Finer points to choosing the right massage therapist

Submitted by Peggy Giavanti There are so many things to consider. Massage is very personal. You may feel more comfortable with a referral from a friend, family member or even your doctor. Qualifications of the therapist are very important. In the Long Beach area, a business license is required. Each therapist must have completed a…

Assemblymember visits to promote hospital state bonds

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer State Assemblymember Hector De La Torre paid a visit to Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach Friday, a prime spot for the Southgate representative to talk about Assembly Bill 10, a bill proposing $980 million in state bonds for future hospital projects. “This bond is geared toward having a healthy…

Miller Children’s Hospital—first for neonatal program

March of Dimes is giving mothers of babies at Miller Children’s Hospital a special mother’s day by launching Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support—a program designed to help parents through the hospitalization of a newborn. The program provides information and comfort to families of premature babies and other newborns being cared for in the…

Mothers, give yourself respect with a fitness routine

Submitted by Shannon Paul Mothers grab your weights and hit the road running. Fitness, what a way to invigorate the soul, a way to find the lost or maybe forgotten about women. The woman who always existed but has been so focused on what others needed she forgot to recognize what she needed. It is…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Reducing Stress

Join Reiki Master Shoshanah Siegel from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Harriman Jones Building, 2600 Redondo Avenue in Long Beach, to learn how doctors, hospitals and spas help clients ease tension and reduce stress through Reiki. Treatments are open to all ages and fitness levels.…

Commentary: Breast screening for health

Submitted by Brenda Witt, ACCT Certified Thermographer In the United States, American women are told to begin annual mammographic screening for breast cancer at age 40. Long before we’ve reached this age, we are advised to perform a monthly breast exam and see our doctors for a clinical breast exam (CBE) annually as well. However,…

Essay contest recognizes caregivers for service

The stress of providing care for senior loved ones can be overwhelming for some families. Readers of Caring Today magazine are being asked to share their feelings and experiences on the subject of caregiving for the elderly by entering the Give a Caregiver a Break essay contest. Home Instead Senior Care in Long Beach is…

South Bay organization donates books, media cart to Long Beach Children’s Clinic

Members of Vistas for Children Inc. presented the Jester and Pharley Phund’s 40th Smile Cart to the Children’s Clinic earlier this month. Vistas President, Nadine Bobit, Philanthropy Co-Chairwoman Alyse Zwickel and incoming President Amy Ricci of the Manhattan Beach-based philanthropic organization joined Barbara Saltzman, executive director of the Jester and Pharley Phund, in presenting the…

Spa Week spreads word on wellness

In an effort to introduce a new generation of consumers to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle this spring, Spa Week will be bringing $50 spa treatments to consumers at more than 400 spas across the United States and Canada from April 16 to Sunday, April 22. The campaign’s goal is to make wellness a…