January 22, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

St. John’s To Create Yoga Program For Breast Cancer Treatment Patients:

A private Saint John’s Health Center fundraiser at the home of Saint John’s Foundation Trustee Mary Flaherty on Thursday successfully raised funds to support the creation of a new Yoga Program for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment and those at high-risk for developing the disease.

The yoga event fundraiser included actress Kate Beckinsale and celebrity yoga instructor Mandy Ingber.

Maggie DiNome, MD, Director of the newly developed High-Risk Clinic at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at St. John’s, said she was thrilled with outcome of the event.

Dr. DiNome said yoga has been shown to reduce treatment-related fatigue and increase blood flow to the body to clear toxins that can accumulate during treatment.

“In addition, yoga successfully reduces stress, which has been linked to increased risks of breast cancer,” Dr. DiNome said. “Because of the many demonstrated benefits of yoga, we want to be able to offer classes free of charge to our patients to help them restore health while treating disease and to reduce their risks for breast cancer.”

The new Yoga Program will be part of an overall wellness program that is integral to the High-Risk Clinic that will incorporate complete cancer genetic-risk assessment, nutritional counseling, stress reduction through yoga therapy, massage and acupuncture.

The Center will provide education and resources for patients at high risk as a complementary component to the Breast Center.

The Yoga Program will offer free weekly yoga sessions to patients on Mondays from 11 am till 12 p.m. in the Flora Thornton Conference Room on the third floor of Saint John’s Health Center.

The class will be taught by certified yoga instructor and breast cancer survivor Kamla Subramanian, and she will lead participants through a set of gentle, therapeutic yoga exercises adjusted for each participant’s level.

For more information about the new Yoga Program, email yogaprogram@stjohns.org or call 310.582.7100.

in Health
Related Posts

Santa Monica Pier Closed for Five Days in a Row

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

City cites warm weather forecasted for Santa Monica By Sam Catanzaro With temperatures reaching the 80s expected, city officials are...

Do You Make These 3 New Year Resolution Mistakes?

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Every new year, you feel a ray of hope. Perhaps this year, you can start your life all over again,...

Activities to do with your children during COVID-19

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Typically, living in LA means eating out, art museums, and playgrounds– all things children love. With numbers of COVID-19 cases...

PIQUE Health Not Your Average Medical Practice

December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

PIQUE Health is the very first comprehensive mens health center in Beverly Hills. With highly personalized treatment plans that fit...

Helping Older Loved Ones Pick a Retirement Home

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

There comes a time when a loved one needs some help to stay safe, which is when a retirement home...

A Tale of Two Hospitals: Santa Monica’s Medical Centers

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

The hospitals in Santa Monica feature the latest in technology and equipment; from a healthcare management perspective, they also provide...

5 Tips for Camping in the Santa Monica Mountains

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

The Santa Monica Mountain Range offers several pristine campsites that provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of Los...

COVID-19 Vaccine Reports Spark Hope For Americans

December 2, 2020

December 2, 2020

After nine grueling months of chaos, confusion, and grief, the FDA just approved the first COVID-19 vaccination. Just days ago,...

Santa Monica to Provide Thanksgiving Groceries to 1,430+ Food-Insecure Students and Families

November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020

SMC Foundation has raised $35,460 of the $50,000 toward charity event By Staff Writer Santa Monica College (SMC), the SMC Foundation,...

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Across Santa Monica Raises $96,000

October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020

Santa Monica and Westside residents walked throughout the city’s neighborhoods, parks and trails, waving flags and sporting purple outfits to...

Edify TV: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day!

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

September 30th marks National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Here are a few fun activities to try out in celebration...

COVID-19 Could Have Been in Area as Early as Last December

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

UCLA study reports significant increase in coughs and acute respiratory failure prior to first official cases of COVID-19 By Sam...

County Walks Back Trick or Treating Ban

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

Department of Public Health now says trick or treating not recommended By Sam Catanzaro County health officials have walked back...

Trick nor Treat: LA County Bans Door to Door Trick or Treating

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

Update: the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised its Halloween guidelines. Previously, as reported below, officials planned...

Edify TV: LA County Salons Given Green Light

September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

Barbershops and hair salons in Los Angeles County have been given the green light to reopen with restrictions in place...