Posted Aug. 16, 2016, 12:11 pm
The front window facade and the lighting fixtures have the look of an old-time country store, and when I walk in I somehow feel that I am at my grandmother’s house. A vintage kitchen displays merchandise, the wood floors give the place a warm, homey feeling and then, there’s the smell of a myriad of spices. Like a kid in a candy store, I want them all!
Posted Jun. 22, 2016, 3:00 pm
Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center, delivering expert diagnosis and treatment to improve outcomes.
Posted Apr. 25, 2016, 10:15 am
Originally founded following the journey through Alzheimer’s disease by her father, the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Patti Davis’ support group, Beyond Alzheimer’s, will be moving next month from UCLA to St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica.
Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 1:48 pm
Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Santa Monica are set to reap the benefits of the latest patient-care breakthroughs, with the organization opening medical offices in the city this May.
Posted Apr. 19, 2016, 6:00 am
Fatigue can occur for many reasons. Getting to the root cause can eliminate common medical causes, including anemia, thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
Posted Apr. 1, 2016, 5:05 pm
HOT FLASH: Great Exercises - "I could write a book on all my adventures with personal trainers."
Posted Mar. 31, 2016, 11:03 am
The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced today that True Food Kitchen’s locations, including the Santa Monica location, have become REAL Certified, a nationally recognized symbol of culinary nutrition and environmental excellence.
Posted Mar. 30, 2016, 11:36 am
April community workshops have been announced - get involved at UCLA.
Posted Mar. 29, 2016, 8:00 am
A new campaign, “Water: The Healthiest Choice,” has been launched by ChooseHealthLA Kids. The campaign aims to increase parents’ knowledge of the health benefits of drinking water instead of sugary beverages.
Posted Mar. 20, 2016, 9:00 am
Planning an exotic getaway this spring or summer? Before you pack your bags – or, better yet, before you even choose a destination – keep these healthy travel tips in mind.
Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Santa Monica, Introduces Assembly Bill 2782, a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Proposal
Posted Mar. 9, 2016, 3:22 pm
In response to the introduction of Assembly Bill 2782 (AB 2782), a sugar-sweetened beverage tax proposal authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica), CalBev Executive Director Bob Achermann issued a strong supportive statement.
Posted Mar. 4, 2016, 10:14 am
Nearly 200 clinicians, researchers, patients and survivors will come together to showcase and learn about the latest breakthroughs and treatments in pancreatic cancer research at the 12th Annual Agi Hirshberg Symposium to be held at UCLA this Saturday.
Posted Mar. 3, 2016, 12:24 pm
Westside Family Health Center has received a $1 Million gift grom the Richard F. Dwyer and Eleanor W. Dwyer Fund for Excellence at a recent fundraiser emceed by actress Gina Rodriguez. The money raised will provide primary health care to families trying to make ends meet.
Posted Mar. 2, 2016, 1:43 pm
Shallow breathing can cause weight gain, or an inability to lose weight. Try balloon therapy to open your airways.
Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 9:00 am
It’s no secret that heart disease is the leading cause of death for adult men and women in this country. It kills one of every four people.
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.