Health Matters

Two Blood Drives Scheduled in Alameda

May 05,2022

South Shore Center in Alameda will host a community blood drive with Stanford Blood Center Friday, May 6. The blood drive will take place 1 to 5 p.m. at 2310 South Shore Center.

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Raising Children Involves Distributing Responsibilities

Apr 21,2022

I continue to be surprised at how many parents do not teach their children to participate in responsibilities around the house. We set a model for how our children will be as they grow, and we also educate them about roles we have in our families.

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Courtesy Centre for Neuro Skills -- The BEFAST acronym stands for Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech and Time. If the first five appear, it’s time call 911.

BEFAST: The Acronym That Can Save Lives

Apr 20,2022

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting approximately 795,000 people each year. Per the American Stroke Association (ASA), “a stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures).”

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Consider Options Before Retiring

Mar 17,2022

A few years ago, I was running a discussion group on aging at the Mastick Senior Center. One theme that surfaced immediately by the participants was retirement. I learned that many had retired and regretted it.

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