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Commentary: Controlling the mosquito population to prevent the spread of disease

City of Long Beach Health Department

March 22, 2019

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With the introduction of spring, the Long Beach Health Department is reminding residents that warmer weather creates an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Since mosquitoes can carry diseases like Zika, West Nile virus, encephalitis,...

Commentary: Fighting the child obesity epidemic

Saar Danon, M.D., MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

March 22, 2019

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It’s an alarming fact: More than 12 million U.S. children are affected by obesity, health professionals say– a number that has tripled in the last 30 years. Because obesity can lead to a host of serious, even fatal, health...

Letter: In appreciation of support

Christopher Wilson, SH City Commissioner, SH City Council candidate

March 11, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Letters to the Editor

For the last four months, I have had the honor and privilege of knocking on doors, speaking to residents and joining them in their living rooms to discuss our city’s future. This has been an extraordinary election, and I want...

Commentary: Deterring package thievery with online, home technologies

Kristen Naeem, Editorial Intern

March 8, 2019

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When my mom first mentioned to me in passing that she had heard from some neighbors that packages were being stolen around our neighborhood, I didn’t give it much thought at first. Then I went to visit a friend who also l...

The House is the home where the heart is

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

March 6, 2019

Filed under And in this corner..., Commentary

It’s more than wood framing and stucco. It’s more than the concrete, insulation and wiring. The House on the east side of town is the binding epicenter of our family. Still there after 60 years of ownership is my dad ho...

Letter: In memoriam

Historical Society of Long Beach

February 28, 2019

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It is with great sadness and utmost respect that we bid farewell to Dave Werts, husband to the Historical Society of Long Beach’s (HSLB) president, Melanie Werts. Dave passed away Feb. 14 at the age of 83. Dave was born in...

Commentary: Keep your Medicare costs down

Greg Dill, Medicare regional administrator

February 26, 2019

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Most doctors accept Medicare as full payment for their services. But some accept it only for certain services, and others don’t accept it at all. What does this mean for you? If you have Original Medicare, it means you should try ...

Commentary: Life with heart failure

Cindy Peters, RN, MSN, ACNP, nurse practitioner, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Medical Center

February 20, 2019

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Heart failure is becoming a more common healthcare term. On first reference, it may seem like the heart is no longer working. However, heart failure actually refers to a chronic condition where the heart isn’t pumping enough...

Letter: Misunderstanding the coyote problem

Theresa Hew, Website comment

February 19, 2019

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This is another popular argument that implies man's urban sprawl is taking away coyote habitat. Historically, human encroachment on wildlife habitat and loss of habitat have negatively impacted many wildlife species, but the...

Letter: Creating future leaders

Glenn Draper, Website comment

February 19, 2019

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) runs the nation’s best leadership development program for young adults. I have seen many scouts develop into fine young men and women. This nation needs leadership, and it is gratifying to se...

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