City of LB to offer walk-in flu clinics

The City of Long Beach Department of Health, with assistance from the American Red Cross, has announced the dates for its 2012 flu clinics. This year’s walk-in flu clinics will begin on Oct. 23 and continue through Nov. 30. The clinics are for people age 60 and older and adults ages 18–59 who are at…

Ninth District to host health fair for kids and teens

Ninth District Long Beach Councilmember Steven Neal will conduct a “Healthy Kids and Teens Day” health fair, in conjunction with: British Petroleum; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; St. Mary Medical Center; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department; and the Long Beach Health Department.

The numerous benefits of prenatal yoga

By Laura Tree Prenatal yoga teacher, FreeSpirit Yoga For most women, during pregnancy, awareness of the body and the changes that are taking place within are magnified. The desire to incorporate a healthier lifestyle comes naturally at this time as mother and child begin to grow together in countless ways.

Dietary guidelines– balance is the key

By Carol Berg Sloan RD Columnist What are the dietary guidelines? Have you ever wondered where school districts get their menu plans, where the Women Infant and Children (WIC) programs receive nutrition guidance, or where the meal plans at long-term healthcare facilities come from? They’re all from the United States Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines.

When it comes to prescriptions, it’s important to know your meds

By Richard Gellar Pharmacy Director The collection of plastic containers has gathered in the corner of the kitchen counter, some are white, many are orange and others are green. Your eyes scan the yellow-highlighted labels, instructing you to a variety of requirements: “Drink plenty of water;” “Take two pills, three times a day;” “Do not…