Health Matters

Immunization Opt-Outs Grow

Apr 17,2014

A dramatic jump in measles cases in California has prompted readers to ask what Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) vaccination requirements are and how many families are opting out. State law requires children to be vaccinated against a list of diseases before entering school, but parents can obtain waivers if vaccinating their children would violate their personal beliefs.

 

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Exploring Yoga

Apr 03,2014

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will present Yoga: The Art of Transformation on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The program coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Asian Art Museum.

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Cashman Rides for AIDS

Mar 27,2014

Alameda residents John Cashman, Diane Runyan and Nita Greganti are once again joining the AIDS LifeCycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles travelling 545 miles to support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF).

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Parks and Facilities Receiving Less Water

Feb 20,2014

With the extreme drought conditions taking hold in California, the City of Alameda is doing its part to reach the 20 percent reductions in water use requested by the Governor. All Alameda parks will be watered 20 percent less. This may result in green grass turning brown.

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How to Sign up for Medicare

Feb 20,2014

If you wait until the last four months of the Initial Enrollment Period ... you may face a penalty.

So you’re turning 65. Congratulations! It’s time to start taking advantage of your Medicare benefits. And just how do you do that?

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Helping Seniors Fend Off Malnutrition

Feb 20,2014

 

Most healthy Americans likely think malnutrition is something that only affects people in undeveloped countries. Recent studies indicate senior adults, especially those recovering from illness, are vulnerable to malnutrition.

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Hazardous Waste on West End Not Likely

Jan 23,2014

Suspicious cargo to be examined here if official contract receives approval

Concerns a warehouse and trucking company in Alameda will transport hazardous material including nuclear toxins into the city are overexaggerated said the company owner.

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