Time for preteens to get HPV Vaccine

Fall is here and school is now in session. Now is a time when parents often check to make sure their children have received all of their required vaccinations. Though the Human Papillomavirus vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, is not required to attend school, it is strongly recommended by

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Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities

Health centers are nonprofit, community-based providers dedicated to serving their community no matter who you are, where you come from or your ability to pay. They provide comprehensive, high-quality, affordable primary and preventative care. But health centers do more than just provide health care. They’re transforming communities by going above

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Having a smoke free summer

Saturday, May 31st, was World No-Tobacco Day 2014, a day intended to highlight the risks associated with tobacco use and the need for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. In support of this day, the World Health Organization and partners around the globe are engaging in efforts to raise awareness

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Healthcare Town Hall Meeting

Learn More About Healthcare Benefits for the Immigrant Latino Community* May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. St. Marks Catholic Church, 159 Harbour Way Richmond, CA, 94801 Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act last fall, nearly 3.5 million people enrolled in either Covered California or Medi-Cal. Today, over 5.8

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Understanding your Health Insurance

By Morgan Westfall April marks the end of California’s first open-enrollment period, during which more than 3 million Californians signed up for new health insurance coverage. As more Californians gain access to health insurance, however, it is important for consumers to understand how to use their newly acquired insurance. A 2013

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Listen to your heart

By Morgan Westfall Though Valentine’s Day, along with February’s American Heart Month, has passed, Americans should still be thinking about their hearts. That’s because continual promotion of good heart health and awareness of heart disease is important. Heart disease, which refers to several types of heart conditions, is the leading cause

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