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The Independent

July 15, 2019

Health

Reproductive Health Panel Hears About Needs

The nation’s first and only Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health has held its first hearing.

Posted: July 04, 2019
Ordinance Aims to Protect Youth from Nicotine Addiction

At the June 24 Livermore City Council meeting, councilmembers unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance to establish a city-wide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including electronic devices and any fluids that can be used to deliver nicotine in an aerosolized or vaporized form. Adults as well as youth will be affected.

Posted: June 27, 2019
First Livermore Lab Foundation Project Supports ALS Research

The first major project to be funded by the Livermore Laboratory Foundation aims to create an organization that is better able to advance medical progress in the battle against ALS ­– amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Posted: June 20, 2019
Thursday 06/13/2019
Pediatric Clinic 1st Year was More Eventful than Expected

The pediatricians at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) took part in an on-site reception to celebrate their first year of treating patients at the foundation’s offices in Dublin recently.

Posted: June 13, 2019
Thursday 06/06/2019
VA Mobile Medical Outreach at the Pleasanton Library

The Pleasanton Library will host the VA Palo Alto Mobile Medical Outreach team to facilitate free examinations, consultations, and referrals for veterans. Additional VA resource information will be available. The event will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The library is located at 400 Old Bernal Avenue. The VA will return to the library monthly through November 2019.

Posted: June 06, 2019
Thursday 05/30/2019
Lawsuit Conference Delayed

A conference in the lawsuit aimed at returning Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees to University of California healthcare programs was postponed until June 11.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Medical Exams Available to Veterans at Pleasanton Library on May 30

Pleasanton Library will host the VA Palo Alto Mobile Medical Outreach Team and the county Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to facilitate free examinations, consultations, and referrals for veterans. Additional VA resource information will be available. The event will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. The library is located at 400 Old Bernal Avenue. No appointment is necessary.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/16/2019
Kaiser Dublin Medical Complex to Open Officially on May 20

The first day of operation for the new Kaiser Medical Offices and Cancer Center in Dublin will be May 20.

Posted: May 16, 2019
Medical Services Available for Veterans

The VA Palo Alto Rural Health Mobile Medical Outreach Team, in collaboration with Veterans Connect @the Library, will be available at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Posted: May 16, 2019
Thursday 05/09/2019
Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Terminal Patients Granted a Wish

Despite a trial of optimal therapy at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, doctors were unable to improve Romelia’s medical condition. Romelia, her family, and her providers had many discussions and eventually accepted that she would pass away in the coming weeks from her condition. She was referred to The Wish Project by her doctor and was visited by a volunteer, Betts Cravotto. The project grants wishes at the end of life, to celebrate the patient’s life and passions while also easing grief for families and friends. “After discussing various ideas with Betts,” says Ronaldo, Romelia’s son, “I thought a mariachi band would be very special for my mom. She loves mariachi music, and having the band here and allowing her to come outside means so much to us.”

Posted: May 09, 2019
Measles Was Eradicated…Until It Wasn’t

Less than two decades ago, the American medical system could make an impressive boast: it had eradicated measles in the U.S.

Posted: May 09, 2019

Featured Events

Alameda County Fair Wraps-Up

The annual Junior Livestock Auction took place on July 7, the final day of the 2019 Alameda County Fair. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)