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 […]

Consider the Conversation

The time to discuss end-of-life decisions is now                                                 The greatest gift you can give your family is to have open and honest conversations surrounding your wishes about medical treatments as your health […]

Meals on Wheels and C.C. Café

 C.C. Cafés Join us for lunch!
Enjoy a healthy, delicious lunch and socialize with friends at a C.C. Café. We serve lunch Monday through Friday. Reservations are required. Cafés are hosted by senior centers and recreational facilities. Along with lunch, you’ll usually find things to do such as bridge, yoga, crafts, or bingo. What’s for lunch? […]

New Funding for CA HHS system reforms

New funding gives states and innovators tools and flexibility to implement delivery system reform in California Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new delivery system reform efforts made possible by the Affordable Care Act that offer states and innovators tools and flexibility to transform health care. CA HHS announced twelve prospective recipients […]

How Medicare covers Hospice care

By David Sayen Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s coverage of hospice care. Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus is on […]

Two ways to get your Medicare benefits

By David Sayen Some people may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to get Medicare benefits. The best-known way is Original Medicare. With Original Medicare, you can choose any doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider you want, as long as they accept Medicare. When you receive medical services or goods, Medicare pays […]

Bocce Ball is coming to Alamo

By Steve Mick The Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) has recently approved the construction of the first Alamo bocce ball court at Livorna Park. The new bocce court will be in the area of the existing sand volleyball court and will consist of two lanes. The entire court area will be ADA accessible. Bocce ball […]

When will this pain go away?

By Dr. Niele Maimone Exploring Class IV Laser pain relief for injuries 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 to ask […]

American Cancer Society recognizes Peter Wong, MD

American Cancer Society honors Hope Hospice medical leader at annual event The American Cancer Society recently recognized the lifelong medical contributions of Hope Hospice Chief Medical Officer Peter Wong, MD, at their annual Jewel Ball fundraiser. Honored at the event along with Dr. Wong was the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, a former member of the United […]

What home health services does Medicare cover?

By David Sayen; Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy. Such services used to be available only at a hospital or doctor’s office. But they’re just as effective, […]