Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 10:50 am
We are all guilty of curling up in our bed, or on our couch, with our laptops to answer a few emails or do a quick search. Then before we know it, we have been hovering over our screen for a couple of hours. When we go to move, our neck and shoulders feel stiff or painful. We might even feel as if a nerve is pinched in our neck shooting pain into the shoulder.
Posted Feb. 9, 2016, 10:17 am
As children, we are taught in school about the “food pyramid” – to eat fewer servings of fats and meats and to consume more servings of fruits and vegetables - but how much of that is still true?
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:47 am
For pet owners, there are foods and supplements that humans and animals can share to optimize health and wellness. These foods, or “superfoods,” can be personalized to fit an individual’s needs, thanks in part to the science of nutrigenomics.
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:40 am
As an affliction that affects so many in our community, addiction is a condition which sees additional resources as a welcome accompaniment to many a recovering-addicts arsenal. Research has shown that alcohol recovery patients who read the “AA Big Book” during their treatment process actually recover faster.
Posted Jan. 21, 2016, 10:53 am
Santa Monica’s CLARE Foundation will hold an open day next week to celebrate both organizational and facility changes aimed at positioning the nonprofit for continued growth and success
Posted Jan. 20, 2016, 10:37 am
Hospitals can be lonely places for patients, especially older adults, that’s why the UCLA Geriatrics Program has launched a Companion Care Program for their inpatient Geriatrics Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Posted Jan. 17, 2016, 9:00 am
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men other than skin cancer. About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about one in 38 men will die of the disease.
Posted Jan. 8, 2016, 7:08 am
Open enrollment for 2016 Affordable Care Act health coverage runs through Jan. 31, 2016.
Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 10:33 am
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a rain advisory for area beaches, noting that runoff from the storm will carry bacteria and debris into the ocean water.
Posted Dec. 31, 2015, 10:06 am
Chelsea Gilson shares some advice for keeping our New Years Resolutions
Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 9:35 am
Philanthropists Michael and Linda Keston of Brentwood have made a gift of $1 million to the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 7:13 am
Rickety rungs on ladders and tipsy tree trimmers are two of many factors that can lead from happily decking the halls and rooftops to not-so-festively donning stitches and casts.
Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 10:00 am
Chelsea Gilson give you tips this holiday season on how not to be a sugar pusher.
Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 9:57 am
LightStim patented LED Light Therapy is the most effective and affordable technology for achieving healthy and youthful skin.
Posted Dec. 9, 2015, 10:06 am
The founder of Santa Monica-based Naam Yoga, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, guided tens of thousands of people in a global meditation for peace on Sunday, Nov. 29, in Mexico City. The event was livestreamed to unite hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide in the name of global peace.
Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 8:35 am
The holiday season can be delightful for many, but for others, it can be a sad and stressful time. Several of my patients have lamented recently, “I hate the holidays. They are so depressing!”
Posted Dec. 3, 2015, 8:49 am
Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez has been named Medical Director of Westside Family Health Center (WFHC).
Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10:05 am
What if you could help a senior save $104.90 a month on the Medicare Part B premium? Or qualify for up to $194 in CalFresh benefits to pay for food? Or get some extra help paying for prescription drugs?
Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 9:22 am
Shore Hotel will host a community blood drive in partnership with Cedar-Sinai’s blood donor services from noon to 6 pm on Monday, Nov. 30.
Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 9:42 am
Manning Insurance Services (dba: Accessible Health Insurance) is a completely independent firm specializing in health insurance for individuals and businesses. Its clients are located all around the state of California, giving them a great feel for the insurance landscape.
Posted Nov. 17, 2015, 7:45 am
Hollywood party-boy Charlie Sheen said in a national television interview today that he is HIV-positive and that he decided to make it public to put an end to a campaign of extortion.
Posted Nov. 7, 2015, 7:51 am
Breathing. We do it 24-7 without even thinking about it. Our lungs are constantly bringing fresh oxygen to our bodies and getting rid of carbon dioxide. Since October was “Healthy Lung Month” and November is “Lung Cancer Awareness Month,” now is a good time to review the importance of lung health and discuss lung-cancer screening and prevention.
Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 8:51 am
Having taken a sabbatical over the last few years, the Harvest Health Festival returned to Century City with a vengeance Wednesday, Oct. 28 with more than 50 vendors showcasing the best of the Westside health industry.
Posted Oct. 29, 2015, 8:31 am
Santa Monica-based John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary honored Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD, with the Angel Award and Ford Warriors in Pink with the Public Service Award at its Annual Membership Luncheon and Boutique, Oct. 22 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 9:40 am
For the best in Martial Arts training, PK Wellness in Santa Monica has what everyone of all ages needs. Right now is the best time to join the club with a special offer for new clients of only $49 for the first month that includes classes, a private lesson, and free uniforms.