Posted May. 15, 2013, 11:06 am
Santa Monica non-profit Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health with support from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles are leading a community bid to purchase St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 11:46 am
For some families, summers can arrive like songbirds on wings of relief and anticipation. June, July, and August can positively glow with the promise of play and relaxation for moms, dads and kids who have waited all year for warmer days without homework to arrive, along with visits from grandma and grandpa, friends and relatives.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 11:26 am
Santa Monica-based CLARE Foundation and Conscious Recovery by CLARE, a midmarket outpatient treatment initiative launching in fall 2013, will offer a one-hour workshop titled “Mars & Venus in Addiction: The Dangers of Ignoring Gender Differences in Substance Abuse Treatment” this Friday, May 17.
Posted May. 12, 2013, 9:16 am
Seaweed may not be something you think of as a food, but this top longevity food packs a powerful nutrient punch that very few other foods can match. For instance, did you know that many types of seaweed have more calcium than cheese, more iron than beef, and more protein than eggs?
Posted May. 10, 2013, 9:04 am
The most advanced breast-screening technology is now available at UCLA Health’s medical campuses in Santa Monica and Westwood.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:56 am
Did you know that one pound of fat equals a whopping 3500 calories?! By cutting just 500 calories each day, you can lose up to one pound a week to reach your goal weight.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:53 am
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including bowed legs that are seen in some older people today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:49 am
With each generation, medical breakthroughs have helped people live longer. But quality of life is one of the most important issues most people face today.
Posted May. 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. It’s a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, you’re more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and answers to help you jump-start the process.
Posted Apr. 28, 2013, 8:21 am
Spring is here, bringing with it flowering plants – and allergies. If you are one of the 50 million Americans itching for allergy relief this season, you are not alone! With a variety of natural remedies available, you may want to skip the pharmacy and look to Mother Nature instead.
Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 9:21 am
Santa Monica has been selected for a new, county-funded initiative to lower its rates of underage drinking.
Posted Apr. 26, 2013, 9:07 am
The Santa Monica Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 27.
Posted Apr. 23, 2013, 9:15 am
A new Spanish nautical themed spa featuring eight treatment rooms has moved into The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey. Spa Nautica opened its doors to the public on March 1, debuting separate rooms for couple’s treatments and wet treatments as well as a full service nail salon.
Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:46 am
Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center are the first on the West Coast to perform a new, less-invasive procedure that is part of a clinical trial to help clear plaque-ridden carotid arteries. The procedure took place on March 28.
Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:21 am
Our surroundings have a direct link to our lives. Since we spend 40 or more hours at our jobs weekly, it is essential to your health and longevity that your place of work is as conducive to wellness as possible. These are just a few ways you can integrate health into your workplace.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 9:02 am
Is fat the enemy? Is snacking a bad habit? With summer on its way, many people are looking at new diets to lose weight for bathing suit season.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:59 am
May is designated “National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month” to highlight the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones. But any month is a good time to think about bone health and osteoporosis.
Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 8:56 am
Gardening has long been known as a great way to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air and sunshine. And gardening has hidden benefits that can boost your overall health including better brain health.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:39 am
Lyme-positive ticks have been found near Santa Monica in four state parks: Malibu Creek, Tapia, Topanga, and Will Rogers in the Santa Monica mountains.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:03 am
Dr. Jonathan Weaver, a member of the medical staff at Saint John’s Health Center, believes “communicating ones wishes for treatment at the end of life is one of the most important discussions you can have. This can be a conversation with your physician or with your spouse or any person you designate to be your advocate.
Posted Apr. 12, 2013, 9:22 am
WISE & Healthy Aging and the City of Santa Monica are sponsoring the Westside’s largest older adult expo this Saturday, April 13 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013, 8:45 am
Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) has officially kicked off the one-year countdown to its 40th Anniversary of providing superior health care to western Los Angeles County.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:11 am
Low energy really puts a drag on your day – and your longevity plans! Energy normally fluctuates according to daily rhythms, which can vary from person to person, but in general we have more energy in the morning and wind down toward the evening.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:08 am
Did you know The Annenberg Community Beach House offers complimentary beach sports equipment at its guest services?
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:04 am
The UCLA Stroke Center has been certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.