Meghan, aged 73, was being cared for by multiple doctors, none of whom were consulting with one another, and all of whom were prescribing medications for her myriad of issues.
City Council will ask staff next week to research whether a smart phone application could provide information for responders to find places to take homeless people for help.
According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), one in 13 children has food allergies; a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room every three minutes in the United States. The Mayo Clinic website explains that even a tiny amount of allergy-causing food can trigger…
Long Beach Health Department officials thought they had a pretty good idea to bring in more money for vector control — mosquito eradication, rodents, etc. — in part of the city.
A new one-stop shop for treating kids with chronic illnesses is on its way to the Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital.
We are all aware of the increasing numbers and dire predictions regarding retirees with substance use disorders (SUD). Is it that retirement is simply a one-way street to drug and alcohol misuse, abuse and addiction, or is there another explanation?
Last year, medical doctors issued 17 million prescriptions for sedatives and tranquilizers, principally as sleep aids, for retirees 65 years old and over.
Southern California is earthquake country. But if you’ve lived in the area for the last couple of decades, you might not know it.
This article is part of “The Housing Divide: Making it in Long Beach,” a series of stories from the Long Beach Media Collaborative examining the impacts of the statewide housing crisis on our city. The collaborative was initiated by the Long Beach Community Foundation and is funded by the Kn…
“Music is a powerful tool. It connects people emotionally and physically,” Dan Beck, trustee of the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF), said recently.
Those working to find permanent homes for veterans in need find it’s a challenging process, and a ceaseless one, made more difficult due to the lack of affordable housing and prevention programs, experts say.
People chat quietly, adjusting settings as the instructor introduces herself. Moments later, the lights dim, music fills the room, and the class surges into action. With smooth strokes, the group row like teammates on an enormous boat, changing cadence at the instructor’s urging.
About 100 nurses at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital picketed near their workplace for adjustments in their staffing ratios and “competitive wages” on Monday, June 24.
There’s a silent epidemic going round that’s putting millions of American retirees at risk. It’s doubled in size in the last decade, it’s showing no sign of slowing down, and it’s remained largely unrecognized.
Maria sits quietly on the couch, ready to answer questions. Apinya bounces up and down on the same couch, barely able to contain her excitement.
When the Long Beach Media Collaborative officially convened in 2017, the four publications involved — the Press-Telegram, the Long Beach Post website, the Grunion Gazette and the Long Beach Business Journal — sought to address the divide between those with internet access and those without.
This article is part of “The Housing Divide: Making it in Long Beach,” a series of stories from the Long Beach Media Collaborative examining the impacts of the statewide housing crisis on our city. The Collaborative was initiated by the Long Beach Community Foundation and is funded by the Kn…
It may sound strange, but playing video games can be helpful training for surgeons. The eye-hand coordination and movements used by gamers are strikingly similar to those needed for robotic surgery.
Long Beach saw a slight uptick in the number of homeless people this year compared with 2017, according to data published Tuesday, June 4, though city officials described those numbers as essentially flat because they fell within the margin of error.
This is the 60th anniversary of the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, and the group continues to help people see and hear, even if they don't have the money for glasses, eye surgery or hearing aids.
For the last 26 years, a group of gay and gay-friendly runners has started the Sunday of Gay Pride Weekend with a run along the beach, finishing in time to get back to Ocean Boulevard in time to watch or participate in the parade.
As Long Beach struggles with disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and a skyrocketing amount of other STD cases, the city will launch a three-year plan to tackle the problem.
About 2,000 bicycle riders will hit the streets of Long Beach on Saturday, May 11, pedaling to help children suffering from cancer.
This Thursday, officials will put out Stop the Bleed kits throughout the Long Beach State University campus as a precaution in case of a mass shooting or major emergency.
There’s a raging wildfire that’s scorching the American retirement landscape. It’s called divorce, and it’s doubled for the 50-plus set and tripled for couples over 65.
This Saturday, people can safely dispose of unused pills and liquids prescribed by doctors at a Pharmacy Take Back.
One of the top issues facing law enforcement agencies today is how to deal with Americans with mental health needs.
The new manager of Long Beach’s animal shelter may not be interested in adopting a “no-kill” moniker, but she says she is committed to euthanizing as few animals as possible.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion,” American dance legend Martha Graham reportedly said.
I was at an event recently when I bumped into a couple I hadn’t seen for some time. As we caught up over wine and cheese, the husband announced that he had retired about a year ago and was now at home 24/7.
A person who recently traveled through the Long Beach Airport did so while having the measles, the city’s Health Department announced Wednesday, April 10, putting anyone who was there at the same time at risk of contracting the infectious disease.
Community Hospital’s operators have overcome some major hurdles in their work to reopen the facility — but much work remains before the team can make a new self-imposed deadline for admitting patients again.
A public meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, to update people about efforts to reopen Community Hospital in east Long Beach.
It's taken more than three years and $56 million for construction, but Long Beach's Gold Star Manor now is state-of-the-art throughout, environmentally friendly and still the best housing bargain in town for Gold Star mothers and military veterans.
A social impact organization formed last year, Economic & Policy Impact Center (EPIC), has launched its first Leaders Institute to help people prepare to foster change in Long Beach.
Community Hospital is one step closer to reopening, after the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to approve a short-term lease deal with the hospital’s operator Tuesday.