Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends that everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather, with triple-digit temperatures throughout much of the county today and Thursday.  The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday for parts of Contra Costa, with forecasted temperatures as high as 106 […]

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 […]

Are Bulging Discs Getting On Your Nerves?

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC If you are suffering from a pinched nerve or herniated disc, you know how debilitating it is and how the pain slowly leaks the vitality from your life.  Since 1999 when Align Healing Center opened its doors, we have been specialists in treating pain naturally; whether it’s back pain, neck pain, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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