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 […]

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 […]

Choices at the End of Life

by Judy Horvath Of one thing every one of us can be sure, our life as we know it on earth will eventually end. How the end comes, of course, is not usually our choice. Most of us will have the opportunity to make certain choices to determine how our end of life will be. […]

Memory Problems

Do you know someone with memory problems? By Judy Horvath;                             In this day of hustle and bustle it is very easy to find that there is little time to deal with a close relative or friend who is having memory issues. […]

Mt. Diablo Beacon Lighting Dec. 7

On Monday, December 7th, Mount Diablo’s Beacon will be relit by survivors of Pearl Harbor. “The Beacon lighting is a tribute to those individuals that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor”, says Earl “Chuck” Kohler, one of the few remaining survivors in Contra Costa County. However, the ceremony is also an opportunity to honor the survivors. […]

Homeless Cats and Kittens Get Help

Give the gift of life as you do your holiday shopping. Community Concern for Cats is hosting a “Giving Tree” now through December 24 at its upscale thrift store, Rescued Treasures, 1270 Newell Ave., in Walnut Creek. All proceeds go toward life-saving procedures for homeless cats and kittens in local neighborhoods including Alamo, San Ramon […]

Clipper Card makes it Easy

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor; With the holiday season upon us, East Bay residents have a new tool to help us get around more efficiently. Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on 13 Bay Area transit systems, is now accepted on County Connection busses. The days of hunting for spare […]

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