Draft Advance Directives Before Getting Sick

    By Dr. Sherellen Gerhart;                                            It is best to make decisions in a clear minded and healthy state. At times of medical crisis, our judgment can be clouded by the sense of urgency […]

Boomers : Good Company to be In

By Joan Trezek If you’re reading this, you probably consider yourself a Baby Boomer or a very close relative—perhaps born a few years before or after the official dates. The 19-year interval between 1946 and 1964, essentially the post-World War II years and the rise of suburban living are considered the Boomer years. Curiosity led […]

Life after Breast Cancer

By Dr. Shoba Kankipati; Many women look forward to the completion of their breast cancer treatment and getting on with their life. However for some the end of treatment can be a confusing or stressful time. They may feel nervous or upset at the thought of no longer regularly seeing members of their health care […]

Breakfast to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Pancake Breakfast will benefit Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services to be held at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 8:30 am -10:30 am Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014 Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services is hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, September 7th to raise money for fall prevention services in Contra Costa County.  The Pancake Breakfast […]

Should You Be Tested for Prostate Cancer?

By Michael R. Forrest, MD, Radiation Oncologist                                                                                Screening refers to the use of simple tests across […]

What Medicare Covers in the Hospital

By David Sayen;                                                                                                 One of Medicare’s most […]

The key to ongoing health? Staying active

By Laurel T. Silver   Being over 60 is no reason to give up on physical activity and frequent exercise. However, age related restrictions can often make it difficult to establish and maintain a healthy routine. Fortunately, there are a variety of options for men and women of varying ages and physical abilities. Staying active […]

Sciatica or Low Back Pain keeping you out of the game?

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC : The condition known as Sciatica is one of the most common conditions that we treat at Align Healing Center. Some of the typical symptoms of Sciatica are sharp pain in the low back and/or buttocks accompanied by numbness, tingling, aching or burning down the back of the leg. In severe […]