Health Matters

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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Guide to Properly Recycling this Holiday

Dec 23,2015

Since the holiday season comes but once a year, while good cheer and celebration is the focus, these celebrations cause trash bins to fill up with extra waste. This year, don’t be so quick to toss everything in the trash, because a lot of items can be recycled, and remember, Santa is watching.

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Do You Need Medicare Part B?

Dec 17,2015

Part B is medical insurance. It covers professional fees for doctors and other health-care providers, outpatient treatment, durable medical equipment, home health services, and preventive care like flu shots and screenings for cancer and heart disease.

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Courtesy photo  The benefits of massage are clear to those who have experienced them

How Massage Benefits Us

Dec 17,2015

The most common reason individuals seek to receive a massage is they desire relaxation. Whether they are experiencing mental, emotional or physical stress, massage therapy is a great way to initiate or aid in the healing process. 

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Finding Your Way Back Outside

Dec 17,2015

If you haven’t been outside to play, explore, or just be, for a long time it can seem a little daunting. Where do I go? What do I need to take? What will I do? These are all very legitimate questions. 

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Find Your Way to the Great Outdoors

Dec 10,2015

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Get outside with the Alameda Free Library’s Library Outside program. The typical day for an American adult is a whirlwind of tasks.

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