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The Sweet Truth about Sugar

News, Health, Santa Monica

Dr Mao: The Sweet Truth about Sugar

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.

Health Beets

News, Health, Santa Monica

Health Beets: Cutting Back on Sugar (VIDEO)

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.

Health and Fitness Festival Gears Up

News, Health, Santa Monica

Health and Fitness Festival Gears Up

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.

Check out for more.

Health, Santa Monica, Oped

Good Taste Santa Monica: Adding Spice to Life

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!

Providence Saint John’s Health Center

News, Health, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Johns, Stroke

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica Certified as Primary Stroke Center

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.

Patti Davis, daugher of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

News, Health

Trading Places

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.

Kaiser Permanente Focuses on Innovation in Telehealth

News, Health, Santa Monica, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Focuses on Innovation in Telehealth

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.

Dr. Maija Sanna is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood.  For more information, visit or call 310. 319.4371.

News, Health, Medical

Fighting Fatigue With Better Sleep

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.

News, Health, Fitness, Hot Flash

Hot Flash: Must_Do Weight Bearing Exercises for Women Over 50

Posted Apr. 1, 2016, 5:05 pm

HOT FLASH: Great Exercises - "I could write a book on all my adventures with personal trainers."

Fresh Herbs

News, Health, Santa Monica, Diet

True Food Kitchen Receives ‘Real Certification’

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.

Learn to Laugh with UCLA

News, Health, Ucla, Seniors, Things To Do

UCLA Community Health Workshops: Happiness and Hearts

Posted Mar. 30, 2016, 11:36 am

April community workshops have been announced - get involved at UCLA.

Advisory Stresses Healthy Options for Kids

News, Health, Water, Kids

Pass the Water Please

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.

Travel Ready

News, Health, Travel

Getting Ready for Travel Season

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.


News, Health, Politics, Richard Bloom

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.

Agi Hirshberg

News, Health, Ucla

Q&A with The Hirshberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research’s Agi Hirshberg

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.


News, Health, Westside Family Health

Westside Family Health Center Receives a $1 Million

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.

Breathing and Weight Loss

News, Health, Weight Loss

VIDEO: Breathing and Weight Loss with Tami Peavy

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.

Dr. Ravi Dave (pronounced “dah-vay”), is director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He attended Shah Medical College and completed his internship and residency at University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at USC Medical Center. He is board certified in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

News, Health, Ucla

Sunday Health: Seven Simple Steps to a Better Heart

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.

Laptop Body Health

News, Health, Laptop

Is Your Laptop a Pain in the Neck? Our Expert Tami Peavy Saves Your Back (Video)

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.

Food for Thought on Dietary Supplements.

News, Health, Food

Food for Thought on Dietary Supplements

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?

From left, Caroline Schnakers, program chair; Norm Lane and Charles Berman, guests of the speaker; speaker Dr. Jean Dodds; and Rotary President Tom Loo.

News, Health, Rotary

Nutrirenomics: Foods That Heal Humans and Pets Alike

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.

RJ Holguin with Mackenzie Phillips at My 12 Step Store.

News, Health

My 12 Step Store Goes Beyond AA Chips and General Books

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.


News, Health, Santa Monica, Clare Foundation

Santa Monica Men’s Treatment Program Gets a Facelift

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

David Reuben M.D.

News, Health, Volunteer

Companionship For Older-Adult Patients

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.

Dr. Ron Loo spoke to the Rotary Club of Santa Monica about the cutting edge developments in prostate cancer, including the controversy of prostate screenings and robotics surgery.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Rotary

Kaiser's Chief of Urology

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.

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