Long Beach Health

Local Dr. Proves Ancients Humans Suffered From Heart Disease

dr-gregory-thomas-smithsoni Examining the remarkably preserved mummies of five ancient cultures, the Horus mummy research team discovered atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to build up of fatty deposits) was present in humans long before we acquired modern lifestyles.

International City Theatre Presents “Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass

ict-trying It’s 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson is in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis have just become an “item,” protests against the Vietnam war are going strong — and Judge Francis Biddle, former Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg Trials, is 81 years old.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Long Beach Memorial Among Nations Best

long-beach-memorial For the 20th time since U.S. News and World Report started publishing a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals, Long Beach Memorial has earned a place nationally among “Best Hospitals.” Long Beach Memorial is listed as one of the nation’s best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Category and “high performing” in 10 additional clinical categories.

Health Department Receives National Award

lbcityseal-900x600 The Long Beach Health Department has received a national award for using social media to engage its community partners and staff, and has been selected to present its social media strategies during a national public health convention later this year.

MemorialCare Hires Experts to Improve Well-Being of Patients

MemorialCare Health System names Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health MemorialCare Health System names Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health MemorialCare Health System named two national experts to lead its efforts in improving the health of communities in Southern California.

Beach Babe Bicycling Classic Rolls Again Sunday, July 13

beach-babe-bicycle-classic When southern California’s favorite all-female biking event, the Beach Babe Bicycling Classic once again takes to the streets, women can also take heart! The ride’s organizer, Noble Pursuit, has formed a dream team with the Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research, part of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial, to promote awareness of heart disease as the leading health concern for women.

Holiday Schedule For City Facilities and Services

lbcityseal-900x600 City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Friday, July 4, 2014. City Hall re-opens on Monday, July 7. CLOSED Animal Care Services and spcaLA Career Transition Center Center for Working Families City Hall Citizen Police Complaint Commission Code Enforcement services Fire Headquarters, Support Services (ECOC), Fire Prevention, & Operations, including Marine Safety Administration Gas Services (Emergencies: 570-2140) Health Department and Health facilities Libraries Marina offices Neighborhood Resource Center Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Center Park offices, swimming pools, Rancho Los Cerritos, El Dorado Nature Center, & community park facilities Police administration Street sweeping Water Department (Emergencies: 570-2390) OPEN Fire Stations and Lifeguard Stations Main Police Station Front Desk Refuse and recycling collection ADDITIONAL INFORMATION There will be no scheduled Street Sweeping on July 4.

Rabid Skunk Discovered in Long Beach

skunk The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.

Councilman Andrews to Host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews - Photo from Facebook Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Long Beach Boys & Girls Club will host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, on Saturday, June 14th, at Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great Health Results Achieved for those 50 and Over at CSULB

Photo courtesy of Feryswheel. Photo courtesy of Feryswheel. Adults age 50 and over who participated in a fitness program called Strength for Living at the LifeFit Center @ The Beach at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have experienced great health and fitness results, according to reports and testing of participants.

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