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Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Superintendent Issues Message Regarding Measles Immunizations

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.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center Doctors To Strike In Westwood

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.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica High School Freshman Baseball Coach Diagnosed With Measles

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.

American Lung Association in California report grades all California cities and counties on tobacco control policies.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Receives "A" For Tobacco Control From American Lung Association

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.

Latest Saint John's news.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Saint Johns

Providence Saint John’s Health Center Receives Healthgrades’ Excellence Award

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.

Dr. Maija Sanna is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist

Putting A Medical Spin On Dizziness

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

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop says meditation has helped her to prevent stress, release accumulated stress, improve my immune system, and decrease any tension-related pain, such as headaches, muscle, and joint pain.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Weekly Hot Flash: My Many Benefits Of Meditation

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.

Latest Kaiser Permanente news.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Tentative Contract Reached Between Kaiser Permanente, Nurses Union

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.

Chomp Eatery and Juice Station co-owners Rolan Pongpuntara and Sean Tao specialize in customized juice cleanses.

Dining, Health, Business, Santa Monica

Chomp Eatery & Juice Station Creates Juice Cleanses With Bite In Santa Monica

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?

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Most Applied-To Four-Year University In The Country

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.

Latest Kaiser Permanente news.

News, Health, West Los Angeles

Kaiser Permanente Workers In West. L.A. Join Statewide Weeklong Strike

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."

Measles generally begins with fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes. Within a few days, a red rash appears, usually on the face then spreading down to the rest of the body. Measles is an infectious, airborne disease.

News, Health

Orange County Measles Cases Increases To Nine

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 8:56 am

Authorities on Saturday confirmed another case of measles in Orange County, bringing the countywide total to nine.

Ocean Park beach bathroom workers are fighting for their jobs.

City Council, Health, Opinion, Beach, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Keep Our Santa Monica Beach Bathrooms Clean, Safe

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.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Q&A: Natural Weight Loss Remedies For The New Year

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.

The Rose Parade in Pasadena is a festival of flower-covered floats, marching bands, equestrians and the Rose Bowl college football game on New Year’s Day (but moved to Monday, January 2 if New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday).

News, Health, Non Profits, Pasadena

AIDS Healthcare Foundation To Highlight Ebola At Thursday's Rose Parade

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.

Latest city of Los Angeles news.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Courts, Technology

Judge Orders Halt On Operation Of L.A. Medical Marijuana Delivery App

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.

Latest city of Los Angeles news.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Courts

Injunction Likely To Be Issued Today Against L.A. Medical Marijuana Delivery App

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.

Dr. Sonja Rosen is a board-certified geriatrician with the top-ranked UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371.

Health, Ucla, Holiday, Santa Monica

A Healthy Approach To Holiday Eating

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!

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Free Diet Books From Author In Lead Up To Christmas

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).

News, Health, Santa Monica, Chla

Richard Cordova To Retire As Children's Hospital Los Angeles President/CEO

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.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Lax

Woman Gives Birth On Southwest Airlines Flight That Had To Divert To LAX

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.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Courts

Medical Marijuana Delivery App Likely To Be Banned In Los Angeles

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.

News, Health

Santa Monica Cardiology Practice Partners With Providence Health & Services

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.

More than $5,000 was raised for cancer research at the 5th Annual Stache Night at The Bungalow in Santa Monica.

News, Health, Santa Monica

5th Annual Stache Night At The Bungalow Raises $5,000 For Cancer Research

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.

Dr. Angela Vassallo, Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, addresses Rotary members.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

VIDEO: Santa Monica Rotary Gets Up To Speed On Ebola

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.

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