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 […]

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. […]

Consider the Conversation

Hope Hospice is sponsoring a film screening of the documentary, Consider the Conversation, followed by a panel discussion by medical and communication experts. This free, thought-provoking event will be held on Thursday, July 24 at Castlewood Country Club, 707 Country Club Circle in Pleasanton from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To make a reservation, go to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness seminar

San Ramon Regional Medical Center presents a free community seminar on Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 SAN RAMON, Calif. – August 8, 2013- San Ramon Regional Medical Center is presenting a free community seminar, “Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness,” Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The seminar […]

Exploring healthy alternatives for school lunches

By Nora Heston;            School lunches have come under fire in recent years for being unhealthy. Whether they are high in fat, carbohydrate-heavy or full of preservatives, the bottom line is some of the options your school is serving up may not be the best for your child. If you have […]