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MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach recently acquired an advanced technological tool. The EOS Imaging System is a revolutionary piece of equipment that gives doctors unprecedented insight into a patient’s anatomy and condition.

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A site has been chosen for the annual winter emergency shelter in the industrial West Side of the First Council District, and it is expected to open on Dec. 1 — on time for the first time in several years.

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After facing multiple health challenges, Kelsea Mazzocco said she felt drawn to build a healing space in the community, a place where people from all walks of life could find positive change.

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For the 13th year, WomenShelter of Long Beach is hosting an event to bring awareness to the battle against domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Darick J. Simpson, executive director of the Long Beach Community Action Partnership, will become the next president and CEO of the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation — one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the city.

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If you’ve been reading my column with any frequency, you’ve heard me proclaim time and again, “OUT with the OLD, IN with the NEW.” Well, here I go again.

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Long Beach this week received its first report of the year that a human has contracted West Nile virus in the city, health officials have said.

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The city of Long Beach is taking a proactive approach this flu season by offering free flu shots to residents now through the beginning of December.

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SCAN Health Plan put its money where its purpose is Tuesday, Sept. 17, giving $5,000 scholarships to 10 Cal State Long Beach students on career paths to help senior citizens.

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With the divorce rate on the rise for the 65-plus crowd, coupled with women living longer than men, there’s a good chance that many women will be finding themselves on their own later in life.

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A group of retirees was asked, in a Time magazine survey, what makes them stay awake at night — fear of death or fear of outliving their savings. A whopping two-thirds chose running out of money.

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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.

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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.