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.
You tell your friends, relatives, doctors, pharmacists, “I never get the flu and have never gotten the shots. Why should I start now? The flu shots don’t protect me at a high enough percentage level to get the shot.” The answer can be found in statistics cited from the U.S. Centers for Disea…
Anyone curious about how to get health care coverage during the open enrollment window through Covered California can attend a meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Axis Health Center, 5925 W. Las Positas Blvd. in Pleasanton.
On Fri., Dec. 20, from 12-6:00 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave. The Red Cross critically needs donors of all blood types to give now to keep the blood supply stable during the holidays. Blood donations traditionally decline from Thanksgiving …
The charitable foundation supporting a newly-certified stroke program at Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare announced a fundraising effort in which donations will be matched dollar for dollar by two local families that had life threatening experiences with stroke.
Members of the Livermore Knights of Columbus went on a road trip to celebrate their latest charitable work: they visited the Support Circle Pregnancy Clinic in Oakland for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ultrasound machine they donated.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Dr. Manpreet K. Singh, a world-renowned expert and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child Psychiatry and Child Development) at Stanford University will present a seminar on the topic of mood disorders in children and adolescents. The seminar is …
Statistics indicate that one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection.
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare is pleased to announce two appointments to its Board of Directors: John Sensiba has been appointed as Board Chair, while Aaron Salyapongse, MD, joins the board for his first term.
Kaiser Permanente management and a coalition of three health care worker unions reached tentative contract agreement before a seven-day strike planned for Oct. 14.
Kaiser unions are preparing to conduct a possible seven-day strike at the private, nonprofit’s medical facilities beginning Oct. 14.