Posted Dec. 8, 2013, 9:09 am
It seems like every day there is a new exposé about harmful toxins in a product you use. How can anyone keep up with all this information? Here are some tips to help you get started with your food, your skincare products, your clothes, and your cleansers.
Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 9:01 am
As the new year approaches, a new era also looms for California medicine, and the changes are not due only to the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:09 am
The LA/Santa Monica Tea Party will host a panel discussion next Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 am at the Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium on the impact of the launch of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and what Americans can do to regain patient rights and freedom of choice over their medical care.
Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:02 am
We’ve all struggled with the endless mental to-do list at three in the morning. The tossing and turning that leads to more tossing and turning. And the creep of technology into what used to be our psychological and physical winding down time. Luckily, there are natural ways to help you say “good night” and actually mean it! Read on for 15 tricks to rest easy.
Posted Nov. 30, 2013, 9:04 am
Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, (ABCs), hosted its 24th annual, star-studded Talk of the Town black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Saturday, Nov. 23.
Posted Nov. 24, 2013, 6:49 am
If we could choose one color to represent Thanksgiving, it would be orange. From the crunchy leaves beneath our feet, to the healthy, sweet taste of orange vegetables like pumpkins, yams, butternut squashes, and sweet potatoes, orange is the color of the harvest.
Posted Nov. 24, 2013, 6:46 am
Imagine a California where polio becomes a threat to children’s health again, as it was before the 1950s, when first the Salk vaccine and later the even more effective Sabin formula threw this dreaded and crippling disease into dormancy.
Posted Nov. 22, 2013, 8:21 am
Editor's Note: This is an update from Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District superintendent Sandra Lyon regarding environmental testing at Malibu schools.
Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 7:53 am
Saint John’s Health Center has once again been recognized by Healthgrades for overall excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics, critical care and women’s health. Additionally, new to Healthgrades this year, Saint John’s has been recognized for both neuroscience and gastrointestinal care.
Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 7:47 am
My good friend Sarah and I went to lunch and shopping in Beverly Hills this past weekend. After a glass of champagne and a chicken Caesar salad at Barney’s, we made our way down to the lower level of the store to check out the massive, new cosmetics and fragrance department.
Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 8:54 am
In this week's episode of "In The Chair," Santa Monica Mirror Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen interviews Dr. Linda Randolph of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, about the hospital's new Santa Monica satellite clinic.
Posted Nov. 18, 2013, 9:18 am
If there is a way to measure the wellbeing of the Santa Monica Community, the RAND Corp. will find out, as the City Council approved Tuesday a consent calendar item to develop a Local Wellbeing Index (LWI).
Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 8:58 am
In today’s modern world most fruits and vegetables are available all year long; however, some vegetables are meant to be eaten during their season.
Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 8:49 am
As the clock struck 8 am Thursday, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opened the doors to its new Santa Monica outpatient care center. It is located on the fourth floor at 1301 20th Street inside the St. John’s Medical Plaza.
Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 9:21 am
Since 1993, the League of Women Voters of the United States has actively supported health care reform, including those policies which promote access to a basic level of quality care at an affordable cost to all U.S. residents.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:06 am
As the foliage starts to turn colors, we may notice a change in the foods our bodies crave. The desire for an ice popsicle just might be replaced by a yearning for a warm bowl of soup.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:05 am
Thanksgiving is special – it may be the most family-focused holiday in our calendar. This year, many parents and grandparents can play a unique role, particularly if their children or grandchildren don’t have health insurance because they can’t afford it.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:03 am
On November 11, we honor our nation’s veterans for their service to America. What better time than now to tell you – and for you to help spread the word – about the many benefits and wealth of information that Social Security has available for veterans and military personnel?
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:02 am
November marks the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah falling on the same day this year. That means a double dose of calories between the turkey and latkes!
Posted Nov. 1, 2013, 9:41 am
Heart disease survivor Amanda Daniels has defied the odds by not just giving birth once, but twice, years after doctors told her childbirth was next to impossible.
Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 9:11 am
While some people can’t imagine their morning bowl of cereal without soaking it in milk, others forego milk and dairy completely. Whether you are allergic, intolerant, or simply choose to go without dairy for other health concerns, you still have plenty of delicious and nutritious alternatives available. Here is some more information to guide you on your dairy-free journey.
Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 9:03 am
Saint John’s Health Center celebrated the completion of its new entrance, Mullin Plaza and Mullin Gardens, and its benefactors Peter and Merle Mullin with a garden party in the new space on Sunday.
Posted Oct. 22, 2013, 1:45 pm
One of the first full-service, outpatient facilities, Medical Imaging Center of Southern California, will be hosting a lecture at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Thursday about the advancements in Prostate Cancer imaging.
Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 7:54 am
A free community lecture called "Don't Let Arthritis Slow You Down" will be held this Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Santa Monica Main Library's auditorium.
Posted Oct. 20, 2013, 6:00 am
While jack-o-lanterns may be the first thing that comes to mind for October, you will want to explore the many nutritional values of eating pumpkins and their seeds. Not sure how to cook a pumpkin? Read on for a delicious dish that is served in a pumpkin.