Health Matters

A year ago, I wrote my first article in the Alameda Sun. It outlined Calyx Health’s mission to build the healthcare system that seniors deserve and urgently need. At the time, I was confident that if myself and my staff controlled what happened within each clinic’s four walls, we could achieve that mission. 

Question: What is  whiplash all about and do I really need to do anything to heal? 

Answer: Whiplash is a common concern at the chiropractor and at other practitioner’s offices. Most people associate whiplash with automobile rear-end accidents. But, this condition can occur in sports and other injuries, too. Whiplash is an injury to the neck and upper-back’s ligaments and tendons. It also involves the discs, nerves and blood vessels. 

It is not unusual to want to change someone else’s behavior. I hear this from parents, teachers and partners in a relationship. One can try a couple of techniques. 

First, try to ignore a person’s behavior so that they get no attention for what they are doing. If a child keeps calling a parent into their bedroom after they have been told it is time to go to sleep, they will eventually cease asking if the parent starts ignoring them. By going into the room, the parent teaches the child to continue the behavior because the child gets their way. 

Every year in March, scientists, researchers and medical professionals from around the country meet at the Annual Review of Geriatric Medicine, hosted by Harvard Medical School. They share the latest guidelines and advancements in the specialized care of elderly patients.

The clinical team at Calyx Health — a doctor’s office exclusively for Medicare seniors — attends this conference each year with the intention of implementing these findings at its seniors-focused primary-care clinic in Alameda.  


The Center for Independent Living (CIL), a non-profit organization that focuses on the independence of people with disabilities through peer mentoring, assistive technology and community integration has announced a new program called “Victims of Crime.”