Library eBooks now with Discover & Go

Contra Costa County Library is further strengthening the partnership between museums and libraries by providing eBook recommendations that cardholders can download immediately to a device before, during, or after their visit to a Discover & Go museum, theatre or zoo. With Discover & Go Booklists, Contra Costa County Library extends the fun in learning by […]

Contra Costa County Library’s digitizing history

Remember & Go: Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County Library embarks on a local history digitization project The Contra Costa County Library is the recipient of a $49,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded by the California State Library to create Remember & Go, a database of historical photographs, artifacts, and other important items […]

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness seminar

San Ramon Regional Medical Center presents a free community seminar on Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 SAN RAMON, Calif. – August 8, 2013- San Ramon Regional Medical Center is presenting a free community seminar, “Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness,” Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The seminar […]

Exploring healthy alternatives for school lunches

By Nora Heston;            School lunches have come under fire in recent years for being unhealthy. Whether they are high in fat, carbohydrate-heavy or full of preservatives, the bottom line is some of the options your school is serving up may not be the best for your child. If you have […]

What home health services does Medicare cover?

By David Sayen; Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy. Such services used to be available only at a hospital or doctor’s office. But they’re just as effective, […]

Californians benefit from the Affordable Care Act

New report shows real benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the people of California The Administration issued a new report highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the people of California.  Thanks to the health care law, the 82% of Californians who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever […]

Recognizing eating disorder can mean life or death

By Pamela Carlton, MD Young people at risk if parents are not vigilant “You can never be too rich or too thin.”  This was written on a refrigerator magnet in the kitchen of my childhood home.  We all know that obesity is a real problem in the United States.  We hear about it daily on […]

How to prevent cancer

By Gautam Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.                     When I see men and women who were diagnosed with cancer, they frequently ask, “why me?”  Many tell me that they have led healthy lifestyles including engaging in regular exercise, not smoking, and drinking in moderation.  Unfortunately, cancer is the […]

Medicare — CA seniors save $574 M on drugs

On the 48th  anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, new information released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows a strong Medicare program. In California, people with Medicare have saved $573,726,255 on prescription drugs as a result of the  Affordable Care Act. Nationally, these savings average $1,061 per […]

Inpatient or outpatient makes difference in Medicare

By David Sayen;              When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you’re considered an “inpatient” or an “outpatient” Yes, it does. Your hospital status (whether the hospital classifies you as an inpatient or outpatient) affects how much you pay for hospital services like X-rays, drugs, […]

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