Health Matters

Courtesy uhhospitals.org &nbsp&nbsp Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. Be sure to have annual eye exams and catch it early.

Medicare Can Help Protect Your Eyesight

Mar 15,2018

Are you at risk for glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision — usually side vision — by damaging the optic nerve. That’s the nerve that sends information from the eyes to the brain.

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Courtesy Wikimedia &nbsp&nbsp Commons Walk the fine line between living and non-living as the Alameda Free Library explores microbiology this coming Saturday.

Explore the Secret Life of Viruses Feb. 17

Feb 15,2018

he public is invited to learn about viruses and microbiology as part of Alameda Free Library’s Social Science series at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., this Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. This is a free event open to all ages.

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Tips to Break Cycle of Chronic Pain

Feb 15,2018

Pain is considered chronic when it lasts for weeks, months or even years. Causes include trauma and conditions such as arthritis, cancer, infection, degenerative disc disease and neuropathies.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Find out about the mighty mushroom next Thursday at Alameda Natural Grocery.

Make Room for Mushrooms

Jan 18,2018

An enlightening talk on the healthful effects of mushrooms is on tap at Alameda Natural Grocery Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. The presentation is courtesy of Mikael Makinen, co-founder of Four Sigmatic, a superfood company founded by a group of Finnish friends.

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Exploring Holistic Pain Management Solutions

Jan 18,2018

Nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a new study prepared by National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

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Dr. Natalie Gelman

Discussing Sexual Harassment

Dec 21,2017

In 1991, I was asked by a university to speak on the subject of sexual harassment. It was a topic that emerged from the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush.

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