passenger Safety” grant will fund activities to help prevent injuries and deaths to children receiving comprehensive home visits from […]

County Files Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Contra Costa Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Creating an Opioid Epidemic Contra Costa County is one of 30 California counties that have filed litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for creating an opioid epidemic in this state. These 30 counties represent approximately 10.5 million residents. All 30 counties are filing suit in federal court […]

Rattlesnake Advisory

Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks Spring and Summer are active snake seasons in parks and open spaces. As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes especially become more active. They, like humans, like to explore when the weather gets warm. The East Bay Regional Park District is advising the public take snake safety precautions when visiting […]

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, […]

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