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Alameda County to Open New Fresh Produce Stand

Alameda County’s successful “Farm Stand” program, which brings locally grown fresh produce to neighborhoods where this kind of healthy food may not be readily available, is expanding this week with the launch of a fourth [...]
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New Program Will Serve Frail Seniors in West Contra Costa County

With Baby Boomers projected to more than double in California by 2050 – and many seniors struggling without savings or insurance to cover their long term health care needs – organizations like the Center for [...]
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Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Hollywood

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to fight HIV/AIDS as the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary. The gala, held in Hollywood at the Director’s Guild of America, included a reception, silent auction and [...]
Tyra Watkins', 15, struggle with sickle cell anemia has caused her to endure multiple blood transfusions in the past.

Tyra Watkins Blood Drive, May 31

The Randle and Watkins families, in conjunction with the Second Baptist Church Health Ministry, are working together again to sponsor the 9th American Red Cross blood drive in honor of 15-year-old Vallejo resident Tyra Watkins, [...]
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Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children

By Juliana Bunim UCSF News A new international, multi-center study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy [...]
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O.A.S.I.S Clinic Hosts Oakland Mayoral Candidates

The O.A.S.I.S. Clinic, which provides treatment for people with hepatitis, last week hosted hosting Oakland mayoral candidate forum, where candidates spoke about their vision for a safer Oakland and the importance of making clinics expensive [...]