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Entries Tagged as 'Health'

Wellness event to provide mental-health information, resources

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Health, News

Approximately one out of every four Americans suffers with some form of a mental-health challenge in their lifetime. With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with many community organizations, will conduct the “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” community health and […]

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Eat Your Fruits and Veggies? Yes? No? Maybe?

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments · nutrition, Nutrition Nuggets

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Carol Berg Sloan, RD A recent study found that fruit and vegetable consumption is only weakly linked to decreased cancer risk. For a dietitian, this is bad news– we have been telling everyone for years to eat their fruits and vegetables, and then one of the strongest risk-reduction messages is shot down. What to […]

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UCLA seeks smokers for study testing cessation vaccine

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Health

UCLA researchers are seeking smokers between the ages of 18 and 65 for a national study using an experimental vaccine to help them quit smoking. “Very few smokers successfully quit, so new methods, beyond the patch and nicotine gum, are truly needed,” said Dr. Donald Tashkin, principal investigator and professor of pulmonary and critical care […]

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Local Red Cross offers reduced-fee First-Aid classes at CPR Saturday

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Health, Safety

The Greater Long Beach Chapter (GLBC) of the American Red Cross, Long Beach City College Carson Campus and the Long Beach Fire Department will host the 15th Annual CPR Saturday at Long Beach City College (LBCC) on Saturday, May 22 from 8am to 4:30pm.

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Treasure Box program offers low-cost grocery packages to community

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Health, News, nutrition

Sometimes the most essential things in life are hard to come by. Providing affordable and quality meals to hungry individuals and families in communities throughout Southern California and beyond is a service The Treasure Box takes very seriously. Its mission is to improve the quality of meal time and bring communities together, one Treasure Box […]

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