Long Beach Health

LB Health Dept Schedules Walk-in Flu Vaccine Clinics

walk-in flu vaccine clinics

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), with assistance from the American Red Cross, will commence the annual walk-in flu clinics beginning October 26, 2010 for people age 50 and older and adults ages 18 – 49 who are at high-risk for serious complications of influenza. “ This year [...]

“Donut Hole” Checks are in the Mail for Seniors

government issues healthcare checks for seniors

The fourth round of checks since health reform took effect are “in the mail.” In the last few days checks were sent out to 102,834 Californians, including more than one thousand in the 37th Congressional District. Nationwide, more than one million seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries have now received “donut hole” checks to help close their [...]

Health Officials Issue Heat Advisory: 11 Tips to Stay Cool

hot weather heat advisory

The National Weather Service forecasts that yesterday’s hot weather will continue to affect much of Southern California for the next several days. With temperatures at Long Beach Airport expected to range from the high 80′s to low 90′s through Sunday, the Health Department is advising residents to take precautions. A heat advisory issued on Wednesday [...]

Dentist leads a campaign for good oral health in Long Beach

Dentist David Cho Oral Health Campaign 2010

Denture Care and Childhood Tooth Decay are two topics that are critical to the overall health of seniors and children. One local dentist is on a mission to educate the public about maintaining oral health in senior and youngsters. David Cho, D.D.S. of Long Beach-based David Cho Dentistry has launched a 2010 Oral Healthcare Awareness [...]

St. Mary Senior “Coffee Talk” Presents Diabetes and the Eye Lecture

eye care for seniors

Join the St. Mary Medical Center Senior Health Program for their free monthly, Coffee Talk…with the Doc series on Thursday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture Diabetes and the Eye will be presented by Drs.  Ravi Menghani and Grace Richter. The doctors will discuss eye care and its importance for aging individuals. Eye care [...]

St. Mary and the American Cancer Society Hosts Women’s Health Conference with Lesbian Health Focus

long beach womens health forum

St. Mary Medical Center and the American Cancer Society Long Beach Chapter presents the 4th Annual Women’s Health Forum with a focus on lesbian health and cancer issues. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 12 on the hospital campus in the Health Enhancement Center at 1055 Linden Avenue. “The [...]

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Wellness Fair at Recreation Park

health fair mental health month

Approximately one out of every four Americans suffer with some form of a mental health challenge in their lifetime.  It is important to recognize that we all may know someone who has this struggle, and that there are resources to help. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Long Beach Health Department is [...]

Miller Children’s Hospital chosen for cystic fibrosis clinical trial

ptc124 clinical research trials

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (MCHLB) is the only center in Southern California and the fourth in the country to be awarded a grant for a clinical research study investigating an oral drug that can potentially improve the status of patients with nonsense-mutation cystic fibrosis (CF). Centers were selected on the basis of their potential [...]

Get your teen vaccinated for free on Tuesday

recommended vaccines teens

Vaccines prevent life-threatening disease. The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that young adults receive vaccines to help prevent disease in adulthood.  For three years the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has worked with the Long Beach Unified School District and CalState,Long Beach School of Nursing to [...]

Free Health Screenings this weekend at Sam’s Club

free health screenings

Southern California is well into the first month of Spring and smack-dab in the middle of April showers, so it’s easy to blame the weather if you’re not feeling much like a Spring Chicken. However, if it’s more than the weather that’s holding you down, maybe it’s time for a quick, health check. Sam’s Clubs [...]

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