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Myths about Honey Explained

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS A spoonful of wildflower honey on a warm biscuit, a dollop of clover honey in your tea, and a drizzle of blueberry honey in salad dressings are made possible because of honey bees. These hard-working insects are responsible for pollinating most fruits, vegetables, legumes and more. …

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Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

BY KAYLA BEIRNE The government eases the pain of high-deductible health plans by permitting health savings accounts with tax-free savings and spending. Here’s what to know: Healthcare in America isn’t cheap. Whether from emergencies or chronic conditions, countless Americans face steep medical bills that are hard to reckon with and …

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Underground Echoes: The Great Horse Trough Mystery Update

BY JUDIE & JOSEPH PALMER When last we wrote, we discussed the Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery’s horse trough and the lack of information regarding its origins, disuse, and eventual decay. However, we recently found in the County’s library digitized newspaper collection, a series of articles regarding the meetings of the Alhambra …

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Giants stay hot, shut out Reds 3-0 behind Cueto and McGee

BY SEAN WATKINS The San Francisco Giants shut out the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 at Oracle Park Wednesday afternoon behind a solid performance from Johnny Cueto and their bullpen, winning the three-game series and finishing their homestand with a 5-1 record. Cueto shut down his former team coming off a stellar …

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Most Common Reasons for Physical Therapy

BY KAYLA BEIRNE Physical therapy focuses on bodily recovery and strengthening. Physical therapists strive to help their patients feel their best. Patients attend physical therapy (PT) sessions to target areas of their body that are causing pain or that need to be strengthened. What a typical PT session involves will …

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C.C. Health Services Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine

To ensure that every dose of COVID-19 vaccine provided in the county is safe for patients, the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today temporarily paused its use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine while federal regulatory agencies examine new information about a possible, rare side effect that can cause …

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Four Ways To Enjoy The Summertime

BY STEPHEN SHAW The summer is finally upon us, and for most, there isn’t a more enjoyable time of the year. After a long winter of cold weather and being stuck inside, it is finally time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. For most, it will be a …

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