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 […]

Onstage Theatre opens with The Last Romance

“A crush can make anyone feel young again,” said Helen Means, Artistic Director at Onstage Theatre.  She directs the company’s opener of their 39th season, “The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro, opening Sept. 16 and running through Oct. 1 at the Martinez Campbell Theatre. According to Means, the play revolves around an 80-year-old widower (played by […]

“(R)Evolution” Marks Plan For The 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival

A wide range of events has been planned by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation for the 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival during September. The focus is on the Revolution that playwright O’Neill initiated for the American theater, and the Evolution that followed.   The center-pieces of the annual Festival are production of Edward Albee’s Seascape, opening […]

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 […]

Summer Camp for Grown-Ups Returns on August 11

What: Summer Camp for Grown-ups is a full day of fun and books and programs you will love. Grab your friends and build your perfect summer day with writers Sara Henry, Ramona Ausubel, and Janis Cooke Newman and lots of the other book lovers. Check out the confirmed roster of activities for the day HERE. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Why Aren’t My Scars Healing?

By Dr. Niele Maimone; Exploring Class IV Laser pain relief for injuries, scars, and post-surgical healing In 2004, Align Healing Center began using laser therapy to help patients relieve their muscle, joint and nerve pain. Due to the near miraculous results that laser can provide to a sprain, strain or chronic pain, our patients began […]

Role Players Ensemble 2016-17 Season

Join the Role Players Ensemble for a season of Theatre for Grown Ups as they present entertaining, challenging plays, and offer expanded outreach to theatre lovers with master classes on the Art of Acting, and staged readings of plays under consideration for next season. Sept. 2 – Sept. 18, 2016 SEASCAPE by Edward Albee presents […]

Splash into Summer and Swim at the Parks

by Beverly Lane East Bay Regional Park District is splashing into summer, with lifeguard service available at lots of district lakes and pools. Altogether the park district operates 10 guarded swim facilities, plus two beaches on San Francisco Bay where no lifeguard service is provided. Three good places for swimming and other activities are Castle […]