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Wellness event to provide mental-health information, resources

May 21, 2010

Filed under Health, News

Approximately one out of every four Americans suffers with some form of a mental-health challenge in their lifetime. With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human...

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies? Yes? No? Maybe?

April 30, 2010

Filed under nutrition, Nutrition Nuggets

By Carol Berg Sloan, RD A recent study found that fruit and vegetable consumption is only weakly linked to decreased cancer risk. For a dietitian, this is bad news— we have been telling everyone for years to eat their fru...

UCLA seeks smokers for study testing cessation vaccine

April 23, 2010

Filed under Health

UCLA researchers are seeking smokers between the ages of 18 and 65 for a national study using an experimental vaccine to help them quit smoking. "Very few smokers successfully quit, so new methods, beyond the patch and nicotine...

Local Red Cross offers reduced-fee First-Aid classes at CPR Saturday

April 23, 2010

Filed under Health, Safety

The Greater Long Beach Chapter (GLBC) of the American Red Cross, Long Beach City College Carson Campus and the Long Beach Fire Department will host the 15th Annual CPR Saturday at Long Beach City College (LBCC) on Saturday, May...

Treasure Box program offers low-cost grocery packages to community

April 23, 2010

Filed under Health, News, nutrition

Sometimes the most essential things in life are hard to come by. Providing affordable and quality meals to hungry individuals and families in communities throughout Southern California and beyond is a service The Treasure Box...

SH fitness organization’s bike fest to raise funds for kids’ health programs

April 23, 2010

Filed under Health

The Make a Leap Fitness Foundation, whose mission is to provide community-based wellness opportunities for both adults and children to be healthy, fit and physically active, will conduct a Cyclefest Festival & Spinning Charity...

St. Mary presenting diabetes self-management workshops

April 23, 2010

Filed under Health

Those affected by diabetes or who have family members coping with the disease are invited to attend Diabetes Self-Management Education classes at St. Mary Medical Center. Individual sessions can be scheduled on Wednesdays from...

A wake-up call to keep kids fit

April 23, 2010

Filed under food, Health, nutrition, Nutrition Nuggets

By Carol Berg Sloan, RD I don't know about you, but I am thrilled that First Lady Michelle Obama has gotten on the bandwagon to bring the childhood obesity onto center stage with the Let's Move Campaign (letsmove.gov). I sometimes wond...

Restaurants, artisans, bands joining together for breast-cancer fundraiser

April 23, 2010

Filed under Health, News

Twelve of Long Beach's best restaurants and four local bands will gather with a host of artisans on Saturday, May 1 to offer “Taste at the Point," a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Angels. The event will take place at Grace First...

After getting second opinion, move to LB from Oregon pays off for woman with cancer

April 9, 2010

Filed under Health, News

When Theresa (Terry) Rossiter, 67, was given the diagnosis of inoperable, metastatic lung cancer on November 11, 2009, her world ground to a halt. Rossiter knew that the likelihood of tumor shrinkage with available chemothe...

LB Cancer League gala to help fund research, special programs

March 26, 2010

Filed under Health, News

The Long Beach Cancer League, a fundraising auxiliary of the American Cancer Society, will conduct its 35th Annual Gala at Daugherty Sky Harbor Hangar on Saturday, April 24 at 5:30pm, with the theme “Imagine The Celebrations,...

Medical marijuana regulations adopted by LB City Council

March 26, 2010

Filed under News

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The times they are a changing. Twenty-five years ago, who would have thought that one day it would be legal to grow pot in indoor gardens right here in Iowa By The Sea, aka Long Beach, Cali...

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