Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 8:43 am
As a follow up to a communication you received last week from your school nurse regarding the importance of immunizations, I want to follow up with you on the concern of measles in our communities.
Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:49 am
Doctors who work at UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and colleagues at three other UC campuses will hold a one-day strike tomorrow to protest what they call unfair labor practices.
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 10:02 am
A Santa Monica High School freshman baseball coach has been diagnosed with measles, but it is unlikely any of the coach’s players have caught the highly contagious virus, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 9:32 am
Santa Monica has received the highest grade in the state with an overall tobacco control grade of an A, according to findings of the American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2015 report released today.
Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 10:34 am
For the ninth consecutive year, Providence Saint John’s Health Center received Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, it was announced today.
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:23 am
Whether it was too many turns on the dance floor, the boat ride to Catalina or that glass of champagne at a New Year’s party, dizziness is a feeling that affects everyone at one time or another. Dr. Maija Sanna
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:18 am
So it’s 2015. Resolutions have been made. What’s interesting is that all of a sudden, everyone’s talking about meditation as the hot new thing to do to this year – heal yourself, lose weight, find a mate, and get rid of stress. Yet, it’s been around for thousands of years.
Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:10 am
A nurses union reports its 18,000 members in Central and Northern California have reached a tentative new contract with Kaiser Permanente and its hospitals and clinics, a settlement that will affect Southern California Kaiser nurses as well, a union spokesperson said Saturday.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:59 am
Ever thought about juice cleansing for that extra boost whether the goal be weight loss, a detox, or just starting a healthier lifestyle?
Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 12:16 pm
More than 112,000 prospective students applied for admission to UCLA for fall 2015, again making the Westwood campus the most applied-to four-year university in the country, the university announced today.
Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:15 am
Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers began a weeklong statewide strike today to protest what they say is Kaiser's "chronic failure to provide ... quality mental health care."
Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 8:56 am
Authorities on Saturday confirmed another case of measles in Orange County, bringing the countywide total to nine.
Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:26 am
Dear Editor, I’d gamble my teacher paycheck that every woman alive has experienced a feeling of dread walking into a public bathroom. Will it be clean? Will it be safe? Will the door lock? Will there be enough paper? The anxiety is enough to give a woman a stomachache.
Posted Jan. 4, 2015, 6:00 am
Holiday eating can get the best of us sometimes causing us to carry around a few extra pounds. Below are the two most common questions I receive from patients regarding a healthy weight.
Posted Dec. 28, 2014, 9:30 am
Ebola will make an appearance at the Rose Parade this year, as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation will send a float down Colorado Boulevard to honor doctors and nurses who have gone to Africa to help Ebola victims, the foundation announced today.
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:12 am
A smartphone-based service that arranges deliveries of medical marijuana was ordered by a judge on Tuesday to stop the practice in Los Angeles, with attorneys for the city arguing it violated the provisions of a voter-approved measure limiting medical pot dispensaries.
Posted Dec. 23, 2014, 9:11 am
Attorneys for the city of Los Angeles will go to court today in hopes of obtaining an injunction shutting down a smartphone-based service that arranges deliveries of medical marijuana.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:24 am
With the arrival of Hanukkah, followed by Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day, there is likely to be no shortage of calories between the latkes, ham, turkey, and tamales!
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:14 am
Your New Year’s resolution to lose weight may be made much easier as free copies of “The New Lean For Life” will be given away during each of the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 12-23).
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:14 am
Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced today that its president and CEO is retiring, and a national search will be conducted to find a successor.
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Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:38 am
A Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Phoenix landed instead at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday with an extra passenger, thanks to a woman who gave birth during the flight.
Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 9:42 am
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed court papers on Tuesday, seeking to close a medical marijuana delivery service aided by a smartphone app.
Posted Nov. 29, 2014, 8:39 am
Providence Health & Services, Southern California, and Pacific Heart Institute, a Santa Monica-based cardiology practice, approved the formation of a strategic affiliation aimed at enhancing patient care.
Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 9:03 am
Business men and Santa Monica civic leaders gathered on Monday, Nov. 24 for the 5th Annual Stache Night to benefit The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:43 am
In line with Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self,” the passion and recognition of outstanding international health workers in regards to the Ebola outbreak was front and center at last Friday’s Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathering.