Health Matters

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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The Sun is Good Medicine

Aug 15,2019

Many people have been told sunlight is dangerous and to never go outside without being covered up completely or slathered with sunscreen. They have been lead to believe that the sun will immediately damage their skin and cancer is inevitable.

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Learning to Trust One’s Intuition

Aug 15,2019

People aren’t always encouraged to think about how they truly feel or what they genuinely believe. Society programs people to please others and to accept their thoughts as the appropriate way to handle things.  Most of the clients I have worked with seek their own voices.

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Ways to Deal with Those Nagging Headaches

Jul 18,2019

Most people don’t know that more than 1 billion people suffer from headaches each year. Headaches can last from minutes to months at a time and vary from simple discomfort to debilitating pain, preventing even ordinary activities.

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Keep Teen Depression in Check

Jul 18,2019

Some degree of depression has always been characteristic of adolescence. However, it has been affecting many young people more severely lately. Suicide attempts have increased. Many keep their feelings hidden, and this has caused many parents concern. 

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Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp Bing Seto of Alameda speaks after accepting a lifetime achievement award from Asia’s largest tropical fish exhibition in Guangzhou, China (above). Seto is known for his innovative methods of raising the discus fish (below).

Alameda Resident Earns Global Recognition in China

Jun 20,2019

Longtime Alameda resident Bing Seto recently returned from Guangzhou, China, where Aquarama, Asia’s largest tropical fish exhibition honored him with the prestigious “Global Ornamental Fish Lifetime Achievement.” The event marked Aquarama’s 30th anniversary.

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Courtesy alaskapublic.org  Scientists and medical health professionals are just starting to wrap their brains around all the health benefits of the cannabis plant. According to the doctors at Calyx Health, it’s important to stay open minded about the possibilities of how the much-maligned plant can help with pain, lack of appetite and many other symptoms. As CBD products continue to reach the marketplace, it may be helpful to discuss their specific applications with a health professional before using them.

About the Use of Cannabis in Medicine

Jun 20,2019

Like many others her age, she hadn’t touched marijuana since the 1950s. But that was before her knee arthritis became so bad, it robbed her of sleep night after night.

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Safely Navigate Those Family Celebrations

Jun 20,2019

Celebrating with family is wonderful, but often not easy. Times have changed. People no longer live in their home towns. Or, at least, not all of the family members do. Some need to arrange for travel and housing.

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