Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:35 am
Inspired to do some spring cleaning this April? Don’t forget to take stock of your medicine cabinet while cleaning out your garage or attic. Reviewing your medications with your care team to make sure they are still appropriate is vitally important, especially if you take five or more medications.
Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 12:41 pm
Show Up Fitness is a small private personal training studio in the heart of Santa Monica. It’s not a Crossfit, or a trendy group training boot camp style gym. They’ve got dumbbells, machines, balance tools, a squat rack, foam rollers, and even a Glute Station to help perk up that backside so many people are trying to achieve. But this still doesn’t really separate them from the saturated personal training market in Santa Monica. So what makes this quaint training studio at 1207 4th Street (Suite 150) so special besides its catchy name? Education.
Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 9:00 am
Doctors at UCLA and UC Irvine student health centers plan to go on strike today and stay off work until Wednesday as part of a labor action by physicians at all 10 University of California campuses.
Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 8:59 am
More than half of the teenagers in the United States have tried alcohol. With spring break in full swing, this situation is particularly troubling because so many young people end up binge drinking.
Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:19 am
Did you know the sixth- through eighth-graders at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school participate in a Mindfulness Program, which is a part of the SMMUSD’s initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.
Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:50 am
Area professionals, caregivers, and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored by Santa Monica-based WISE & Healthy Aging at its annual Celebration of Caring event, announced Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO.
Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:15 am
March is “National Kidney Month,” highlighting the role of our kidneys in maintaining overall health and the importance of keeping them healthy. This month’s column covers kidney health and disease and what can be done to protect these vital organs.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:36 am
State of the art fat-busting tech is now on offer in Santa Monica. PK Wellness has made the move to mix i-Lipo with fitness training, a combination that is giving their clients great results.
Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:04 am
Two patients, one who waited seven years, underwent a newly approved heart procedure on Monday at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica utlilizing a device that guards against stroke and blood clots for those who suffer from irregular heart rhythms – atrial fibrillation.
Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 1:49 pm
A citizen's lawsuit filed today accuses Malibu school officials of violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the city's combined elementary, middle and high school campuses of allegedly illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals embedded in caulk and other building materials.
Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 9:54 am
Another patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that recently broke out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, infecting at least seven patients, killing two.
Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:54 am
Paramount Transportation Systems (Paramount) has announced an official partnership with Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), a world leader in pediatric orthopaedic care, education, and research.
Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles' annual Food Fare event returned to Santa Monica on Thursday, which for its 36th year, hosted prominent local chefs, caterers, wineries, breweries, and vendors to serve and chat with Planned Parenthood supporters, at its food-centric fundraiser.
Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:40 am
Santa Monica life skills trainer Lee Davis is presenting to women a free "Building Self-Esteem Class" on Sunday, March 8.
Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 10:00 am
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica has a new chief of chief of staff: Dr. Roger Lee, a hospitalist physician who specializes in treating patients who are hospitalized.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:14 am
The family of a woman who died after undergoing multiple procedures at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with a medical scope blamed for spreading a superbug sued the manufacturer of the device Wednesday.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:36 am
Providence Saint John's Health Center was named Tuesday among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, the only California hospital and one of just 11 nationwide to receive the distinction every year since it was initiated in 2007.
Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 1:28 pm
The Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles, in collaboration with Evergreen Community School, First Presbyterian Nursery School, The New School-West, and Palisades Preschool, will host a two-day conference starting Friday called "Children as Producers of Culture: looking inward and outward."
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:34 am
Fourteen infants who were exposed to a baby that was diagnosed with measles at a Santa Monica High School day care center will be allowed to return to the facility Monday, ending a 21-day incubation period to ensure they were not infected with the disease.
Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:02 am
Officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have begun notifying 179 patients that they may have been infected by an often deadly "superbug" bacteria already linked to the deaths of two UCLA patients.
Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:43 am
Dear Editor, We, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Health and Safety District Advisory Committee, strongly support the school district’s efforts in educating the public regarding the importance of vaccination given the recent cases of Measles we’ve seen in the district.
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:59 am
February is “American Heart Month,” as well as the month we observe “National Wear Red Day” (Feb. 6) to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its prevention.
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:57 am
It is wintertime and we are in the height of the flu and cold season. The old adage that prevention is the best cure is true; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you give your immune system a boost. A healthy immune system will ward off cancer, infections, and degenerative illness.
Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:57 am
A free educational forum on heart disease and stroke will be presented over two days this week and feature the experts from Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:33 am
Did you know that anyone can take an online test or go to a one- to two-day workshop and consider themselves a personal trainer?