Health Matters

 

We all want to be listened to. We often would like feedback on our thoughts, feelings, questions and concerns. We will not necessarily follow the recommendations or feedback, but the information may be valuable to consider. 

I plan to write a regular column for the Alameda Sun that answers readers’ questions. The article will respond to a question and offer options to what is being asked. Identification does not need to be included. If it is, I won’t disclose it. 

 

The City of Alameda Health Care District board of directors was informed on Feb. 17 of the resignations of directors Kathryn Sáenz Duke and Jim Meyers, effective March 20. The board met last Wednesday and approved a procedure and timeline to fill the vacancies. 

 

The Diversity Committee at Alameda High School recently donated $700 to the Carol Ann Read Health Center. The gift was made possible through the sales of a special shirt. The donation will help survivors and people still suffering from breast cancer and by covering transportation and groceries for patients. The students want to extend their thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt and helped make this donation possible. 

 

Local resident feels great as 10th decade approaches

Not everyone gets to celebrate a 99th birthday. Even fewer get to actually enjoy it. Alameda resident Phyllis De La Vergne who turned 99 on Saturday, March 11, provides some insight on how to be one of the lucky few to survive and thrive in nine decades. Here’s a few tips from De La Vergne courtesy of her granddaughter, Jana Bothelo.

 

Born Naturopathic Associates

Anxiety is the most common mental condition in the United States, affecting approximately 40 million adults, and costs the U.S. more than $42 billion a year. There are many pharmaceutical medications that a doctor may prescribe to manage anxiety, but many people choose to forgo this route due to side effects, personal beliefs or they want natural treatments in conjunction with their medications. 

Below are some very easy interventions to employ on a daily basis.

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