Health Matters

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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Thoughts on Raising Children

Sep 19,2019

It continues to surprise me how many parents do not teach their children to participate in responsibilities around the house. We set a model for how our children will behave. As they mature, we also educate them about roles we play in our families. 

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Eric J Kos &nbsp&nbsp Alameda resident Julie Lyons, seen here at the Franklin Park pool, gets around town just fine with her Bioness LG300-GO. Lyons suffers from multiple sclerosis.

Local Embraces New Health Tech

Sep 12,2019

Alameda resident Julie Lyons lives an active lifestyle. She runs her own acupuncture business, main-tains an active workout schedule and stays up to date with friends and family. Lyons enjoys a lifestyle similar to any other Alamedan, but she also has multiple sclerosis (MS). 

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp A participant in the Senior Health & Wellness Carnival wins the prize of increased mobility and wellness at one of the carnival games.

Senior Carnival Supports Health

Aug 15,2019

The annual Senior Health and Wellness Carnival took place July 31 at The Waters Edge Lodge on Bay Farm Island. The event drew seniors from Alameda and across the Bay Area.

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