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 By M.K. Leach    Health    July 4, 2021

Not Everyone is Free This Independence Day: Addiction and Mental Health Issues Abound Since Lockdowns

This 4th of July may be the most significant one in our lifetimes. Independence Day has always been a celebration of our country's freedom. But in 2021, this freedom has an entirely different...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    July 2, 2021

LA County Reports that COVID-19 Cases Among Pregnant Women Remain Low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19. Of the five new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were...

 
 By John Grimaldi    Health    June 9, 2021

Afternoon Naps Help Cognition in Seniors

WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 4 -- "Getting a good night's sleep comes highly recommended for the 50-plus population, particularly for the fastest growing segment of senior citizens, those over 65. In fact, it...

 

Should the Elderly Use Marijuana? The Jury is Out

WASHINGTON, DC, May 21 -- "More and more states are legalizing the use of cannabis [marijuana] and more and more seniors are using it to deal with the aches and pains of aging. Some have the consent...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Health    May 22, 2021

Counterfeiting a Vaccination Card is a Crime: Be on the Lookout for Fakes, says CA Attorney General Rob Bonta

Although California officials have repeatedly said they have no plans to institute a "vaccine passport" system in the state, apparently a lively trade in counterfeit vaccination cards has presumed...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Health    May 3, 2021

Masks Off for Fully Vaccinated Persons - But Only in Certain Limited Situations says Los Angeles County Health Department

The Centers for Disease Control released new guidelines regarding masks, distinguishing between people who are vaccinated and those who are not. The Los Angeles County Health Department has...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Health    March 27, 2021

LA County Expects to Move From the Red to the Orange Tier in Early April, Rapidly Easing Lockdown Restrictions

Los Angeles County may be moving into the Orange Tier of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in early April if case numbers continue to remain at their current low levels. The county finally moved out of...

 

Public Health Alert: "Real Water" Brand Alkaline Water May be Linked to Acute Non-viral Hepatitis Illness

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is alerting everyone that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that consumers,...

 

Seniors: Get Your Hearing Checked

WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 19 – Too many older Americans – most of us, in fact – suffer from hearing loss. But the worst thing about this fact is that most seniors are not getting their hearing checked...

 

Finally, California Deploys Additional Health Care Workers to Ease Stress on the System

It was a long time coming. But the State of California has announced that it has sent emergency medical personnel to hospitals, to deal with rising Covid cases. The State press release follows:...

 

Santa Monica's Covid Case Rate is 1.5% Per 100,000 residents. SM Covid Death Rate is .00044%

Again warning of a "real and alarming'" surge in COVID-19 cases, Los Angeles County's public health director Barbara Ferrer said Monday LA County is vastly expanding its community outreach efforts to...

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT: AirPop, the World's First Air Wearables Company, Launches in the U.S. and Canada with New Line of Face Masks Available now

We're offering a GIVEAWAY for some FREE MASKS! You can WIN 1 Adult and 1 Child AirPop MASK for your family! ENTER TO WIN HERE!...

 

A Piece Of Information To Give You Peace - (During These Stressful Covid Times)

Effective lung cleansing is a very powerful way to protect yourself from respiratory problems. In the light of the ongoing COVID crisis this becomes the more important. Every time I respond to...

 
 By Stan Greene    Health    July 6, 2020

LA County Closes All of its Beaches on Independence Day, Citing Covid-19

The LA County Board of Supervisors has decided to close all its beaches for the July 4th weekend. The LA County Sheriff's Dept. said that it was surprised by the order, and would not enforce it. It...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    July 5, 2020

LA County Closes Bars After 20 New Covid Deaths and 2,542 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19

Los Angeles County will heed Gov. Gavin Newsom's directive and bars in Los Angeles County must close today. The following is a press release from the LA County Dept of Public Health, dated 6/28/2020:...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    June 24, 2020

Venice Family Clinic Resumes In-Person Appointments for Routine Health Care

6/15 Venice Family Clinic, a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 28,000 low income patients, said today that it is resuming in-person appointments for routine health care. This for...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Health    April 1, 2020

Large Jump in Coronavirus Cases Countywide Attributed to Greatly Increased Testing

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 421 new COVID-19 cases today at a press conference. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Department, attributed the large increase in known...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Health    March 21, 2020

Coronavirus Case Diagnosed at Yahoo Center, 2500 Colorado Ave in Santa Monica

Los Angeles County Health on Monday confirmed the first diagnosis of Wuhan Coronavirus in the city of Santa Monica, which concerned an employee of a company at the Yahoo Center, 2500 Colorado Ave. It...

 

Report: #CoronaVirus Deaths are Far Worse than China Admits, in Wuhan and Elsewhere

Those of us who follow the CoronaVirus statistics coming out of Mainland China, have always suspected the Chinese are lying about their 650 death toll, in less than 30,000 cases. After all, why...

 
 By Simi Singer    Health    October 17, 2019

Gynecology: UCLA Health Nurse-Midwives Program Expands Its services

SANTA MONICA (Sept. 26, 2019) – The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is expanding its services to provide well-woman health care – including annual...

 

Really?? There exists an International Dental Spa Association? What's a Dental Spa anyway?

Yes.....that's right folks. No need to order new contact lenses or clean your eyeglasses. Local dentist and residents Lynn Watanabe and John Chien actually founded this amalgam (yes....pun intended)...

 
 By Steve Michaud    Health    August 7, 2019

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Gives Marina Del Rey Man New Tool for Fighting Prostate Cancer

Stephen Michaud enjoys watching – whether it's his grandkids on the baseball field or his favorite remodeling shows on HGTV. But there is one thing the Marina del Rey retiree did not want to watch:...

 
 By Preity Uupala    Health    July 18, 2019

International Yoga Day: Interview with Indian Prime Minister's Yoga Instructor HR Nagendra

Could you share with us how long you have known and have been working with Shri Narendra Modi? I have been working with him for more than 30 years now. He visited Prashanti Kutiram, Vivekananda Yoga...

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Offers Solutions for Allergies: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM) is a 5,000 year-old approach to healing that is composed of support systems that help the body’s vital energy flow properly. Traditional Chinese medicine is...

 

23 Week Old Premature Baby Survives, Setting Record for Smallest Surviving Premature Baby

(tca/dpa) - Weighing in at just 8.6 ounces, Saybie is believed to be the smallest baby ever to survive a premature birth. Sharp HealthCare announced that the infant girl was delivered by Caesarean...

 

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