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You're Never Too Young to Begin Diabetes Prevention

In 2015, 1 in 11 adults had type 2 diabetes. The following preventative measures may help decrease your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Canopy Health Is Celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week

Canopy Health Is Celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 2-8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is the perfect time for you and your family to get your annual flu shots. Learn more about flu symptoms, risk factors, and prevention in this article.

Understanding the Relationship Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding the Relationship Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

Most people with type 2 diabetes also suffer from high blood pressure, which has very few noticeable symptoms, can lead to an enlarged heart, and further complicate and worsen your diabetes symptoms.

Delicious and Nutritious Advice and Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Delicious and Nutritious Advice and Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

For individuals with food allergies, weight issues, diabetes, or heart problems, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday. Here are a few tips to a healthier Thanksgiving, as well as some delicious recipes to make this year’s feast a bit more enjoyable.

What to Do If You Lose Your Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

What to Do If You Lose Your Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

More than 60% of Americans receive health insurance through their employers, but what should you do if your company stops providing coverage?

Diabetes 101: Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Diabetes 101: Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

There are roughly 30 million Americans living with diabetes. This month, educate yourself and your loved ones on known risk factors, symptoms, and how to lessen your chances of developing the disease.

Register for the Healthy Heart Nutrition Class at John Muir Health

Register for the Healthy Heart Nutrition Class at John Muir Health

If you have been diagnosed with cardiac disease, are dealing with potential risk factors, or just want to improve your diet, you can register for this free course being offered at both John Muir Health campuses (Walnut Creek and Concord).

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Implementing VR Therapy for Pain Relief

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Implementing VR Therapy for Pain Relief

Virtual reality therapy is an emerging treatment method being used at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to help distract patients from their pain by giving them something more positive to focus on.

Visit Alameda Health System’s Annual Community Health Fair

Visit Alameda Health System’s Annual Community Health Fair

Alameda Hospital is hosting their 26th annual community health fair on Saturday, October 20. Bring the whole family to receive free or significantly reduced health screenings, including free flu shots.

Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project to Help Kids With Food Allergies

Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project to Help Kids With Food Allergies

Teal pumpkins raise awareness about food allergies and promote inclusion for all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

Canopy Health Is Celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week

Canopy Health Is Celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 2-8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is the perfect time for you and your family to get your annual flu shots. Learn more about flu symptoms, risk factors, and prevention in this article.

Understanding the Relationship Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding the Relationship Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

Most people with type 2 diabetes also suffer from high blood pressure, which has very few noticeable symptoms, can lead to an enlarged heart, and further complicate and worsen your diabetes symptoms.

Delicious and Nutritious Advice and Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Delicious and Nutritious Advice and Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

For individuals with food allergies, weight issues, diabetes, or heart problems, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday. Here are a few tips to a healthier Thanksgiving, as well as some delicious recipes to make this year’s feast a bit more enjoyable.

What to Do If You Lose Your Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

What to Do If You Lose Your Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

More than 60% of Americans receive health insurance through their employers, but what should you do if your company stops providing coverage?

Diabetes 101: Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Diabetes 101: Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

There are roughly 30 million Americans living with diabetes. This month, educate yourself and your loved ones on known risk factors, symptoms, and how to lessen your chances of developing the disease.

Register for the Healthy Heart Nutrition Class at John Muir Health

Register for the Healthy Heart Nutrition Class at John Muir Health

If you have been diagnosed with cardiac disease, are dealing with potential risk factors, or just want to improve your diet, you can register for this free course being offered at both John Muir Health campuses (Walnut Creek and Concord).

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Implementing VR Therapy for Pain Relief

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Implementing VR Therapy for Pain Relief

Virtual reality therapy is an emerging treatment method being used at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to help distract patients from their pain by giving them something more positive to focus on.

Visit Alameda Health System’s Annual Community Health Fair

Visit Alameda Health System’s Annual Community Health Fair

Alameda Hospital is hosting their 26th annual community health fair on Saturday, October 20. Bring the whole family to receive free or significantly reduced health screenings, including free flu shots.

Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project to Help Kids With Food Allergies

Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project to Help Kids With Food Allergies

Teal pumpkins raise awareness about food allergies and promote inclusion for all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

End of Life Planning

End of Life Planning

It's never too soon to start talking about end of life planning.

Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Preparation

Congratulations on your new addition! Here are a few tips on how to prepare for your new baby's arrival.

Diabetes Awareness and Management

Diabetes Awareness and Management

Diabetes Awareness and Management