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Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: How To Improve Your Vision

Posted Apr. 20, 2014, 8:49 am

It’s no secret that exercising and eating right builds a healthy body – well, the same can be said for your eyes! Protect your vision and boost your eyesight with these exercises and eye-enhancing super foods.

Dr. Alia Tuqan 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

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Alcohol & Aging: A Potentially Sour Mix

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:04 am

April is “Alcohol Awareness Month,” providing the perfect opportunity to discuss alcohol use as we age. Here is some useful information to guide you.

It’s imperative to maintain a healthy weight and keep the muscles surrounding bones and ligaments strong.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Seven Tips To Prevent Lower Back Pain

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:16 am

Your lower back especially is a very vulnerable area, prone to injury, particularly as we age. The wear and tear of living eventually weakens the skeletal structure, causing bone loss and disintegrated or displaced discs.

Health, Santa Monica

Free Santa Monica Healthcare Decisions Forums This Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:18 am

If you faced a life-threatening health issue and were unable to speak for yourself, who would speak for you? Who would make the difficult decisions? An advance healthcare directive and healthcare power of attorney (proxy) would ensure your wishes were known for end-of-life care.

UCLA Health System's Patricia Oliver and Chef Gabriel Gomez with antibiotic-free menu items.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Adds New Menu Additions

Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:23 am

Patients, staff, and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Exercise: The Top Anti-Aging Secret

Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:04 am

There is a great reason to get up and dust off the sneakers: research shows that exercise just might be one of the most effective ways to combat aging!

Injury is a concern for anyone participating in sports, but children have certain qualities that make them more susceptible to injury.

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

How To Reduce Risk Of Children's Sport Injuries

Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:14 am

Playing sports is a great way for children to develop confidence and self-discipline, improve physical fitness and coordination, and learn teamwork and good sportsmanship. Among the many benefits of participation, however, lies an inherent risk of injury.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

How To Avoid Five Causes Of Rapid Aging

Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am

Most people are aware that negative lifestyle habits like smoking and excessive alcohol can lead to rapid aging. But what about the abundance of stress and poor nutrition that are so often a part of today’s high-pressure lifestyle?

Health, Santa Monica

Saint John’s To Host Forums On Healthcare Decisions, End-of-Life Care

Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am

If you faced a life-threatening health issue and were unable to speak for yourself, who would speak for you? Who would make the difficult decisions? An advance healthcare directive and healthcare power of attorney (proxy) would ensure your wishes were known for end-of-life care.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Envir

Celebrate Free Earth Hour Yoga Saturday At The Fairmont In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:49 am

Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement, will return at 8:30 pm this Saturday, March 29.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

New UCLA Program Offers Parents Medical Guidance For International Adoptions

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 9:10 am

With thousands of internationally adopted children arriving in the United States each year, there is a growing demand for a specialized health-care support system that helps adoptive parents and children navigate through the international adoption process.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Spring Cleaning: Inside & Out

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 8:52 am

We are all ready for rebirth, newness, and spring cleaning! Here are some healthy ways to think about spring cleaning, inside and out.

The City of Santa Monica is taking steps that could lead to the regulation of e-cigarettes.

News, City Council, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica To Look Into E-Cigarette Regulations

Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 8:07 am

There was a time when smoking tobacco was considered cool. Over time, cigarette smoking has become heavily regulated and has formed a social stigma in California and other regions in the United States.

Left: Ryan Iwamoto is co-founder and chief marketing officer of Culver City-based 24Hr HomeCare. Right: Yesenia Vallejo Monsour is Director of Public Affairs and Brand Communications for Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center.

Health, Senior, Santa Monica, Wise

WISE & Healthy Aging Adds Two New Board Members

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 9:21 am

Two leaders in the healthcare field have joined the Board of Directors of non-profit senior social services organization WISE & Healthy Aging.

Dr. Bradley Jabour has developed fMRI technology that offers unprecedented precision in locating deviations in metabolic activity in the brain.

Health, Business, Santa Monica, Science

Santa Monica Neuroradiologist Remains On Cutting Edge Of Brain Imaging

Posted Mar. 18, 2014, 9:04 am

Nearly 30 years ago, a radiology professor at Stanford University admonished then-resident Dr. Bradley Jabour to focus more intently on studying x-rays, instead of entertaining his fascination with other yet unproven technologies such as MRI – magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Hong Phuc-Tran 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.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 6:59 am

March 2-9 was “National Sleep Awareness Week” and also the week before Daylight Savings Time, when we sprung forward. It is an opportune time to promote increased awareness about sleep, its benefits and sleep disorders.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Five Tips For All-Natural Allergy Relief

Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 6:56 am

Spring is here, bringing with it flowering plants – and allergies. If you are prone to allergies, the next time you have an allergy attack you might want to try these natural self-healing tips for sinus relief.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Santa Monica celebrates its grand opening as CHLA physicians and hospital officials mark the occasion with leaders from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. From left: Neurologist Kiarash Sadrieh, MD; chamber board member Jeffrey Jarow; chamber CFO, Richard E. Lawrence; CHLA care center administrator Kelly Reynolds; chamber CEO Laurel Rosen; chamber member Michael Lynn; CHLA CEO Richard Cordova; CHLA Board of Trustees Co-Chair Cathy Siegel Weiss; CHLA Senior Vice Chair, Pediatrics Robert Adler, MD; Plastic Surgeon Mark Urata, MD, division chief of Plastic Surgery; Medical Geneticist Linda Randolph, MD, division chief, Medical Genetics; MD; chamber member David Woodbury.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Youth

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Hosts Opening Celebration In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 15, 2014, 9:02 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrated the grand opening of its new outpatient care center in Santa Monica with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, marking the creation of CHLA’s fourth outpatient care center since 2010.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Offers Tips To Lower Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

With colorectal cancer the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon.

Jeff and Cindy Ullman are founders of, a site that helps couples succeed in their relationships.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Dating

You're Not Crazy To Accept, Tolerate Annoying Things About Each Other

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

You may find more and more things about your partner that you dislike and really get under your skin. It’s important not to let these feelings of irritation grow and spread.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Four Simple Tips For A Spring Awakening Detox

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

Spring is almost here, and as nature reawakens around us, we can take steps to stay healthy and happy. Take advantage of the mild weather by following these four tips from Chinese masters that will cleanse your body and rejuvenate your health.

Mayor Pam O’Connor, Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day, and the City’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment’s environmental analyst Karl Bruskotter with owners and employees of four local nail salons who were recognized on Monday.

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica Recognizes Four Healthy Nail Salons For Creating Safer Environments

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:27 am

Four nail salons in Santa Monica were recognized in an intimate ceremony on Monday for their collaborative efforts to make healthier work environments while also promoting a “green” agenda and promoting safer products to its customers.

Brothers Dr. Mao Shing Ni and Dr. Daoshing Ni founded Yo San University 25 years ago.

Health, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Yo San University Celebrates 25 Years Of Ancient Wisdom

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:32 am

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is celebrating 25 years of ancient wisdom, family legacy, and modern medicine.

La Marathon, Health, Santa Monica

Last Minute Tips For Preparing For LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 8:55 am

You’ve spent months training for the LA Marathon and it’s finally here. Excitement is building,and you can’t wait to take off from the starting line.

Sean Fowler.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey Hospital Names New Chief Executive Officer

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 9:30 am

Marina Del Rey Hospital has named Sean Fowler as its new CEO of the 145-bed acute care surgical facility.

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