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Ahead of the January 31st deadline to sign-up for health care coverage, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will host a free enrollment event in coordination with Covered California. Constituents will be able to sign-up for health care coverage or make changes to an existing plan. Staff members will be on site to walk constituents through the enrollment process and answer questions. The event is free to the public.
What: Health Care Coverage Enrollment Event
Rep. McNerney will host a free enrollment event in coordination with Covered California to assist constituents who need to sign-up for health care coverage or make changes to existing plans.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood
To ensure successful enrollment, attendees should bring the following items with them:
• California ID or Driver’s License
• Legal Resident Card or a Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization Documentation
• Proof of Current Income
• Birthdates, Social Security Numbers, and Home Zip Codes for each applicant
For further information on the process of enrolling for health care, visit: www.coveredca.com.
McNerney represents California’s 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes most of Antioch and other portions of Eastern Contra Costa County, as well as portions of San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.
Following are the winners of the three races run at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch, as part of the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Delta and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, on Saturday, December 12, 2015:
1-Mile Run/Walk Winners
Overall and Top Male – Eben Zaragoza, age 10, of Antioch, with a time of 7:29
Top Female – Riley MacPherson, age 10, of Brentwood, with a time of 7:36
3-Mile Run/Walk Winners
Overall and Top Male – Marcus Dawal, Jr., age 15 of Brentwood, with a time of 18:29
Top Female – Madison MacPherson, age 15, of Brentwood and a sophomore at Liberty High School, with a time of 20:01
Assistant Coach for the Antioch High School Cross Country team, William Berger, age 29, placed first in his age division and second overall, with a time of 18:30, providing a good example for his team.
10K Run/Walk Winners
Overall and Top Male – Brian Mohrlant, age 35 of Napa, with a time of 42:18
Top Female – Roxanna Aranda, age 53 of Antioch, with a time of 53:04
See all race results by clicking here. For more information about the Holiday Run, visit www.holidayrun.org and for more information about the Kiwanis Club of the Delta, visit www.delta-antioch.kiwanisone.org.
Last minute opportunity to participate in Color Run & Walk for Breast Cancer fundraiser at Dozier-Libbey, Friday afternoonThursday, October 15th, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015 3:30 -4:30 p.m.
Dozier-Libbey Medical High School Parking Lot
- $10.00 entry fee students $20.00 entry fee adults
- Students must complete and return permission slip
- Make and wear your own tutu (optional)
- Put a memento of a loved one on our table of remembrance (are you walking for someone?)
- Decorate your own t-shirt (date TBA)
- Get splashed with color every few laps. The more color the better.
- All profits will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Awareness alone isn’t a cure, women need to get regular mammograms
To participate, download the entry form, by clicking here: COLOR RUN Entry form
After practicing dentistry for more than 28 years in Antioch, Dr. David Campos retired in May, 2014 and sold his practice to Dr. Mona Sidhu, because they both share the same values and philosophy of providing quality dentistry and ultimate patient comfort.
The practice, now known as Smile Line Dentistry, has gone through some upgrades since the transition to provide patients with the latest in technology. The he addition of digital x-rays and intra oral cameras not only provide a better, clear diagnostic tool, but also minimizes radiation exposure to the patient. It also allows patients to be a part of the dental exam and see exactly what the dentist sees. Soft tissue laser is also available for minor gum surgeries or correction on tongue tie. The practice focuses on patient education and overall health, with the mouth being the doorway to the body.
To enhance patient comfort, the office also offers nitrous oxide, and TV’s in the treatment room.
“We are dedicated to a comprehensive approach to dentistry, considering both the functional and esthetic aspects of your smile,” Dr. Sidhu said. “We know you will immediately notice the difference in the way you are treated.”
Smile Line is equipped to see patients of all ages, as young as two-years-old, and most procedures can be done at their office, instead of being referred out. Their wide range of excellent, dental care services include cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral cancer detection, bleaching, bonding, crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers. Plus, they are a preferred provider for Invisalign (clear braces).
So, it’s like a one-stop shop for your family’s dentistry needs and that pleases their patients.
“I’m so happy I found this dentist. I love the whole staff. They made me feel so welcome and comfortable, making it easier to want to come back” said Erin C.
“I’m so happy with Dr. Sidhu. The follow through is what impressed me the most,” Cyrina Q. said.
