Healthcare News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 19
The California Dental Group in Whittier will be providing free emergency dental care on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Free dental services, including fillings, emergency root canals, extractions, toothache treatments and cleaning of infected gums, will be provided to as many people as can be seen beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments. One emergency treatment per patient. To find out more visit www.CADentalGroup.com.
The Look Good … Feel Better program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, teaches beauty techniques to women in active cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment. On Monday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m., participants receive make-up application and proper skin care tutorials at Long Beach Memorial, by trained volunteers and licensed cosmetologists. The free program offers a supportive environment for participants and information on coping with hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Registration is required. Call (800) 227-2345 to register.
The Total Care Imaging Center at Los Alamitos Medical Center reminds readers that mammograms can detect breast cancer and other abnormalities that cannot be found by you or your doctor much earlier, when the prognosis for survival is much better and there are more treatment options. To schedule a mammogram, call (562) 799-3251. LAMC’s diagnostic imaging departments were among the first in the nation to achieve complete accreditation from the American College of Radiology for all its imaging services; including, the breast imaging center also awarded a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by virtue of its comprehensive breast imaging/biopsy services.
Kohl’s Department Stores and Kohl’s injury prevention team members presented Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach with a check for $155,531 to continue the Kohl’s Keeping Kids Safe Program at Miller Children’s. The program was established to expand the childhood safety programs of Miller Children’s further into the community and help to educate and keep kids safe. Since 2010, Kohl’s has donated more than $800,000 to Miller Children’s. The presentation kicked-off the 2nd Annual iWalk…4 Kids on Sunday, Sept. 15, where local community, friends and families walked and raised funds to support the critical programs, services and research initiatives at Miller Children’s. For more information, visit Kohls.com/Cares.