Citing increased vaccination rates and low COVID-19 hospitalization, California announced last week that it will no longer require social distancing or limited capacity for businesses or events as of June 15.
An account to reimburse health costs for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) retirees has been established following settlement of a health care lawsuit against the University of California. The account, called a health reimbursement arrangement, or HRA, is available to surviving m…
The National Nurses Association is objecting to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) proposed relaxation of rules that have helped control the spread of the coronavirus.
Dr. Victor G. Carrión, professor of child and adolescent psychology at Stanford University, will discuss the impact of traumatic stress on mental health, including the COVID-19 pandemic and recent political and social conflicts, during a free online seminar on Tuesday, May 11.
The Sanford Blood Center will host a Tri-Valley blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, on the LifeStyleRX basketball court at 1119 E. Stanley Blvd. In Livermore.
ALAMEDA, CA — Last week, all Californians, aged 16 and older, became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. While eligibility expanded, supply continues to be a challenge that public health agencies are working to address.
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s mobile medical outreach team will be at the Pleasanton Library on Wednesday, April 14, to provide free examinations, consultations, and referrals for veterans.
Stanford Healthcare - Valley Care will no longer offer Covid-19 testing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds effective April 1. Free testing will still be offered at 1111 E. Stanley Blvd. In Livermore.
The Livermore City Council is set to vote on entering into a funding agreement for a pilot program, for mental health, run by Axis Community Health.
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — More restrictions might melt away in the coming weeks, as officials project that the county will enter the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safe Economy by March 31.
Dr. Debra Kaysen, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the effects of traumatic events on mental health, will present a free webinar on Tuesday, March 30, on strategies to deal with cronic stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Livermore and Pleasanton will host two of Stanford Blood Center’s (SBC) mobile blood donation clinics in part of the effort to recruit more donors.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is working with a British company, ConserV Bioscience Limited, to develop a broad-spectrum or “universal” coronavirus vaccine.
Gov. Gavin Newsom this week announced changes to California’s COVID-19 response plan designed to speed the pace of vaccination and improve the state’s ability to track vaccination data.
Ray Hartjen never tried acupuncture until he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) in May 2019 — a difficult thing to digest even before treatment starts.
Destiny Lopez and Roya Soltani process tests during a no-cost, drive-in COVID-19 testing effort at Livermore’s Elk’s Lodge, which was hosted by Bay Area Community Health, the City of Livermore and the Livermore Area Recreation Park District, on Monday, Dec. 14. For a complete look at the cou…
The open enrollment period for the Covered California health plan closes Jan. 31, 2021, and Axis Community Health is offering to help anyone with questions.
The atmosphere at the Livermore Veterans Hospital was a celebratory one as staff members received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine Dec. 18.
As the COVID-19 pandemic increases stressors and national mitigation efforts force individuals into isolation, professionals report increasing cases of mental health crises.
Health officers from four Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley today are expressing their support for Santa Clara County’s new health order restricting higher-risk activities to reduce the likelihood of hospitals becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
Esha and Arya Cyril (seen left and right) are twin sisters in their junior year at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin. They are among 24 finalists for this year’s RareVoice Awards, presented by the EveryLife Foundation to honor volunteers who advocate at the state and national level for those …
Mateo Saiki and Roya Solcani administered tests on Monday, Nov. 23, during Bay Area Community Health’s no-cost, drive-in COVID -19 test site at Rincon Branch Library, in May Nissan Park in Livermore. For more information on the city’s COVID-19 rates, visit https://bit.ly/3kX9V76. (Photos - D…
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed a way to create living bioprinted aneurysms that allow researchers to perform medical procedures and then observe how the artery walls heal.
LIVERMORE — A small Livermore company has developed a 15-minute test for COVID-19 infection that it believes is accurate and cheap enough to change the way the disease is diagnosed in schools, airports and other settings.
The Livermore City Council on Monday decided to include three questions in the upcoming National Citizen Survey to gauge the opinions of Livermore residents in three subject areas that have emerged as major themes in 2020.
Axis Community Health will offer free online screenings of “Like,” a documentary that explores the impact of social media on individual lives, the brain, and society in general, beginning Oct. 21.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region.
A memory-foam material developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is being used in a potentially life-saving medical device that won a National Technology Transfer Award this week from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
Recently, Senator Jim Beall, Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula and Marie Waldron, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and civil rights trailblazer Dolores Huerta joined behavioral health leaders from across California to call on Governor Gavin Newsom to sign SB 803 (Beall).
A consistent national policy is needed for the U.S. to get past the pandemic crisis, according to a physician often called the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.
The California Department of Public Health today, June 18, released updated guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk settings.
On the heels of Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare’s announcement to close its Livermore skilled nursing facility, community members responded to air their grievances.
As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not threat enough, another pandemic is creeping slowly but steadily across the globe, killing people in the tens of thousands and threatening to surpass cancer as a cause of mortality over the next few decades.
Chabot and Las Positas colleges have received $500,000 in grants to help address the mental health needs of students across the community college district.
Dr. Shashank V. Joshi, associate professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education at Stanford University, will talk about promoting mental health in school settings at Las Positas College on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Women being treated with chemotherapy for non-metastatic breast cancer are less likely to survive if they have too much fatty tissue, according to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente medical scientists.
On January 9, ValleyCare Charitable Foundation and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will present the next ValleyCare Speaker Series: “The Aftermath of Stroke: Improving What Goes Right and Preventing What Goes Wrong,” with Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD. Dr. Buckwalter, who has over 65 pu…
ValleyCare Charitable Foundation (VCCF) on Monday announced it has met the Bring it Home Challenge and exceeded the $1 million fundraising goal for the Campaign for Stroke Care.
The health care settlement agreement between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees and the University of California was filed in Alameda County Superior Court last Friday, signaling a transition from litigation to administration.
As the U.S. population ages, a “silver tsunami” of deaths from heart disease is now afflicting the U.S., according to a report from Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Division of Research.
A week after the Livermore became the second city in the nation to approve a ban on the sale of vaping products at retail stores, Juul Labs Inc. formed a committee to defeat the law.