Articles Comments

Globe Newspaper Group » Health

Who Will Care for You?

  Needs for Nurses, Instructors Intensifies By Jessica Williams-Gibson Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis RecorderIndianapolis Recorder Nurses are one of the most crucial caregivers, once a person enters into the health care system. They perform needs that range from helping a person get dressed to assisting physicians during surgery. Nurses are on the front lines of the health care industry. As baby boomers age and as the need for health care escalates, so does the need for nurses. “It could be catastrophic if we don’t increase our pipeline and make sure we’re meeting the needs of our health care system,” said Lydia Ostermeier, director of IU Health Nurse Recruitment. The Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 more than 500,000 nurses will be needed to fill the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Health, Local News

MILLER: California Seniors Savings Millions under Obama’s Health Care Law

MILLER: California Seniors Savings Millions under Obama’s Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Seniors across the country, including in California, are catching a big break on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs thanks to the historic health care law pushed through by President Obama and Democrats in Congress last year, according to new data released today by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. California seniors who are enrolled in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit who hit the ‘donut hole’ coverage gap received a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contra Costa County, Health, Local News, Politics

Miller Statement on Proposed WIC Cuts in Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Miller Statement on Proposed WIC Cuts in Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of harmful cuts proposed by House Republicans, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement regarding the proposed cuts to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). These cuts further the attack on poor and working class Americans outlined in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contra Costa County, Health, Local News, Politics

West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit

West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit

Hosted by Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia and City of Richmond Vice Mayor Tom Butt at the West County Urban Agriculture Summit on Saturday, June 4th. See Flyer for details and if you have any questions, please contact Luz Gomez in my office at 510-374-3231. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Calendar of Events, Contra Costa County, Health, Local News