Health News Roundup
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 4
Pioneer Medical Group at 2220 Clark Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m., offers a free healthy heart screening and bring your sweetie too! You and your loved ones are welcome to join us for a free heart screening and enter the drawing to win a heart healthy gift basket. Screenings will include blood pressure, stroke, body fat composition, pulse oximetry, total cholesterol and glucose.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information and to register for this event call (562) 597-4181.
Long Beach Memorial’s Stroke Program and Center for Women’s Cardiac Health and Research are hosting the Women’s Heart and Stroke Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Attendees will learn how to manage risk factors, such as high cholesterol, glucose (sugar levels), high-blood pressure, obesity, smoking and lifestyle. Blood pressure, carotid artery ultrasound, cholesterol and blood glucose (non-fasting) screenings will be available. Heart disease and stroke specialists will share the latest information about recognition and treatment of heart disease and stroke specific to women. Register for this event by calling (888) 794-9466.
Dr. Randall Harada, cardiologist from Pioneer Medical Group, encourages you to learn more about preventing heart failure and current treatment options on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St. Cerritos. RSVP (562) 916-8550. You must be 50 + to attend this event.
Drs. Alyson and Douglas Emery want you to know that your smile can affect your heart if you are worried about heart disease. Brushing two to three times/day and flossing once a day can save your heart. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary heart disease. Please brush, floss and see your dentist regularly to maintain healthy gums and protect your heart. Drs. Emery are at (562) 421-9361 and www.Emerydds.com.
The Pacific Meso Center gratefully acknowledges the generous pledge of $500,000 from the John Johnson family, a military veteran who passed away from mesothelioma. Johnson’s story and his treatment by the U.S. legal system during his asbestos lawsuit which led to his early demise were chronicled in LA Time’s (http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/22/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120422). The family is challenging others, particularly attorneys involved in asbestos litigation to donate to PMC. The Johnsons will match such donations up to $500,000. Info: www.PacificMesoCenter.org or www.phlbi.org