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.
State regulations require that utilities with more than 10,000 service connections prepare a Public Health Goal Report on water quality results every three years on contaminants that exceed certain Maximum Contaminant Level Goals and hold a public hearing.
Concussions may afflict as many as 4 million Americans every year, from the swimmer kicked in the head by another swimmer to an elderly woman who trips over a bunched throw-rug.
The City Council unanimously voted on Monday evening to put a measure on the March 3, 2020 ballot that would overturn the City’s ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in Livermore. The Sept. 9 decision came after the council “reluctantly” certified the referendum that challenges the c…
Livermore High School is participating in the country’s expanded teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program for the 2019-20 school year. This year, more than 460 sophomores will be trained using the first training of its kind developed for U.S. high school students.
On Sept. 12, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will present the first event in the new ValleyCare Speaker Series, “The Cutting Edge Management of Concussion,” with Dr. Paulomi Kadakia Bhalla and Shelby McGinnis, MPT.
Cutting-edge management of concussions, which are more common than often appreciated and can endanger both young and old, will be the topic of a presentation at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Axis Community Health is hosting free showings of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” on three Wednesday nights in coming months. The screenings will be followed by an audience discussion with input from a panel of professionals.
On August 12-13, the Pleasanton Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit conducted a decoy operation targeting the sales of flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes to persons under 21 years of age.
The VA Palo Alto Rural Health Mobile Medical Outreach Team in collaboration with Veterans Connect at the Library will be available at Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BetterPT, a healthcare technology platform company providing end-to-end digital connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians, and BlueJay Mobile Health, a full-service mobile technology company transforming healthcare delivery and care team coordination through AI-…
Smoked pigs ears, a popular treat for dogs, may be carrying drug-resistant salmonella bacteria and should be considered unsafe for both dogs and their owners, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration.
Hope Hospice is offering its Family Caregiver Education Series at no cost to residents in the Tri-Valley and East Bay communities. The 14-class series covers a variety of topics and provides training, education, support, and resources relevant to family caregivers. Individuals anticipating b…
Hope Hospice is offering grief support groups for children and teens at no cost to residents in the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay communities. Groups meet at the Dublin office during the school year on the first and third Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The next session is September 5, 2019,…
On July 30, a rally against big tobacco was held at Livermore Flagpole Plaza to support the June 24 Livermore City Council Tobacco Retail Ordinance. The ordinance establishes a city-wide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including electronic devices and any fluids that can be…
A genetic future that is at once both extremely promising and extremely dangerous is already starting to unfold, according to a futurist who spoke last week at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater.
As of July 1, Drivers For Survivors has expanded its service area to East Alameda County, and is in need of many more volunteer-companion drivers. The nonprofit is requesting volunteers for Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton region — as well as for the greater East Bay Area.
At the July 23 Livermore City Council meeting, a letter to the State Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee supporting SB 47 was unanimously approved. The measure requires individuals who are asked to sign state or local initiatives, referendums or recall petitions to be provided wit…
Despite risks to fetuses and infants, increasing numbers of women appear to be using marijuana in the year before they become pregnant as well as early in their pregnancy, according to a Kaiser-Permanente study published last week.
Both the higher and lower readings from blood pressure measurements are strongly and independently linked to cardiovascular health, according to Kaiser-Permanente researchers, who published a major study on the subject.
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patien…