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The Alameda-based national security cutter Bertholf and crew returned home Monday following a 82-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned to its homeport at Coast Guard Island after offloading more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine in San Diego worth more than an estimated $312 million on Dec. 18.

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?  
Last year’s widespread influenza season was the longest in 10 years, lasting 21 weeks and infecting more than 37 million Americans. Preliminary results estimate the flu killed between 36,400 and 61,200 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It also resulted in nearly 650,000 hospitalizations. Consider these tips on how to help manage the flu season.

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. People use it to describe how we feel to our newborn baby. It can be a reaction to a movie or music.

It is a fascinating journey in my work to be with clients who did not feel loved growing up or questions their abilities to love someone as a partner.

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.

“This was a difficult decision to make and not one that we took lightly,” said Shaily Gupta of Calyx Health. “We do believe that senior-focused clinics are the future, and many of us hope to take our experiences to eventually make that a reality for Medicare patients across the country.”