Dr. Sidhu is an accomplished dentist with more than 10 years’ experience. She passed her California dental license exam from the University of Southern California and has been through several post graduate courses in various fields of dentistry since receiving her BDS, DDS degree.
As much as Dr. Sidhu is concerned with oral health, she is equally committed to her patients’ emotional well-being and overall health. She understands that dental examinations and treatments can be intimidating for some, and is dedicated to providing a relaxed experience that eases fears and apprehensions about visiting the dentist.
Dr. Sidhu’s approach to treatment begins with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you. Her commitment to her patients’ well-being extends to their emotional state as well.
“I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort,” she said.. “It is my pleasure to address their questions and concerns.”
During her down time, Dr. Sidhu likes to cook, dance, read books and travel.
She is a member of the Alameda County Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.
To set an appointment, call 754-1650 and for more information visit their website at www.smilelinedentistry.com. Smile Line Dentistry is located at 3220 Lone Tree Way, Suite 102 in Antioch.
Poisoning, accidental death and impacts on water quality are some of the negative consequences facing local communities due to the improper storage and disposal of medicines. As the lead agency for the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Delta Diablo Sanitation District has joined with other local environmental stewards, law enforcement agencies and public health advocates exploring opportunities to increase medicine disposal opportunities in East Contra Costa County.
Please help our efforts by completing a brief, five minute survey with questions about the guidance, if any, you have received from prescribers, current disposal practices, and what disposal locations would be most convenient for your family. Responses will be kept confidential and pooled with other East Contra Costa residents.
Click here for the survey. Thank you.
Free Awareness Seminar, Thursday, April 16 and Run for the Health of It – 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25
John Muir Health and the American Cancer Society invite everyone to join them at two events in April to raise awareness and learn more about the causes of and treatment options for esophageal cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute over 18,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer annually, and the incidence numbers are increasing. The most common type of esophageal cancer can be linked to issues such as chronic heartburn.
“While the incidence of esophageal cancer is increasing, treatments have improved and survival rates are getting better,” said Wilson Tsai, M.D., co-director, Thoracic Program at John Muir Health. “Through events like our free seminar and run/walk, we hope to better inform the public about the risks of this steadily growing disease as well as risk reduction and early detection strategies.”
Free Esophageal Cancer Awareness Seminar
The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center, Concord and will feature:
Honorable Ellen Tauscher, esophageal cancer survivor (four years disease free)
Wilson Tsai, MD, Thoracic Surgeon at John Muir Health
S. Saeed Zamani, MD, Gastroenterologist at John Muir Health
Susie Howard, Registered Dietitian at John Muir Health
The Honorable Ellen Tauscher will share her personal experience with GERD symptoms and her journey after she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. John Muir Health specialists will also discuss the warning signs and the latest medical treatments for GERD and esophageal cancer. More information is available at www.johnmuirhealth.com/content/jmh/en/home/event-list/esophageal-cancer-awareness-seminar.html.
First Inaugural Run for the Health of It Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
The first inaugural Run for the Health of It Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk, will take place on Saturday morning, April 25, at Heather Farm Park, in Walnut Creek.
This event features a scenic course using paved paths through the natural early spring beauty of Heather Farm Park. Chip timing and results will be provided by race-production company www.onyourmarkevents.com.
Along with being a great competitive race and walk, this will be a fun gathering for a great cause, promoting health and raising awareness about this curable disease. All attendees will learn how to decrease risk through diet, exercise, and more. Proceeds will benefit John Muir Health’s Esophageal Cancer Program.
Runners and walkers will receive a commemorative T-shirt, post-race refreshments, and much more. Pre-registered entry fees are $35 for adults, $15 children (12-17), and $10 children (11 and under). Race-day registration fees will increase $5.
Participants can pre-register two ways: download this application and mail in with a check, or register via online at Active.com. For more event information, contact On Your Mark Events at (209) 795-7832, or visit their Website.
Race-day registration and check-in will take place at the Heather Farm Park’s athletic fields, beginning at 7:00 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. start.
About John Muir Health
John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 5,500 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with San Ramon Regional Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Children’s Health. John Muir Health and Stanford Children’s Health will jointly open Contra Costa County’s first and onlyPediatric Intensive Care Unit at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creekin April2015.The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care. For more information, visit www.johnmuirhealth.com.