This week marks the 49th anniversary of two of the most important “big government” programs ever — Medicare and Medicaid. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed these two critical health care programs [...]
Several hundred nurses and patients, including many in wheelchairs, as well as religious and community leaders and elected officials marched Wednesday from Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo to West Contra Costa Health Clinic, where [...]
The 6th Annual Relay for Life was held July 19th & 20th in Oakland to stand up to cancer and honor those who have fought or are fighting cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
World Hepatitis Day is an annual event, held on Monday, July 28, is designed to raise awareness and influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment.
By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]
Hospice of San Joaquin has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospice care.
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 [...]
By Jeffrey Norris, UC News Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be bless likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according [...]
Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult – for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s coverage of hospice care. [...]
It’s a shocking fact: nine of the 10 states with the highest AIDS fatalities are now in the South. In North Carolina, with the eighth highest percentage of Blacks in the nation, 22 percent of [...]