Health Matters

Respect: A Two-Way Street

Mar 19,2020

Respect is defined as “esteem or deferential regard felt or shown.”

I am aware that some believe certain individuals or groups of people should be automatically treated with respect. I find myself questioning this belief.

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Courtesy CDC &nbsp&nbsp The “social distancing” measures currently underway are designed to “flatten the curve” and extend medical resources and facilities’ ability to keep up with necessary care. Common sense behaviors prevent all kinds of illnesses.

Doctor Recommends Virus Precautions

Mar 19,2020

In the 1970s, James Robb, MD FCAP — renowned pathologist, microbiologist and former professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego — became one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses.

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Hearing Advocates Plan East Bay Walk for May

Feb 20,2020

The National Hearing Loss Assocation of America (HLAA) has selected Alameda for the East Bay Walk for Hearing set for Saturday, May 30. One of just 20 events held around the country each year, it has been held on the Peninsula for several years past. 

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Try Caring About People

Feb 20,2020

Writers including Eric J. Kos, one of the owners of the Alameda Sun, and Katherine Schwartz, the executive director of the Alameda Family Services League recently wrote appreciation for businesses focusing less on making money while overlooking workers.

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Original artwork by Colin Close &nbsp&nbsp Thyroid disorders can disrupt the production of the hormones they produce, in turn causing your metabolism to speed up or slow down.

Two Talks on Thyroid Health Coming Up

Jan 16,2020

A pair of presentations regarding health of the thyroid will take place this month as part of the series of health talks at Optimized Wellness Center. The talks are free and open to the public. 

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Love Can Be Shown Many Ways

Jan 16,2020

Love is defined as an intense feeling of affection. Those are the words that describe it, but the feeling is more complicated. We use the word often. It can describe how one feels about a friend, an animal, a wallpaper, a restaurant or a city, just for starters.

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Courtesy photo.  United Healthcare offers a series of hints on how to stay healthy this flu season.

Avoid Flu this Season

Dec 20,2019

A sore throat. A headache. Body aches. A persistent cough. We’ve all had those symptoms and it’s easy to immediately chalk them up to a common cold. But what if it’s a more serious virus, like the flu?  

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Holding on to Love is Paramount

Dec 20,2019

Love is defined as an intense feeling of affection. Those are the words that describe it, but the feeling is more complicated. People use the word often. It can describe how people feel about a friend, an animal, a wallpaper, a restaurant, or a city, just for starters.

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