Health Matters

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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Medicare Clinic Closing

Dec 20,2019

By the end of 2019, the Medicare-focused primary care clinic, Calyx Health, will be closing its doors. Calyx Health is a start-up that dedicated the last three years to building technology to support the well-being of Medicare patients.

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Medicare Enrollment ends Dec. 7

Nov 21,2019

Given that Medicare can seem like a confusing web of options, it’s no wonder that many consumers rely on licensed professionals for help. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly 20 percent of Medicare seniors worked with a licensed professional last year.

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Walking Town Hall Held

Nov 21,2019

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, center, facing camera, hosted a first-ever event for Alameda: a walking town hall meeting last Sunday in Jean Sweeney Park.

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Take Time for Self- Reflection

Nov 21,2019

I recently read two books that heightened my awareness of a theme that is important to me. The two books, Uneducated and A Woman is Not a Man, told stories of women who came from backgrounds that encouraged them to not move on in their lives.

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Courtesy AUSD &nbsp&nbsp Students at Alameda Science and Technology Institute held an assembly to help raise awareness of mental health in September.

ASTI Students Organize Mental-Health Assembly

Oct 17,2019

Student leaders at Alameda Science and Techonology Institute (ASTI) held a schoolwide assembly last month to help their peers learn that mental health issues are normal, that talking about them is helpful and that resources are available to discuss them.

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Medicare: What’s new in 2020

Oct 17,2019

Many people think enrolling in Medicare is a once-in-a-lifetime event that’s timed with retirement. But such a set-it-and-forget-it attitude about health care coverage options can be a costly mistake.

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