Health Matters

John Niec  Using plastic, steel or ceramic reusable coffee mugs is an easy way to reduce waste this Earth Day.

Help Keep the Earth Healthy

Apr 21,2016

According to management at the Trader Joe’s at South Shore Center, Alameda County’s reusable bag ordinance has helped reduce the store’s daily paper bag churn by 75 percent. Throughout the county since 2013, customers are charged 10 cents per grocery bag.

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How Medicare’s Hospice Benefit Works

Apr 21,2016

 

Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one. Hospice is intended to help terminally ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. Hospice doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer.

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Courtesy photo  When it comes to consuming salt, less is best.

Using Less Salt Helps Kidneys

Mar 17,2016

 

March is National Kidney Month. And the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) would like you to know that when it comes to dietary sodium, less is certainly best. Yet Americans today consume 50 percent more than the recommended daily quantity of only one teaspoon of salt per day. 

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How Medicare Covers Prescription Drugs

Mar 17,2016

 

Did you know that Medicare helps pay for prescription medications? Even if you don’t take many prescriptions now, you should consider joining a Medicare drug plan. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage:

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