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All proceeds and donations collected at Yoga for a Cause Santa Monica will entirely support The Painted Turtle’s life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with serious medical conditions.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Yoga For A Cause Event Seeks To Raise Awareness For The Painted Turtle

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 2:17 pm

Traditional yoga is taught very differently from how it’s learned in America, and instructor Ryan Silvers is elated to offer locals a chance to experience what he coins “the next stage of yoga”.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

2XU Santa Monica RunFEST To Take Place This Sunday, Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 9:04 am

The 2XU Santa Monica RunFEST invites runners of all levels to participate in friendly competition and family fun at the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8 am.

News, Health, California, Santa Monica

State Health Official: No Cases, Or Suspected Cases, Of Ebola In California

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:33 am

There are no cases or suspected cases of Ebola in California, and the risk of the spread of virus in the state "is very low,'' a state health official said Wednesday.

Roger E. De Filippo, MD

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

Why Your Child May Need A Pediatric Urologist

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:44 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, one of America’s premier pediatric hospitals, offers families convenient access to pediatric specialty services at its new Santa Monica Outpatient Center – including child-focused urological care by fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric urologists. Attending physician and surgeon Roger E. De Filippo, MD, discusses sound urological health for children in this Q&A.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Mock Ebola Exercise To Be Held At UCLA Medical Center In Westwood

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:11 am

Staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center plan to hold a "big exercise'' Friday on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms, according to UCLA's medical director of clinical epidemiology and infection prevention.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Hosts Medicare 101 Workshops Starting Tuesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:33 am

The Santa Monica Public Library hosts Medicare 101 workshops at all four branch locations in October and November.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health Offers Flu-Shots To Help Residents Stay Healthy

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:31 am

Fall has arrived, which means the kids are back to school, football season is in full swing and the weather should start to cool. It also marks the start of flu season.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Lax

Second LAX Ebola Scare Determined To Be No Threat

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:08 am

A woman vomited and exhibited flu-like systems aboard a Los Angeles bound flight from New York, prompting authorities to divert the plane to a remote terminal at LAX out of concern over possible Ebola exposure, but authorities determined there was no threat.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Passenger Cleared Of Having Ebola After Arriving From Liberia

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 8:57 am

An arriving airline passenger from Liberia, who was isolated for observation in the ebola scare, does not have the disease and left a hospital near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday night, a hospital spokesman said today.

Linda Mirdamadi, MD: Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Medical Center

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Linda Mirdamadi, MD: Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Medical Center

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:22 am

Dr. Linda Mirdamadi is a board certified physician and partner with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in the Department of Internal Medicine and Bariatrics.

Health, Business, Santa Monica

Curves Santa Monica Supports Breast Cancer Research During October

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 2:39 pm

Curves fitness center in Santa Monica is offering a way for non-members and members to donate toward breast cancer research or care during the month of October.

Dr. Urata is a staff physician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Santa Monica chief, Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He holds joint full-time faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and the USC School of Dentistry.

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

Pediatric Plastic Surgery An Accessible Option In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 8:18 am

The introduction of new technology and administration procedures is enabling many pediatric plastic surgery procedures to be performed on an outpatient basis or close to home.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Learn About Biggest Issues Facing Teens At Free Santa Monica Event Wednesday

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:36 am

Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) will hold a “Lunch & Learn,” a free community educational event discussing “The Biggest Issues Facing Westside Teens Today” this Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The City of Santa Monica is cracking down on e-cigarettes in public.

News, City Council, Health, Santa Monica

Public Vaping Goes Up In Smoke As E-Cigarettes Are Reclassified By Council

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

The ability for e-cigarette users to vape freely in public has come to an end in Santa Monica with city council passing the first reading of an ordinance that includes electronic smoking devices within the definition of “smoke” and “smoking” for the purposes of the city’s anti-smoking laws.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Marcel Loh Appointed New Chief Executive Of Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:30 am

Providence Health & Services and the Saint John’s Health Center Board of Trustees has appointed Marcel Loh at new chief executive for Providence Saint John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Mercury & Fish: How To Ensure Your Catch Is Safe

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:23 am

High in protein and omega fatty acids, relatively low in fat, and healthy for both heart and brain, it’s no wonder that fish is the protein of choice these days. But its popularity could be one of its downfalls.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica, Non Profits

WISE & Healthy Aging To Host Volunteer Orientation Friday, Sept. 19

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:40 am

WISE & Healthy Aging will host a volunteer orientation on the morning of Friday, Sept. 19 from 9:30-11:30 am at 1527 4th Street, second floor, Santa Monica.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica-based Prostate Cancer Foundation Elects Drew Pinsky To Board

Posted Sep. 4, 2014, 2:22 pm

Santa Monica-based Prostate Cancer Foundation announced today that physician, cancer survivor and radio/TV personality Drew Pinsky has been elected to its board of directors.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Must-Do Weight Bearing Exercises For Women Over 50

Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:06 am

I have been consistently weight training for more than a year now. I tried it when I was younger, but it never really worked out.

The  Los Angeles chapter of A New PATH is demanding greater access to Naloxone for overdose prevention and to eliminate the stigma by treating drug overdoses like any other medical emergency.

News, Health, Santa Monica

International Overdose Awareness Day March This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:32 am

As part of the 14th annual International Overdose Awareness Day this Sunday, Aug. 31, a march will be held in Santa Monica through the streets and Beachfront Walk.

Dr. Harry Cynamon.

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

What Happens When A Child’s Stomachache Won’t Go Away?

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 10:09 am

Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome can be debilitating for kids and teens, but treatment is not ‘one-size fits all.’

Dr. Hong-Phuc Tran is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly ranked UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Geriatrician: Viewing Cataracts In Sharper Focus

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:14 am

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 or older. However, unlike many other eye diseases, vision loss from cataracts can be treated. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States and boasts a high success rate.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist

Face Mapping: The Window To Your Heath & Wellbeing

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:05 am

Next time you look in the mirror, you may see yourself very differently. “Face mapping,” a practice that began more than 5,000 years ago in China is now becoming more and more popular among health and beauty practitioners to help diagnose, prevent, and cure disease.

News, City Council, Health, Santa Monica

Mental Illness Diversion Program Proposal Gains Santa Monica Support

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:17 am

Though only a ceremonial act of support, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted July 22 to support an effort by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to create a diversion program for people with mental illness to avoid staying in prison but instead sent into “effective community-based treatment.”

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Promotes Breastfeeding Benefits

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:37 am

“World Breastfeeding Week” is Aug. 1-8 and The BirthPlace at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is acknowledging this occasion by increasing breastfeeding awareness.

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