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Show Up Fitness is located at 1207 4th Street, Santa Monica.

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica

What’s So Special About Show Up Fitness In Santa Monica?

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 12:41 pm

Show Up Fitness is a small private personal training studio in the heart of Santa Monica. It’s not a Crossfit, or a trendy group training boot camp style gym. They’ve got dumbbells, machines, balance tools, a squat rack, foam rollers, and even a Glute Station to help perk up that backside so many people are trying to achieve. But this still doesn’t really separate them from the saturated personal training market in Santa Monica. So what makes this quaint training studio at 1207 4th Street (Suite 150) so special besides its catchy name? Education.

News, Health, Ucla

Doctors At UCLA, UC Irvine Student Health Centers Go On Strike

Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 9:00 am

Doctors at UCLA and UC Irvine student health centers plan to go on strike today and stay off work until Wednesday as part of a labor action by physicians at all 10 University of California campuses.

In a Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 survey of college students, 36 percent reported they participated in binge drinking. Other estimates range to almost double that figure.

News, Health, Education

Spring Break Is Here: That Means College Binge Drinking Increases

Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 8:59 am

More than half of the teenagers in the United States have tried alcohol. With spring break in full swing, this situation is particularly troubling because so many young people end up binge drinking.

Every day, sixth- through eighth-graders (Shirley Tarpley’s sixth-graders pictured here with Yes! for Schools lead Justin McGurrin) at John Adams Middle School take a moment to stop, breathe and practice presence through the Mindfulness Program, which is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Education, John Adams Middle School

John Adams Middle School Mindfulness Program Seeks To Enhance School Climate

Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:19 am

Did you know the sixth- through eighth-graders at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school participate in a Mindfulness Program, which is a part of the SMMUSD’s initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.

WISE and Healthy Aging will honor Dr. Chui Tsang and Drs. Reece and Wang at its ‘Celebration of Caring’ event on April 18.

News, Health, Senior, Non Profits

Wise & Healthy Aging Announces 2015 Honorees For Celebration Of Caring

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:50 am

Area professionals, caregivers, and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored by Santa Monica-based WISE & Healthy Aging at its annual Celebration of Caring event, announced Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO.

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

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist

Filtering The Facts On Kidney Health

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:15 am

March is “National Kidney Month,” highlighting the role of our kidneys in maintaining overall health and the importance of keeping them healthy. This month’s column covers kidney health and disease and what can be done to protect these vital organs.

PK Wellness at 2110 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica helps clients lose fat through a mix of i-Lipo and fitness training.

News, Health, Business

Santa Monica’s PK Wellness Combines Tech & Training For Fat Loss Triumph

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:36 am

State of the art fat-busting tech is now on offer in Santa Monica. PK Wellness has made the move to mix i-Lipo with fitness training, a combination that is giving their clients great results.

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, Saint Johns

Providence Saint John’s In Santa Monica Among First To Offer Newly Approved Heart Device

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:04 am

Two patients, one who waited seven years, underwent a newly approved heart procedure on Monday at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica utlilizing a device that guards against stroke and blood clots for those who suffer from irregular heart rhythms – atrial fibrillation.

News, Health, Malibu, Courts, Smmusd

Citizen's Lawsuit Alleges PCB Contamination In Malibu Classrooms

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 1:49 pm

A citizen's lawsuit filed today accuses Malibu school officials of violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the city's combined elementary, middle and high school campuses of allegedly illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals embedded in caulk and other building materials.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Courts, Westwood

Another Patient Sues Medical Device Maker Over Superbug At UCLA Medical Center

Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 9:54 am

Another patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that recently broke out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, infecting at least seven patients, killing two.

Paramount Transportation Systems has committed $100,000 to Orthopaedic Institute for Children as a new corporate sponsor.

News, Health, Santa Monica

New Partnership To Benefit Orthopaedic Institute For Children

Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:54 am

Paramount Transportation Systems (Paramount) has announced an official partnership with Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), a world leader in pediatric orthopaedic care, education, and research.

Food Fare celebrated its 36th anniversary on Thursday, March 5, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and featured well over 100 of L.A.’s best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libations, and vendors.

News, Dining, Health, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Food Fare A Big Success In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles' annual Food Fare event returned to Santa Monica on Thursday, which for its 36th year, hosted prominent local chefs, caterers, wineries, breweries, and vendors to serve and chat with Planned Parenthood supporters, at its food-centric fundraiser.

Lee Davis.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Women

Free "Building Self-Esteem Class" For Women This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:40 am

Santa Monica life skills trainer Lee Davis is presenting to women a free "Building Self-Esteem Class" on Sunday, March 8.

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

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.

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