Health Matters

 

If you have Medicare, there’s a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or dementia.

Two-thirds of the 57 million Americans with Medicare have two or more chronic illnesses. Having multiple chronic conditions increases the risk of death and functional limitations, decreases quality of life and leads to higher health care spending.

 

Alameda progressives met with Assemblymember Rob Bonta in Sacramento Wednesday, April 26, in support of a new state initiative with the aim of providing healthcare for all Californians.

The Alamedans joined around 1,000 nurses, physicians and other activists to support Senate Bill 562, California’s “Health Care for All” bill as it successfully passed its first test by sailing through the Senate Health Committee. The bill would establish a single-payer system in California at a time when the Affordable Care Act is under renewed and continued attack at the federal level.

Young people in and around Alameda can learn to “walk on water” at Mike’s Paddle Kids Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Summer Camp. Explore beautiful Ballena Bay while learning to SUP. Taking in breathtaking views of San Francisco, meeting underwater friends and enjoying the summer sun are just a few of the perks for this week-long, full-day camp.

Spring is typically considered a time of rejuvenation, house cleaning, flowers in bloom, and it’s even a fantastic time for a metabolic cleansing, also known as “detoxing.” 

Spring is the time of year when most of our lives are in full swing, and we’ve forgotten many of our New Year’s resolutions. One of those may have even been weight loss. One great way to “jump start” our metabolism is detoxification. 

 

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. 

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