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With the United States fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is estimated that at least 40 percent of returning veterans will need some type of mental health service or support. Returning veterans are invited to attend a free Veterans Forum on Friday, May 11, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Alpert Jewish [...]
Disease and disability can be avoided if children are adequately immunized. The City of Long Beach Health Department is promoting childhood immunization by participating in outreach campaigns to educate parents about the safety and importance of infant and toddler immunizations. California’s Toddler Immunization Month in May is an annual opportunity to promote raising and maintaining [...]
April 2 – 6, 2012 is National Public Health Week, and the City of Long Beach will be celebrating public health successes this week. Health Department officials will have informational displays in the City Hall lobby and main health facility. “Public health is essential to a healthy City,” says Mayor Bob Foster. “We have demonstrated [...]
On Saturday, February 11, 2012, a sewage spill in Compton flowed into the Los Angeles River, and City of Long Beach Acting Health Officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, has ordered all open coastal beaches closed. The spill, estimated at 12,000 gallons, was due to a blocked sewer line, and was reported to Compton Public Works Department [...]
Today, the Long Beach Health Department kicked off “Fresh Air Dining LB,” a new program designed to provide smoke-free outdoor dining options for Long Beach residents and visitors in partnership with local business associations, restaurants and community groups. “Increasing the number of smoke-free areas outdoors provides more healthful environments for families to enjoy in our [...]
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach received a twenty thousand dollar grant from YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) to continue its efforts to help make the healthy choice, the easy choice for residents of Long Beach. Long Beach has participated in Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) – part of the YMCA’s Healthier Communities Initiatives – since [...]
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, with assistance from the American Red Cross, will operate walk-in flu clinics beginning October 18, 2010 for people age 60 and older and adults ages 18 – 59 who are at high-risk for serious complications of influenza.
The C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary Medical Center is offering a new meet up group for HIV-positive individuals 29 and under. “An HIV diagnosis can come to people at any age and from all walks of life,” reminds Michael Buitron, the C.A.R.E. Program’s intake and outreach specialist, “But for younger folks who are just starting [...]
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is cautioning residents to avoid handling bats or other wildlife. An increasing number of bats found throughout Los Angeles County have tested positive for rabies, and in Long Beach, a bat found along the bike path in Heartwell Park on Sunday, August 21, 2011, [...]
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will offer free Tdap vaccine to students in grades 7 – 12 at four public clinics scheduled before the school year begins. The clinics are open to students in both public and private schools.