Health Matters

Choosing the Hospital That’s Best for You

Feb 18,2016

You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you could get information on the quality of hospitals in your area?

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FDA Official to Speak at Rotary

Feb 11,2016

Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the San Francisco District Food and Drug Administration Janet McDonald will speak to the Alameda Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon. McDonald will discuss the agency’s recent enforcement actions. Lunch included. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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Resident Offers Thank-You Gift

Jan 28,2016

Anita Hollerer-Squire has lived in Alameda for three years. She is originally from Austria, and has spent many years travelling around the world. Her husband is part of Artemis Racing, the Swedish team that took part in the 34th America’s Cup races in 2013.

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Inclement Weather Driver Safety Tips

Jan 21,2016

The National Weather Service is forecasting significant winter storms this season that are expected to bring rain, thunderstorms, high surf, wind and associated hazards to the Bay Area.

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Rx Card Saves Money

Jan 21,2016

The Coast2Coast Rx Card program has saved Alameda County residents more than $7.5 million dollars since its start. Both the Board of Supervisors and the California State Association of Counties endorse the program.

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What’s New in Medicare for 2016

Jan 21,2016

The biggest news in Medicare for 2016 is the Part B premium. I’m happy to report that for most people with Medicare, the premium will stay the same as it was in 2015: $104.90 per month.

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Courtesy photo. Alamedan Randy Lantz, right, poses with Ron Miller, a forensic psychologist and member of Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, while brushing up on the latest outdoor survival techniques in Oregon.

Learning New Survival Skills

Dec 30,2015

The Mountain Wave Search and Rescue team in Washington State is not your average emergency response team. Using volunteers and no paid responders, the team has logged more than 150 rescues in more than 7,000 hours while covering some 60,000 miles — in just one year. 

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