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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…

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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?

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Earth Month is almost over, and the official Earth Day was on Monday, but there's one more sustainability-centered event this coming weekend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.