Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:44 pm
Halloween is here and most people are stocking up on candy for the trick-or-treaters, but think twice before you nibble on some of your own. The average American consumes nearly 240 pounds of sugar per year.
Posted Sep. 8, 2016, 11:51 am
On this episode of Health Beets host Chelsea Gilson gives us the benefits of cutting back on sugar.
Posted Sep. 6, 2016, 10:03 am
The annual Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival returns to Santa Monica Saturday, September 10, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center Surface Area. The festival celebrates services and products from local neighborhoods,while inviting residents and visitors to learn about eating and living well.
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.