Clock Counts Down to Covered California Health Care Deadline

Vallejo resident Jerry Rothfeld looks through health insurance paperwork Thursday. Rothfeld and his wife have already bought health insurance through Covered California, the state’s healthcare marketplace, before the March 31 deadline. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)...

Safe Food Handling Practices in the Home

Safe Food Handling Practices in the Home The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) become ill, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases caused by...

Transitional Care Program RFP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Mental Health Providers   Released September 14th, 2012. Closes on October 24th, 2012.   2012_7884-13_RFP_Mental Health_FINAL.pdf *In order to view the pdf, we suggest using either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your...

Immunizations Aren’t Just for Children

Often adults assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives. While this may be true for some diseases, there are several reasons to review your immunization record with your doctor. First, some adults were never...

Rethink your Drink Solano!

The sun is out and the heat is on.  Proper hydration is critical for keeping cool and maintaining optimal health this summer.  The human body consists of up to 75% water, or about 10 to 12 gallons, so replenishing your body’s water supply is the essential...

Marijuana Toolkit

The Marijuana Toolkit is a resource created by the Solano Coalition for Better Health (Coalition) Community Programs staff to aid community members who are interested in creating programs, workshops, or other outreach events that are centered around marijuana...

Incontinence – You’re Not Alone

By the year 2020, the sale of adult diapers nationwide will exceed the sale of baby diapers. Unless you want to buy stock in a growth industry, you probably didn’t care to know that statistic. On the other hand, if you wear adult diapers, it’s good to know you’re not...

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

Think about the last glass of wine, pint of beer, or shot of vodka you consumed. Do you know how those drinks affect your brain with every sip that passes your lips? The brain is made up of many sections that communicate with each other very quickly through the use of...

More Kids Getting Type 2 Diabetes

When I went to medical school, way back in the 20th Century, medical students were taught there were two kinds of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes was caused by a lack of insulin (the hormone that lowers blood sugar), started in childhood and occurred in kids whose weight...