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Getting at the Roots of High Blood Pressure

At the Roots Community Clinic in East Oakland, more than 20 percent of patients suffer from hypertension — otherwise known as high blood pressure. The “silent killer,” so called because it often has no obvious symptoms, is epidemic in communities of color, which also suffer disproportionately from obesity and diabetes, contributing factors to hypertension.
April 01, 2019

Oakland’s New Good Neighbor - Blue Shield of California

When Blue Shield of California moves its headquarters and 1,200 of its employees to Oakland in late 2019, the company already will have made a positive mark on the community. As part of its 80th anniversary, Blue Shield has launched the “#80forOakland” campaign, which will conduct 80 community service or discovery activities in Oakland prior to the official headquarters’ opening at 601 City Center.
March 01, 2019