Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:43 am
In line with Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self,” the passion and recognition of outstanding international health workers in regards to the Ebola outbreak was front and center at last Friday’s Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathering.
Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:35 am
The Crown Princess cruise ship departed the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro as scheduled Sunday after Federal health officers boarded to investigate a Norovirus outbreak that hit a small percentage of passengers returning from a month long cruise to the Pacific isles, a company spokeswoman said today.
Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 8:17 am
Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in Santa Monica beginning today, including the Santa Monica Pier, beaches and the Third Street Promenade.
Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 8:53 am
Santa Monica resident Mike Karpenko and renowned fitness trainer and Essentia Water hydration specialist, has launched his annual #EarnYourThanksgiving challenge.
Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 8:43 am
While the Ebola virus is capturing national and international headlines on a daily basis, another more common virus will kill thousands of people in the United States this year. That virus is influenza, more commonly called “the flu.”
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:19 am
Proposition 46, a wide-ranging initiative that included raising the 1975 limit on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, was defeated today.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:21 am
Proposition 46 on today's ballot would raise the limit on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, require random drug and alcohol testing of doctors, and mandate health care practitioners consult the state prescription drug history database before prescribing certain controlled substances.
Posted Nov. 3, 2014, 9:00 am
Children's Hospital Los Angeles today announced receiving a $5.5 million gift to establish an interfaith center.
Posted Nov. 2, 2014, 9:15 am
In a development without precedent in the world of 12-step organizations, hundreds of recovering alcoholics and addicts from around the world who describe themselves as atheists or agnostics will gather in Santa Monica this week for the first ever We Agnostics and Freethinkers International Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (WAFT IAAC).
Posted Nov. 2, 2014, 9:08 am
With the first rain of the autumn flushing crud into storm drains, health officials have warned against touching water near storm runoff that flows into the ocean.
Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 9:34 am
Naam Yoga Los Angeles hosted its 3rd Anniversary Gala Celebration and Fundraiser “A Simple Gift!” on Friday, Oct. 24.
Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:56 am
A labor union trying to organize airport ramp and cargo workers announced it is partnering with Menzies Aviation to help the airline contractor improve health and safety conditions for its Los Angeles International Airport employees.
Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:44 am
A small group of unionized nurses gathered outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood on Wednesday saying they want more training and guidelines for handling potential Ebola patients.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:35 am
October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and an ideal time to dispel some myths about breast cancer while encouraging all women over 40 – and especially those 65 or older – to get annual mammograms.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:28 am
A Southland-based group launched a statewide campaign on Tuesday urging federal officials to end a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who had sex with other men.
Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:51 am
Do you know what a Pocket Rocket is? A Rabbit? A LELO? I do now. The other day, I went with a friend to an adult toy store. An adult toy store – I am whispering now. Just writing this story I’m turning red.
Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:53 am
Naam Yoga Los Angeles will host its third anniversary gala celebration and fundraiser “A Simple Gift!” tonight, Oct. 24 to benefit their 501(c)(3) and Giving Naam community outreach programs.
Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:27 am
A report released on Tuesday by Healthgrades, a national independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized all six Providence Health & Services, Southern California, medical centers for excellent clinical outcomes.
Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 2:18 pm
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce held its annual Santa Monica Wellbeing Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:07 am
Southern California Edison issued safety suggestions today for Halloween, topped by never using burning candles to light jack-o'-lanterns or as part of any decoration because of their severe fire risk.
Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:02 am
Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday requested a meeting with officials from Los Angeles International Airport and a variety of federal agencies to discuss procedures being taken to screen passengers and respond to potential cases of Ebola at the airport.
Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 8:57 am
City and county officials are scheduled today to make a presentation before the Los Angeles City Council on best practices for informing and safeguarding city residents concerning Ebola.
Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 11:06 am
The Santa Monica City Council last week adopted a new law that treats electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, the same as traditional cigarettes under its smoke-free laws.
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”.
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.