Posted Sep. 30, 2015, 6:00 am
More than 300 pink-clad supporters of Planned Parenthood filled the steps outside Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday in a show of support for the reproductive health care provider, which is under threat by Republican lawmakers pushing to take away its federal funding.
Posted Sep. 24, 2015, 9:54 am
A patient advocate, in the simplest terms, is a Sherpa for the medical system.
Posted Sep. 23, 2015, 9:20 am
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine welcomed a gift of $1 million dollars from the Thomas S. Blount Trust earlier this month.
Posted Sep. 22, 2015, 9:50 am
The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and QVC selected the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center as one of the nine beneficiaries of the 2014 “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event.
Posted Sep. 19, 2015, 10:07 am
Imagine a California where polio becomes a threat to children’s health as it was before the 1950s, when first the Salk vaccine and later the even more effective Sabin formula threw this dreaded and crippling disease and all its iron lungs into dormancy.
Posted Sep. 17, 2015, 10:35 am
A 50-year-old resident in West Los Angeles will live more than five years longer than a resident in South Los Angeles, according to a report issued Tuesday by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging.
Posted Sep. 11, 2015, 9:08 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Santa Monica’s Buy Local present the Wellbeing Buy Local Festival this Saturday, Sept 12 at the Civic Center Parking lot from 11 am to 4 pm.
Posted Sep. 11, 2015, 9:00 am
What might’ve passed as the latest nightspot on Wilshire Blvd. was actually Santa Monica’s newest health and fitness center, Whole Life Balance with Drip IV Therapy, celebrating its grand opening Wednesday night in the only way founder and CEO Shane Griffin knew how.
Posted Sep. 11, 2015, 8:43 am
Who knew Brookstone, the massage-in-a-mall staple store, was just as intent on selling you a massager as it is educating you about it.
Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:37 am
Yo San University is a private, non-profit university that educates students to become exceptional practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Taoist healing arts.
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:08 am
So for more than a year, I’ve been writing this column, Hot Flash Universe. I have a confession to make. I thought I never had a real hot flash. Until now.
Posted Aug. 21, 2015, 9:33 am
Manning Insurance Services (dba: Accessible Health Insurance) is a completely independent firm specializing in health insurance for individuals and businesses. Clients are located all around the state of California, giving us a great feel for the insurance landscape.
Posted Aug. 21, 2015, 9:09 am
Located in the heart of Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue shopping district, 7e Fit Spa is a health and wellness spa that offers natural and scientific face and body skin care and anti-aging treatment therapies for everyone.
Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 9:00 am
The 2015 Special Olympics are gone, but the volunteer work of the largest sporting event in Los Angeles since 1984 lives on in the streets of the city. One of Santa Monica’s own local fitness experts is happy to report he had a hand in changing the lives of some choice athletes.
Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 8:23 am
At BonVie Weight Loss & Nutritional Wellness we provide rapid, safe and lasting fat loss. Working with a certified Ideal Protein coach gives you weekly personal support and education to not only lose weight quickly but to keep those lbs off forever.
News, Health, Ucla, Video, Santa Monica
Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:47 am
At the third annual Superhero Day at UCLA, window washers dressed as Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and The Hulk (new this year) will descend from the roof of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to a fifth-floor terrace to entertain and pose for photos with young patients and their families.
Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:10 am
This summer, while you are applying sunscreen to prevent sunburns, don’t ignore the symptoms of internal burning that we all occasionally experience and refer to as “heartburn.”
Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:06 am
I did it. I got my nostril pierced. And the whole process was filmed for Westside TV. Here’s how it happened. I first did my research to find the highest rated piercing expert.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:41 am
Lola Castillo from Naam Yoga LA demonstrates a yoga technique that can help release tension and stress in the eyes.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:15 am
Usually when one sees white, web-like cables descending the side of a building and there’s a red and blue clad hero at the end of them, they instantly think, “Spider-Man was here.” Well, that’s not entirely off the money.
News, Health, Video, Santa Monica, Pier
Posted Aug. 13, 2015, 9:47 am
The Santa Monica Pier's hit summer wellness program, Hey There Muscles, was back for the second year of free weekend workouts. Led by the original Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, his daughter Shanna and their rotating team of fitness gurus, the Saturday morning program ended on a high-note Aug. 8 at the west end of the Pier.
Posted Aug. 13, 2015, 9:32 am
With Southland temperatures expected to soar again to triple-digit territory by this weekend and rise above normal on the Westside, an emergency physician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica urges residents to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses.
Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 9:36 am
The ballot initiative carnival predicted when it became clear how few valid voter signatures would be needed to qualify measures for next year’s November ballot is now officially underway.
Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:27 am
Ready to get your booty and your body in shape? At Show Up Fitness in Santa Monica, the recent phenomenon known as “Booty Camps” are being offered to local residents. It’s a great way to get in shape while having fun at the same time.
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:34 am
Our surroundings have direct links to our lives. Since we spend 40 (or more) hours at our jobs weekly, it is essential to your health and longevity that your place of work is as conducive to wellness as possible. These are just a few ways you can integrate health into your workplace or at home to increase your health and longevity.