Sleep Can Save Your Life

By Dr. Robert Brown; Here are just a few of the facts about sleep debt. Yes, loss of sleep accumulates causing a debt. Recent research has found that sleeping 6 hours a night over a two-week period results in reaction times equivalent to a 0.1% blood alcohol level. Scientists at the University of Bristol studied […]

Psychiatric Emergency Calls Addressed

Contra Costa Health Services Partners with Police to Reduce Psychiatric Emergency Calls A new partnership with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is helping police agencies within the county to reduce potentially dangerous psychiatric incidents by connecting clinicians to people encountered by officers who show signs of serious mental illness. The Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET) […]

MOWSOS Gets Major Sponsor

MOWSOS Receives $10,000 King Crab Sponsorship                                   Tampico Terrace Care Center in Walnut Creek has become the $10,000 King Crab Sponsor of MOWSOS ‘s 25th Anniversary Crab Dinner Fundraiser. The event takes place on Friday, January 29th, 2016, and is the biggest fundraising […]

Man Runs up Diablo for Mom

When East Bay resident James Quinn’s mother, Janice Quinn, was diagnosed with stage-IV neuroendocrine tumor (NET), James felt compelled to take action. He has decided to run up Mount Diablo as a means of drawing attention to his mom’s battle with cancer and helping to raise financial support for her treatment. He hopes to raise […]

CCRMC Recognized for Cancer Care 

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s (CCRMC) Cancer Program has received the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. CCRMC was the only hospital in California to win the prestigious award this year. The Chicago-based Commission on Cancer recognizes accredited cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to […]

 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

By David Sayen;                                     It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all American seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could plunge not only them, but their families, into […]

Melanoma and Immunotherapy

By Tyler Kang, MD;                                                      Summer is a time when the warm weather and long days invite sun worshipers to don their swim gear and head out to the beaches, […]

Proper Diagnosis Needs All Information

By Dr. Robert Brown;                                      It is always wonderful to hear about a new breakthrough in medical research. How many millions of lives have been saved by the discovery of antibiotics? In the process of bringing seemingly miracle […]

CCHP Picks Up Slack after DMC Closure

By Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson                                            Contra Costa Health Provides Needed Assistance in Wake of Doctors Medical Center Closure Doctor’s Medical Center (Doctor’s) in San Pablo closed its doors on April 21, 2015. […]

VetCon Veterans Resource Event

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the 2015 edition of “VetCon,” a one-day showcase of resources, job opportunities and direct assistance for veterans, held every other year in Contra Costa County. VetCon will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., in Concord, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “VetCon […]