Healthcare News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 18
The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial is now offering a low-dose, non-contrast CT scan to screen people at risk for lung cancer. This technology will allow lung cancer to be spotted earlier, when there is still time for full treatment. The scan is done in approximately 20 to 30 seconds. The cost for the scan is $295 and you must be referred by a primary care physician. For more information about the program, please call (562) 933-1551.
Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center (PCUMC), founded in 1988, continues its leadership in minimally invasive urology services for men and women. As medical director of PCUMC, Dr. Robert Pugach believes that, as technology progresses, urologists can treat more urologic diseases with less-invasive therapies. “I would like to see these treatments become the gold standard everywhere as they are improving patient’s quality of life,” says Dr. Pugach. To schedule a consultation, call (888) 735-4336 or visit: www.PacificCoastUrology.com
Mull Chiropractic, voted best chiropractor and best massage, has new expanded hours. The new office hours are Monday & Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment, from 9 a.m. to noon. Massage and acupuncture are available by appointment: (562) 795.7007. Mull Chiropractic is at 2221 Palo Verde Ave., #1J, Long Beach.
HealthCare Partners and Talbert Medical Group present “A Musical Celebration for Seniors” on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). Hear Beatriz Adriana, Norman Carter of the Delfonics, and other well-known musicians. Enjoy light refreshments. Representatives will be available to assist with health plan information. MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave. in Long Beach. Admission is free; reservations required – RSVP (800) 427-1945.
The Hearing Loss Association of Long Beach/Lakewood is sponsoring a free monthly hearing device exhibit on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood, from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a hands-on display of a variety of devices which help enhance the quality of life for the hearing impaired. Information will be provided on sources for those interested in devices to help in hearing conversations. Info: (562) 425-5651
St. Mary Medical Center Urges Area Residents to “Get a Leg Up” on vascular health by offering free Peripheral Vascular Disease Screenings for PAD Awareness Month on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 3-7 p.m. at the St. Mary Heart Center at 1050 Linden Avenue. Call (562) 491-9588 to schedule an appointment time. Approximately 1 in 20 Americans over 50 has PAD, a common and potentially life-threatening vascular disease that affects the vessels in the legs and can lead to heart attack, stroke, amputation and death. For more information on PAD, visit www.PADcoalition.org.
The Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolic Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Supporting Kids with Diabetes invite you to a Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m. picnic at El Dorado Park supporting children with diabetes and their families. The picnic will offer tips on how to live with diabetes, as well as a chance to connect with other children and families going through similar experiences.
Reservations for the picnic must be made by Wednesday, Sept. 12. The meal and reservation fee is $3 per person. Contact Trudy Bly at (562) 933-8519 or email@example.com.