Medicare offers Telehealth During the Pandemic

By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services At Medicare, we understand you may have concerns about going to your doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Medicare offers Telehealth during the pandemic. Like so many Americans, our Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others […]

Rattlesnake Advisory

Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks Spring and Summer are active snake seasons in parks and open spaces. As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes especially become more active. They, like humans, like to explore when the weather gets warm. The East Bay Regional Park District is advising the public take snake safety precautions when visiting […]

How Medicare works with other insurance

By Greg Dill Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I have to make sure our providers have the up-to-date information they need to accurately bill our respective insurance plans. If you have […]

Healing Pinched Nerves and Neck Pain

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC                                             If you are suffering with neck pain from a pinched nerve or herniated disc, you know how debilitating it is and how the pain slowly leaks the vitality […]

Tips to Help Fight Skin Cancer

By K. Kenneth Chao, MD   Each year, over 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell), according to the American Cancer Society. Almost all cases are attributed to unsafe sun exposure habits. Just one burn can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. While our Board Certified Oncologists […]

Facial Redness Needs Proper Diagnosis

By Connie Tomcik, RN Do your friends ask where you got your sunburn and you have to respond for yet another time, “This is my normal red rosy color.” Are you tired of trying to mask the red flushing and blushing on your face, neck, chest, hands and arms? Facial redness can affect both men […]

Cancer Survivorship

June is national cancer survivorship month, and it is a celebration of the advances that we have achieved over the past century against this group of diseases collectively known as cancer. More people are living with a cancer diagnosis each year, and they number in the tens of millions in the United States and worldwide. […]

Why Aren’t My Scars Healing?

By Dr. Niele Maimone; Exploring Class IV Laser pain relief for injuries, scars, and post-surgical healing In 2004, Align Healing Center began using laser therapy to help patients relieve their muscle, joint and nerve pain. Due to the near miraculous results that laser can provide to a sprain, strain or chronic pain, our patients began […]

Choices at the End of Life

by Judy Horvath Of one thing every one of us can be sure, our life as we know it on earth will eventually end. How the end comes, of course, is not usually our choice. Most of us will have the opportunity to make certain choices to determine how our end of life will be. […]

Community Safety in a Disaster

Come to Community Safety Saturday™ event to learn about Disaster preparedness   SAN RAMON, CA – Feel like you’re being shaken up a bit lately? Over the past 6 months, you have been doing some rocking and rolling due to a swarm of more than 600 small earthquakes centered in San Ramon and Danville that […]

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