Public Blood Drive

American Red Cross Public Blood Drive at Hayward City Hall Plaza

Cost: Free –

The American Red Cross is holding a public blood drive at Hayward City Hall in the American Red Cross Bus, 777 B St., Hayward. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: HAYWARD84) to schedule an appointment.

Blood is needed by accident and trauma victims, premature babies, and patients undergoing treatment for cancer and many other life-threatening diseases. Volunteer blood donations help to ensure blood is there when it is needed.

One donation may help save the lives of up to three people.

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Is this a coincidence your local raw dairy farmers keep battling with FDA?

     Is this a coincidence your local raw dairy farmers keep battling with FDA?

Recently, news popped up on my screen about FDA tries to shut down the production of selling raw milk in  connection with an outbreak of illness.  Retesting results of raw milk are usually found in favor of local farmers.

A case in Elkhart County, Indiana gets support from local Sheriff Brad Rogers to fend off the FDA. Read more… 

Forest Landowners & Farmers need to take notes

Do you want EPA to regulate Rain? In May, the 9th Circuit determined that rainwater draining from forest roads into local streams, rivers and lakes is “point source pollution.” As such, it must be regulated in the same way effluent from sewage-treatment plants is regulated. Several lawsuits had been filed after the 9th Circuit’s decision. If Washington had its way, what’s next?  Read more……

Health Benefits of Xylitol

10 Health Benefits of Xylitol

by Edward Group
Global Healing Center

Xylitol Benefits

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that has been recognized by dentists and health professionals worldwide as a great alternative to white sugar.

Commonly found in chewing gum and breathmints, Xylitol is known to have a many health benefits associated with its use.

Read more….

Replaced Lipitor

A generic drug Atorvastatin will be replaced Brand name Lipitor, is commonly prescribed to help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and to help lower cholesterol.  It’s only affected Medicare MAPD and PDP plans now, but It may also affect other plans in the near future. If you have any questions, contact your insurance provider.

Effective immediately, Express Scripts* will continue to dispense Lipitor through the home delivery program.  Anthem members participating in the home delivery program will pay the same copayment as for the generic atorvastatin.

*Express Scripts, Inc. is a separate company that provides pharmacy services and pharmacy benefit management services on behalf of health plan members.

Master Gardening Classes

Classes are open to the public

Thursday, December 8th, 7PM to 9PM, at the Gilroy Grange Hall, 8191 Swanston Ln, Gilroy, 95020.

December Speaker: Aaron Dillon, 4th generation of Four Winds Nursery.  www.fourwindsgrowers.com.

January will have Bader speaking about grafting.

February will have  local nursery owners (Nancy Schramm of Carmens Nursery and Sherry Hall of Terra Sole Nursery talk about “pop-up sales” and  dividing perennials.

Roundtable is open to the public, so you may bring your friends and neighbors. No RSVP needed.

Raw Milk Test Results

    I have a piece of good news to raw milk consumers; organic pasture was taking action immediately after FDA recalled its raw milk from the market. After 3rd Party Testing, it was concluded that all OPDC samples test negative for E Coli 0157-H7.

http://organicpastures.com/pdfs/Recall%20Lab%20Results%20A7%20L%20Analytical%20Laboratories%2011.21.11.pdf

It’s official site.

http://organicpastures.com/