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Dr. Roger Lee has been elected chief of staff for 2015 at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

New Chief Of Staff Elected At UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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.

News, Health, Ucla

Lawsuit Blames Medical Scope For Spreading Superbug At UCLA Medical Center

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.

Providence Saint John's Health Center has been serving the Santa Monica and Westside communities since 1942. It is located at 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica,

News, Health, Santa Monica

Providence Saint John's Health Center Among Nation's Top 50 Hospitals

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:36 am

Providence Saint John's Health Center was named Tuesday among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, the only California hospital and one of just 11 nationwide to receive the distinction every year since it was initiated in 2007.

A Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles conference will give attendees the opportunity to tour local schools and attend workshops at each school.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Youth

Pedagogical Institute To Host Two-Day Conference In Santa Monica Starting Friday

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 1:28 pm

The Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles, in collaboration with Evergreen Community School, First Presbyterian Nursery School, The New School-West, and Palisades Preschool, will host a two-day conference starting Friday called "Children as Producers of Culture: looking inward and outward."

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica

Quarantine Ends For 14 Infants At Santa Monica High Day Care Following Measles

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:34 am

Fourteen infants who were exposed to a baby that was diagnosed with measles at a Santa Monica High School day care center will be allowed to return to the facility Monday, ending a 21-day incubation period to ensure they were not infected with the disease.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla

Nearly 200 Patients May Have Been Exposed To Often Deadly "Superbug" Bacteria

Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:02 am

Officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have begun notifying 179 patients that they may have been infected by an often deadly "superbug" bacteria already linked to the deaths of two UCLA patients.

Health, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Letter To The Editor: SMMUSD Health & Safety DAC Supports Vaccinations

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:43 am

Dear Editor, We, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Health and Safety District Advisory Committee, strongly support the school district’s efforts in educating the public regarding the importance of vaccination given the recent cases of Measles we’ve seen in the district.

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

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

All About Aging: A Heartfelt Message For February

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:59 am

February is “American Heart Month,” as well as the month we observe “National Wear Red Day” (Feb. 6) to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its prevention.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Seven Days, Dr. Mao

Boosting The Immune System: The Cold & Flu Season

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:57 am

It is wintertime and we are in the height of the flu and cold season. The old adage that prevention is the best cure is true; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you give your immune system a boost. A healthy immune system will ward off cancer, infections, and degenerative illness.

Providence Saint John's will offer free cardiology lectures this week at Santa Monica's Main Library.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Providence Saint John Health Center Presents Free Talks On Heart Disease, Stroke

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:57 am

A free educational forum on heart disease and stroke will be presented over two days this week and feature the experts from Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

Show Up Fitness founder Chris Hitchko opened his Santa Monica personal training studio in October 2014.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica

Show Up Fitness In Santa Monica Shows Clients How To Win The Week

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:33 am

Did you know that anyone can take an online test or go to a one- to two-day workshop and consider themselves a personal trainer?

Data derived from most recent available CHKS data: 2013/14 SMMUSD, 2012/13 SDUSD, 2010/11 SFUSD.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Students Drink More Alcohol, More Often, Than Other CA Students

Posted Feb. 4, 2015, 9:30 am

The Westside Impact Project, an LA County-funded initiative started in 2013 to lower Santa Monica’s rates of underage drinking, said Tuesday latest data reveal gaps in the quantity and frequency of alcohol use among Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students as compared to LAUSD students, as well as compared to other major California school districts, including Santa Barbara and San Francisco.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica

Officials: 14 Infants Exposed To Baby With Measles At Santa Monica High Day Care

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:01 am

More than a dozen infants enrolled at a Santa Monica day care center were quarantined Monday after a baby was confirmed to have contracted measles.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica

Dozen Plus Infants Quarantined At Santa Monica High Infant Toddler Center

Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:54 am

More than a dozen infants enrolled at a Santa Monica day care center were being quarantined today after a baby was confirmed to have contracted measles.

Santa Monica’s own school-based mental health program at the Child and Family Development Center called Youth Development Project has been serving the “at-risk” and “high-risk” youth in the community for the past 20 years. Program social workers from left: Ashley Silvera, Kevin Yoshida, Noa Saadi, Gail Gutierrez, and Yesenia Orozco-Vasquez.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica School Counseling Program Celebrates 20th Year

Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:22 am

Maintaining mental health during childhood implies a series of vital achievements, such as healthy social development and effective coping skills that lead to functionality at home, in school, and within a community.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Health, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Prospects Improve For Condoms-In-Porn Initiative

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 8:58 am

For years, the loudest arguments against expanding a landmark Los Angeles law requiring condom use by adult film actors in sex scenes to the rest of California were financial and geographic:

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Superintendent Issues Message Regarding Measles Immunizations

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 8:43 am

As a follow up to a communication you received last week from your school nurse regarding the importance of immunizations, I want to follow up with you on the concern of measles in our communities.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center Doctors To Strike In Westwood

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:49 am

Doctors who work at UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and colleagues at three other UC campuses will hold a one-day strike tomorrow to protest what they call unfair labor practices.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica High School Freshman Baseball Coach Diagnosed With Measles

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 10:02 am

A Santa Monica High School freshman baseball coach has been diagnosed with measles, but it is unlikely any of the coach’s players have caught the highly contagious virus, according to the Los Angeles Times.

American Lung Association in California report grades all California cities and counties on tobacco control policies.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Receives "A" For Tobacco Control From American Lung Association

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 9:32 am

Santa Monica has received the highest grade in the state with an overall tobacco control grade of an A, according to findings of the American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2015 report released today.

Latest Saint John's news.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Saint Johns

Providence Saint John’s Health Center Receives Healthgrades’ Excellence Award

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 10:34 am

For the ninth consecutive year, Providence Saint John’s Health Center received Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, it was announced today.

Dr. Maija Sanna is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist

Putting A Medical Spin On Dizziness

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:23 am

Whether it was too many turns on the dance floor, the boat ride to Catalina or that glass of champagne at a New Year’s party, dizziness is a feeling that affects everyone at one time or another. Dr. Maija Sanna

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop says meditation has helped her to prevent stress, release accumulated stress, improve my immune system, and decrease any tension-related pain, such as headaches, muscle, and joint pain.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Weekly Hot Flash: My Many Benefits Of Meditation

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:18 am

So it’s 2015. Resolutions have been made. What’s interesting is that all of a sudden, everyone’s talking about meditation as the hot new thing to do to this year – heal yourself, lose weight, find a mate, and get rid of stress. Yet, it’s been around for thousands of years.

Latest Kaiser Permanente news.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Tentative Contract Reached Between Kaiser Permanente, Nurses Union

Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:10 am

A nurses union reports its 18,000 members in Central and Northern California have reached a tentative new contract with Kaiser Permanente and its hospitals and clinics, a settlement that will affect Southern California Kaiser nurses as well, a union spokesperson said Saturday.

Chomp Eatery and Juice Station co-owners Rolan Pongpuntara and Sean Tao specialize in customized juice cleanses.

Dining, Health, Business, Santa Monica

Chomp Eatery & Juice Station Creates Juice Cleanses With Bite In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:59 am

Ever thought about juice cleansing for that extra boost whether the goal be weight loss, a detox, or just starting a healthier lifestyle?

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