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Community News

Healthcare News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 10
5/16/2014




The Long Beach Health Department, in collaboration with the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, The Children’s Clinic, St. Mary Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital, will be holding the Long Beach Asthma Resource Fair on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach. This event will include resources on asthma, health and air quality, entertainment, healthy snacks, and raffles. For more information, call (562) 570-4356.

Long Beach Memorial is hosting a “Have the Conversation” End-of-Life Communication Workshop Tuesday, June 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. If you or a loved one needs help communicating wishes for end-of-life care with your family, the Long Beach Memorial spiritual care team can help you get the conversation started. Come to a safe place and discuss important end-of-life decisions and terms with others who understand what you are going through. Dinner will be served. RSVP required. Call (562) 933-1450.

Los Alamitos Medical Center – May is National Stroke Awareness month. In recognition of the stroke focus, Los Alamitos Medical Center is proud to present a Premier Advantage Lunch & Learn featuring Dr. Hamed Farid. His topic will be “Endovascular Therapies for Acute Ischemic Stroke.” The location will be Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Zybell Hall on Thursday, May 29. Call (800) 548-5559 for more details and to reserve a lunch.

Diabetes Class – Join Community Hospital Long Beach for a three-week diabetes education class beginning June 4 led by Linda Basile, RN, certified diabetes educator, Community Hospital Long Beach. Participants will learn the basics of living with diabetes and cover the important topics of nutrition, complications, stress and fitness. Classes are free and open to the public. To register, call (562) 494-0810.

Sidewalk CPR – In honor of National CPR Week, Long Beach Memorial and the American Heart Association are collaborating with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, to teach Hands-Only CPR to the community on Thursday, June 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Home Depot, 751 E. Spring. St. Hands-Only CPR can help save someone’s life while waiting for first responders. Participants will not become CPR certified, but information on how to get certified will be available. Call (562) 933-0596 for more information.

Casa Colina’s Land Meets Sea Sports Camp will be held August 6 – 8, in Long Beach at the Marine Stadium and other sites in the area. The camp introduces adaptive water, land, recreation and competitive sports to people of all ages with physical disabilities. Adaptive activities including hand cycling, jet skiing, water skiing, outrigger canoeing, sailing, basketball, quad rugby, tennis, hockey and more. Call the Outdoor Adventures office at (909) 596-7733, ext. 4131 or visit www.casacolina.org.

Triangle Eye Care – Summer means fun in the sun. Protect your eyes, the only internal tissue directly exposed to harmful UV rays. Wearing quality sunglasses is the easiest and most effective way to help prevent eye diseases like pterygium, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Sun damage is cumulative and irreversible. Help children develop good habits now to ensure lifelong healthy eyes. Let Triangle Eye Care fulfill your eyewear and sun-protection needs. 4130 Viking Way, Long Beach. (562) 496-2020.

Turner Chiropractic and Wellness Center announces the addition of ChiroThin Weight Loss™ to their office. Drs. Chris and Janie Turner wanted to help many of their patients. Dr. Chris said: “We have decided to take a stand and help the people of Long Beach regain control of their weight and as a result, their health. Many people lose 20-35 pounds in just six weeks and are able to make the weight loss more permanent.” www.turnerchiro.com (562) 595-5949.

John McGuire, DDS is offering complimentary consultations for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is associated with strokes, diabetes, and heart problems. Dr. McGuire offers the alternative to CPAP with an oral appliance. Learn how to get a better night’s sleep at (562) 627-0075. www.mcguiredental.com

Los Alamitos Medical Center received the top grade from one of the nation’s leading patient safety advocacy organizations. The hospital received an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score rating system is designed to give consumers information they can use to make the best healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

Mental Health – One in four adults experience mental illness each year. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and the MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness at Community Hospital Long Beach proudly supports the mental health community in Long Beach. With the belief that caring for the health of its community means caring for their complete wellness, the Center for Mental Health & Wellness offers a full spectrum of mental health programs to support each patient through their recovery. MemorialCare.org/MentalHealth