Health Matters

 

When you make a therapeutic massage appointment, try some of the following suggestions to get the most from your massage service.

 

Residents living in and around Alameda can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Trinity Lutheran Church will host this community event on Friday, Sept. 2. The church is located at 1323 Central Ave in Alameda.

Screenings can check for:

 

In Nice, France, a truck drives into a crowd, mowing down individuals who are enjoying a national day of celebration. There is no particular target, just innocent people. The truck plows into the crowd on a sidewalk, suddenly swerves and takes down people on the other side of the street, then swerves again, returning to the first side, then swerves back again and, well, we know the outcome: 84 dead and more than 200 injured; people of all ages: innocent, unsuspecting, unprepared.

 

My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. So, posted on her kitchen bulletin board is a bright pink sheet of paper called a POLST.

 

Brian Wu began his writing career early. As a fifth grader, he wrote a story he called “Wacky Olympics.” He later wrote “Body Wars,” a personification of the immune system and how human bodies fight disease.

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