Health Matters

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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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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