Long Beach Health

Health Officials Encourage Residents to Get Flu Shot

flu vaccine The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. Health officials are reminding Long Beach residents that it’s not too early to get a flu shot now, because outbreaks can occur as early as October.

Falls Are Personal: Fall Prevention and Risk Identification

hearing-loss-assoc Dr. Gretchen Swanson, Fall Prevention Advisor to The Heart of Ida will speak on “Falls are Personal” at the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Make Your Lifestyle Heart Healthy

healthy-jumping-joy By: Vivian Silver, MS, Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, killing nearly 600,000 people each year.

Councilman Andrews and Others to Host Health In the Park

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews - Photo from Facebook Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Councilman Dee Andrews joins the Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA), in partnership with the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS), to host the Health In the Park (HIP) event to be held Saturday, November 7, from 10am to 2pm at MacArthur Park, 1321 E.

Live Well Long Beach Offers Insight to Local Health With Open Data

live-well-lb Thursday, as part of the National Public Health Week celebration, the City of Long Beach launched LiveWellLongBeach.org, an interactive, web-based platform that provides data on over 100 demographic, health, and quality of life indicators specific to Long Beach.

Inaugural Diabetes Festival Raised Awareness in Long Beach

Attendees at the Diabetes Family Festival learned facts about diabetes and see the many faces of diabetes in the community. Attendees at the Diabetes Family Festival learned facts about diabetes and see the many faces of diabetes in the community. Nationwide there are 29.1 million people who are living with diabetes. In that group, there are 8.1 million people who are currently undiagnosed.

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Fundraising Partnership With Kohl’s Raises $260,000

Suzie Reinsvold, COO, Miller Children’s (center) joins Rita Goshert, manager, Child Life Program, (3rd from right), and Danny Luna, Miller Children’s Injury Prevention Coordinator (4th from right) to receive a check to help fund pediatric injury prevention initiatives in Long Beach from Kohl’s Department store managers.   Suzie Reinsvold, COO, Miller Children’s (center) joins Rita Goshert, manager, Child Life Program, (3rd from right), and Danny Luna, Miller Children’s Injury Prevention Coordinator (4th from right) to receive a check to help fund pediatric injury prevention initiatives in Long Beach from Kohl’s Department store managers.

4th Annual Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Event Helps to End Veteran Homelessness in Long Beach

4th-annual-vash Veteran’s Day is a time to honor our US military service personnel, and it’s also an opportunity to assert our commitment to ensure Veterans are fully integrated into our communities once they return to civilian life.

Police Shut Down Residential PCP Lab, Arrest Two

pcp-lab On Friday, November 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 A.M. the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Maury Avenue in regards to a complaint of a strong chemical odor. The initial investigation at the scene led officers and firefighters to believe the smell was related to a possible clandestine laboratory.

Long Beach Prohibited Possessor Operation Nets 55 Guns

** Please note not all 55 firearms are pictured here, some were still being processed at the time the photograph was taken ** ** Please note not all 55 firearms are pictured here, some were still being processed at the time the photograph was taken ** According to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) nearly 20,000 Californians possess firearms they are prohibited from having due to criminal convictions, mental illness or being the subject of domestic violence restraining orders.

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