Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am
It was inevitable once the number of signatures needed to put a constitutional amendment initiative on the statewide ballot dropped by 300,000 following last fall’s election:
Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am
The Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, has named Steven Sampson, D.O. the Orthopaedic Honoree for the Greater Los Angeles “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, which takes place on Saturday, May 30 at Exposition Park, South Lawn, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.
Posted May. 23, 2015, 11:02 am
Thirty-one California residents, including nine in Los Angeles County and six in Orange County, have been diagnosed with a strain of salmonella likely linked to the consumption of raw tuna commonly used in sushi, state health officials announced Thursday.
Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:30 am
Now that the state Senate has generally ignored the loud, repeated and unscientific outcries of anti-vaccination crusaders, it’s likely the Assembly will fall into line this summer and pass a law eliminating religious belief as an excuse for not getting children inoculated before they enroll in public schools.
Posted May. 18, 2015, 1:45 pm
While PK Wellness Studio is known for its pairing of i-Lipo with a variety of intense fitness training options, a combination that has given their clients great results, it also offers programs that focus on children’s fitness and childhood development.
Posted May. 18, 2015, 9:42 am
The Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, affectionately known as the ABCs, hosted its annual, star-studded Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, May 6, benefiting breast and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
Posted May. 11, 2015, 9:37 am
May is “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month,” a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle and perhaps resume any New Year’s resolutions that have fallen by the “waistline.”
Posted May. 11, 2015, 9:31 am
Acknowledging hearing loss usually begins with complex reactions, but the first and most common one is denial. Although there are many reasons why people go into denial about hearing loss, the bottom line is: taking that first step to get a hearing test may confirm their worst fear – that they do, indeed, have a hearing loss.
Posted Apr. 29, 2015, 1:48 pm
More than 5,000 nurses began two days of strikes today at three L.A-area hospitals and five in Northern California to press for higher staffing levels and what two unions call safer conditions for patients, but one of the strike targets said the job action is a union recruitment tactic unconnected to patient care.
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.