Health Matters

 

When a child goes to college away from home, the hope is that that child is happy and eager to move out of the family home. The hope is that the parents are supportive of the decision and also prepared for the child to move out of the family home.

 

Many of my patients are familiar with reflux even if they don’t know it by its official name. It’s that feeling of burning in the chest and sometimes throat, which can even get as bad as to cause burning in the sinuses. Antacids and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like Prevacid are the typical remedies. Histamine H2 blockers like Pepcid can help, but they can also leave one feeling groggy. PPIs, when used long term, can lead to hypomagnesia — or low magnesium levels — malabsorption, malnutrition, osteoporosis and gastrointestinal infections.

 

A free Introduction to meditation class is open and available to the public each Monday now until Nov. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Classes are held in Alameda at 1134-E Ballena Blvd., #8.

Students will learn a structured meditation method with a focused attention on the breath.  The method is derived from the Buddhist traditions of Thailand and will be taught by practitioner and teacher Chris Morray-Jones, who learned the practice in England three decades ago.

Last November California voters passed Proposition 64, which allows anyone 21 or older to buy recreational marijuana (cannabis) from licensed California sellers beginning January 1, 2018. State lawmakers continue enacting legislation to regulate this multibillion dollar industry.

ALAMEDA POINT WATER SYSTEM DO-NOT-DRINK ADVISORY LIFTED BY STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD—DIVISION OF DRINKING WATER

Residents and businesses can now drink and cook with Alameda Point’s water. Water throughout Alameda Point’s drinking water distribution system has been deemed safe by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water. This water once again matches EBMUD’s high quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.

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