SB 562, also known as the Healthy California Act, is a bill that would ensure healthcare for all Californians through a single-payer system. This seems to be the ultimate answer to not only me, but to all the other Californians who rely on Medi-Cal and Medicare.
Ten edible gardens in Richmond competed for the top spot at the second annual Richmond Urban Garden Contest on July 15.
Amid the scoreboard coverage of the GOP health bill, historians remind us of how the unique U.S. system became such an insurance-based mess.
A court ruling in March made California the first state in the nation to require that chemical maker Monsanto label its weed killer Roundup as potentially cancer causing. While I’m happy to see that consumers will now be warned about the dangers of Roundup, we need to do more.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is important for people to know they are not alone in their mental health struggles.
The passage yesterday of the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives is viewed by many, especially the very sick, as a death sentence.
Dr. Phillip Coffin, director of substance use research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, describes the “perfect storm” in the 1990s that set the stage for today’s opioid crisis. He spoke with Dr. Joseph Marshall, host of Street Soldiers on 106 KMEL radio.
Tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks continue to be marketed to young people in Richmond. Those are the findings of the Contra Costa Health Department’s 2016 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Survey, part of a statewide campaign to improve the health of Californians.
The seventh annual North Richmond Green Festival and Earth Day Celebration on April 22 brought out community members for a creek clean-up, garden restoration, park festival and junior league baseball game.
14-year-old Sara Madriz is working hard to teach kids in her community to make better food choices.